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Sandbox Interactive unveils upcoming Guild vs. Guild rework for Albion Online

by on June 24, 2016
Sandbox Interactive was recently excited to reveal a new video about the upcoming Guild vs. Guild rework for their sandbox-MMORPG, Albion Online.
In Guild battles, guilds are able to fight and conquer territory around the world via 5v5 battles, however, they felt that the system was flat and unfinished in the current state, and thus are reworking many of the features. This rework will go live with the final Beta this summer.
Here’s a list of features that will be reworked and added, courtesy of the official press release:

The following new features will be added:

  • New Cluster Lay-out – Each cluster will only have one base territory, giving guilds a safe haven to call home.
  • Watch Towers – Replacing the current resource territories, Watch Towers will be open territories with a tower and NPC Guards that shoots down hostiles that dare to enter the perimeter.
  • Regional Timers – GvG can only take place during a set amount of hours per day, which will be different per region in game. Players per time zone can fight in the region most convenient to them.
  • Retaliation Attacks – If a Guild lost their territory but own a neighboring territory, they can launch a Retaliation Attack to try and get back the lost piece of land.
  • Counter Attacks – If a defending Guild wins a GvG by a large margin or by default, they can attack their enemies. This encourages serious play and avoids guilds launching fake attacks.
A number of features will also be reworked:
  • Battle declaration (for Guilds with territory) will be simplified.
  • Siege Camps (for Guilds without territory) can only be used once per day to schedule an attack. A Guild can also pacify the Siege Camp, disabling the Camp for the rest of the day.
  • Defender Bonus will no longer demotivate losing defenders, giving defending Guilds after losses a higher bonus to help them in future fights.
  • Several UI elements will be polished.

Are you eager for the update?

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