New Dungeons, Bosses And More In Albion Online Update, Cador

Sandbox Interactive today announced that the next installment of new content for the medieval sandbox MMORPG Albion Online is now available to download as the Cador update introduces brand new PvE content including Heretics-themed dungeons, deadly new boss battles and a reworked and improved armor and spells system. Also in the update is improved mob … Read more

Battlerite Announced, Rising Thunder’s Dead, Dark Omen and more! | The XP 3.11.2016

What’s up Attackers! Kirk here with your weekly block of MMO news. On today’s episode we have Battlerite, Black Desert Online, Rising Thunder, Skyforge, Albion Online and much much more! Actually take one one of the Much’s. Just much more! The XP, starts now!

Stunlock Studios announced this week that they have teamed up with Sanctum and the Goat Simulator developers Coffee Stain Studios to create Battlerite, a new, “TEAM vs TEAM brawler” that is intended to be Bloodline Champions’ spiritual successor. All “random elements” have been stripped from the game’s mechanics. It boasts short, intense matches and a high skill ceiling. A diverse cast of characters promises to give rookies and veterans alike a character they can comfortably play. In addition there will be a so called “fan system” that will allow a form of direct interaction with spectators that are part of the crowd. Players will be able to win the crowd, even if they don’t win the battle. The trailer does not show too much, aside from four champions, and excuse me, I never played Bloodline Champions, but it looks like it may only be 2v2 based on what we see here. You can find more information on the official website, but i’ll give you a quick rundown. It shows only four different champions: Croak, Shift, Freya, and Ashka, One different map, but question marks indicating at least two more, and that’s about it. Cool logo, and name actually. Battle rite.

Dam will be increasing Black Desert Online’s server capacity soon. As we saw via a tweet this week from Black Desert Online to a fan who complained that their server was ridiculously overloaded. Many players share the same resentment, with random disconnects to t he game, lag issues and mob spawn issues, which totally ruin any chance for enjoyment. The Tweet doesn’t give any additional information as to when it might be happening or to what capacity, but at least they are aware of the grief issues that the game is causing fans and are working on fixing those.

Radiant Entertainment this week announced via a newsletter to all of us Rising Thunder alpha participants that their action fighting game from ex-Capcom combat advisor Seth Killian will be shutting down on March 18th. Why may you ask? Well, besides the game being .. meh .. the studio was acquired by none other than Riot Games! Oh man, why would Riot buy them? I dunno, maybe Riot is working on a Fighting Game and they want it to Feature League Characters and they just want to get a head start? Or maybe they are just dicks and want to kill off new free to play games before they get off the ground. Probably the first, but .. I dunno. The newsletter did mention that the dev will be re-assigned to a new game that they are incredibly excited about. I guess we’ll know soon enough.

It has been about a month since Skyforge’s last major update, March of Knowledge, and Allods Team has announced another update called Dark Omen. The update will see an overhaul of Operations. Operations will be shorter in length and the “top players” will be allowed to skip them. Players that make it to one million tokens will now have access to a new progression bar. The Elder God questline will be introduced. Players will be tasked with “[learning] what it takes to become an Elder God” while continuing to fight off Mechanoid Invasions. Additionally, Pantheons will be given an option to merge together. Regardless of the size of the respective Pantheons, they will be able to combine both their members and resources into one larger Pantheon. AND The invasion symbol interface will be streamlined during the update. They will be given their own interface in order to make it quicker and easier to select them. As part of this update, invasion symbols will no longer be reset when you reset “‘regular’ symbols.” Also there was a new Knight Trailer released earlier this month, which you’re watching now. More information about the update—including the full patch notes—is set to be revealed as March 16th draws nearer.

We’ve been talking about Albion Online for what seems like forever now, and the team continues to amaze and excite as the nearly year long beta continues on. The latest upcoming patch called Cador will introduce a new death mechanics, mobile repairs, and zone-based fame and loot bonuses. The new death mechanic prevents instant death. It is explained that instant death mechanics caused issues for groups, making content even more difficult for the surviving members of the group when a member is killed and resurrected far away. Now, players will be knocked out first. And they must be continuously attacked in order to be killed—however, not all mobs will be interested in killing them. If their health points regenerate to full or someone resurrects them while they are knocked out, they will be able to get back up. A new item, the “Repair Kit”—will allow players to repair their items on the go. Rather than always having to do it in town. Repair Kits also cost more than a “full-fledged repair station” and have a limited amount of durability. Also, Fame and loot bonuses are now increased based on the zone. Green zones will allow you to reach “the highest Tiers of progression,” but your progress will be slow. Yellow zones and their Hellgates will grant 50% more fame and loot. Red and black zones and their Hellgates will grant a full 100% more fame and loot.

