October is a time to celebrate those things that go bump in the night. It wont be long before you see the spooky décor of Halloween all around, but Allods Online has something a little different planned for October - a brand new expansion. The new yet to be named expansion will introduce a new evil for players to face and alleviate the burdens of his heavy loot just in time for the creepiest holiday of the year.
One of the biggest changes in the expansion will be a revision of the games first 25 levels of combat, which will be re-balanced in an attempt to add a more immersive experience with faster combat, easier monsters and a more intuitive leveling curve.
High-level players will get a new zone to explore with Kingdom of Elements zone, which picks up where the Cave of Tka Rik content left off. And to make that adventure a little more fun, players with Astral ships will get the option to customize the interiors, so you can take on the world's bad guys in style.
Check out the full press release, expansion teaser trailer and screenshots after the break.
Allods Online: October Expansion Announced
Next expansion for AAA MMORPG brings new content for new and existing players
Dublin, Ireland 15. September 2011 gPotato Europe and North Amercia are delighted to jointly announce the next expansion for the AAA MMORPG, Allods Online. This upcoming expansion includes a wide range of significant changes for low and high level players, from optimisations for the games overall levelling curve to the introduction of a new zone for end-game players that offers the biggest challenge yet seen in the Allods Online universe.
In Allods Online's upcoming expansion, players will have an opportunity to confront a newly discovered evil buried deep within astral. It seems Tep, the June Necromancer whose prison of souls is now open and guarded by a servant of Tensess himself, had even more sinister secrets to hide among the demons, and once again it was the brave and noble Zem people -- who would one day rise from the earth and become the Arisen -- who bore the brunt of his brutality.
Out there lies a place of dark legend where souls were not only trapped, but experimented upon and drained of all energy and life. To this the bravest must travel and slay the evil that resides there. The souls will lend their strength and give their lives, but how many will perish so that a few may prevail?
One of the biggest changes in the October Expansion is a complete revision of the first 25 levels of combat. Extensive re-balancing will make progression more immersive for new players, with easier monsters, faster combat, and a more intuitive difficulty curve making the first stages of Allods Online easier to master without watering down the core game that over 3.5 million players worldwide have come to love. The levelling system has been streamlined and simplified as well, with the complicated fatigue system removed completely and the bonus XP it provided distributed equally across all levels, players can enjoy a faster levelling experience all the way up to the maximum level 47. Two new player classes will also be added, which in combination with the previous archetype and race combinations brings the total number of playable classes up to 30!
For high-level players, the upcoming expansion offers the Kingdom of Elements, an entirely new zone for the hardcore Allods Online player that picks up where the Cave of Tka Rik left off, unravelling more mysteries about the Allods Online universe and preparing players for the future, with experience, treasures and gold. The Arena of Death PvP instance also benefits from a significant tweak instead of being open twice daily, it will now be available constantly for player-on-player battling, with a new matchmaking system to provide gruelling tests of player skill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finally, players with their own Astral ships can now customise the interiors of their craft with all manner of decor accessories, from rugs and throws to paintings and full suites of furniture.
Europe: For more information and to discover Allods Online and the world of Sarnaut for free on the gPotato.eu portal, players can simply register accounts and download the full game at: http://en.allods.gPotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx. All European press information for Allods Online and all the gPotato.eu games can be found at http://press.gPotato.eu/latest.asp.
North America: Start a journey into Allods Online today! Visit the official North American website at: http://allods.gpotato.com.
About Allods Online
Allods Online is a subscription-less, Triple-A MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German and French by gPotato.eu and developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru.
Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships, the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 30 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up to 47 by completing over 2,000 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms. Players can register and download this free MMO game at the official European website
About Gala Networks & gPotato.com
ala Networks is a leading global free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe (www.gPotato.eu) and the Americas (www.gPotato.com) by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the gPotato portal.
Founded in 2004, gPotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Tales Runner, Iris, Luna, Aika, Allods, Prius, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO, Sevencore! Over 10 million registered users gather to play gPotatos 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. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.com.
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
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, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 7 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.
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