Trion Worlds isnÂt the only one with a storm coming to their game. This week Allods Online has launched a new expansion update with Astral Storm. The new update adds a swath of new content and features to the free-to-play MMORPG that includes a new mentor system, PvP Skirmish and open free-for-all PvP Kingdoms of Elements raid, the removal of TepÂs Curse and more.
Check out the official patch notes for more.
Allods Online Launches Astral Storm
New Expansion Brings Friendly Mentorship and Fierce Competition to the Community
Sunnyvale, Calif. Â May 30, 2012 The newest expansion for Allods Online: Game of Gods launches today in North America and Europe with a host of features that add even more shine to the already polished free-to-play MMORPG. Make friends with the mentor system and then turn against them in the new, cut-throat PvP and raid maps of Allods Online: Astral Storm!
Players of the same class can now team up to level and get items with the new mentor system. Mentors receive free items and novices will learn how and when to use their skills under their mentorÂs guidance. Join a friend who already plays Allods Online and train to match their level quickly, or take advantage of the automated matchmaking system to make new friends in the game.
While the mentor system brings players together, the new PvP Skirmish and Kingdom of Elements raid will pit them against each other in interesting new ways. Deserted Farm introduces smaller, faster, and more strategic 6v6 Skirmish battles. The winner must hold the center while keeping their opponent from taking control of the cannons on the edge of the map. Meanwhile, those who take on the new fire boss in Kingdom of Elements must guard their loot from other players in this open, free-for-all PvP area.
Allods Online improves and refines its systems with every patch, and players will be particularly glad to hear that TepÂs Curse has been permanently removed. Death no longer results in a cursed item, and the Holy Charms needed to remove curses have been banished from the game. On top of that, questing has been smoothed out with the addition of special indicators on the map, quest log, and quest items to make organizing quest objectives a snap.
Take a break from hard fighting with a trip to the tropics, as the popular Tropical Atoll events return for three weeks. Characters will trade out their armor for swim trunks to participate in summer beach events from athletic competitions to the ever-popular crab races. Feed your crab just enough to speed it up or feed your opponentsÂ crab so much it slows them down in this popular race to the finish!
Speaking of crabs, the Troll and Crab series returns with a new look at the expansionÂs best features and a new adventure for its hapless heroes. The troll puts his newly reworked alchemy profession to good use by making a stew, but his crab friendÂs efforts to collect the ingredients donÂt go quite as planned.
About Allods Online
Allods Online, voted Best Game and Audience Choice at the Russian Game Developers Conference in 2009, is a revolutionary sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed by mail.ru over four years with a budget of $12 million. Two warring factions, League and Empire, vie for control of allods Â islands floating in the Astral. Aboard an Astral ship players can explore the ever-changing Astral, discover uncharted allods, engage in ship-to-ship combat, and fight massive Astral demons. The game is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 34 classes, and over 2,000 quests. AllodsÂ top quality production values feature full motion capture animation, art by internationally award-winning artists, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, the composer of Dexter and Fallout 1 & 2.
About gPotato.com Â Gala-Net, Inc. (North America)
Founded in 2004, gPotato is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games. The gPotato Game Portal at www.gpotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Iris, Aika, Allods, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMOs, Sevencore and Eternal Blade! Over 11 million registered users gather to play gPotatoÂs games for free every day. Through the uniquely powerful vehicle of online games, gPotato connects people from all over the world to create a fun and friendly global community.
About gPotato.eu Â Gala Networks Europe (Europe)
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Dragonica, Allods Online, Â Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 8 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin and the fusion-fantasy MMORPG SEVENCORE in 2012. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.
Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My [email protected], and search engine [email protected]. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Fly For Fun, Jade Dynasty (Zhu Xian), Cross Fire and ZhengTu Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.