Sandbox Interactive has published a new video developer diary that reveals the first details of the forthcoming Albion Online Merlyn Update with specific regard to Faction Warfare. This is Part 1 of a multipart series that will reveal more about the Merlyn update.
Faction Warfare allows players to participate in the conflict between rival cities on Albion's Royal Continent, and offers guilds, as well as solo and guildless players, the opportunity for open-world PVP on the Royal Continent. Along with incentives like Faction Standing and new Faction-based Killboards, this system will also introduce new resources, items, and mounts that can be used by players of all levels:
- City Heart Fragments: These shards can be used in resource refining to reduce the amount of raw resources needed, or used as a crafting ingredient in various faction items
- Faction Capes: The first of a completely new line of cape slot items to enhance combat builds
- Faction Mounts: A new set of baby animals that can be raised into mounts with unique stats
Check out the video and then head to the Albion Online site to learn more.