Mountain View, Calif. – October 30, 2012 Change continues to arrive for Allods Online as Autumn Wind launches today, October 30, in North America. Experience this season’s updates with the exciting new skirmish Summerhold, the improved crafting professions system, and the complete revamp of the popular sport Goblinball.
Summerhold hurtles into Allods Online’s list of skirmishes with a thrilling new battle and even better rewards. Twelve players must employ four impressive vehicles in taking down a colossal golem, who tramples across the countryside destroying supply chests. The faster players exterminate this mech, the more medals they receive from the remaining chests to buy experience, vanity items, food, and more. Rush headlong against the menace and his army of machines in the Type 59 ST tank, disable the giant’s attacks with the IS-7 Heavy, strike from a distance in the T92 Arty, or scout ahead at blazing speeds with the T50-2 Firefly.
Allods Online’s previous update hinted at major crafting changes when alchemy and herbalism where combined into a single self-sufficient profession. Those tremendous improvements are now here with the combination of the last remaining crafting professions with their most compatible gathering professions. Blacksmithing merges with mining, and both leatherworking and tailoring will utilize dissembling. Best of all crafting further improves with an updated interface, tool upgrades, a simplified level progression, and the ability to find patterns for gear that can be created, then upgraded or used for upgrading.
Gear up for a rousing game of Goblinball with a complete revamp of the humorously brutish game. The traditional Orcish sport, now accessible to fans of all levels, pits two teams of four against each other as they race to kick an unfortunate goblin through the opposing team’s goal. Improved abilities allow the players to kick, charge at, and block the doomed little goblin, who now glows according to which team has possession, while goalkeepers get the special ability to return him to the field. Shin kicks are not out of bounds either, and after each ten minute match players will receive fragments that can be turned into currency for buying experience, crafting materials, and more!
Take a firsthand look at all these changes and more in the latest preview trailer, or check out the full details in Allods Online’s weekly patch previews on the official website!
About Allods Online
Allods Online, voted Best Game and Audience Choice at the Russian Game Developers Conference in 2009, is a revolutionary sci-fi fantasy MMORPG developed by mail.ru over four years with a budget of $12 million. Two warring factions, League and Empire, vie for control of allods – islands floating in the Astral. Aboard an Astral ship players can explore the ever-changing Astral, discover uncharted allods, engage in ship-to-ship combat, and fight massive Astral demons. The game is one of the largest and most comprehensive MMORPGs ever created, featuring a vast and gorgeously realized world, 6 races, 9 archetypes, 34 classes, and over 2,000 quests. Allods’ top quality production values feature full motion capture animation, art by internationally award-winning artists, and a soundtrack by Mark Morgan, the composer of Dexter and Fallout 1 & 2.
About gPotato.com – Gala-Net, Inc. (North America)
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 Flyff Gold, Rappelz, Aika Online, Allods Online, Uncharted Waters Online and Sevencore. gPotato now eagerly awaits the upcoming release of its newest MMO Eternal Blade! Over 12 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 gPotato.eu – Gala Networks Europe (Europe)
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.
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.