The updates to personal islands mean that you can have your own individual islands with custom appearances, Visual upgrades, and indeed, different available biomes. instead of just a uniform appearance for having a personal island, they'll be a little more personality to them. the different biomes that will become available when the update hits are tailored to link the personal Islands thematically to cities.
What this will look like is a shared relationship between the host city and your island, linking them thematically, providing choices, and a way to have your secluded personal space that feels like it belongs in the immediate world.
Those new biomes will be as follows:
- Martlock: Expect rolling hills, meadows, cliffs, and picturesque waterfalls.
- Lymhurst: Dive into a thick, lush forest with a serene stream meandering through it.
- Bridgewatch: Enjoy an oasis-like island with warm, shallow waters and swaying palm trees.
- Fort Sterling: Embrace the tranquility of snow-capped mountains.
- Thetford: Explore sunken ruins, overgrown trees, and emerald waters.
- Caerleon: Brace yourself for rough, rocky terrain in this bandit-controlled territory.
When it comes to farming, the new farming bonuses for both crops and animals that also connect to the island overhauls. Crops, herbs, and farm animals will all thrive differently in different biomes. Each city biome will have bonuses for one crop, one herb, and one farm animal, as well as one additional farmable item with bonus yields. Different animals will yield more resources when butchered on particular islands too.
Since all of these changes are coming in the update, the team has opened the ability to move your island to a new city before October 16th. This will be the last personal island move, since these upcoming changes mean you'll be able to own multiple personal islands going forward: one for each city.
See the new devblog at Albion Online, and watch the update video for a breakdown of details.