PvP sandbox Albion Online is planning instanced PvE dungeons
If you’re wondering how ostensibly PvP MMOs are finding ways to implement PvE in 2017, look no further than Albion Online. Over the weekend, Sandbox Interactive put out a dev blog all about its expedition system, which is basically a dungeon finder by another name.
“Expeditions are instanced PvE missions which can be accessed through the Expedition Master NPC in cities. These expeditions are relatively short, with a successful run taking 20 to 30 minutes on average, and can also be considered fairly safe; if you die, you will be transferred to the start of the expedition without losing any gear, but it will lose durability.”
Expeditions can be played solo or in groups of five with multiple difficulties and rewards. Of course, you can’t let your guard down, as the missions are timed, and quitting early will set off a penalty timer.
“Expeditions are ideal content if you are not quite ready to venture into the open world or if you are simply lacking the time,” explains the team. Or, you know, if you don’t feel like being murdered by other players.