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Albion Online [Official Site], the indie MMO is now closed while the developers make the final preparations for the full release on July 17th. They also have starter packs ready for purchase if you want to grab a copy to play. The actual date you get to start depends on what pack you purchase.

The starter packs work just like the previous founder packs, where you gain a copy of the game plus some in-game currency and items, depending on what pack you choose. If you purchase a starter pack, you get access to the game at the same time as anyone with a founder pack at the same level. Initially I had reservations about that, but it makes sense, otherwise it would be quite an unfair advantage. Founders do get some extra bonuses though, since they get the additional items starters get, plus their founders items. That's actually pretty decent!

You can find out what time it releases and more info on the starter packs in this news post.

They also finally updated their launcher to look less like a "my first launcher" and give it a proper sleek look:
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I'm still unsure how popular the game will be, but it could be fun. It was really quite popular during the beta, so that's a good sign for it. I just hope they really work on some heavy PvE content, since not all of us want to do PvP all the time. I think they need a good balance of both, but PvP is the main market they are going for.

The main thing I'm concerned about is the status of the Linux version. The last time I tested it on Linux it required a few annoying workarounds due to bugs. I hope they get those firmly sorted for release, otherwise, I'm not going to be best pleased.

Will you be playing, or do you have your pack all ready? Let us know in the comments. As long as I can knock my Rust addiction I will be making a GOL guild to play with a bunch of you. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Indie Game, MMO, Unity | Apps: Albion Online
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14 10 Jul, 2017
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I almost bought a Founder Pack but decided to wait since I only play MMO's in the Winter and I didn't want to waste my month of premium. If the month of premium was a code I could save and use later, I may have bought it, but those details are not on the site. I didn't want to risk it.

Been watching the game for a long time but I'm not a heavy PvP player. I will be very interested in reviews.
Liam Dawe 10 Jul, 2017
14I almost bought a Founder Pack but decided to wait since I only play MMO's in the Winter and I didn't want to waste my month of premium. If the month of premium was a code I could save and use later, I may have bought it, but those details are not on the site. I didn't want to risk it.

Been watching the game for a long time but I'm not a heavy PvP player. I will be very interested in reviews.
From what I remember, your premium time doesn't start until you make your character.
Trump 10 Jul, 2017
is there a monthly sub or just a one time payment? the packs description doesnt make it very clear.
Liam Dawe 10 Jul, 2017
Trumpis there a monthly sub or just a one time payment? the packs description doesnt make it very clear.
You pay once, but you can optionally continue a premium status afterwards for slightly more resource gain and that sort of thing.

IMO it balances out any premium subs fine, since anything you buy would be player made - so everything goes back into it. I should also clarify, you cannot buy your way to the top in any way. You still need to play the game to get through the fame board to use anything.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 10 July 2017 at 3:19 pm UTC
Grazen 11 Jul, 2017
I can't find this one Steam. Is it because they pulled until the launch or is it not available at all on Steam?
Qdaxfa 11 Jul, 2017
GrazenI can't find this one Steam. Is it because they pulled until the launch or is it not available at all on Steam?

It is not on steam and will not be for a while. They had a green light page but that was only for advertising

They said that they are going to revisit it post release https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/29113-Will-they-release-the-game-on-Steam/?postID=464782#post464782
Avehicle7887 11 Jul, 2017
This game is looking more inviting by the minute. How's the performance on Linux?
Grazen 12 Jul, 2017
Qdaxfa
GrazenI can't find this one Steam. Is it because they pulled until the launch or is it not available at all on Steam?

It is not on steam and will not be for a while. They had a green light page but that was only for advertising

They said that they are going to revisit it post release https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/29113-Will-they-release-the-game-on-Steam/?postID=464782#post464782

Interesting. I use SteamOS in the living room so no Steam no bucks.
madpinger 12 Jul, 2017
This is possibly the only sane option for MMO on linux currently, yet the PvE and linux build issues are keeping me away. Hope you can get access and report back on it's current state after launch !
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