Allods Online: October Expansion Announced

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland – 15. September 2011 – Gala Networks Europe, one of the leading free-to-play games publishers and operator of the www.gPotato.eu portal, is delighted to announce the next expansion for its AAA MMORPG, Allods Online. This upcoming expansion includes a wide range of significant changes for low and high level players, from optimisations for the game’s overall levelling curve to the introduction of a new zone for end-game players that offers the biggest challenge yet seen in the Allods Online universe.

In Allods Online's upcoming expansion, players will have an opportunity to confront a newly discovered evil buried deep within astral. It seems Tep, the June Necromancer whose prison of souls is now open and guarded by a servant of Tensess himself, had even more sinister secrets to hide among the demons, and once again it was the brave and noble Zem people -- who would one day rise from the earth and become the Arisen -- who bore the brunt of his brutality.

Out there lies a place of dark legend where souls were not only trapped, but experimented upon and drained of all energy and life.  To this the bravest must travel and slay the evil that resides there. The souls will lend their strength and give their lives, but how many will perish so that a few may prevail?

One of the biggest changes in the October Expansion is a complete revision of the first 25 levels of combat. Extensive re-balancing will make progression more immersive for new players, with easier monsters, faster combat, and a more intuitive difficulty curve making the first stages of Allods Online easier to master without watering down the core game that over 3.5 million players worldwide have come to love. The levelling system has been streamlined and simplified as well, with the complicated fatigue system removed completely and the bonus XP it provided distributed equally across all levels, players can enjoy a faster levelling experience all the way up to the maximum level 47. Two new player classes will also be added, which in combination with the previous archetype and race combinations brings the total number of playable classes up to 30!

For high-level players, the upcoming expansion offers the Kingdom of Elements, an entirely new zone for the hardcore Allods Online player that picks up where the Cave of Tka Rik left off, unravelling more mysteries about the Allods Online universe and preparing players for the future, with experience, treasures and gold. The Arena of Death PvP instance also benefits from a significant tweak – instead of being open twice daily, it will now be available constantly for player-on-player battling, with a new matchmaking system to provide gruelling tests of player skill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Finally, players with their own Astral ships can now customise the interiors of their craft with all manner of decor accessories, from rugs and throws to paintings and full suites of furniture.

For more information, and to discover Allods Online and the world of Sarnaut for free on the gPotato.eu portal, players can simply register accounts and download the full game at: http://en.allods.gPotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx.

You can also follow Allods Online here:

Exclusive Producer Twitter:  www.twitter.com/allods

English Guild Portal:  http://guilds.en.allods.gPotato.eu

German Guild Portal:  http://gilden.de.allods.gPotato.eu

French Guild Portal:  http://guildes.fr.allods.gPotato.eu

English Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

German Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

French Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

English Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

German Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de  

French Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr  

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/allods  

PR Contact:

Tony Coles

Peppermint P

T: +44 (0) 207 2402645      

tony.coles@peppermintp.com  

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, Triple-A MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German and French by gPotato.eu and developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru.

Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships, the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 30 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up to 47 by completing over 2,000 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms. Players can register and download this free MMO game at the official European website –  http://allods.gPotato.eu.

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 7 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin and the fusion-fantasy MMORPG SEVENCORE in 2012. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.

About Mail.Ru

Mail.Ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services including the largest Russian free e-mail service, instant messenger Mail.Ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.Ru, and search engine Poisk@Mail.Ru. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.Ru is also the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Fly For Fun, Jade Dynasty (Zhu Xian), Cross Fire and ZhengTu Online. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.


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