With the Lands Awakened update, Albion Online entered a new phase, with its open world, new biomes, new mechanics intended to increase exploration and even make PvP less static, and also build those opportunities into the world. The latest devtalk for the game features UI Designer Moritz Bokelmann, on some of the quality of life changes that also came with the update.
When there are sieges to be had and defenses to build, there are also needs to gear up. Originally, loadouts were added to make life easier on that front in the previous Call to Arms update. The newest update improved upon this since now you can buy full loadouts from the marketplace if you want to. To do this, you can now search for what you’re looking for in the market, and see a list of what matches and what is available. You’ll see the selling price and market average, which should keep prices in reasonable ranges. If the results you get serve your interests, there’s now the ability to toggle different results in the list to buy then get them all (provided all remain available) at once with the new quick purchase option.
Farming also got a lift, with the process now easier and requiring fewer steps to accomplish. You can perform farming actions by shift and clicking, or double tapping in the mobile version. You don’t even need to open the separate farming interface to do so. And just like the buy all option for loadouts in the marketplace, animals also get a “take all” option, which you can also toggle to pick up animals and their offspring if needed.
The final feature to get a mention is the new party chat. There are new options for joining and inviting that affect entire parties, and social settings give control over who (or if) can invite you.