Main Features Introduced in the Galahad Update

Albion Online recently introduced many new major features and minor tweaks inside the latest major update, the Galahad. The most noteworthy change is a complete overhaul of the Outland aiming to bring all players together no matter they are playing alone or as a group. The brand new royal continent layout has been brought out together with new contents to attract PvE lovers.

Galahad should be the final major update because of the official game release on July 17, 2017.

Outland Overhaul

Outland is the unrestricted Full PvP area in Albion Online with the aspect of guild versus guild in mind. Farming their own lands, building the cities, gaining area controls, creating power, and becoming filthy rich are all belong to the guild that can dominate the outland. However, this concept idea has the main drawback: big guilds cannot fight to each other and end up beating small nearby guides. As a result, solo players and small groups cannot take part in it anymore.

To solve the problem, the Albion Online developer team has brought many changes together with adding new systems to the Outland based on player feedbacks, in order to rise up the numbers of player in the area.

Combination Between Safe and Dangerous Area

The first change is the new combination between safe and dangerous area. Outland will be separated into different types of area. The outside area of the land will be relatively safe but with lower reward in return. It is suitable for solo players and small guilds.

Moving closer to the center part of the outland, these areas should be condemned with constant group actions with ceaseless GvG battles. However, solo players and small guilds are still unable to explore them.

New Outlands Design

New Timezone System

The second major change of the outland is a new timezone system, encouraging an interaction across timezone, especially for the big guilds. In a previous system, top guilds cannot fight one another if they are in a different timezone as the distance between their locations is too large.

Thus, they expand their territory by fighting nearby smaller guilds which would not stand a chance against them. With the new update, big guilds can beat one another, no matter what timezone they are in.

More Expandable Areas

In addition, the outland hasn’t finished yet. It is still a working in the process. There are a lot more areas that can be expanded in the future. Depending on the population of the Albion Online after release, the outland will be covered more areas allowing players to fight more over undiscovered territories.

New Royal Continent Layout

Main Issues

The major current problem of Albion Online is a sole dominant city, turning other cities into complete ghost towns. Although this kind of problem happens in a lot of MMO with only a single big city, the situation is worse when happens with the open-world PvP game like an Albion Online.

There are many great areas hidden inside but nobody wants to find or discover them because of a single main hub where all players can find and trade everything there.

The major hub itself is not actually the main problem but it, instead, comes from the location. The current powerful city, Queensmarket, is located right next to a safe zone decreasing the demand of transporting valuable items though dangerous areas, including PvP zones.

The second issue is that, similar to the outland, the world is too big. Not only there are ghost towns, there are even ghost zones. This makes it very hard to find even a small PvP engagement resulting in an unchallenged gathering with little risk involved.

new royal continent

New Designs

The main goal of the Galahad update is to bring people together and populate the area. The developer would like to increase the challenge to the player through gathering as well as making the PvP happens more often like what it is supposed to be. The is a new improvement in addition to the last update on city guards.

The new map design also comes with a clear transportation route indicating an exact green to yellow and red zone, moving forward to the center of the continent. As you progress to the different tier, you will not only run into higher resources but also encounter different PvE factions.

These map tiers in the world continent go up to tier 7. Not only has it made them very rewarding, but also very dangerous zone as well. Some of the risky zones in the outland might even turn up to be a relatively safe comparing to these red zones.

The world continent will have a total of 6 cities with a clear identity and custom design. There is also has a chess-board-style world map. Right now, the developer team is working on giving a new design making it looks more natural and believable.

Minor Changes

Visual

The visual will be greatly improved in the game. The new world map will have a zoom setting giving a better picture of each zone. On top of that, the world of Albion Online now features landmark locations making it impossible to travel through certain routes.

Hidden Underground Passage

The hidden underground passage will also be included in the game allowing you to travel to the impossible zones. The passage, however, will be dangerous.

Expedition

Expedition is also introduced in the Galahad update. It is a short PvE mission which is perfect for those who do not have enough time to venture out into the open world. You are required to complete all given missions within the given time.

Silver and fame are main rewards from the Expedition. You are also given royal sigil upon completing which are later be crafted into royal armors. Please do not forget that the best way to get top-tier gear in Albion Online is through crafting.

You do not lose gear upon dying while doing the expedition. Only the equipment durability is decreased and you will be transferred back to a beginning point of the mission.

Expedition can be done both as a solo and as a group (up to 5 players) and accepted from expedition masters located inside all local cities.

Guardian

Guardians will also be introduced in the update. They are colossal world bosses who are defending tier 6 resource in all biomes. Each of the biomes has its own unique guardians. Although the guardians are not that difficult to kill, they have several moves that can slay all unprepared players at once.