World of Tanks Update 9.14 is here and it is focused on refining the current user experience with refined physics, sound, and models. Vehicle physics have been improved significantly, so much so that players can now “skid, slide, flip tanks upside down,” and perform various other maneuvers. The sound engine has been ripped out and replaced with Audiokinetic Wwise (which, I’m not sure if it’s a typo or what). Sound is now said to be “processed on a different core,” allowing 10-30 unique sounds simultaneously. A new set of sounds recorded using “authentic vehicles at a real proving ground” have been introduced alongside the new sound engine. Additionally, 24 of the tanks have been given HD models and a new map set in war torn Paris called “Ravaged Capital” has been introduced. You can find the full patch notes on their website!

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Next week i’ll be at GDC, so I may or may not get a video out, or maybe i’ll do one from the hotel room, who knows, depends how I feel. Thanks for watching, see you guys soon!

Sandbox Interactive Outline Post CBT Plans For Albion Online

Sandbox Interactive today published a new post on the Albion Online website informing players of current and future plans via a state of the game letter to the community. The team have learned many lessons from the previous two months worth of Closed Beta testing and will use those lessons alongside tons of player feedback … Read more

Albion Online Mobile Gameplay | First Impressions HD

Albion Online is a medieval sandbox MMO. Albion Online is also the first true cross-platform MMO, running on different devices like Windows, iOS and Android. We take a look at Albion Online on the NVIDIA Shield.

First Impressions videos are not full reviews, please don’t confuse them as such. In most cases, this is the first time we are playing the game, we do this so you can see the game exactly as you may come across it for the first time.

 

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Albion Online Celebrates 60,000 Backer Milestone

Albion By The Numbers

Sandbox Interactive today shared some exciting figures surrounding their upcoming sandbox MMORPG game, Albion Online, informing fans that the project has surpassed the impressive milestone of 60,000 backers helping to financially support the game in the build-up to launch. In addition the team also released a new infographic detailing some of the milestones the game … Read more

Aurelius Arrives As First Content Update For Albion Online

Sandbox Interactive today sent out word that the first highly anticipated content update for Albion Online, Aurelius, just recently hit the live servers introducing a variety of Quality of Life improvements alongside brand new dungeons, awesome new spells and much, much more. Regular players will be happy to see a huge array of user interface … Read more

Big Changes To Albion Online Ahead Of Upcoming Closed Beta

Albion Online News

Sandbox Interactive previously announced a Closed Beta testing event for Albion Online scheduled to take place on November 23rd, and today they announced a list of significant changes that players will experience by the next Closed Beta event. Due to its entirely player-driven economy the consumables system within Albion Online is critical to the games … Read more

Warcraft Movie, ARK Gigantosaurus, Escape from Tarkov and more! | The XP 11.6.2015

What’s up Attackers! Happy Friday, hope everyone had an awesome Halloween. Kirk here with your weekly dose of MMO news right here from your friends at Attack Gaming. On today’s episode I’m gonna school you on Albion Online, Forge of Empires, ARK, World of Warcraft and probably a bit more. If you’re lucky. The XP starts .. .. now!

Sandbox Interactive today published a brand new state of the game letter for October, introducing fans of Albion Online to what the developers have been working on, including the arrival of the highly anticipated Closed Beta testing event scheduled to take place at the end of this month. Fans from around the world will be delighted to hear that the team have also been working on translating the client for different regions, with English, German, French, Russian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Polish and Spanish, all planned for release some time during the Closed Beta event.
In the state of the game letter the team also squeezed in some questions pitched by the community. The more exciting information as a result of the questions is that both the original and new continent will be available during the Closed Beta, Silver will be used mainly for repairs and certain armor pieces have undergone some resistance improvements.
The team have also been working on other elements of the game including:
Reduction to crafting costs
Huge balance changes to farming and consumables
New animations and improved sounds
An overhaul to the Destiny Board
Brand new avatar icons
The debut of a new weapon type, the Quarterstaff
For the full lowdown on the many changes coming to Albion Online during the Closed Beta and beyond, check their official website.

