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Albion Online : MMO Wearables: You Are What you Wear

Posted Mar 15, 2014 by Neilie Johnson

This week I've stolen my editorial title from Albion Online's new promo trailer, “You Are What You Wear.” Though in real life, that expression might be only superficially true, in an MMO it's quite literally the case. Wearable items define not only what your digital alter-egos look like, they determine what those characters can do and where they stand in the MMO genre's level-dependent pecking order. Currently in development by Sandbox Interactive, free-to-play fantasy MMO Albion Online hopes to spin that idea in a new direction making it possible for players to wear anything they want. Considering this could result in a game full of players dressed like thrift store refugees, is that such a good idea?

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Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson is a freelance contributor to She's been writing about games since 2005, developing games since 2002, and playing them since the dawn of time. OK not really, but she's pretty sure she's got controllers older than you. Witness her game-related OCD on Twitter @bmunchausen.
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