This encourages player to bring a group of people or organization. Upon defeating the guardian, you are able to gather high amounts of tier 6 resources which can later be crafted into high tier equipment for your character.

expedition mission

Home Bases

Home bases are another important feature in the Galahad Update. Despite the name, it is not only an area where you can go and customize your own house. Instead, it is the crucial PvE grinding area suitable for all sizes of party, from a solo player to a raid size.

Home base is a map entirely dedicated into a specific faction, currently only at Morgana and Undead factions. More will be added in the near future.
Each home base has two types of boss: a daily boss and a weekly boss. The weekly boss will be globally announced, with the change of spawn time between each timezone. The weekly boss is expected to be heavily contested by players all over Albion Online.

Home Base is an outstanding of how Albion Online would like to appeal single players more. They can grind freely in PvE content and participate in the world bosses without having to fight or group up with other players.

Other

Combat mechanics have been changed giving more crowd control options to tank, moving mobility spell to boosts, rebalancing several skills and items.

There is a new user interface design giving a more modern look. It is also optimized to work better on all platforms, including on a mobile.

New PvE track is added to the destiny board unlocking expeditions as well as giving bonuses to certain enemies. It is able to unlock spells inside the destiny board.

Altars are added across the map providing a good source of Essences dropped by Spectres, tier 6 monsters, hovering nearby.

Gatherer gear can be obtained through the destiny board giving spells and passive gathering bonuses, increasing gathering speed in total. Each type of resources has their own gear set, available from tier 4 to 8.

gatherer gear

City Guards and Royal Continents Improved in Albion

Albion Online developer team is now working on improving the two important features on the game: PvP and Royal Continents. Due to current problems, the city guards are not fearful the way they should be. Being able to only attack a single player once at a time, they cannot stop those “city camping” groups who await new players and kill them right after entering the PvP Zones.

The problems have been becoming more severe every days and desperate a lot of players, especially the beginners. Venturing to the PvP Zones and gather precious resources alone means death. They will be killed as soon as stepping into the zone by other groups.

To solve this problem, Albion Online strengthen City Guards strength and introduce a new Outlaw debuff.

Guard Towers with the City Guards

City Guards now have the Guard Towers with powerful cannons that can significantly damage players based on their health pool and always hit the target. It means that no matter how powerful the “city camping” groups is, they will be severely damaged from the new introduced arsenals.

To further increase the City Guards strength, archers are added that can even singlehandedly defeat the entire army. City Guards and the Guard Towers will be located at the gate between PvP zones and safe zones. They are also regularly patrolling the cities to make all classes can live happily without attacking one another.

Although the City Guards will not kill players, they leave them in a very vulnerable state and may end up being killed by other players.

new guard tower

New Debuff: Outlaw

Albion Online also introduce a new debuff called “Outlaw” acting as a mark to be attacked on sight by the City Guards and the Guard Towers. The outlaw is unable to neither leave PvP zones nor access to the safe zones or the cities. Worse, they will be unable to log out of the game while the Outlaw status is being active.

There are only two ways to remove the Outlaw status, either to be killed or trying to stay alive for a few minutes.

As soon as you start attacking other players who are not an outlaw, you will be marked as an outlaw immediately. Even aiding other outlaws will give you the debuff. You can become an outlaw even while living on a Royal Island after you lose the reputation.

Big Change to the Royal Continent

Along with the more powerful City Guards and Outlaw Debuff, Albion Online is going to bring a big change to the Royal Continent design. Similar to the “city camping” problem, current players in Albion Online tend to only stay in the Queensmarket without venturing out to other cities, making most of them to be totally abandoned.

When players stay at only a single city, this causes the ideology of transportation in Albion Online to be useless. Instead of doing a high-risk-high-return trade through transporting goods through a full PvP zone, people just trades easily inside the sole city, without risking their lives at all.

In addition to that, the current Albion Online Royal Continent is too huge, leaving gathering zones to be too safe and unchallenging. Players just gather precious resources carelessly without having anything that can threaten their lives despite being in a full PvP zone.

With the new Royal Continent map, the size with be much smaller with a major city center in the heart. The city will be circled with the PvP zones and can be accessed through many ways, including tunnels to prevent city camping.

There will also be more route options throughout the maps offers a variety of transportation. The most dangerous one will be the shortest route adding further challenge to players who want to spend the less traveling time as much as possible.

