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Albion Online [Official Site] is set to get a bit more interesting with the second fully featured expansion with Kay that's due on December 6th.

Here's some highlights of what's to come with the Kay update:

  • Seasonal GvG Content - Hold territories to earn siphoned energy and gain points for fame and glory!
  • Territory Raids - New open and constant PvP opportunities for your whole guild.
  • Battle Mounts - Ride one of the three beasts into battle and give your group an edge in open world clashes!
  • New Artifact Weapons - One new weapon for every weapon type. Loot changes, and lots of balancing.
  • Enhanced Game Performance - Makes Albion smooth again!
  • Political World Map - See who holds the territories around you at a glimpse.
  • Hardcore Expeditions - For a little (or maybe more than just a little) extra challenge!
  • Extended Tutorial - Ease into the game with more... well, ease.
  • New Expedition - New Heretic T6 group expedition. Stop those bandits!
  • And more! - Guild Rankings. Defender Bonus mechanic changes. iOS and Android stability improvements.

See the announcement post here and the new feature overview here.

While I stopped playing it, I do like the way they're going with it. I imagine once it's had a few more expansions, it might be a lot more interesting. The Expedition system is a good start for PvE content, but there needs to be a lot more like that. Even though it didn't keep my interest for too long, I think it's fantastic to have such an MMO native on Linux.

5 Likes, Who?
kalin 30 November 2017 at 11:28 am UTC
because I have issues with starting the game on manjaro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euQ-_3z0j-A
kalin 30 November 2017 at 11:40 am UTC
As I see I need to buy starter pack to test the game. I was left with impression that the game is free to play.
AsciiWolf 30 November 2017 at 12:18 pm UTC
And still no news about the Steam version. :-(
Kimyrielle 30 November 2017 at 3:52 pm UTC
kalinAs I see I need to buy starter pack to test the game. I was left with impression that the game is free to play.

Free to Play is sometimes used loosely by both MMO devs and players, for games you need to buy but do not incur a monthly subscription (like apparently this one). Correctly, these games would fall under the "Buy to Play" category.
Kels 1 December 2017 at 4:23 am UTC
Gotta say, that's a spiffy lookin' elephant there.
Tchey 1 December 2017 at 11:51 am UTC
What a waste... After all these years and pushed back releases, they should have had a great "medieval Eve Online"...

Instead, they made an "open world sandbox", with enclosed small regions, instances, not much sand to play with, several market's limitations, and a collapsing community only a few months post-release. And release feels more like an Early Access pre-Alpha as they made huge gameplay changes on the last minutes without proper testing.

I wanted to like the game in beta, 3 or 4 times. Then at release, but i quit after a month or so.
Kohrias 2 December 2017 at 1:26 am UTC
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I still love the game. Looking forward to the patch!
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