Fans hope to revive Allods Online by handing out free one-month subs

    
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If we’re all very honest with ourselves, Allods Online is no longer a big deal over in our part of the world, especially the game’s free-to-play version, which has long been bogged down by pay-to-win accusations. But one self-described superfan of the game by the name of Dragagon is hoping to reverse the game’s fortunes as well as point out an escape from the P2W nonsense via Allods’ subscription server. And he’s even willing to hand out a free month of sub time to do it.

The giveaway is being managed via a Google Doc submission form and is specific to the Smuggler’s Paradise server, but otherwise it’s a matter of players filling out their character details for both F2P and subscription servers, providing a Discord tag, and getting some Boutique Crystals to buy a month of subscription time and, by extension, access to the Smuggler’s Paradise subscription server. With that in mind, this is being offered only to a minimum of 75 players and a maximum of 100 players, and only until May 16th.

Dragagon isn’t doing this alone, as the server has about 50 players in it already at the time of the video’s posting, and he states that he and his friends are ready and willing to help new players and returning lapsed players with any questions they have.

“We’re nothing but a bunch of dudes and dudettes that want to play Allods Online the way we used to play it: with an MMO feel surrounded by many players like every MMO has,” says Dragagon. “This is not backed or communicated to the Allods team. This is something completely out of myself that I felt compelled on doing if I wanted to succeed somehow in what I want to become: an Allods Online content creator.”

For those interested in learning more, Dragagon’s video is embedded below.

source: YouTube via Reddit, thanks to Dylan for the tip!
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Bojan Mihaljević

Good guys, i used to be in their guild. Give it a try.

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Connor

“This is something completely out of myself that I felt compelled on doing if I wanted to succeed somehow in what I want to become: an Allods Online content creator.”

There are one-man MMO projects on Kickstarter that have more ambitious dreams than a dude who wants to pay people to play an MMO so they can feed his drive for attention as a content creator for content around a dead game.

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drelkag

Downloading the game now. Seems it has to have something to have a small community be this passionate about it.

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Raidervc

His dream of being an Allod’s Online content creator? Nothing is preventing him from doing that now. Artificially inflating the player base by 75-100 players isn’t going to make that happen.

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MichaelPienias1

not many people tend to watch allods online on twitch anymore….. last time i tuned in i think there were like 5 people streaming it total… 2 of them had about 1-3 viewers each well the rest had none…. cant really content create on twitch (which is what i assume he wants to do) if you have no viewers for your current niche game your playing

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Bruno Brito

Dragagon also is one of the few members in the Allods reddit to comment, which is telling about the state of the game.

I’ll be extremely blunt, being a former Allods enthusiast: Either focus your entire resources on developing a classic x1 pserser without P2W, or give up entirely. I’m not giving a single cent to a company that let their F2P become the abomination it is right now. It’s the same thought process i follow with Archeage.

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Katzvariak

If I were him/her. Id invest in a p.server and create his own version and gather more active playerbase than the official. kekw

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Winter

I wish him luck hope it works out. I liked the art style and the races, and the classes but ultimately left.

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Lethia Myune

As someone who enjoyed the heck out of the p2p Allods server for 2 months until recently (and been in Draga’s guild) i can vouch for these guys great intentions. They DO love the game enough to do this and are indeed very active and helpful. I adored the game until lvl 55-60ish then it really dropped in quality and fun. This combined with my lack of time to dedicate to a second mmorpg made me quit it for now. I did hit lvl 90 out of 95 so it IS entertaining. On p2p server it’s something special and fun. We should never talk about the f2p one…EVER lol.

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Castagere Shaikura

Sorry but it’s just not that reason why the game is not popular. It’s the forced PVP that made them unpopular. Open PVP MMO’s are never going to be popular.

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Katzvariak

Lmao. BDO, hello?

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Castagere Shaikura

LOL really BDO you think that game is popular now? When it first came out yes but now I don’t think so.

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Greaterdivinity

Still pulling an average of 20k concurrent players on Steam, which is pretty good considering the Steam launch was a full year after the game launched with its own launcher. That’s enough to regularly put it in the top 50 games on Steam.

And it’s a huge leap above most other MMO’s on the platform, and just a bit above FFXIV and a bit more above ESO. Not to mention – https://massivelyop.com/2021/02/22/pearl-abyss-q4-2020-an-overall-drop-in-profits-and-revenue-but-a-revenue-rise-on-pc/

Revenue is dipping, but 84.4B KRW = roughly 76M USD. So seems fairly popular and successful still.

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Katzvariak

Keep dreaming buddy. Kekw

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Lily Cheng

This comment only serves to show how little you understand about MMO gaming landscapes outside of your preferred one. Don’t be so narrow minded and showing the world how naive you are.

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Lily Cheng

Lmao, WoW Classic PvP servers, hello?

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Thanos K.

The sub server is great. I did play allods for a month and managed to reach lvl95 on this server. People are very helpful and Dragagon really cares for the game.
The problem i had with the game is that it has so MANY systems from previous and current expansions that a new player feels so lost in it. Theres no way in game to learn about those systems or to figure out what the 50 different curency items you get do and google wont help much either.
Sub price is very low, 5euro, and the game offers huge amount of content with zero p2p bullshit, worth to try it imo.