Since each city has its own unique resources, it is a player choice to decide how to reap the most benefit out of trading. Which one is better between using the safest route but having the highest distance or cutting through the full PvP zones?

sample of the new royal continent layout

Zone Progression

The starting towns for new players will be circles with safe zones, giving an extra protection to them. They can freely gather resources, harvest, kill monsters, contact other players, and make their own party. After being getting used to the game, it’s the time to venture outside, including joining the guild, and participate in a much larger scale fight.

The area progression will be laid out clearly from green to yellow, red, and finally reach the city center at the heart of the biomes. The new Royal Continent design slowly increases challenge to players little by little until they are ready to venture out for the high tiers resource and partake in the full PvP fight.

Because of the tier 7 resources hidden in the red zones, they can be even more peril than the Outlands.

There will be six cities in the new Royal Continent design: 1 each for the five biomes and the last one will be located in the Royal Continent center, right at the center of PvP zones. PvP should occur more often since these zones are prospering with high-tier resources resulting in a higher rate of making silver.

In case the continent is too crowded, players are encouraged to move out to the Outlands. It is still rewarding for the big guilds to stay there and make a huge-scale PvP. For a smaller fight, it should happen inside the Royal Continent, especially around the red zones instead.

Because of the reputation system and improved City Guards, it is harder for a huge guild to just stay in the Royal Continent and loot other player corpses.

**Albion Online is still in a developing progress. All features mentioned in this article might be changed in the future.

outlands idea

Buying and Upgrading Your Private Island

This article we are going to take a look at the process of getting your private island, as well as looking at an upgrade and how to get started farming and building structures.

The very first island merchant can be found in Outrider Oasis, which is a town on the north of the starter city. It is going to be your main NPC for everything related to Island from purchasing to upgrading.

private island

The initial cost of the beginner island is around 12,500 Silver which is pretty easy to farm up only by completing a few quests in various zones. However, upgrading the island costs a lot more and it’s getting more expensive per tier. The cost is subject to change when the game finally comes out.

You can travel out the private island though a travel planner allowing you to fast travel to all cities in Albion Online with a small fee based on distance. Also, you cannot bring items in an inventory when traveling to other cities than the one you purchased the island.

It means that before purchasing any island, it is important to make sure that it is going to be your main location where you need to regularly travel back and forth for gatherings and other related materials.

The appearance of a starter island is quite basic, full of junks, destructed items, broken houses, and trees. Initially, the provided materials are quite limited in which it might be possible to get better materials after a few patch updates.

The appearance of the Level 2 Island is cleaner and fewer junks. It unlocks the first farming section for planting vegetables or raising animals. More farming sections can be added with an upgrade.

Level 2 and above island also has a farming merchant providing many materials for farming and start making a progression in a destiny board.

Making any building in the island needs a lot of materials. It is possible to look at required materials for whatever it is that you are trying to build through an auction house. A list of all required materials can be seen from a building structure planner.

Buildings can be placed at anywhere you want. The green icon will let you know that you are able to build on that space. Once the building is planted, click on materials and apply them to the building.

The buildings need to be repaired from time to time. Also, they can be upgraded, hire NPCs to do work on the island, no matter what you are planning to do including cooking, raising animals, farming, and so on. There are always be the exact NPC you are looking for.

Farming plots can be built right away in the level 2 and above island. In case you do not have enough materials, just gather them right away from the island. For the houses and their upgrading options, it is necessary to go out and travel to other zones to gather more advanced building materials and stones.

Farming plots cannot be upgraded. In order to have a better farming, you need to upgrade an island instead.

Here is a list of all Island levels with costs and features.

  • Level 1 – 12,500 with 1 building plot
  • Level 2 – 37,500 with an additional farming plot, farming merchant, building plot, and 2 small building plots
  • Level 3 – 125,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 4 – 325,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 5 – 625,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 6 – 2,500,000 with an additional farming plot and 3 building plots

Total Cost: 3,625,000 silver with 5 farming plots, 11 building plots, and 2 small building plots.

The World and Region Maps in Albion Online

The World Map in Albion Online is currently separated into two continents and can be accessed by pressing “K” on your keyboard. You can travel back and forth between each continent by boat with some silver fees.

Although it does not cost much to travel between regions, you are required to pay extra for any item you are wearing or having in an inventory. This can significantly raise the price of traveling cost.

world map in albion

Map Zones

Albion Online world map has three different regions: the safe zone (green region), the limited PvP zone (yellow region), and the full PvP zone (red region).

Safe zones are PvP areas where you can journey without having to worry about being killed. Limited PvP zones are little more dangerous. You can be killed by a hostile player. However, you can see them coming as they will mark with a red dot on a region map. Read more on limited and full PvP zones from this article.

