Like many of you I suffered through MMO burnout (I’m in my 30’s). Finding something to commit to is difficult and the genre is not exactly filled with choices. I found Albion about 5 months ago and it has been my best gaming experience yet – I’ve played everyday (at least a little) since Jan. Here’s why I love it and why I think you will too:
Full Loot PVP. Being able to inflict actual loss on your opponents is the crème de la crème of gaming. Just spent 2 hours farming up silver for that set? Thanks for your donation! If you can maintain a 1.4 KDR you will become rich in due time (sitting at 2.5 myself and rolling in loot). I died a TON at first, but it was always about improving.
Crafting rocks! It's simple, straight forward and highly effective. The economy is very eve/runescape like in that it is open and all items are player made (with a few small exceptions). I grow herbs and turn them into resistance potions for pvp and profit. Many others make gear for pvp or other consumables like food.
Endgame is open-ended. It can be holding a territory with your guild and getting a high ranking, or, in my guilds case, simply having fun while taking every fight we can. I generate my own content!
You can influence the game world. Politics and diplomacy between guilds is huge! Billionaires can fund entire wars 😊 Gankers can start ‘em.Загрузка...
No classes. Your gear dictates everything, and all you need to do to "change" your build is swap gear. It's glorious and means you just need to invest in a single character (although there is some value in alts).
Skill based PVP (outside of zergs). 2v2 and 5v5 takes a ton of actual skill and you can quantify that. The rewards are immense to boot!
Free to play with a sub option that is easily covered with in-game activities. I have never paid for the sub past the first month but have "premium" till the end of the year.
Now, I value different things obviously. I’m highly competitive and Albion feeds that in a variety of ways. If you aren’t one who likes to improve and learn systems/mechanics then you probably wont last long. In the beginning I spent easily 40 hours/week playing, but now 5 months later it’s usually 2 hrs on the weekdays and w/e on the weekends. There is a huge initial grind, but after your first max level weapon the rest is cake – subsequent weapons/armors are easy to level. You can reach a point where you don’t need to “farm” for “exp” (fame) anymore as your weapons/armor are maxxed out for what you want to play. At that point it’s pure killing all the time, and I’m really glad I stuck with it. The guild I’m in has been the best guild of any game I’ve ever played and have helped me grow a lot. Check out the guild at savagealbion.com
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