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The studio behind Albion Online.

The Daily Grind: Are isometric-ish viewpoints in MMOs a turnoff?

When we did our roundtable on the biggest MMORPGs in 2022, I included Albion Online among them, and I stand by that inclusion. Regardless...

Albion Online previews the changes coming to its next guild season when it starts on Saturday

It's time for the 17th season of Albion Online's guild battles to kick off on Saturday, but one thing that you have to acknowledge...

Albion Online expands localization and introduces new guild finder in today’s update

Albion Online's big tent just got a little bit bigger today with the Into the Fray patch 6, which launches language localization for Japanese...

Albion Online details changes to the Roads of Avalon and a new single-player environment

Albion Online is ready to talk its next upcoming content update, which is making some changes to the Roads of Avalon based on player...

Albion Online announces upcoming language support for Italian and Japanese players

Players of Albion Online whose mother tongue is either Italian or Japanese are waking up to some good news. The devs at Sandbox Interactive...

Albion Online’s next GvG season begins September 17 – here are the start times and updates

Apparently the guilds of Albion Online will never get along. How do I come to that conclusion? Because the game is going to ocne...

Vague Patch Notes: Novelty is a contradiction in an MMORPG genre that discourages it

The newest member of the Big Five in the MMO space released in the west back in 2015, which was seven years ago now....
Everybody tests together!

Albion Online is looking for experienced mobile players to set up direct feedback with developers

If you like playing Albion Online via the game's mobile client, the game's developers want you. Specifically, they want you to be part of...

The MOP Up: Survival sim Grounded tames gnats and preps for launch

Honey-I-shrunk-the-players survival sim Grounded's last big pre-launch patch arrived recently, adding gnat pets, a cookery building, and armor and weapon upgrade revamps. Grounded is...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is *least* focused on fashion wars?

I've been thinking about this topic ever since Blizzard tweeted a joke about "cursed mogs" in World of Warcraft. Honestly, while vanilla WoW definitely...

Albion Online’s latest update changes black zone loot rules and reworks arcane and frost staffs

The magic staff rework that first arrived to Albion Online in June has finally hit its apex with the game's latest update, applying reworks...

Massively Overthinking: Is old-school MMO dungeon-camping ever coming back?

A while ago on the MOP Podcast, Justin and I randomly wound up on the topic of camping in MMOs - not pitching a...

The Daily Grind: Does your real-life moral compass dictate your MMO activities?

MOP reader Slava has another good scenario for us to ponder this morning. "I just made a big change in my Albion Online life by...

Albion Online adjusts Crystal Arena and journey back costs in latest patch

Albion Online's Sandbox Interactive is continuing to pump out post-Into the Fray patches with the release of its third iteration today. "This patch brings some...
A bit maudlin in tones, but...

Albion Online looks past on the five years of operation since its launch

Today does not mark the five-year anniversary since what Albion Online is counting as its official launch date of July 17th, 2017. That was...

Albion Online’s elder statues wreak havoc on players for the MMO’s fifth anniversary

Albion Online has been teasing its fifth anniversary festivities all week, but as the day has officially arrived today, we're finally getting the full...
Where does the time go?

Albion Online plans a special anniversary stream on Friday to celebrate five years of operation

It's really been five years since Albion Online opened its doors? My, how the time does fly. Fortunately for anyone feeling in a celebratory...
Statues... gone? Bad?

Albion Online has a problem with statues disappearing from Conquerors’ Hall

Clearly, aliens have arrived in the world of Albion Online and they are abducting the statues from Conquerors' Hall to make children cry. That...

Albion Online’s latest update updates Crystal League, rebalances magic staff skills

Sandbox Interactive has unleashed its latest Albion Online update, the second since Into the Fray went live. The latest tweaks once again touch on...

Massively Overthinking: The second big five MMOs

So here in the MMORPG genre, we've been working under the assumption for the last few years that the "big five" MMOs that dominate...