PvP zones are much more dangerous. You can be killed by any players in these zones. And there isn’t any indication of hostile players

The World Map also displays Guild Vs Guild attack route. The GvG overlay allows you to see which territories are connected to what. The region maps display more specific about that area and can be accessed by pressing “M” on your keyboard or clicking on any region on the World Map.

At the top of the map is the name of the region as well as its zone type. At the bottom of the map is the cluster info section telling you what types of resources can be found in the area, how much real estate is available and the max tier of that building can be upgraded to.

map zone sample

Map Icon Meaning

You will also see an icon of the map indicating different things. Exclamation points are the today available missions. Cave and dungeons which often have higher silver drops from humanoid are also displayed here. Your location on the map is indicated by an arrow. Your guild member will be indicated by a blue dot.

In the PvP zone, you will see territorials. These are identified by different color square. For example, blue squares are territorials owned by your guild. Purple squares are territorials owned by your allied guild. Red squares are an area owned by other guilds. And the white square is an area that currently does have an owner.

How to Start Cooking and Farming

Cooking

Cooking in Albion Online goes hand in hand with farming. It is best to level them up at the same time. Farming allows you to grow all ingredients you need for cooking.

In order to start cooking, first, you need to acquire carrots. They can be both grown on your island or purchased from the marketplace. Once you have carrots, head over to cook which can be found in almost every cities. They can be identified by a pie icon on a map.

Keep in mind that cooking tax is different between each city. It is best to cook on your guild or on a personal island. Once you find the cook, you can start cooking carrot soup. You can also make bean salad if you have both carrots and beans.

You will need to cook these dishes until you reach 12,000 fame to unlock “Cook” in a destiny board. You can then start specialized in a type of cooking you want.

Cooking Specializations

There are currently 8 different cooking specializations which can be changed upon game release.

  • Butcher – Create raw meat from animals
  • Miller – Create bread or butter
  • Sandwich Chef – Create sandwich which increases maximum health for a long period of time
  • Stew Chef – Create stew which increases combat damage for a long period of time
  • Pie Check – Create pie which increases maximum load and gathering speed for a long period of time
  • Omelet Chef – Create omelet which reduces cooldown and casting time for a long period of time
  • Salad Chef – Crete salad which increases crafting speed and quality for a short period of time
  • Soup Chef – Create soup which increases health regeneration outside of combat for a long period of time

You can specialize all of them if you wish. However, it is recommended to only specialize in only a couple of specific types due to a high amount of required fame to level them. Once you decide on your cooking specialization, you need to cook required dish to progress that specialization.

For example, if you decide to be a soul chef, you will want to start cooking wheat soup which is tier 3 until you have completed mastery at level 2. Then, you will unlock cabbage soup at tier 5 and start cooking them.

Mastery Level Bonus

Some mastery level will also reward you crafting cost reduction bonus reducing the amount of focus point it will cost when you have crafting focus turn on. Crafting focus reduces the resource used when you craft an item. For cooking, you will get some ingredients back.

mastery level

Farming

In order to start farming in Albion Online, you must first buy an island costing at 1,675 silver. After purchase, you need to upgrade it to level 2 in order to unlock farming plot. It is recommended to upgrade it til level 4 that you can have at least 3 farming plots to work with.

Once you are on your island, head to the North East region. You should see brown plots there. They are for placing farming building. The building menu can be accessed by pressing “B” on your keyboard.

You can then click on the farming tab to see all available farming buildings.

Start Farming

To start farming, you should first need to build a farm allowing you to plant and grow crops. Depending on how many farming plots you have, you also want to build a pasture allowing you to place and grow farm mill.

Keep in mind that animal must be fed. It is a good idea to have at least one or two farms per pasture. In order to build a farm, you will need to place seed on a farming plot. You will then need to provide required resource in order to construct it. Once all resources are provided, you are now able to plant and grow crops.

Seed can be purchased from a farming merchant located on your island near a farming plot. Right-click them and choose “place”. The square indicator will appear around your character showing you where the seed will be placed. You will then need to move your character to the farm in order to plant your seeds and wait for them to grow.

You can harvest them once the plants are fully grown without needing any tool. Once harvest, you will be provided 12 units of that crop as well as seeds.

Raising Animals

Farming also allows you to raise animals starting by building a pastor on a farming plot. Once constructed, you will be ready to raise animals. First, you need to purchase baby chickens from a farming merchant.

After that, place them on a pastor. It is recommended to feed them with crops from your harvest. Then, you need to wait for them to grow. When an animal is mature, it will produce a baby. You can, then, right click a baby and use them again to grow an animal.

