Albion Online’s final pre-launch update is uprooting cities left and right

    
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Now I am hidden in the woods until they find me

Before Albion Online seizes its destiny and launches on July 17th, it is going to have one last hot, sexy fling in testing with a guy named Hector. Well, it’s an update named Hector, but I can’t be the only one who thinks that this “naming patches after your ex-boyfriends” trend is getting a little played out for this sandbox MMO.

Other than slightly wilted flowers and a strong aftershave, what is Hector going to bring when he knocks on your door? The update will remove cities from the Outlands and relocate resources in that region. For players who have stuff in those city banks or plots in those cities, you’re going to want to pack up and get your goods out of there before June 7th.

Get the full development recap after the break and keep your summer spicy!

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nobleeinherjar

As my hunger for a sandbox MMO grows, the more appetizing Albion Online looks to me. Now that it’s launch window is around the corner, I suppose it’s time for me to start researching.

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Alfredo Garcia

Anybody happen to know if there is going to be a full server wipe before full release?

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Doctor Sweers

Yes, the servers will be wiped prior to the final release of the game:) Should be just one more wipe between now and July.

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Rhime

Was going to play this on launch day. Any insight from those who are/have played up to now on whether or not it’s a good game or worth purchasing would be awesome.

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XanadoX

Pros:
– PVP full loot. Tactics needed.
– Gathering and crafting interesting. Gear is made by players.
– Devs are against zergs.
– Gatherers, refiners, crafters and fighters are different chars. You may not master all.
– You can play/gather in tablets (Pc version has different GUI)
– Devs has taken their time and they seem to have enough money to wait for a good result.
– It’s fun to develop your own village or base with some friends.

Cons:
– Many changes in developement. They seem not sure what they are doing.
– More ppl, more resources, more crafting, better gear, you win so more resources. There is no mechanism to avoid this.
– So, after some weeks there are a few big guilds and you can do nothing against them. So ppl quit.

Is it worth? Yes, although that depends on when will Starcraft Remastered be launched (XD)
what are you going to play in July?

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Oleg Chebeneev

Biggest complain Ive heard was grind. Is it really that bad?

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XanadoX

It’s hard to know.

There are 8 tiers of resources. Tier 1-5 lasted 2 days in last beta. So we expect lvl gathering will be more difficult when Albion goes live, because one of the big points is that you have to develop gathering and you wont be able to get more than lvl 4 resources, unless you concentrate your learning points in them.

Until now for me grinding is not a problem, not at all. And you can gather resources with your tablet from your sofa…

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murmillo

There really wasn’t much to this game at all when I tried it. It was really really boring to me. Runescape is the game to play, with 15 years of content and still being updated regularly, if this is the kind of game one likes.