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Albion Online is to get another impressive content update named 'Faye'

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I've said it before and I will say it again, I think Albion Online [Official Site] is going to be amazing for Linux gamers in desperate need of an MMO. This next huge content update further shows how much effort they are putting in.

Note: The game is currently in Beta and it will be wiped before the final release. It has supported Linux for a long time now.

It will add in: Forest biome, new territories for guilds to fight over, character emotes, 19 music tracks to make the world feel more alive, persistent mounts and tons more. See the Faye update announcement page for the scoop.

A full musical score is something I think will really help the game, I can't understate how much it improves how a game feels. It's one of the polishing elements I'm excited to see.

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The only reason I'm now playing an hour or two every night is the incoming wipe when it leaves beta, a game like this I want to put real time into.

Fun fact: One of the developers lurks in our comments, which was really fun for me to see as a fan and owner of the game. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Beta, Indie Game, MMO | Apps: Albion Online
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Kimyrielle 16 Nov, 2016
QuoteI've said it before and I will say it again, I think Albion Online [Official Site] is going to be amazing for Linux gamers in desperate need of an MMO.

To be honest and realistic - this won't be a cure for the complete lack of mainstream MMOs on Linux. It's a niche game for a niche audience. Some people might have fun with it, and that's great. But a replacement for a true AAA MMORPG, it ain't.

Personally, it's too heavy on PvP and guild content and too light on questing and appealing looks for me. It's quite an eyesore, actually. Ok, so is WoW, but still.
Liam Dawe 16 Nov, 2016
Quoting: Kimyrielle
QuoteI've said it before and I will say it again, I think Albion Online [Official Site] is going to be amazing for Linux gamers in desperate need of an MMO.

To be honest and realistic - this won't be a cure for the complete lack of mainstream MMOs on Linux. It's a niche game for a niche audience. Some people might have fun with it, and that's great. But a replacement for a true AAA MMORPG, it ain't.

Personally, it's too heavy on PvP and guild content and too light on questing and appealing looks for me. It's quite an eyesore, actually. Ok, so is WoW, but still.
I totally agree. It's not going to cure anything, but it is a fun MMO game. I think once it's released and people properly try it, a lot of people are going to be surprised by it. My point is, we are so limited in our selection for games like this, that an entry in the genre (and quite a good one) is pleasing.
Ser Eduardo Mogambro 16 Nov, 2016
Great! Now if only this could be played without sudoing :/

What I find nice about Albion is, that apart from the zoning and rather small areas it does still feel like a MMORPG instead of all that "Massively Singleplayer Online Game" (No Multiplayer, no Role-playing) that has spread since a few years. I still remember the ol' times, when you actually cared for other players, your reputation etc. Fun times!

Of course today farming and preparing a few hours for a 5+ hour dungeon (!) (not raid!) would not fit into my work-schedule and other activities, but still, if I play a game I like the sandbox part way more than the themepark :)

Off-topic:

With my new Radeon 470, newest mesa, gallium-nine-git and some tweaks I can run Guild Wars 2 very nicely under Archlinux. It's not native, mind, but I can do RvR and pretty much everything, apart from Divinity's Reach where frames drop under 30 for some areas, it's constantly between 40-65 fps! (everything pretty much maxed out, apart from anti-aliasing)

That's nice for me as I still enjoy GW2, but don't really feel like booting Windows for any game.


Last edited by Ser Eduardo Mogambro on 16 November 2016 at 9:33 pm UTC
Crystal Dagger 16 Nov, 2016
The first time someone mentioned me this game he told me "THIS IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT ULTIMA ONLINE!!!" and in fact I saw a lot of people saying that on the net as well, I got pretty excited even before looking at it because I'm a huge UO fan, but then when I saw it I was kind of disappointed, surely it looks like a sandbox but as @Kimyrielle said it seems to be more based on PVP.

I didn't want to make a comparison expecting an UO successor because I've got too many dissapointments from that *coughs* Shroud Of The Avatar *coughs* so I decided to investigate further, the big turn off for me, among other things, was that you can buy in game gold with real money... mmm yeah... most of the times what kills a sandbox is the inflation of prices and in-game currencies (asides from cheaters etc etc etc) and don't get me wrong I'm ok with cosmetics items and other purchasable things and even xp boost potions to some extent, but this seems to be beyond that.

Also MMO's as we know them are a dying breed, newer generation of gamers are more interested into other genres of online gaming.


Last edited by Crystal Dagger on 16 November 2016 at 10:07 pm UTC
EzyRhino 16 Nov, 2016
Quoting: Crystal DaggerAlso MMO's as we know them are a dying breed, newer generation of gamers are more interested into other genres of online gaming.

Camelot Unchained! But alas, no linux support :( Maybe it'll run with Wine, we shall see.
tumocs 17 Nov, 2016
Very nice stuff in the update. I still just don't feel like hopping in again before the next wipe. I don't want to do the massive cloth farming for three times (not necessary, I just like doing it).
Liam Dawe 17 Nov, 2016
Quoting: tumocsVery nice stuff in the update. I still just don't feel like hopping in again before the next wipe. I don't want to do the massive cloth farming for three times (not necessary, I just like doing it).
Nice cloth you got there, be a shame if someone where to...come along and take you down ;)
wintermute 17 Nov, 2016
Quoting: Crystal Daggersurely it looks like a sandbox but as @Kimyrielle said it seems to be more based on PVP.

Yep, it's the heavy emphasis on PVP which puts me off. Also they seem to be quite happy to let you buy stuff that other players can then loot. I'll probably buy it at some point just to show support but I doubt I'll put enough time into it to become a useful member of a guild.

Quoting: Crystal DaggerI didn't want to make a comparison expecting an UO successor because I've got too many dissapointments from that *coughs* Shroud Of The Avatar *coughs*

If you've not checked it out for a while there are some big changes coming to Shroud with today's update (about 6 hours from now). The quest/story stuff is still not complete but a lot of positive feedback for the changes on the forums.
Nanobang 17 Nov, 2016
I am by nature an amiable loner, and so I tend to avoid most PvP gameplay and shy away from joining formal guilds, groups, and teams. I want to support Albion Online --- I've looked it over several times after Liam has written about it here --- but its focus on PvP and Guilds just doesn't sound like it's for me. I'm pinning most of my MMORPG hopes on either open-sourced Ryzom or Runescape, I'm afraid.


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Nezchan 17 Nov, 2016
Quoting: PicoboomI am by nature an amiable loner, and so I tend to avoid most PvP gameplay and shy away from joining formal guilds, groups, and teams. I want to support Albion Online --- I've looked it over several times after Liam has written about it here --- but its focus on PvP and Guilds just doesn't sound like it's for me. I'm pinning most of my MMORPG hopes on either open-sourced Ryzom or Runescape, I'm afraid.

I'm a lot like you, I always played WoW for the questing and tooling around different areas to check out the environments. PvP has never been an interest for me, I want to interact with a world while other people interact with the same world. It doesn't look like Albion is going to satisfy any of that.
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