News Update: Hector Patch Live


The Hector patch just went live during yesterdays downtime! Hop on the live server if you haven’t tried it out yet!


Hector Update / Version 1.0.324 / REV 87153 / 7 June 2017

They also released a new trailer, that shows off the new mounts, the updated armors and some of the new PvE content! It looks neat. Check it out.

Youtube:


Hector Patch

We already discussed the patchnotes at length in a previous post!

Almost nothing changed in the version that went live yesterday so check that previous post out for an indepth discussion of the patchnotes.

Comment: The only additions I could see so far that were not in the patchnotes yet is item stacking & mass item selling on the AH.

This is pretty big in terms of quality of life.

I will update this post during the week, once I get to play more with Hector!

Albion Informer Podcast – S0E00: Make Outlands Great Again


Today we release the first episode of our weekly podcast about Albion Online, where we talk about the upcoming changes to the game in the Hector patch and have a converstation about other interesting bits of information we gathered during the last week(s).

This episode is one of our first attempts at making this podcast happen. We consider this season to be a product in final final beta, just like our favorite game Albion Online.


We would love to hear your feedback. You can send us an eMail, jump on our Discord or message us on the official Albion Online Forums.

Enjoy!

PvP Leaderboards: May 2017 – Recap


Comment: Overall fame numbers go up by a lot, while the highscore in GvGs fought per month (attacks & defenses) stays consistent compared to last month. The massive fame number increase is of course related to higher average gear levels used and people deciding to bring our their shinies 8.2+ to gvg fights and openworld battles.


Largest Battles – May 2017

Comment: The undisputed top spot and possibly highest battle this beta (except for maybe some kind of end-of-beta event) is the french community event. Second place goes to the battle when Nilfgaard forgot to feed their T8 building plot and wanted it back. Lets see if we will see those records broken after the Hector Patch which is supposed to launch June 7th!

Started (UTC) Players Total Kills Total Fame
12.05.2017 19:25:23 254 290 23.89m Details
25.05.2017 17:47:39 229 130 10.59m Details
12.05.2017 21:17:37 140 109 9.94m Details
01.05.2017 01:33:47 234 138 6.78m Details
25.05.2017 17:33:16 169 57 5.32m Details

 


Top PvP Kills – May 2017

Comment: Norzor still holding the record, dieing in a 8.2 and 8.3 artifact gear. Second place goes to Snowlz, getting picked off by Red Army while carrying a total of 5 GvG (7.1 / 8.0) sets and a direwolf on him. Jokeroyuncu is on #3 biting the dust while wearing 7.3, 8.2 and 8.3 gear during a GvG against Envy.

Top PVP Kills – May 2017
Time (UTC) Killer Victim Type Fame
20.05.2017 02:11:52 ShinnoK [FAME] – Envy Norzor [OOPS] – Red Army GvG 2.97m Details
27.05.2017 12:31:16 AuroraDawn [OOPS] – Red Army Snowlz [FAME] – Envy OW 2.76m Details
19.05.2017 23:15:03 Valyrion2 Mercenarios Jokeroyuncu [SW] – Articulo Mortis GvG 2.54m Details
13.05.2017 20:10:10 Norzor [OOPS] – Red Army spacemeuh [TY] – Say My Name GvG 2.38m Details
01.05.2017 20:31:10 macor [TY] – ZORN WoFElder [ZERG] – Nilfgaard GvG 2.11m Details

Top Kill Fame (Player) – May 2017

Comment: This month we see our top#10 just short of cracking the 20m monthly kill fame. Getting into this spot surely takes a lot of activity and participation in high tier, high risk GvG matches. Gratulations to [Pk] for being fairly late to the high level GvG spectacle, but proving they are either pretty good or pick fights where rich oponents throw high level gear at them. Heh. In the future I would like to go a bit more into detail on the individual players each month, so we can all enjoy some background info on what it takes to get into the top#10.

Top Kill Fame (Player) – May 2017
# Player Fame
1 Aggressor [Pk] – THE ABYSS 19.32m
2 Derrick [OOPS] – Red Army 18.24m
3 Ketka [Pk] – THE ABYSS 17.91m
4 KingMoJo [OOPS] – Red Army 17.81m
5 reizerrr [Pk] – THE ABYSS 17.69m
6 babanababah [Pk] – THE ABYSS 17.39m
7 Norzor [OOPS] – Red Army 16.42m
8 HAEL2K [FAME] – Envy 16.14m
9 ShinnoK [FAME] – Envy 15.29m
10 Snowlz [FAME] – Envy 14.74m

Top Kill Fame (Guild)

Comment: Red Army above 350m. Wow. Only Envy is even close to those numbers. Sure, everyone is wearing higher level gear, but if you look at the total fame numbers that get you into the top#10, RA stands out no questions asked. A special mention goes out to Articulo Mortis for being present in the top#10 over and over again in the past weeks, but we will probably not see them again during this beta because they disbanded.