You can also pick up the fully grown animal which can later be butchered or used as mount depending on an animal. Some animals such as chicken can be left on a pastor to provide eggs which are an important ingredient for cooking.

farming in albion

Albion Online Strategy Guide to Progress Crafting and Gathering

Because of its sandbox in nature, gathering and crafting are two most important features in Albion Online. In this article, we are going to talk about tips and tricks to progress your crafting progression at the fastest rate possible.

Gathering

Resources are the most important part of crafting. And they all can be obtained through gathering. Basically, you need to find areas where resources are not overly gathered. It is hard to find in both PvE areas and even in limited PvP areas.

One strategy to do that is to head to an area where the higher tier of the material you want is available. For example, if you are planning to gather a tier 2 material, try to find an area with tier 2-4 materials. In these areas, tier 2 will not be gathered very much since other players only focus on tier 3-4 materials.

This gathering strategy goes the same way when you want to gather tier 3 or higher quality materials. Just only go to a zone where higher tiers materials are available.

Bring Ox Instead of Horse

The next thing is to make sure you bring an ox. Although an ox is slower than a horse, it can carry a lot more stuffs. Because of this, an ox is going to help you gather effectively by making sure you have lots of resources before heading back to town. After maximizing an ox, you can carry as high as 800% more resources.

One thing you need to be careful while traveling with an ox is ranged monsters. They can attack you while you may not be able to attack them back if you are a melee. On the other hand, it can be okay if you are a ranged class.

albion ox

Ox, your best gathering companion

Bring Multiple Tools

It is also recommended to bring multiple tools with you on the resource gathering trip. For example, you should bring multiple mining axes when you are planning to mine ores. Without them, it’s hard to gather 800% on your ox since it will break before that. At least, carry 2-3 pickaxes with you. This way, you will not have to worry your tool will break before going back to town.

Also, it is important to gather all tier materials. For example, if you are trying to gather tier 3 materials, you need to gather both tier 3 and tier 2. Tier 2 material is still important to make tier 3, same thing with a higher tier. You will need tier 4 for tier 5 material and so on. Just only gather all tier materials every time you come across with regardless of what you are gathering.

Crafting

Choose Your Own Specialize

There are many players out there trying to craft everything. This is an incorrect way to progress crafting. Instead, it’s recommended to only focus on a specific item you want to use and specialize in each crafting progression.

Crafting a higher tier weapon and armor requires a lot of resources, money, and time. It is next to impossible to craft all types of weapons and armors without a big investment. The better way to progress is to only craft your favorite gear and cooperate with your friends or guild members to craft the other.

This way your whole guild can progress all crafting progressions resulting in the ability to craft higher tier for all armors and weapons types.

destiny board

Progress your crafting professions through Destiny Board

Craft One Piece At A Time

Same goes for choosing your specialization; you should not craft all pieces at the same time. Instead of crafting helm to chest piece to boots and so on, you should only focus on one piece at a time. This way you are going to progress crafting a lot faster.

For example, if you craft tier 3 in order to unlock tier 4, you want to craft just only tier 3 plate helm and keep crafting it until you can unlock tier 4. Then once you have done that, move on to other parts such as chest piece and so on.

Find Low Tax Vendor or Building

Finding a vendor or building that has a very low tax is a key to saving money. Sometimes it can be hard to find especially after the official game release since people are going to increase tax a lot.

In case you cannot find it, it’s better to be a member any guild where you can build a building for your guild and take advantage of having low tax.

Salvage Instead of Selling

You should not sell your gear at all cost if your aim is to progress crafting. There are a lot of players out there trying to sell their equipment through live chat or auction house. It is a quick way to make some silver, but your crafting progression can be heavily hindered as well.

When you sell gear for silver, you are losing all gathered resources. You just only get silver for profit in return. And that’s it. Instead of selling, salvaging instead for resources by an NPC that can repair your gear.

Salvage gives you half of the resources back that you craft with some silver. Because of this, salvaging is going to help you level up crafting progression a lot faster. You always have more resources and silver.

Craft for Other Players

Also, it’s recommended to cooperate with other players by developing relationship and craft for them. This way you are going to use their resources as well as silver instead of spending your own. And they can get a free crafted item in return. It’s very helpful and benefits for both players.

You can also use some marketing techniques for that. You can tell other players through live chat that you will craft gear for free or with small fees if they provide all required resources and silver. This crafting leveling strategy can be even more effective for higher tier equipment since they require tons of time, silver, and resources.

