Weapon and Armor Improved in Albion Online

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Since the starting of Close Beta back in early 2016, Albion is now putting more focus on combat. The developer team stated that the rest of the game systems are in place and they are starting to polish up the other systems which they haven’t been quite happy with yet. And combat is one of those. So the idea of the new items they’ve introduced, the new armors and the re-work of the weapons, is to improve the combat system and allow you to more specifically build combat roles.

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Weapon and Armor Become More Important

Previously, characters were roughly able to perform the same things. They had, roughly, the same survivability and there was not a lot of difference between weapons. Main goal of the new combat system was to distinguish these weapons more, and through introducing light and medium armor, allow you a modifier, or even crafting, on top of these weapons, which even more diversified the range of roles you can cover in combat.

Light armor makes you very vulnerable but it boosts your abilities. It boosts your healing as well as damage output. This makes the light armor to be suitable for a very aggressive play style.

With this update, daggers become a perfect combination with light armor especially to an assassin playstyle: A character who cannot take a lot of hits, but when he gets close and the enemy team ignores him just a little bit too long, he can be super-deadly.

And then on the other end of the spectrum, there is now heavy armor that protects you very, very well. You are really hard to kill in heavy armor and that allows you to really charge into the enemy group and fulfill, for instance, a disruptive role. With it, you can interrupt spell casters, harass healers, or really in the middle of the enemy lines.

Heavy Armor allows you to play that really tough, heroic character who can run into the enemy team and take a bunch of hits and disrupt their activities. Like all other items, you can combine the heavy and light armors freely with other items in Albion. So, the classless system means you choose what Albion class you want to build.

You choose, through choosing a weapon and a set of armor, how your character is going to be able to perform on the battlefield, what abilities he will be able to hold. And there are endless combinations to find which are really powerful and that fulfill a unique role on the battlefield of Albion.

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Weapon Abilities Added

Developer team also worked all the abilities in the game. One of the objectives was to give each weapon and each item in the game, a unique characteristic. So, when you pick an axe, you know that you’re going to be dealing a lot of damage which is really important while you are in the hellgates. That’s what an axe is for. A hammer, on the other hand, is more of a disruptive weapon, for like stopping spell casters, stop people from using their abilities, stunning them, knocking them back, that kind of thing.

When you pick a specific item, you know exactly what role that item will fulfill. And likewise, when you see an enemy with a certain type of weapon, you’ll know exactly what that enemy is capable of and what role that enemy probably plays inside the team.

In the tests so far, we feel that the new classless system, the new amount of armors, the re-work of the spells, the improvement of effects, everything that we’ve done has massively improved the combat experience. Every player now feels that they have to fulfill a role. And only through fulfilling your role perfectly can your team win. It’s a much deeper battle experience than before.

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Guide to Laborer and Housing System in Albion Online

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Housing in Albion Online is about building things up. Building your own house is a big part of that experience. However, Albion housing system isn’t going to be only about having a house that is decorated, that has no purpose but to be beautiful. Therefore the developer team developed the laborer system which is going to fill your house with life, it fills it with purpose, it gives you something to do with your player house.

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How Laborers and Journal Work

Laborers can perform a variety of tasks for you, and this is to allow you to suit them to your playstyle. So if you’re a gatherer, you probably want to fill your house with gathering laborers. People who cut wood, or gather stone, or gather iron ore. To give a task to a laborer, you will need to give them a journal. A journal is an item you can acquire in an empty state from the laborer himself. So a woodcutter, for example, will be selling you woodcutting journals. And when you then go out and collect wood yourself, every time you do it a note will be put into the journal.

When you’ve you’ve got a nice full journal full of notes, then you take it back to your laborer and say, “Here’s my notes for the day, go do something useful with this.” And they’ll follow your notes, and go and cut down trees themselves and bring you back some more wood. You probably want to pick a laborer that matches the kinds of things you normally do in the game. If you do a lot of gathering, like you cut a lot of trees down, a wood cutting laborer would be really good for you, a lumberjack. If you mine a lot you want a mining type laborer. If you craft, there are crafting laborers. And if you spend a lot of time hunting the various factions in Albion, you can hire a mercenary laborer who will do that for you as well.

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How to Leveling Laborers

Laborers level up by performing tasks. The more tasks they do, the more experience they will gain, and once they’ve gained enough experience they will be ready to level up. By upgrading your laborers, they will perform better, they will give you more resources for each task you give them, and they will be able to give you better resources. Leveling them up, however, comes at a cost. They will rise in their expectations. They will require better furniture, better decorations to be happy, because they now feel they deserve it.

Increasing Laborers Happiness

Much like in real life, you need to keep your workers happy in Albion online. If you’ve got some laborers then they’re going to have certain requirements. They’re going to want a decent bed and a decent table.

However, there are a lot of ways to go beyond this. For example, by placing trophies which are specific to the laborers interests, you can increase their happiness. A mercenary, for example, will be very interested in martial trophies. So if you have weapons or armors displayed on the wall, he will become happy. A woodcutter will be more interested in samples of woods or small saplings that you place in the house, and therefore your house will start to reflect the types of laborers that you have in them.

If your laborers are unhappy, then as they lose happiness, which happens over time, they will start to return less from their jobs, they’re not working as hard, they’re not as motivated, they’re not as effective. Below a certain point, they just won’t work for you anymore. They’ll stay in your house, but they won’t go out on jobs because they’re just not getting a good night’s sleep and they don’t feel up to it.

One of the interesting things about the way the laborers are set up is that they can’t just replace you doing work yourself. If you aren’t doing anything, you’re not filling journals, then the laborers can’t work without you, without your notes. Remember that laborers in Albion Online are not just a passive income source; it’s a multiplier on what you’re already getting.

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