Top Kill Fame (Guild) – May 2017
# Guild Fame
1 Red Army 356.42m
2 Envy 289.72m
3 Tea Party 170.96m
4 Articulo Mortis 165.65m
5 Nilfgaard 134.16m
6 Echo of Silence 128.21m
7 Ad Honores 120.52m
8 THE ABYSS 120.11m
9 Say My Name 112.62m
10 KDS 89.91m

GvG – Most Attacks / Defenses Won – May 2017

Comment: 71 attacks and defenses! 71 / 4 = 17,75 per week ; Red Army won and lost an average of 2.5 GvG matches a day! Everyone knows RA is massive, but having been a part of a 100 member guild, 2.5 matches a day still seems like an insane pace. If anyone has insight as to how many of those matches are actually no-shows, please contact me or let me know on Discord. Compared to last moth, RA had 72 won and 62 lost, so they kept their activity level constant. Over time it will be interesting to see how many members the larger guilds need to sustain a certain number of daily GvGs. I will keep an eye on that for you.

GvG – Most Attacks / Defenses Won – May 2017
# Guild Att. won # Guild Def. won
1 Red Army 71 1 Red Army 71
2 Envy 39 2 Say My Name 46
3 Echo of Silence 36 3 Articulo Mortis 46
4 Say My Name 35 4 Envy 43
5 Articulo Mortis 33 5 Echo of Silence 41
6 ZORN 33 6 THE ABYSS 29
7 Nilfgaard 26 7 Tankui Russia 21
8 THE ABYSS 25 8 ZORN 18
9 KDS 20 9 Nilfgaard 17
10 Tankui Russia 14 10 KDS 15

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PvP Leaderboards: Week #1 of June 2017


Hello Everyone!

It’s monday and the beginning of June. Let’s look at last weeks PvP leaderboards.

For those who didnt know: 6 more Weeks until the launch of Albion Online is upon us!

For week #1 of June read on below, for a little recap of the month of May 2017 – please check here.


Largest Battles – Week #1 of June 2017

Comment: This weeks largest battles are on the low fame side, except for our top battle this week where famous outland guilds clash in which is presumable a castle fight. Based on the kills of killboard it looks like [TY] lost the initial fight badly before [EOS] and [OOPS] clash shortly after, resulting in a somewhat higher loss fame wise for [OOPS]. Send corrections or a video link my way if you have one! .)

Largest Battles – Week #1 of June 2017
Started (UTC) Players Total Kills Total Fame
04.06.2017 18:17:23 159 65 7.20m Details
04.06.2017 17:18:24 120 34 3.52m Details
04.06.2017 01:20:13 10 5 2.48m Details
30.05.2017 22:52:40 102 43 2.42m Details
03.06.2017 20:19:19 81 37 2.40m Details

Top PvP Kills – Week #1 of June 2017

Comment: 1.8m is on the low side of possible kill-fame as well, but since it is an open world kill it makes it interesting. Radamanthiz walked into a Tea Party trap it seems, losing a total of 3 GvG sets (8.1). Ouch. Shoutout to Vazik for dieing twice in 8.2 in a GvG against NoLife as well.

Top PVP Kills – Week #1 of June 2017
Time (UTC) Killer Victim Fame
03.06.2017 04:14:19 Boosibadass Radamanthiz 1.80m Details
31.05.2017 13:06:19 Norzor Modestos 1.71m Details
31.05.2017 12:10:18 Modestos Vazik 1.70m Details
31.05.2017 12:11:56 Copoka Vazik 1.68m Details
01.06.2017 21:14:55 LaPenoo Captainsodium 1.62m Details

 


Top Kill Fame (Player) – Week #1 of June 2017

Comment: New alltime high! Lkuk. Grats! We tried finding cheesy fame farming kills, but we didnt yet. So it looks legit. Kills are from a good streak of HG action it looks like. Finally people are bringing their shinies out to play! The rest of the top#10 are all above 4m which is noteworthy, meaning we see more people dieing in high tier gear.

