The ever eternal beta running cross-platform MMORPG called Albion Online is preparing because of 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.
Update: March 24th, 2016 4:39pm PST: Just a fast heads-up for those of you in this closed beta testing phase for Albion Online that the new Cador update just launched and it is available these days for download. So you’ll need to make sure you update your Android client when you get a minute as this update has a lot of alterations in it.
Your gear in Albion Online has durability, which could go down as you make use of your gear. Including not only weapons and armor, but resource gathering gear too. If your durability reaches 0 on an item, that item will not be usable until it’s repaired. Right now repairing an item requires heading into the nearest town and talking to among the appropriate NPCs to have it fixed. Obviously, if you’re far out in the middle of nowhere, that’s a bit of a pain in the ass to do.
New Lower death mechanic and mobile Repair Kits
The new update, titled Cador, is going to be fixing this issue by introducing a way that players can repair gear while their are on an outing in the realm of Albion. This is done with the use of mobile repair kits. However, there are a few items to note with one of these repair kits. First, mobile repair kits can be used for gear as high as the same tier because the repair kit itself. The higher tier the repair kit is, the larger tier gear you can repair. Also, repairs are higher than the things they would be in town. Lastly, these behave as a repair station, and have a limited lifespan before they go poof.
The changes towards the death mechanics will also be interesting. Instead of just dying and respawning in a city, or near your corpse and trying to operate for your life so you can heal, the update will introduce a forced knock down phase whenever 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 until your hit points regenerate. This way, fallen players can be revived by others within their group with 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 using the Cador update. There are more changes coming of course, for example alterations 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 regions of Albion for additional rapid character progression. With the update, to make the fame and loot bonus display more visible, the total value will be shown first, with more information about which bonuses are active presented in parentheses.
Right now the Cador update is slated to produce 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 encounter Sandbox Interactive. With that in mind, for those who have any queries you would like us to inquire about them, let us know in the comments below. To sign up in the ongoing beta right now, you will need to own any one of the available Founder’s Packs. We are, however, giving some of the people away after this month as well, so stay tuned in for that!
Website Referenced: Albion Online