Astral Storm Rocks Allods Online

Press release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland – May 30 th, 2012 – Gala Networks Europe and Gala-Net one of the leading free-to-play games publishers and operators of the gPotato portals, has announced that Astral Storm, the latest content update for Allods Online, will go live today across all servers. Astral Storm coincides with the first anniversary of Allods Online’s launch as a full title and brings a range of tweaks, adjustments and improvements, alongside major additions such as the highly anticipated Mentor system and the Astral Treasure Hunt and a special launch event.

The Astral Storm launch trailer can be viewed on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/zTzxis-xVvU.

The mentoring system in Allods Online allows characters over level 30 to form a special bond with any newly created, non-reincarnated character over level 6 and the entire process is managed within the game’s UI. Mentors will receive a range of rewards, including a commission of the gold and loot earned by their apprentices, based on the amount of time a player spends mentoring their apprentice. The mentoring relationship ends when an apprentice reaches the same level as their mentor.

Astral Storm also includes a new sector of Astral space for fearless Astral travelers with a lust for loot. Players can enter the sector in their Astral vessels to acquire randomly-spawning treasure within a limited time, with the spawn rate going up as more player ships enter. However, a higher density of ships increases the chance of a demon appearing, upping the stakes across the board.

If Astral travelers prefer missions with a guaranteed reward, they can always join the Astral Caravan, which sets daily missions for Astral vessel owners. Players are given a set of goods to deliver to locations along trade routes in Astral space, with a commission for delivering them. However, other ships can attack the player and the goods can be stolen, meaning the victor gets the spoils and the delivery commission.

Other improvements include an overhaul of the questing interface that brings an integrated map and quest log, alongside an ‘automove’ feature that leads the player’s characters to the next quest location. There have also been many other adjustments and tweaks made across the entirety of Allods Online as the game continues to develop and refine itself.

Wrapping up the new content is the announcement of a special launch event for Astral Storm. This will include players being able to meet the leaders of their factions, with deeds and tasks to be completed in order to earn hats, costumes, fireworks and postcards to help celebrate their faction’s pride.

More detailed information on Astral Storm can be found on the official European and North Amercian Allods Online websites.

You can also follow Allods Online Europe here:

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, 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 3,500 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,   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, Iris, Aika, Allods Online, and Uncharted Waters Online. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMOs, SEVENCORE and Eternal Blade! Over 11 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.

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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