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  • Hi all, Our test to restrict the power of alliances has been running for a little over a month now, and it's time to give you an update on our findings and next steps. Test Summary In order to restrict the power of top-end alliances, we introduced a set of measures (LINK) on 26th of February. These measures have been effective in the sense that they caused the top-end alliances to split into multiple smaller groups & lone guilds. The impact on top-end alliances was similar to the impact we would…

  • Dear Albion community, Its finally time to share our plans beyond the Queen update with you! With the last update we brought a revolution to Albion’s Outland gameplay. Now we’re turning our attention to a super important, often overlooked aspect of Albion Online: solo and small group gameplay. With the next content update, we’re planning to reveal the Roads of Avalon. forum.albiononline.com/index.p…12c0f28edcf5cf7426f640aa0 These mystical paths through the mists form an ever-shifting network of …

  • Hey everyone, we're currently investigating why some portion of the player base (seems to be mostly players connecting from the United States and Canada) is experiencing these network issues at this time. UPDATE: issues should be resolved by now

  • We're seem to currently be experiencing some network issues for a portion of our players in the United States and Canada. We're investigating the issues at this moment. UPDATE: issues should be over as of 0:45 UTC

  • Quote from fballarino: “Why do we have T6 crap in T8 maps now ? ” Tier 6 resources were re-added back into Tier 8 clusters because this was requested by many players. Do you have any concerns about this change? Quote from Robinhoodrs: “Wtf are those resource changes, jesus... it just keeps getting worse. Pissed I wasted so much LP on T8 tree gathering now. ” This feedback is directly based on the feedback collected from various gathering players who were unhappy about T7/T8 resources only spawni…

  • Hi there, please be aware that the total value of items has not changed- the items you get will trade for roughly the same value on the market. That said, here's our reasons for this change: Before the patch, many players complained, that they would sometimes find high value chests which contained no items. This is because these chests were set up to drop only high value items, and if there were no high value items available on the Black Market, where all Albion Loot items come from, then these …

  • Quote from Doowie: “I know my presents has been missed on the forums and photoshopping Robin's hair, but don't worry... things shall return to normal very soon! ” Welcome back! Looking forward to your future creativity, I guess

  • This announcement has been replaced with an updated announcement: https://forum.albiononline.com/index.php/Thread/124568-Adjustment-to-the-Alliance-Cap-Test-on-February-26th/ Thread closed.

  • Dear players, Last week we announced a test we wanted to run on limiting Alliance size on February 26th. Then, on Friday, information leaked regarding changes to this test we were considering. We deeply regret our approach to the communication and handling of this matter. We should have taken more time to evaluate the expected outcome of this test before making an announcement. For this, we would like to apologize. The reason we're now announcing an adjustment to the test is that a hard cap on a…

  • Quote: “ he probably doesn't care because its their choice lol. they just want to avoid blame/backlash, ” Actually we think it makes a huge difference why and how a player quits playing with an Alliance. If we simply restrict the number of players in an Alliance, we create a single "super group", which will consist of the most active, combat focused players. This group will then attempt to retain as much territory as possible, likely succeeding in holding large chunks of land. Everyone else who …

  • Dear players, On January 20th, we released Queen, our biggest update to date. It has also been our most successful. Since its release, player numbers have grown by more than 40%, and for the first time since our free to play launch, we have recently surpassed 350,000 monthly active players. At the core of the update was the new Outlands continent alongside significant changes to territory mechanics. Guilds can now establish their own bases - called hideouts - in the Outlands and territory conque…

  • Hey everyone, thanks for all the feedback on this topic, so far it seems very clear. We'll leave the poll open for a while to collect additional data and think through our options. At the beginning of next week we'll let you know how we'll proceed on this topic. Sincerely, Robin 'Eltharyon' Henkys Game Director

  • Thanks for the feedback, I've added it to the list of topics for our designers to look at.

  • Quote from faintrespite: “The entire center circle is on the EU reset timer. Is NA that much of a joke to SBI? ” Quote from Neef: “It seems there are more EU timers then NA and whats with the center being totally EU? Game does seem to run alot better so great job on that end. ” I can't confirm that the center is entirely EU. If you are referring to the region's surrounding the Avalon storm, there are regions of all timezones represented (Battle times from 12:00 - 5:00 UTC). 4 of those battle tim…

  • Hey everyone, just a quick update before the weekend on a few issues that many of you are concerned about after the first couple of days that the Queen update has been live. First: Dungeon rewards, in particular Elite Dungeon rewards. We will be addressing two urgent issues in an upcoming patch next week: 1. Elite Dungeon Fame and Loot rewards feel underpowered - we will be significantly boosting fame and loot from these dungeons to match our balancing expectations. Our goal for this was that fa…

  • Quote from Guilefulwolf: “Quote from Eltharyon: “Basically all Outland regions now behave how Mercia's region's behaved before: The Tier of region equates to the maximum Tier of fish you can catch in that region (same as resources and NPCs). The common fish you can catch should always be equal to the region's Tier or up to two Tiers below. The rare fish are any of that region's biome's rare fish up to the region Tier. ” Im not sure what u mean with "how Mercia´s region behaved before". For the t…

  • Hey everyone, with the Queen update we've standardized how fishing works so you can reliably understand what Tier of fishing is available. The Tier of region equates to the maximum Tier of fish you can catch in that region (same as resources and NPCs). The common fish you can catch should always be equal to the region's Tier or up to two Tiers below. The rare fish are any of that region's biome's rare fish up to the region Tier. The number of regions available for each Tier of fishing should be …

  • Dear Albion players, As announced here, we will be increasing the price for premium time on January 29 at 10:00 UTC. Price increases are always a difficult topic. We would like to give you our reasons for the price change: Prices for the premium status were originally set in 2015. In the years that have passed since then, general business expenses have increased a lot. More importantly, Albion Online is now a much more polished a feature-rich game than what it was back then or even when it was f…

  • The Battle of Caerleon

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    Hello everyone, I'd like to apologize for the bad experience many of you had- we ran the event with the best of intentions, we wanted to give this era of Albion a cool conclusion, but in the end we made two crucial mistakes here: 1. We underestimated the number of players that would show up for the event (due to Albion's strong player numbers recently). 2. We were not able to dedicate as many development resources as necessary to the event as the entire team was busy with the Queen update proper…

  • Hello everyone, the battle for Caerleon just finished and while many were busy fighting and enjoying themselves, a lot of you could not partake and did not enjoy the event at all. I'd like to apologize for the bad experience many of you had- we ran the event with the best of intentions, we wanted to give this era of Albion a cool conclusion, but in the end we made two crucial mistakes here: 1. We underestimated the number of players that would show up for the event (due to Albion's strong player…