Albion Online has just opened up its servers to the public
Albion Online is in its core a sandbox game. You are free to do anything you want and are not limited to a simple objective. The game is an MMORPG at heart but offers so much more than most other games in it’s genre would. Sure you go out and fight monsters but what if you don’t want to? Albion Online lets you settle down and become a farmer and grow your economy from there.
Albion Online: A Player Driver Economy
The game boasts its Player-Driven Economy quite a lot. And truly this is one of the features that sets it apart from all the other MMORPGs we’ve seen. Albion Online , as mentioned before is a sandbox game- meaning you are not restricted to a single objective. If you do not want to go out fighting, you can choose to settle down and start a small farm to support yourself or your guild. You can send the produce to your guild in order to support them in their war efforts or just sell them to the market place. This way you can upgrade and maintain your land.
But if one does not wish to farm they may go out and become a hunter-gatherer. Of course to maintain a farm or land, one needs resources. This is where you step in. You’ll have to venture out in the land to gather resources and collect other materials. How cool would it be to have a few players work on the farm and others go out looking for resources to support the farm. Albion Online, it seems does not put restrictions on anything and allows for a free flowing experience.
Albion Onlines focus on teamwork
So many MMORPGs have followed the same cut and paste formula and as a result the genre has suffered. But Albion Online seems to change things up and breath new life into this old niche.
Albion Online also allows for players to create their own armor and weapons. These materials may then be sold to the market for a profit or given to ones guild to strengthen them. You may also send these goods to the marketplace and trade! The open-endedness offered by Albion Online is so satisfactory. Roles and set-pieces that would otherwise be given to boring NPCs have been given to the player so that they might work together as a team and rely on each other more than they normally would.
Combat is of course a huge part of the game. But another convention Albion Online tosses out the window is that of classes. There are no classes in this game! So no longer will you have the headache of picking one from all the rest and the be denied the perks of other classes. Albion Online features 3 main combat systems. PVP, GVG and PVE.
Housing and Real Estate
Players will also be given the freedom to build and maintain their homes. They might might their in game currency to fully furnish their homes or make an entire city. With 20 buildings to choose from, players can choose to make a small portion of Albion their own. They would have to carefully manage their resources and strike a balance between military, industrial and civic sectors. Albion Online really allows players to to anything they want, offering something for everyone to enjoy.
Albion Online: Crossplatform
Albion Online has come to PC, Mac, Linux and Android together. All of these platform will be able to interact with each other. This will effectively create interaction with peope from all around the world. The playerbase will be concentrated as well instead of being sprawled out in small numbers across all platforms. So this means battles between players in huge numbers possibly!