Leaderboard: Have you tried Albion Online?

    
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There’s something about Albion Online that appeals to me. I like the top-down perspective and the stylized visuals, and of course I love the fact that it’s a sandbox and that it’s borrowing ideas (and even a designer) from EVE Online.

On the other hand, it’s free-to-play, and we all know how that worked out for the last sandbox that I was looking forward to!

What about you, MOP readers? Have you tried Albion’s early access yet? If so, what did you think? If not, do you plan to play at some point? Vote after the cut!

Leaderboard: Have you tried Albion?

  • Yes (18%, 103 Votes)
  • No (82%, 464 Votes)

Total Voters: 567

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BigJohnny1982
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BigJohnny1982

They falsely advertised this game as a spritual successor to UO pre-trammel. It has almost nothing in common. I am very, very disappointed in the game. It started out like they were heading in the right direction. Then they started listening to the community who demanded it be a cookie cutter game. So now its a game thats just a mish mash of mods all instanced together in zones.

BigJohnny1982
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BigJohnny1982

Denngar You did not try it years ago.

BeerGnome
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BeerGnome

I have watched a few streams/previews in the past.  I was tempted to try it out, but it just didn’t really catch my attention enough.  I plan on trying it out when it is released, but I am just keeping it on my peripheral radar at this point as long as it’s not a PvP gankfest.  Don’t get me wrong, I like PvP and am eagerly awaiting CU and Crowfall, but I have a sinking feeling that this could devolve into PvP hell.  I hope I am wrong.

aethryn
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aethryn

deganderson Grassy_Ass Grassy I had the exact same thought.

mukk
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mukk

deganderson Yeah, I saw the ‘have you tried it yet?’ title and thought ‘oh, good, its out!’.  Then I see the big ole ‘Beta Access’ button on their homepage…followed by a long list of prices.  So I pay THEM to help them work out the bugs?  Maybe if this was the only game out there…maybe.

Denngar
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Denngar

pid no, it’s not. Betas and alphas didn’t always charge money. I even know a guy who tested Metal Gear Solid (the first Playstation one), and he was PAID to play. Remember, actual testing is a JOB. 

As I said below, testing used to be invite only. People who cared the most about the product (fanboy and critic alike) got access, especially if they had experience with other alphas/betas. They also worked more closely with the devs. When games failed at launch, it was the same reason they’re failing now: someone made the devs push the game out the door while a large majority of testers were still saying “Don’t launch yet!” Hell, Star Wars: The Old Republic used this model, so it’s not really that old!
Again, if you charge people to play the game, they’re a customer, plain and simple. Investors get money back when a game is successful, and these people don’t get that.

Denngar
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Denngar

Vorender YUP! This is what I’m used to. They chose people who had invested in the community, watched the game, even people critical of it, and you chances increased if you experience. You also actually worked more closely with the developers.

Now, anyone with money can access the game. That’s fine, but at that point, you’re selling the product, no matter how much you may want to say it’s a testing phase. Those people are NOT investors; investors get money back when there’s success. Paying to play a game makes you a consumer.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

Yes, I tried Albion online, Then I asked Albion online to give my money back & they did.

Laephis
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Laephis

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably As if it’s not bad enough to have players do the testing for you for free, companies need to double-down on the bullshit and make *you* pay *them* to do the work.  Fuck everything about that.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I have not tried Albion Online. Fantasy games, in general, are a harder sell for my gaming time, not least because there are so many of them which feel sort of “same-y”.

I actually rely on Massively to a certain degree here — if enough Massively folks say “Fantasy game X is really fun!”, those are the ones I tend to look at — otherwise, they all sail by me on the river of Same. :-)