Ally with Guild

Ally yourself with guilds that regularly need crafted gear such as a PvP guild is another thing you should do to leveling crafting progression. This type of guild is in need of higher tier equipment all the time. Remember that you risk a chance of losing gear in Albion PvP. These bloodthirsty guilds always need at least tier 4-5 gear to go out and fight with other players.

The PvP guild will provide you both resources and silver regularly so that you can craft gear for them. And that’s really going to help you progress to a next tier really quickly. Just like a previous marketing technique, you can craft for free or have they paid small fees.

albion pvp guild fight

Ally with this type of guild to maximize leveling your crafting!

 

Beginner and Advanced Way of Silver Making

There are uncountable ways to make silver, a main in-game currency, in a sandbox MMORPG like Albion Online. In other MMORPGs, gold can be obtained generally through killing monsters, crafting, and trading with other players. However, Albion Online offers more than that. Being a sandbox MMORPG, there are more advanced ways to farm silver in Albion. Let’s talk in details.

Beginner Silver Making

Kill a Humanoid Monster

The first way to make silver is to kill a humanoid monster. This is a pretty obvious and common way. However, since this type of mob is the main target for other players as well, a number of silver drops can be quite low when they are overkilled.  It can be a problem especially for new players. Every time they kill a mob, they will get only around 20 silver. It means they need to kill at least 10 mobs for 200 silver.

Because of this problem, making silver through killing the humanoid monster isn’t that effective unless you can find a good farming location with groups of humanoid mobs and fewer players.

These locations are mostly in PvP area, where they have a high tier humanoid monster with fewer players. However, this area can be risky of getting yourself killed. It should be better to travel in a group.

PvP Area offers really good rewards since it contains high tier monsters, fewer players, and dungeons. Dungeon run with a large guild or group usually provides with abundant of money as well as high-level equipment and rare items.

Aware of Guild Tax
If you have a guild, rewards can be a bit lower considering the tax rate you need to pay for your guild. The amount of silver you obtained either from simply killing a humanoid monster or a dungeon run are subject to tax to your guild.

Humanoid monster also drops gear and items that can be sold for an additional profit in the market. It means that killing this type of mob gives you both silver and gear at the same time.

Gathering

Gathering is also another good way of making silver in Albion Online. With gathering, you can sell both unrefined and refined resource on a local market.

Gathering is not the best way to make money because it can slow down your character progression especially in crafting. There’s no way to progress in crafting if all resources are sold.

Crafting

You can make money by crafting item from your gathered resources and sell it on a market. It is very beneficial especially when you are selling equipment that is always in high demand such as high tier weapons and armors.

Crafting is a better way of making money than gathering. You can both progress your crafting skill at the same time as sell crafted item, which normally have a higher price than resources. `

A recommended crafting strategy is to gather necessary resources and craft any item that you already have. But before you craft it, you should ask other people through a general chat in order to find out is there anyone who want your crafted item or now.

For example, you already have a tier 4 sword. And you have both sufficient resource and skill to craft this one. Ask other people first is there anyone want to buy it. If there is, sell your tier 4 sword to that person and craft a new one for yourself.

If nobody wants it, you still have all resources with you. It’s better than crafting any item right away and cannot sell it. You will lose resources without getting anything in return.

This is more effective way of selling thing through general chat. Selling item first before you craft that item. And only craft once you have a buyer.

crafting in albion

Farming and Cooking

You can also make silver from farming and cooking in Albion Online as well. Remember, “guild and building need food”. Food is a must-have item in order to maintain upkeep and all building both for an individual player and a guild.

Because of this, food will always be in high demand. You can sell food for a decent price because all sources of food are necessary to keep building up, making a higher tier building as well as expanding territories.

While selling food to other players, there’s no way to need to sell it through general chat or local market. Instead, you can go to any building in the city that is occupied by other players. It will show “silver per nutrition point” set by the building owner when you click it. And the amount of silver you make will be equal to nutrition point.

Offer Services

You can also be able to make silver by focusing on something that nobody does it before, like a real life business. One suggestion would be to offer service to other players. For example, you can offer yourself to be a player or guild gatherer. And you can get paid by fee per resource or even per number of hours.

In case you have a really high-level equipment, you can even offer a protective service to other players. Remember that rare resources mostly lies in a PvP area. And when someone would like to venture into this zone, you and your friends can be that person bodyguards.

These are a few examples of how to make silver outside of the general way.

Advanced Silver Making

Playing with Market

Market is the first thing we are going to talk about. It can be really beneficial if you understand the rules of demand and supply. And you can make a lot of money from the auction house and market without having to do anything.

