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Albion Online's big Joseph update is now live

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Albion Online's [Official Site] big Joseph update is now officially out, with a bunch of new features and quality of life fixes for this MMO.

Highlights:

  • The Arena Mode – New 5v5 arena-style battle
  • Arena Rewards – Envious rewards for victorious arena battles
  • Treasure Sites – A spooky addition to open-world PvP opportunities
  • Eternal Battle Expedition – Fight through the undead, defeat the reluctant Governor, and restore an ancient city!
  • Three Sister Expedition – Find out what happened to a member of the Royal Guard and see if you can resist the Three Sisters
  • Smart Cast – An easy-to-use feature for ability casting
  • UI Improvements – A few aesthetic and user experience changes to some menus such as the Social menu
  • New Abilities – Starting at Tier 5, select weapons will have new abilities
  • Additional Improvements

I like what they're doing, but I still don't think they have enough to bridge the gaps between the grinding. The game is a massive grind-fest and at release there just wasn't enough content. The new Arena Mode is a damn good step towards making the game more interesting overall, giving you another real reason to get better equipment and so on.

Side-note: They also need to sort their mailing list out, I got the update email four times and it was a little annoying.

Are you still playing? What are your thoughts on it?

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Julius 28 September 2017 at 2:04 pm UTC
So this arena mode is DOTA like? I always thought that would have been the killer feature on release day

Edit: https://youtu.be/M478OmsuWTQ
hmm doesn't look very DOTA like after all...


Last edited by Julius at 28 September 2017 at 2:11 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
psycho_driver 29 September 2017 at 3:12 am UTC
The grind is by design because they want you to pay for supporter packs monthly to reduce grind. I found the game more enjoyable than I thought I would but once the Path of Exile 3.0 expansion came out I haven't felt any compelling reason to go back.
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