Please be informed that currently Albion Online is only in the beta state. Some information mentioned here is subject to change.
1. Full Loot sandbox and PvP MMO
Albion Online is a Full Loot sandbox MMO with a heavy emphasis on player-driven economy, Full Loot PvP and role playing niches. What is a player-driven economy? It means in the certain cities and areas, NPC’s, buildings and all of that are all crafted in place by the players.
Potentially, every server has the capability to look different. Players are the main designers of the game using the tools provided by developers.
Albion Online is also using the Full Loot PvP system. In some certain areas in the game, your body is able to be looted with all the gear you had on you when you die. Usually these are PvP zones, using a red skull rating system, that have precious materials or silver.
One golden rule you should hold on to when playing a new character or when you are relatively new to the game is to stay within two or three zones of your starting area, which is usually caught at crossing such as the eastern, western or middle cross. Do not venture too far if your character isn’t strong enough.
Your starting cross has every crafting station to make all the gear from tier one through tier three. And you can find all tier two to three materials within two to three zones of the starting region. After tier three, you’ll need to craft the player main station that normally has extremely high taxes.
2. Leveling, Class, and Character Progression
Unlike many MMOs, Albion Online does not have the traditional leveling or class system. Instead, you progress by basically upgrading your gear to various tiers. Each successive tier grants more powerful scalabilities and different scalabilities.
Your gear also determines what role you will play in game. If you want to play a ranger, all you need to do is equip a bow. That bow will grant you bow abilities.
If your team needs a mage, all you need to do is equip a staff and some cloth and you instantly get some mage abilities. Although team’s very different, it’s basically the same thing as leveling up in the class system, except there’s more freedom to choose and flip between decisions.
2.1 Destiny Board
Perks are added via the Destiny Board, which is kind of a fame-based system which allows you to upgrade, craft and use higher tier equipment as you use items more. The freedom of this systems grant is why Albion has such great potential.
There are three things in Albion Online that will encompass every part of the beginner game play. These include gathering, crafting and fighting. They can be called the three main aspects of the game. Let’s start with gathering.
In order to create better gear, you’re going to want to be able to gather materials because that first silver is hard to come by and you need to gather them yourself.
3.1 Five Raw Materials
There are five raw materials that are the foundation of every item in game. These include ores, fabrics, stones, animal hides and woods. Like gear, raw materials come in different tier which allow you to craft the gear for that corresponding tier.
In order to craft items, you’ll need to refine the raw materials. The raw materials are refined at corresponding crafting stations for each raw materials. Ores are refined at the smelter, fabrics are refined at the weaver, stones are refined at the stone mason and wood is refined at the lumber mill.
To be continued…