It may take time to understand the system as well as to find out which item is worth looking for. But the rewards from this method is quite high.

The usual way of making silver through a market is to buy low and sell high. You can purchase an item at a lower price from general chat and sell it higher through a market.

You need to remember that a market is very risky. You need to make sure that you can make a profit from any item you buy. Otherwise, you might have too many unnecessary items in possession and unable to sell them.

It’s the rule of high-risk high-return. If you know the market, go for it. If not, it’s better to stay away. You can also practice by focusing on low-value item first and make your way through higher value item once you earn sufficient how-to.

You cannot just simply buy a horse for 12k and sell for 15k silver and end up getting 3k profits. Instead, it might turn out that you can sell this horse at only 9k. Practice first before using this advance method.

Buying Land and Building

Buying land and building is a high investment that usually gives you wealth in return. Depending on the location of your building, this can result in a large silver income. Before doing it, it might be necessary to have the highest tier building in the area in order to get enough traffic to your building as well as good tax rate that people are willing to pay.

It’s also important to have land that is close to the center of town which is where the bank and market are. However, those can be very expensive. So, you need to invest a lot at first.

It takes a lot of resources to upgrade building as well. You need to have either friends or guilds to help to the next tier. In addition, these buildings and lands need high upkeep. You need to pay the daily fee in order to maintain them. And the daily fee is much higher if the location is close to the center of the town.

You need to also keep the building fed. Major problem will come if you run out of food since you will not be able to use that building at all. They are a couple ways to get around with it. You can offer silver fee per nutrition point as mentioned earlier in the Food and Cooking section.

It’s always important to make sure that you make a lot more than the cost of maintaining and upkeep your building. As long as you are able to make the building popular, upgrade, upkeep, keep it fed, you will make a lot of silver in return. And you are going to get high profit from buying building and land.

PvP

PvP is another great way to make money but can also be the riskiest way as well. You need to have a very decent party and equipment before venture into a PvP zone. It’s always not recommended to go to a PvP solo and try to kill other people. Else, you are going to get yourself killed and lose a lot of silver.

When killing other players in a limited PvP area, you have to keep in mind that they are only knocked out. However, they do drop some silver based on their level. So, you need to go to a full PvP zone and get the most reward from killer other players here. Read this article to learn more on limited and full PvP areas

If you main target should be a player wearing tier 4-5 gear since they are going to give you big rewards. You can take all their gears after killing them. One thing to keep in mind is that when players are dead, they will lose abilities from the items. You need to repair these items first after loot before selling.

PvP will give you a lot of silver since you can get a lot of high-level gear. You make a profit by selling this equipment. (If you are not getting yourself killed)

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Silver and Fame Farming Guide and Location

One of the easiest ways to farm silver and fame in Albion Online is to go to a specific spot having a high density of humanoid monsters, which is the only mob that drops silver. It’s possible to farm silver as a solo player. You do not need to play with friends or any party for a dungeon run. All you need to do is to go to a specific area, run around, and farm all silver you want.

Where to Farm

A good location for farming fame and silver are Toadmarsh and Rabbithill. They are located in the Northwest of Seamouth, an important port city in Albion Online. Be careful that these areas are limited PvP zone. You can be killed by other player with marked with red dot on the map.

Toadmarsh and Rabbithill have a high density of tier 5 humanoid mob which usually drops 50 to 500 silver depending on how long it has been spawned. Each mob also gives you 8 fame which is rather high comparing to other places in the world. It’s recommended to run around in the middle area in a circle where monster density is pretty high.

Usually, you should get at least 10k silver and 350 fame in every 20 minutes. However, the number of silver obtained from the second 20 minutes should be down to around 5k since monsters are just newly born. This causes some mobs to drop almost 500 silver and some only 52.

If you have been in the area for a awhile and already killed some mobs, it’s not efficient in term of farming silver. It’s better to move around to other nearby places such as Rabbithill where the same tier humanoid mobs are found. Then, go back and forth between these places.

Fame rate, on the other hand, is going to be consistent. You are going to get 8 fame per kill. It’s a great way to progress your character here in case you would like to upgrade your armor and weapon tier.

Preparation

Remember that mobs here are tier 5 humanoid. They can be difficult to kill. It’s recommended to equip at least tier 4 equipment, preferably tier 5. These will give you enough protection, damage, as well as buffs.

It’s also important to bring healing items with you. It can be either buff from gear or food to prevent you from being killed as well as giving you a chance to survive a lot longer.