The popular city building simulator from InnoGames, Forge of Empires, has taken a step towards new horizons this week as the developers release a brand new age, The Future. Beginning today the rulers of Forge of Empires can embark on an entirely new journey into the future, allowing aspiring city builders to research new technologies, recruit new units and construct new buildings.
The introduction of the new age also sees the addition of a brand new story line that sees players explore an exciting new plot with corruption, dirty warfare and the struggle for basic resources all providing an immersive story-based experience. Among the other assets introduced with the arrival of The Future include the exoskeleton soldier, the satellite spotter, the hover tank, the drone swarm and the rail gun as new units with the Food Printer and Levitation Outlet as new buildings.

The hugely diverse list of species on the challenging island of ARK: Survival Evolved grew one further today as developers Studio Wildcard reveal the release of a beast of epic proportions, the Giganotosaurus. Currently sitting atop the food chain as one of the biggest carnivores in the game, the Giganotosaurus is an enormous and deadly new predator that looks down upon even the Tyrannosaurus and Spinosaurus.
Only the best equipped hunters of ARK: Survival Evolved will have the skills to take down the new flagship dinosaur. Designed as an intense late-game challenge for the best players and most skilled Tribes, the Gigantosaurus is arguably the most challenging enemy in-game to date. Studio Wildcard also today introduced two swords and a set of primitive and modern shields. You can check all those out in game, or via the video playing right now. I’ll let it sink in for a bit.

The official Twitter account for the upcoming World of Warcraft Motive posted a Tweet this week revealing a brand new movie trailer as well as a date for an upcoming trailer. The worldwide release of the new trailer will take today, but hasn’t yet at the time of me recording this, I wouldn’t be able to put up any video of it anyway in fear of getting flagged, so be sure to keep an eye out for the video! The Tweet did however included some exciting media in the form of a brand new poster for the upcoming Warcraft movie. Which you’re watching me scroll ever so slowly across your screen.

Battlestate Games yesterday presented Escape from Tarkov – a hardcore MMO mixture of FPS/TPS and RPG. The game pushes the boundaries of genres and offers a new kind of gameplay based on a multitude of tactical and combat factors and the use of additional modules that improve game realism. Events take place in a realistic setting in the Russian city of Tarkov. Main characters work for two private military companies locked in bloody conflict on the streets of the settlement surrounded by UN forces and Russian Military. Players need to find a way out of the isolated Tarkov, survive the deadly hazards and unearth all mysteries of the city. Following the wildly twisted plot, heroes of Escape from Tarkov meet many dangers – from hostile mercenaries of enemy faction to aggressive environment. Death may come suddenly in a multitude of ways: character may perish because of consequences of different injuries, illnesses, exhaustion and radiation poisoning. To survive in a harsh and unpredictable world, players use numerous MMO system modules: users can control all actions and movements of their character and choose from a wide range of behaviors and tactics. You’re watching the video which was released yesterday now, but Escape from Tarkov is planning for a closed beta test in early 2016. Players can register for more information and the beta test on the official site of the project: www.escapefromtarkov.com .

That’s all I’ve got for you today, be sure to leave this video a like and give us a subscribe for more. Have a great weekend everybody!

Albion Online – Paving The Way To Closed Beta

Albion Online News

Hot on the heels of Albion Online‘s recently closed Summer Alpha event comes an exciting announcement from developers Sandbox Interactive as the team announce the road to the official Closed Beta event with the revealing of a new developer road map. The developers just recently ended a Summer Alpha event for the highly anticipated sandbox … Read more

Albion Online Closed Beta Roadmap Revealed

Albion Online News

Sandbox Interactive today posted an update on the official Albion Online website, thanking the community for their valuable feedback and suggestions during the Alpha phase and introducing the path ahead via a Closed Beta roadmap update. The official Summer Alpha event came to a close today and following feedback received during the event the developers … Read more