Allods Online enhanced as first update goes live shortly

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– April 21st, 2010– Gala Networks Europe, the leading free-to-play online games publisher, is pleased to announce a series of important enhancements to Allods Online, the subscription-less fantasy space opera MMORPG.

This first major update for Allods Online comes a few weeks after the game entered its Open Beta phase with much fine tuning and additions made in response to player feedback during that time.

One highlight of the patch is the Arena of Death– the next step in ground Player vs Player combat. The Arena of Death is in Yazes Shard and players must complete certain tasks to gain the right to enter it. Once in the Arena, Imperial and League players can fight each other. On a cyclic basis players will gain 50% more Glory points for one hour.

The game also now includes an Astral ship training mode for Level 38 and higher players who want to sample a taste of the Astral content, while their ship is still under construction or simply to try it out. On Astral Ships themselves, a number of improvements have been made to the gameplay details: decreased damage in some areas, a redesign of the league ship and components such as the visor, cannons, shields, and the motor.

Improvements to the Player vs. Player game mean that some camps and the main capitals will be more heavily guarded with more policemen and an improved respawn timer. Additionally the chance to increase reputation with the enemy’s faction has been removed.

Many more quests have been added, while a number of existing quests have been polished or fixed, whether in terms of reviewing the rewards or reworking their core mechanism. Some Instances have also been reviewed to create a better playing experience.

In addition, many graphical enhancements have been made which will subtly enhance the look of the game, without changing the overall visual style.

For more information please visit the official Allods website: http://allods.gPotato.eu.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, AAA MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe. Developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru and published across Europe in English, French, and German by gPotato.eu. Allods Online has just won the award of the Most Anticipated MMO in 2009, in the readers choice awards of MMOsite.com.

Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled astral battleships and 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 28 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up by completing over 1,500 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 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 and Canaan Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 4 million users. An eighth game, currently going under the working title "Project 9" will be released during 2010. 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. Among these are the largest Russian free e-mail service, popular instant messenger Mail.ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.ru, search engine Poisk@Mail.ru, and hosting for photos, videos and blogs. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.ru Games is the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its extensive portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online (created by Astrum Nival) and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Silkroad Online, ZX Online, Cross Fire and ZT Online. Mail.ru's eight Russian offices are in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara and Kazan. The company also has international locations in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hamburg, Germany. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.

Social Networks

English Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-en.ning.com 

German Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-de.ning.com

French Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-fr.ning.com

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 Contacts: media@gpotato.eu


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