This week, Albion Online released their Lands Awakened update for PC players. The new content is a big change and will alter the landscape of the game in major ways. This post discusses what these changes mean and how they might affect your gameplay experience in this expansion.
Tomorrow is the big day for Albion Online’s Lands Awakened, and it’s also moving day for your character and belongings.
Sandbox Interactive has issued a last warning to players, stating that due to the substantial biome revamp and map layout modifications, all characters will be relocated to zone entrances close to where they last logged out. Furthermore, gamers that have left furnishings in the open world will have their items destroyed.
“On Wednesday, at 10:00 UTC, the update will be deployed, starting with maintenance. Your player character will be transported to the entrance of the zone they were in when the update was deployed once the update has gone live, and any furniture (including crates) left in the open world will be destroyed. You should have gotten an ingame message if you have furnishings in the open world. Please be careful to gather any furniture you want to keep that has been put in the open world before then. Hideouts will also stay in the same general area of the zone, although they may be shifted significantly and have new surroundings. Inside the first 72 hours after the update publishes, you will be permitted one manual move per Hideout within the same zone.”
If all you have on your island is goods within your dwellings, you should be OK!
As we reported yesterday, a large number of New World players have been hit by a glitch in which certain servers get time-stuck, jumping ahead and disrupting in-game maintenance payments and territorial control. The team had designated the problem as its “top priority” after an earlier repair over the weekend failed to resolve the issue.
So maybe today’s patch will solve the problem. The servers were taken down for three hours this morning to “[decrease] incidents of time leaping days forward quickly on a planet.” The mini-patch also seems to have solved a server problem, corrected the frozen-player issue in congested regions, and temporarily cut housing fees.
“Until our monthly December update, we have temporarily reduced weekly housing charges by 90% to solve the current problem of duplications and exploits.” We’d want to express our gratitude and express our regret to our athletes who have been affected by the current events. To avoid a loss of revenue during this time, the company’s income from house ownership has also been increased. This is a sample of the extra compensation that will be available in future updates.”