Albion Online is one of those hidden gems in the MMORPG universe that goes underappreciated due to it getting lost amid the hundreds of titles that permeate the market, yet it reserves a unique experience for those willing to try it out.
And sure, it’s absolutely fair to ask yourself “why would I play this game and not World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2? Besides, is there even anything to do in this game that I can’t really do anywhere else?”
These are the questions that we are going to try and answer in this article, and we are going to do that by leading you through what your first days in the game would look like, then you can tell us if it was enough to whet your appetite or not. So, let’s dive in.
Think Outside the Box
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The very first thing you’ll want to know about Albion Online is that you are not chained to any set path that takes you forward in the storyline, and you are actually given plenty of ways to experience the game, make Albion silver and level up.
You can be a duelist, going toe to toe with some of the hardest warriors in the game, or delve through dangerous dungeons, just tend to your farm, or all of the above, the world is your oyster.
In Albion Online, “dress for the job you want” is more than an overused cliché, it is absolutely true, as your stats are determined less by your class or race in the game, and more by the gear you are sporting at the moment.
You want to a tough-as-nails warrior? Wear Heavy armor. Maybe a sneaky assassin? Try some of these cultist robes. You can also combine bits from different sets to create your own unique build.
So, from the beginning you want to pick up those pieces of armor that better fit your play style, then, combine them with the right skill paths, and you are ready to take over the world.
Find a Squad
Albion online is an MMO, which means that a lot of the fun your going to have comes from having other people around for your raids, PVP battles and so on.
Not that there is no fun to be had as a solo player, the game certainly gives you this option as well and that is the go-to choice for a big part of the player-base’s more introverted demographic.
That being said, guilds and alliances are a big part of the game, and you would be missing out on a big chunk of the experience by not being a part of it, so try to find a guild that best supports your play style.
Albion Online’s focus on player freedom, supported by solid mechanics and some great art design makes the title a must-play for lovers of MMO around the world.
The game is balanced, strays far away from pay-to-win practices and is just so damn fum, did we also mention it is free. So you really won’t lose much by trying it out.
And for those that already have, why don’t you share your experience here in the comments and tell us some of the reasons why you love Albion Online?