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The Albion Online Team Looks Back on a Year of Change and Growth in 2021 | MMORPG.com

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edited December 2021 in News & Features Discussion

imageThe Albion Online Team Looks Back on a Year of Change and Growth in 2021 | MMORPG.com

It's been a very big year for Albion Online, with two huge content updates, a mobile launch, and significant player growth.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,161
    Started playing again recently. Very good changes on the pve front. Lots to do
    tzervoTheDalaiBombaTwistedSister77Tokken

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  • Big.Daddy.SamediBig.Daddy.Samedi Member UncommonPosts: 393
    I wish I could get in to this game, I bought a founders pack and then never played it when it launched.. still have my gold and everything. Just don't really know what to do.


  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 2,644
    edited December 2021
    I wish I could get in to this game, I bought a founders pack and then never played it when it launched.. still have my gold and everything. Just don't really know what to do.
    The Fantasy Sandbox MMORPG | Albion Online

    Disclaimer: outdated info since I haven't played in years.

    Last time I played, the advice was still to try and focus in one of the three basic progression lines that you find most fun (combat, crafting/trading, gathering) and level it up to the point where it is profitable, specializing in one of the progression subpaths.

    PVE, HCEs from tier 7-8 upwards were fun and profitable back then. You could look for builds online that also have sets that let you skip parts of the expedition in order to hit the bonus timer needed to get the map tokens for the next tier.

    PVP, you could join one of the big guilds/alliances that have territories in order to take part and have fun with the big ZvZ fights.

    Islands are also be fun and can be very profitable if you do the right things on them. Back when I played I was running tinkerer laborers in Caerleon because you could buy T7 and T8 manuals from the market dirt-cheap and turn them into high tier mats, but I am pretty sure things have changed since then. Was running 3 personal islands and two guild islands like that, and from what I hear my old guildmates are still using them (I opened them up to them before leaving). Just do not blow your focus on carrots. At least back then it was one of the most popular, and also one of the silliest uses of focus.

    Crafting, highest tier is not necessarily the best to specialize. I had lots of success trading with T6 - T6.2 cloth and all sorts of stone upwards of T5 back then.

    Lewpac had pretty solid guides on everything back then, including new player ones. I think he still does them.

    Mind you, this info is a couple years old, someone might want to fill in the updates. I hope my memory did not fail me in the above.

    It's worth giving it a try if you like sandbox MMOs at all. It can be lots of fun and has lots of options on what to do.
    Sovrath
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    This game is GROWING players and for good reason.  Every system is pretty cool... and every added feature... just clicks on this game.

    Pve, PvP, combat depth(and builds), housing, crafting, and local auction house economy.  

    1 server... we all play together.
    tzervo
  • TokkenTokken Member EpicPosts: 3,076
    Started playing again recently. Very good changes on the pve front. Lots to do
    Good to know! What changes were made in PvE, if you don't mind me asking? I may need to come back!

    Proud MMORPG.com member since March 2004!  Make PvE GREAT Again!

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,161
    Tokken said:
    Started playing again recently. Very good changes on the pve front. Lots to do
    Good to know! What changes were made in PvE, if you don't mind me asking? I may need to come back!
    There are solo dungeons out in world that you can enter now. Rock formations with glowing lights coming out of them. You can stop gathering or whatever you are doing and enter. They are color coded for tiers. Big rewards in some of them. Like a green glow is solo blue is group so on. 
    All static dungeons have been reworked. 
    Zones redone. 

    Another thing is the open world enemies will increase in strength the longer they are left alive.  
    There have been a ton more changes but those have been really great 
    tzervoTheDalaiBomba

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  • Haki88Haki88 Member UncommonPosts: 210
    edited December 2021
    Is there big difference in pvp since there is only 1 server? na vs eu player
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  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    edited December 2021
    Haki88 said:
    Is there big difference in pvp since there is only 1 server? na vs eu player
    You just get more players from those regions during their peak hours.  There are some region based guilds, but most are open to anybody that speaks the guilds language of choice.

    What's nice is nobody can really farm resources/dungeons  in pvp openwork areas risk free at late night/early morning hours... because there is always a swoop of logins from another region around the world.  

    Maintenance is at 5am Eastern everyday for 30 mins.
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    Arterius said:
    As someone who normally hates PVP centric MMOS I actually love this game
    I can't wait till I have a few more backup sets of owpvp gear... so I can play faction warfare, guild warfare, hellgates(pvp enabled group dungeons), and the crystal league(ranked pvp arenas 5v5 and 20v20)

    It's also about time to find a guild, at 100hrs + ... I think I have the basics down.   :)

    I spend too much time in arenas... after the first 3 three wins everyday... you get no rewards.  But usually I play them for hours just because they are fun... and I'm learning how to pvp against different builds.
    blueturtle13tzervo
  • hyllyhhyllyh Member UncommonPosts: 429
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    tzervoTwistedSister77
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    edited January 2
    Arterius said:
    Arterius said:
    As someone who normally hates PVP centric MMOS I actually love this game
    I can't wait till I have a few more backup sets of owpvp gear... so I can play faction warfare, guild warfare, hellgates(pvp enabled group dungeons), and the crystal league(ranked pvp arenas 5v5 and 20v20)

    It's also about time to find a guild, at 100hrs + ... I think I have the basics down.   :)

    I spend too much time in arenas... after the first 3 three wins everyday... you get no rewards.  But usually I play them for hours just because they are fun... and I'm learning how to pvp against different builds.
    As someone who loves to heal in MMO's too I can't wait to build a holy staff and give it a shot. I feel like its going to be very rewarding to be a good healer in this game
    People get sometimes pissed if you are a noobie arena healer (because there is only one per team).

