Allods Online, which is actually not bad in the scheme of free-to-play MMOs, is hitting its official launch “very soon”, along with its fourth expansion. It’s had one hell of a beta, with three expansions added, bringing the game to a 2000-quest beast, which I think was about how questy WoW was on launch. The expansion is for high level players and adds more to that Astral space conquest bit of the game in which big space-galleons do fighting and stuff, as well as more high level content and things that you can buy if you want to spend money on the game. Anyone actually playing this? Is it more balanced than it was when I was playing it?
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By Jim Rossignol on March 31st, 2011.
By Jim Rossignol on March 15th, 2011.
The European version of free-to-play RPG Dragonica is having a big old giveaway of prizes for people logging in over “the next few weeks”, starting today. “The very best prizes will be available for players who log in for one hour on 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 days,” say organisers gPotato. Prizes include “an Alienware Laptop, three XPS Dell PCs, Wireless keyboards, headsets and mice, along with lots of gPotato merchandise and in game prizes such as EXP Potions.” Mm, potions. If that isn’t going to get you playing, well. Yes.
I’ve no idea if the game is any good. It’s looking a bit cute.
By Jim Rossignol on July 6th, 2010.
That’s “Volume 1: Revelations of Gipat”, to you. Allods’ first expansion raises the level cap to 42, adds 100 quests, and a new instance. The full patch notes are here, if you’re interested in the grimy details. As I understand it, this patch also removes one of the death penalties that had been annoying people so much, which should make things a little more playable. And it it’s free, obviously, because Allods is free-to-play.
By Jim Rossignol on April 15th, 2010.
Free-to-play MMOs don’t tend to get the time of day around RPS Towers, but I thought I’d had a look at this one because… well, it’s pretty. Allods Online has some exquisite art, and as we all know, it’s best to judge things by superficial appearances. Hell, if you don’t judge a book by its cover then you tend to end up reading the wrong kind of literature. Anyway, here’s Wot I Think.
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By Jim Rossignol on June 19th, 2009.
This caught my eye earlier, perhaps because it involves dimension-hopping flying ships. It’s a Russian MMO that is perhaps best described as being something like “World Of Fantasy Naval Combat On The Astral Plane”. Allods Online is a fantasy MMO in which players adventure in the astral, and take up arms for two factions which are duking it out in giant magical galleons. Between, presumably, bouts of grinding mobs of astral demons that are kicking about in the various locations you can travel between. The two trailers below introduce the game idea and show some of the ship-to-ship combat that players will be getting involved in. Intriguing stuff.
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