The ever eternal beta running cross-platform MMORPG called Albion On the internet is preparing for its next major update which will be arriving this month. This update is going to be introducing new mechanics and features, some of which are likely to make player’s lives a hell of the lot better. I’m talking mainly concerning the ability to repair gear during a tight schedule.
Your gear in Albion Online has durability, which could go down while you make use of your gear. Including not just weapons and armor, but resource gathering gear too. If your durability reaches 0 with an item, that item won’t be usable until it’s repaired. Right now repairing a product requires heading back into the nearest town and speaking with among the appropriate NPCs to have it fixed. Obviously, if you are wild in the center of nowhere, that’s a small pain within the ass to do.
New Knock Down death mechanic and mobile Repair Kits
The new update, titled Cador, will be fixing this problem by introducing wherein players can repair gear while their are out and about in the world of Albion. This is completed with the use of mobile repair kits. However, there are a few things to note with one of these repair kits. First, mobile repair kits can be used for gear as high as the same tier as the repair kit itself. The larger tier the repair kit is, the larger tier gear you are able to repair. Also, repair costs are higher than the things they normally would maintain town. Lastly, these act as a repair station, and also have a limited lifespan before they’re going poof.
The changes towards the death mechanics are also interesting. Instead of just dying and respawning in a city, or near your corpse and trying to run for the life so you can heal, the update will introduce a forced knock down phase when a player has no hit points. This new mechanic works best for both PvE and PvP fights. When you are ‘knocked down’, you are not in a position to actively do anything whatsoever until your hit points regenerate. This way, fallen players can be revived by others in their group having a resurrection spell. However, if a knocked down player is executed, their gear could be picked up by their opponents.
New loot visual information
These are the two biggest addition/changes to Albion Online with the Cador update. There are other changes coming obviously, for example changes in the quantity of fame gains and loot drops depending on the zones players visit.
Balancing risk versus reward, less hazardous zones yield less bonuses, incentivizing players look around the risky areas of Albion for additional rapid character progression. Using the update, in order to make the fame and loot bonus display more visible, the total value is going to be shown first, with detailed information about which bonuses are active presented in parentheses.
Right the Cador update is slated to launch at the end of this month. We are checking out these new mechanics and features while at GDC 2016 in a few days when we meet up with Sandbox Interactive. With that in mind, if you have any questions you want us to ask them, let us know in the comments below. To sign up within the ongoing beta at this time, you will have to own any of the available Founder’s Packs. We’re, however, giving some of those away at the end of this month as well, so stay tuned in for that!
Website Referenced: Albion Online