    That being said, I play dps and healers in almost all MMORPG'S (only ~15% tank).   But healers are awesome in this game.  Holy Staff (vs nature staff)... is definitely how I would roll.

    That being said, I've seen Nature carry a team too

    Look up recent YouTubes on healer builds
  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 2,644
    edited January 2
    Nature staff is lots of fun too!
    blueturtle13
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    edited January 2
    hyllyh said:
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    Can I buy/trade for main hand costume?  In game of course, legit.

    I'm running double crossbows (boltcasters) and want to mess with enemy minds.  They will see 1 beer and a staff in my hand.... before they are nuked by my double crossbow [email protected] gon fire.

    (Spelling error on purpose, internet is weird these days)
  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 2,644
    hyllyh said:
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    Can I buy/trade for main hand costume?  In game of course, legit.

    I'm running double crossbows (boltcasters) and want to mess with enemy minds.  (They will see 1 beer and a staff in my hand.... before they are nuked by my double crossbow [email protected] gon fire) 

    I think there is a setting to not display costumes for opponents. Can't remember if it is on by default.
    TwistedSister77
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    edited January 2
    tzervo said:
    hyllyh said:
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    Can I buy/trade for main hand costume?  In game of course, legit.

    I'm running double crossbows (boltcasters) and want to mess with enemy minds.  (They will see 1 beer and a staff in my hand.... before they are nuked by my double crossbow [email protected] gon fire) 

    I think there is a setting to not display costumes for opponents. Can't remember if it is on by default.
    Crap, thanks... I didn't see it in the options, but will look.  Players are lazy, I bet a lot don't enable it (I didn't and I'm 150 hours in... )

    But I also play on my cell... for now...

    I'm loving my Santa Clause hat reward that makes it snow.
  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 2,644
    tzervo said:
    hyllyh said:
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    Can I buy/trade for main hand costume?  In game of course, legit.

    I'm running double crossbows (boltcasters) and want to mess with enemy minds.  (They will see 1 beer and a staff in my hand.... before they are nuked by my double crossbow [email protected] gon fire) 

    I think there is a setting to not display costumes for opponents. Can't remember if it is on by default.
    Crap, thanks... I didn't see it in the options, but will look.  Players are lazy, I bet a lot don't enable it (I didn't and I'm 150 hours in... )

    But I also play on my cell... for now...

    I'm loving my Santa Clause hat reward that makes it snow.

    Yep, that's why I am asking about the default. You might still be able to catch people by surprise.
    TwistedSister77
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member EpicPosts: 1,144
    edited January 2
    tzervo said:
    tzervo said:
    hyllyh said:
    hi!
    this is the best surprise this year.
    as a returning player (founder), i'm really enjoying the game now and i'm hooked.

    what to do in game? as EVE online, every thing you want to! there's no quest like kill 10 mobs etc, you'll create your content (and i recommend to join a guild, there's some for newbro and veteran).
    PVP is well balanced and you'll never encounter a group made with a single "best meta one shot in your knees" build. Never.
    There's a lot of solo content, PvE/PvP and you can swap to group content in minute and find yourself in a 20 man group (the good part for me is, even you're in a big group, you're not safe at all).

    Premium: ok, it's a must have but you can get some coupons from streamer or pay for 30 days or gather suffisant silver in game to pay it (it take some time to be in this group).

    is it newbro friendly? a lot!

    it's a single server so there's interaction, group content at any time in the day!

    and it's F2P.

    there's referal too, i put my link here:
    https://albiononline.com/?ref=WNTZP7CD93

    and.. happy new year all!
    Can I buy/trade for main hand costume?  In game of course, legit.

    I'm running double crossbows (boltcasters) and want to mess with enemy minds.  (They will see 1 beer and a staff in my hand.... before they are nuked by my double crossbow [email protected] gon fire) 

    I think there is a setting to not display costumes for opponents. Can't remember if it is on by default.
    Crap, thanks... I didn't see it in the options, but will look.  Players are lazy, I bet a lot don't enable it (I didn't and I'm 150 hours in... )

    But I also play on my cell... for now...

    I'm loving my Santa Clause hat reward that makes it snow.

    Yep, that's why I am asking about the default. You might still be able to catch people by surprise.
    Not default on mobile... I went in... default is vanity for opponents.  I just changed, thanks!

    While I have you... any websites to find a guild.  I'm competitive, but want a guild that has 30ish+ year old players and... PvP, Pve etc (I love pvp).
    tzervo
  • tzervotzervo Member EpicPosts: 2,644
    edited January 2

    While I have you... any websites to find a guild.  I'm competitive, but want a guild that has 30ish+ year old players and... PvP, Pve etc (I love pvp).
    Afair, all good guilds (big and small) post recruitment threads in the game's official forums. Just do your due diligence, as with any other game, lots of crappy ones posting the effortless, sloppy and generic "come join us let's have fun" too. I managed to find a couple good ones during my time in the game that way, both for ZvZ and small scale PVP/PVE. No other more optimal way that I know of.

    Also keep an eye out for the "potato guilds" (guilds set up to farm their members via the in guild taxes), lots of them in the game.
    shetlandslarsenTwistedSister77
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