Allods Online: Autumn Wind update launches today
Dublin, Ireland – November 1st, 2012 Autumn Wind, the update for Allods Online, launches today, November 1st, on Gala Networks Europe’s English, German, French and Polish servers: Players can experience the new updates with the exciting new Summerhold tank battle, the improved crafting system, and the complete revamp of the popular sport Goblinball.

Summerhold hurtles into Allods Online’s list of daily events with a thrilling new battle of strategy and teamwork and even better rewards. Twelve players must employ four impressive armoured 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.

Goblinball, the humorously brutish game, will see a complete revamp: The traditional Orcish sport, now accessible to fans from level 23 and above, 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. At ten minutes per match, this is the latest way to experience that Allods Online spirit of competition up to five times a day!

Furthermore, Autumn Wind completes the major crafting overhaul that has started with the previous update: The update combines additional crafting professions with their most compatible gathering professions. Blacksmithing merges with mining, and both leatherworking and tailoring will utilize disassembling. Best of all crafting further improves with an updated interface, tool upgrades, a simplified level progression, and the ability to find patterns throughout the game world – from NPC merchants to deep in the Astral space -- for gear that can be created, then upgraded or used for upgrading.

Take a firsthand look at all these changes and more in the latest preview trailer (http://youtu.be/8EQ5bz0ajmY), or check out the full details in Allods Online’s weekly patch previews on the official website!

Allods Online is a subscription-less AAA MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German, Polish 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 4,000 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.

More detailed information on Autumn Wind can be found on the official Allods Online website.

All press information for Allods Online and all other gPotato.eu games can be found at our press centre at http://press.gPotato.eu/latest.asp.

You can also follow Allods Online Europe here:
English Guild Portal: http://guilds.en.allods.gPotato.eu
English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en
English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/allods

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. of the 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, Terra Militaris and the fusion-fantasy MMORPG SEVENCORE. 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 in 2013. 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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