Albion Online: a New Death Machanic

upalbion Date: Mar/27/16 01:10:58 Views: 1253
A big content update dubbed Cador has been live in Albion Online. An interesting new feature is the New Death Mechanic which will have a player knocked down first, when their hit points run out first. An opposing player or mob then needs to move in for an execution, resulting in an additional strategic component in battles. This is very similar to Guild Wars 2's downed state and death.
With the new changes to the recent death mechanic there are 3 main issues that initially come to mind and have already proven to be an issue after the first couple days:
PvE is pathetic now and super easy when youre in a sizable group.
winning when outnumbered in PvP by more than 2 or 3 is now nearly impossible.
The kill fame for kills is no longer going to the correct people.
Other new content includes a new furniture item Repair Kits, with which you can place practically anywhere in the world that will then serve as a convenient repair station. The developer has simplified the armor system to improve the readability so our players more easily know what's what.
What's more, there are 2 new types of dungeons: the Mines and the Shanties. They are Heretic-themed and offer the gateway dungeon experience to low-tier solo players and small groups.
I love this game and will probably continue to play it no matter what the developers decide to do to it, but the current events are driving away many players who wish to help us all with the beta testing. If anyone has anything to add to what i have said I would love to hear all comments. Again this post is meant to give the developers feedback about current changes to the death mechanic, and not just rant. I know Im not the only person who would like to see this fixed.