Week #1 of June 2017
Top Kill Fame (Player)
# Player Fame
1 Lkuk [PONY] – Pony Power 7.53m
2 Aggressor [Pk] – THE ABYSS 4.67m
3 Dukes [FAME] – Umbral 4.65m
4 BIRAR [FAME] – NoLife 4.56m
5 akunamatata [FAME] – NoLife 4.56m
6 Modestos [FAME] – NoLife 4.44m
7 reizerrr [Pk] – THE ABYSS 4.31m
8 WeedHunter [Sexy] – Betrayed Souls 4.26m
9 KA1 [FAME] – NoLife 4.20m
10 Courtsey Paradise 4.06m

Top Kill Fame (Guild) – Week #1 of June 2017

Comment: Red Army still uncontesed at the top spot. Respect for keeping up those impressive numbers week over week over week. Everyone else in the top#10 – especially the lower ranks get into the top#10 with pretty low fame overall. I for one am looking forward to Hector numbers next week!

Week #1 of June
# Guild Fame
1 Red Army 84.80m
2 Envy 45.05m
3 Tea Party 36.04m
4 NoLife 29.50m
5 Chicken Kiss 23.72m
6 THE ABYSS 23.08m
7 Umbral 17.77m
8 KDS 17.17m
9 Echo of Silence 16.86m
10 Say My Name 16.09m

GvG – Most Attacks / Defenses Won – Week #1 of June 2017

Comment: Nothing stands out this week, except for Red Army still being active compared to almost all other guilds and maybe Tankui Russia which is a new face we haven’t seen much of before.

GvG – Most Attacks / Defenses Won – Week #1 of June 2017
# Guild Att. won # Guild Def. won
1 Red Army 20 1 Red Army 16
2 Echo of Silence 7 2 Tankui Russia 8
3 Envy 6 3 Echo of Silence 7
4 Rest in Pieces 6 4 Say My Name 7
5 THE ABYSS 6 5 Envy 7
6 Tetra-Phi 6 6 ZORN 7
7 Say My Name 5 7 THE ABYSS 6
8 Metatrone 5 8 NoLife 6
9 Millenium 5 9 KDS 5
10 KDS 4 10 Chicken Kiss 4

 


Guild Compare

Comment: I wanted to do a guild compare again, but then I realized that the killboard has an issue I didnt take full notice of yet. The PVP Fame and PVP Fame Ratio numbers are put on the KB by adding the stats of current active members, which kind of makes an analysis using the guild compare tool somewhat useless.

But I guess the big news is that Articulo Mortis disbanded more or less. I hear the french wing went to Chicken Kiss after a few players left, with another part of AM is making a new guild. You can read about this drama in the Forum Banter thread made by Papani: “Articulo mortis is death, we will never forget. “

 


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thats it for today folks

have a nice day :)

Mini Newsflash: Another Testserver Update


Patchnotes on the testserver recieved a tiny update, together with a new patch. Check them out below.


Comment: A bunch of fixes. Changes that stand out are the removal of the territorry ownership bonus to gathering yield and the somewhat cryptic change to ‘note crafting journals now only count items of their tier’. This sounds like another stealth nerf to journals – so can I now not fill T5 crafting books by crafting T6+ items anymore? Will investigate and report back.


Updates 30th and 31st May

Fixes

  • Fixed infinite whirlwind
  • Lots of art/level/animation fixes
  • Made T1 mobs easier to click on
  • Fixed missing icons for portal binding buffs
  • Fixed an issue with items not being counted for tutorials if they go straight to equip slots
  • Fixed an issue with pressing alt in text fields on Linux
  • Fixed some enchanting issues
  • Fixed issue with items in containers temporarily disappearing
  • Fixed offspring drop rates on T7/T8 hide mobs
  • Essences actually not needed for refining now for real this time

Changes

  • Removed suicides from kill/death history
  • Removed owner’s gathering yield bonus in watchtower territories, to balance out the fact that they now have T8 resources, and to make raiding them more attractive
  • Spiked Demons now have a slowing attack
  • Reduced resistance reduction effect on higher tier poison potions
  • Substantially adjusted journal setup; note crafting journals now only count items of their tier
  • Made minibosses in Ashen Hellgate (solo hellgate) easier to kill
  • Disabled gear scaling in cities
  • Rolled back “exclusive fullscreen” change due to cursor positioning issues; will reattempt at a later date

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screenshot of the day: