For immediate release
Dublin, Ireland – February 1 st, 2012 – Gala Networks Europe and Gala-Net one of the leading free-to-play games publishers and operators of the gPotato portals, jointly announce more details about the next content expansion for Allods Online: Volume 5: Game of Gods, which will go live on the 15 th February 2012 for all EU English and North American servers . The news sheds light on Bards, the new player archetype, new PvP battlegrounds and a challenging new raid, which brings mounted combat to raiding for the first time in Allods Online history.
The brand new Bard archetype is a good support class that helps their party by performing powerful songs. These songs provide buffs and large augmentations to party stats such as increasing health and defense, boosting mana and energy regeneration and adding bonuses to damage.
Bards can also negate or cancel harmful battle effects on party members and can even control the battlefield by causing enemies to weaken, flee in fear or fall asleep for a period of time. In combat, Bards are capable of 1-on-1 confrontations, but perform better by juggling effects on a group of foes while their party companions finish off the enemies one-by-one. The Bard archetype will be playable by four races, creating four all new classes: the Elf Minstrel, the Orc Balladeer, the Xadaganian Agitator and the Kanian Skald, bringing the total number of playable classes in Allods Online to 34.
The PvP Battlegrounds is an all new PvP mode which allows players to engage in 12 vs 12 PvP combat up to 20 times a day, in a dedicated zone, from level 23 upwards. Players from either team can capture resources while battling each other for exclusive rewards. Battlegrounds will award special in-game currency with which players can obtain chests that reward the player with level-appropriate gear, symbols of experience or even legendary gear exclusive to the Battlegrounds, as well as Draconic Relics that can be equipped at higher character levels. This in-game currency is exchanged with a specific NPC in order to get the rewards. Players will be rewarded for their successful team work, as well as individual performance.
Dead City is the new raid area for high level characters. Players will have to raid through this visually stunning area and figure out the strategies to defeat the 13 new end-game bosses in 10 individual encounters. Fights include mounted combat on dragons for the first time in Allods Online history. Players are rewarded with the best up-to-date equipment for their characters that have stunning, all-new designs exclusive to the Dead City raid. There are three sub-tiers in the raid zone, each with their own individual design and look.
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About Allods Online
Allods Online is a subscription-less, AAA MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German and French by gPotato.eu and developed by Mail.Ru Games.
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 34 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up to 51 by completing over 3,000 quests 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, 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 8 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 Gala-Net, Inc. and gPotato.com
Founded in 2004, gPotato is a leading publisher of free-to-play online games. The gPotato Game Portal at www.gpotato.com hosts a diverse and lively portfolio of games such as Fly for Fun, Rappelz, Tales Runner, Iris, Luna, Aika, Allods, Prius, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO, Sevencore! Over 10 million registered users gather to play gPotato’s games for free every day. Through the uniquely powerful vehicle of online games, gPotato connects people from all over the world to create a fun and friendly global community.
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.