Another thing to be aware is to always keep your eyes on the minimap at all time. It’s a limited PvP zone. If you spot any people with red dot around you, flee away. You will definitely do not want to get killed by PvP player. Else, you will lose all significant amounts of silver when you are dead.

When you have at least tier 4 equipment, farming fame and silver at Toadmarsh, Rabbithill, and nearby areas is a decent way to go. It gives enough silver for purchasing a higher tier equipment as well as fame to progress your character.

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Guide to Limited and Full PvP

In Albion Online, there are 2 major PvP areas called limited PvP and full PvP areas. After opening the World Map, these two areas will be shown clearly with special symbol.

The first section you’ll actually across in the game are PvE areas which not allow all types of PvP although you are flagged. The next area with brown text, little swords, and one skull is what’s called limited PvP areas. For the full PvP areas, the symbol will be red with three skulls with swords and axes.

The Difference Between Limited PvP and Full PvP

Limited PvP Area

Limited PvP means you cannot attack other players unless you or another player is flagged. The flagged player will be displayed as a red dot clearly on the map. This gives you a chance to attack or flee from that player. It can be very beneficial to see if someone’s going to come attack you if you’re not flagged in the area. Or vice versa if you are flagged, people can easily sneak up and try to kill you as well.

If you are planning to go to the limited PvP area, do not flag yourself from the start since another player can see you clearly on the map. This mean they will know your location and can kill you easily.

Instead, look for a player who is flagged, sneak, and kill them with a small group of people. A 1-1 duel isn’t recommended since it’s too risky. There will be a chance of losing all equipment.

Full PvP Area

A full PvP area, on the other hand, will not show the flagged player on the map. This mean everyone you see in the area can attack you and loot all of your items and equipment. Be ready to fight at any time when you are in the Full PvP area.

It’s also recommended to always be flagged since it allows you to freely attack other players. And you can also defend yourself from enemies as well because you can be attacked at any time without knowing when. And remember that some dungeon including Hellgates is located in the PvP area as well.

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Flagging System

You can flag yourself easily by turning this mode on. There is a small icon on the top next to your character name saying “Click to change to hostile. Changing to hostile will allow you to attack friendly players. It only works in PvP-enabled regions”

When you click, it takes about two minutes or so to enable PvP. You will be flagged and able to attack another player freely as long as you are in the PvP areas.

Why Venture to PvP Areas

PvP area in Albion Online isn’t just about killing and looting people for fun. Resource is almost everything in the sandbox game like Albion. And all precious and high quality will be found only in the PvP area as explained in our Complete Resource and Crafting Explanation article. This alone is worth the risk of losing your life. But remember; always travel as a group when you are in a full PvP area. If you friend isn’t online, go to the limited area instead and keep distant from a flagged player.

Build and Class Progression System

Class system in Albion Online works a little bit different from other MMO games. You do not have to pick a class at the beginning of the game. You do not bound to any class throughout the whole game. Instead, your class is pretty much determined by what kind of gear you actually wear. Wearing plate armor and melee weapon is necessary to play as a warrior class. And you can be a ranger at any time when you change an armor and weapon type.

Class Progression

However, this doesn’t mean that you can be a high level ranger just only you have a high tier for the ranger gear in your possession. Instead, you need to unlock ranger tier, currently max at tier 10, in the destiny board, which is the main character progression system in Albion.

Each tier in the destiny board requires a certain fame to unlock it. Fame can be gained by using that weapon and armor. The more you use it, the more fame will be obtained. And the more you unlock tier in the destiny board, the higher tier of equipment you can equip. This progression method goes the same way with crafting and gathering as well.

Another uniqueness of the class system in Albion Online is that you don’t need to wear only one specific armor type. You can mix and match everything together. For example, if you would like to play as a mage, equip its weapon to get this class skill such as healing. At the same time you are able to wear heavy armor to get more tankiness and interrupt skills, there is nothing wrong with it.

Create Your Own Build

It means you can switch weapon and armor type to find out which skill is most suitable for your character and situation. You can wear the leather helm allowing you to be invisible for a short moment. This creates a thousand of opportunities for a single character in Albion. Each weapon or armor you wear gives different abilities. It’s not necessary to play as a specific class. Instead, you can create your own style with it.

Albion Online Class is about variation. A good strategy is to try out a bunch of different builds that fits you the most. Then, you will find what playstyle feel most comfortable and most entertain with.

This is the overview of how class system in Albion in Online works. It’s pretty simple once you understand yet it’s the core part of the game. Click here to learn more about how to make a class build based on current character progression system or here if you want to know more on crafting and gathering. In case you do not have much idea about the game, this Beginner Guide 101 is for you.

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