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Albion Online: Development Recap Video Featuring Upcoming Outland Modifications

Berlin, May 19, 2017 – " Hector", the final major update before the official launch of Albion Online, is around the corner. In addition to a number of other changes, "Hector" also contains improvements for the Outlands, the lawless territories in Sandbox's MMORPG. In the latest development recap video, Robin Henkys, Game Director of Albion Online, explains what these changes are all about and what intentions the developers have with them. The video is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOCAbl7i19I&feature=youtu.be

An overview of the upcoming Outlands improvements:

 

  • Caerleon as the Portal to the Outlands
Sandbox Interactive wasn't happy with the way harbors and cities in the Outlands fulfilled their roles of being a home for guilds without territories or players who have been excluded from the continent. Hence, they will be removed with "Hector", and the city of Caerleon, being in the center of the Royal Continent and in the middle of the PvP zone, will from now on serve as the single access point to the Outlands. There is now a single great portal which connects the city with the various parts of the Outlands.

 

  • Distribution of Resources and other Changes
Two changes will affect the resources in the Outlands: First of all, the resource distribution will be changed. All parts of the Outlands will receive the same amount of resources. However, the harder black zones within the Outlands will additionally receive a significantly higher amount of enchanted resources than the easier ones. This makes the Outlands a lot more attractive for Gatherers.

Secondly, the watchtower territories within the Outlands will be boosted to make them more attractive for the Guild-vs-Guild fight. After the update, the watchtowers will be the only territories in Albion with Tier-8 resources. In addition, the resources will spawn at the beginning of the primetime of the respective territory, so that players can immediately start gathering.

Please evacuate Items!

Since the harbors and cities in the Outlands will be removed with the upcoming “Hector” update, as will the banks and market places there, Sandbox Interactive advises players to collect their items stored in those banks and market places and bring them somewhere safe. This should be done by June 7, 2017 when "Hector" will be released.

To find out which cities and harbors are affected as well as further details on the changes mentioned in the video, please visit the following link:

https://albiononline.com/en/news/albion-development-recap-190517

What is Albion Online?

Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Sandbox Interactive, set in the medieval fantasy world of Albion. Whether playing a hardened fighter, a farmer, a merchant or a master craftsman, in the player-driven world every single weapon and every single building is created by the players. Thanks to a "you are what you wear" system free of typical class restrictions, a skilled archer can instantly become a powerful mage, and the players define their own role within the game world. PvE, PvP or the battle guild vs guild, every action in the game has a meaning … as well as consequences. PvP battles in the danger zones of the game world are a "winner takes it all" affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the exact same experience on tablets.

Albion Online is currently in final beta phase; the official launch is scheduled for July 17, 2017.

Additional information on Albion Online can be found at:

Website:          https://albiononline.com

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/albiononline

YouTube:        http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9gij-VpDFWaaqn1zLM4TEQ

Twitter:            https://twitter.com/albiononline

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About Sandbox Interactive GmbH

Sandbox Interactive is an independent game development studio founded in January 2012 and is based in Berlin, Germany, currently employing 50 full-time and 12 freelance programmers and designers on their cross-platform sandbox MMO Albion Online. Sandbox Interactive follows the belief that the creation of your own world and interaction with other players are paramount to entertainment – and, that these ideas are truly brought to life in the sandbox genre. With Albion Online, they are making a game with compelling gameplay and the player’s experience squarely in the foreground.

 

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