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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 02/16/10)  | Pub:Mail.Ru Games
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In Defense of v1.1.0

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jul 15, 2010  | Comments

In Defense of v1.1.0 - Allods Online - MMORPG.com

The Allods Online team has posted a response to the vociferous commentary raging all over the web in reaction to the v1.1.0 patch implemented recently. Players have been very vocal about the fact that they feel Allods has become a 'pay to win' type game. In the v1.1.0 patch, several potions were added to the cash shop that eliminate penalties and item curses incurred in a variety of ways. The potions are only available in the cash shop and one of the more common complaints is that players must have the potions and their effects to level.

In response, Allods Online devs say, to paraphrase: Cash Shop items are not necessary to play the game to its fullest extent.

First paragraph, enters make new paragraph, shift+enter make brWe know that players are most concerned about the cursed items, incense, and the leveling experience. We acknowledge that these changes may be unappealing to some players because they require players to use items that originate from the Item Shop, and players now feel that buying Item Shop items are necessary.

However, we want to assure you that the game has not become Pay-to-Play or Pay-to-Win. At the core of Allods you can still enjoy the game without ever having to worry about spending money. Yes, Holy Charms, Incense, and Scrolls of Purification are only offered through the Item Shop, but they can be purchased from other players and the auction house. It’s important to reiterate the fact that in order to play Allods, no game purchase is required and we do not ask for credit card information in order for you to play. We assure you that the majority of active Allods players do not pay a dime and are still able to experience everything the game has to offer.

The full team response is on the Allods Online site.

Do you agree with players' complaints? Are potions required in order to effectively level? Do you agree with the developers' position that potions aren't really all that critical to the game's enjoyment? Let us know!

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom