Here’s how Albion Online’s open-world raid bosses work

    
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In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Albion Online, Sandbox Interactive has posted a fresh dev blog on the big bads of the game, known as Guardians. Pro tip, they’re guarding the world… from you. Naturally, you’re going to kill them and take their stuff. They were right about you!

“Guardians are the true protectors of Albion, brought alive by the land’s ancient and powerful magic and now tasked to protect its natural riches,” explains the studio. “These big world bosses can be found in Tier 6 resource hotspots and randomly respawn between 12 and 48 hours after being defeated. There is no way to know when a Guardian has spawned, so scout the area if you want to take one down.”

Don’t be thinking you’ll be soloing these; you’re going to need around 10 people at minimum to take them on, but if you bring too many people, you’ll scale down accordingly. It gets worse: You pretty much have a 15-minute timer before the boss enrages, and other players can interfere by attacking you. On the upside, the guardians become resource nodes when they due, “providing a whopping 2,560 Tier 6 resources.”

Good luck.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Other players can interfere…

That won’t end well.

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Minimalistway

I just watch this video showing how there is no classes (yay!) and you can even customize the weapons you craft, 2 active abilities 1 passive, which is very interesting system imo, i was thinking about it days ago, there is a place for complicated stats/armor MMOs, and there is a place for simplified system like what i saw in the video, but you choose what you want from crafted items:

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Kane Hart

Is this game like Pure PvP or is there PvE only options?

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Limited PvE options. It’s not ‘pure PvP’ everywhere on the map, but if you don’t like being ganked, what is available is pretty limited.

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Armsbend

I’m more interested in how much the game will cost at release. I cannot find the info anywhere.

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Crowe

They’ve got “founders packs” up for 29.95/49.95/99.95 so based on launch day pricing for other games, I’d guess exactly that but with slightly different rewards. (since “instant beta access” will be over)

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Armsbend

I know about those but I simply will never pre buy a game before release as long as I breathe. I just want to buy the game when it comes out normally. Maybe – if they can be more transparent.

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Brian Sleider

AFAIK its supposed to be a free game.