Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG in which you get to write your own story – I think we already know that. We’re familiar with what it advertises, but with Albion East Server now available, here’s what I experienced as a new player. Along with that, I will also be sharing some Albion Online tips to help beginners get their footing quickly around the game.
My Experience with Albion Online
A massive open world is what I’ve always wanted from an MMORPG. I get bored by “kill this” and “collect that” quests and don’t get me started on autoplay features where your character can be in complete autopilot, running around quest after quest. It just shows how repetitive and grindy the game is.
A crucial aspect of MMORPGs is personal drama. Since there isn’t much of a story to go on from in Albion Online, personal drama is key in keeping a player population invested. This means players can roleplay and decide their personal stakes and goals when in-game. Mine was crafting the best equipment and venturing into the open world looking for dungeons and defeating strong bosses, while also working on my skill tree.
I got to travel to various zones with different mobs and materials. I made new friends in the wild just by finding out they were in the same guild. Then, I partied with random players in the same dungeon, so we could share EXP and loot. It was a peaceful life – until I died.
Where Everything Changed For Me
This is where the personal drama starts. I was collecting valuable materials in a Red Zone until a hostile player attacked me. Usually, I could just get by and avoid hostile players when on my mount, but I was taken by surprise. This player was obviously well-experienced in combat and took me down with various skills I haven’t even seen before.
After that, I was a changed man. I started to gather materials desperately, and I didn’t mind the repetitive activity because my mind was already set on something. My goal was to craft suitable gear for PvP, gain experience in the arena, and exact my revenge. I was never the type to actively participate in PvP, I was always a PvE kind of guy – but this was personal.
After this experience, it was like a new door was opened for me on Albion Online. When you have this much freedom to do what you want, personal drama pretty much comes naturally – especially with such a huge player base. Truly, Albion Online had me writing my own story, and most probably it would do the same to you, especially as a beginner.
And that was a glimpse of what is waiting for you as a beginner in Albion Online. It was indeed a rollercoaster ride, but a worthy ride nonetheless. Now, let us proceed with the Albion Online tips to help you get started.
Albion Online Tips and Tricks
Start by exploring different zones. Albion Online has a variety of zones to explore, each with its own unique challenges and rewards. In my experience, I believe exploring the blue zones should be your first move. These are the safest and most beginner-friendly routes. As you gain experience, you can move on to the yellow, red, and black zones, which offer more dangerous but also more rewarding content.
Furthermore, we advise that you first focus on one thing at a time. Albion Online offers a lot of avenues for players to explore. Trying to do everything at once can easily overwhelm you and make your experience in the game not that pleasant. Instead, we recommend you pick one activity at a time and focus on it up to mastery.
As for the settings, do not forget to use the auto-run feature. Albion Online’s map is massive by MMORPG standards, and you’d surely need the added speed to cover it efficiently. Furthermore, this is also a great way to travel long distances without having to click on the map constantly.
If you want, feel free to set quick-cast on as well. This will allow you to cast abilities instantly without having to aim. Turning on quick-cast helps less mechanically-gifted players and helps lessen the stress on players’ hands when playing. That said, not everyone is a fan of it. Others just want full control over their character.
Lastly, don’t go into PvP zones with the gear you can’t afford to lose. If you’re not prepared for PvP, you’re likely to lose your gear. So only bring gear that you can afford to lose. As a matter of fact, do not head into PvP zones as long as you aren’t fully prepared for it, both in-game and mentally.
And with that, you should now be good to go! Just remember these Albion tips and tricks and surely your first hours in the game will be a breeze. As for our final tip, have fun! At the end of the day, Albion Online is still just a game. Don’t take it too seriously and just have fun exploring, fighting, and crafting. Yes, you are bound to fail several times, but just learn from your mistakes and do better on your next try.