Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jul 5, 2011

Allods Online Gets A Renaissance Update

Sometime in mid-to-late July, Allods Online will receive it’s first major update. Dubbed Allods Online: Renaissance, it will include the highest-level dungeon in the game’s existance as well as a new set of features including a reincarnation system, an all-new character creation interface, changes to dynamic events, and improvements to Astral travel.

Leading the set of additions in this update is the arrival of Renaissance in the universe of Sarnaut. This radical version of rebirth provides an answer to the mechanics of re-rolling in an MMORPG and give valuable benefits to those willing to do so. Players creating a new character and fulfilling the prerequisite to do so end up benefiting from their actual high level character. Their most important possessions can be carried over to the fresh avatar, including all gold and all their boutique items such as mounts and elixirs.

The new dungeon, the Cave of Tka-Rik, will provide an ultimate challenge for any Allods Online player. This dungeon is meant for the most hardcore, endgame player as it’s filled with drops for the very best loot and gear that the MMO can provide. The dungeon will also feature an immense twist in the game’s plot, preparing players for a raid that’s due to arrive in the next expansion later this fall.

Other new content takes the form of an all-new character creation system, which benefits from a more intuitive interface and a complete visual overhaul, as well as more dynamic events enhancing the questing experience. Players could end up with double XP or loot bonuses, or even double the amount of monsters to fight, depending on which way fate falls, with events timed to change these conditions several times a month. In tandem with the global effects from World Threats resulting from PvP action in Astral Odyssey, Allods Online will be mixing up its universe to keep things interesting along all points of any player’s leveling curve.

Finally, the update adds a set of tweaks for those who consider themselves space travelers. Astral navigation has been completely overhauled in Allods Online: Renaissance. All ships have received a 60% speed boost and the map system has been enhanced with color coding and grid overlays. This makes traveling much easier when needing to get somewhere fast. Travel, while more convenient, will not be a cakewalk by any means necessary, however. Traveling from wormhole to wormhole invites demons that can attack ships, causing the crews to fight for their lives.

The update will go live sometime later this month for European servers. For more information on the game, or to download and play it for yourself, head to the Allods Online official page. Having devoted some time to the game myself, I have to say that this update is exactly what the game needs to stay at the top of the F2P MMO charts for some time.

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