Alganon Newsletter January 2011
The War of Conversion
The strategic battle for land and resources has begun. Members of the Asharr and Kujix who believe their way is the right way will do whatever they can to convert their enemies to join them. The neutral cities of the world, not protected by the gods, are at the mercy of the ongoing battles between the two organizations. The gods agreed that they would fight each other only in the world of Alganon, and only within their domains or through the summoning of their followers.
The latest chapter in the War of Conversion begins today!
Throughout the world various towers have been placed. Each of these towers represents a control point for its zone, and each zone has 3 towers. If a single faction controls all three towers in a single zone, they "control the zone" and everybody in the zone receives a buff to their attack power, spellpower, experience gain and renown gain. Once a tower is captured, it cannot be retaken for 1 hour. Towers are defended by a few NPCs who will alert all friendly players in the zone that they are being attacked. To keep the buff, rally in defense of your towers!
Whenever a player of experience level 10-49 enters a PvP area and is flagged for PvP they will receive a Battlefield Promotion to level 50. This temporary promotion increases the player's attributes to that of a level 50 and increases all known spells to their level 50 equivalent. Also if the player is using Renown PvP gear it will scale to level 50 with the player. Players of all levels are encouraged to participate in the Tower PvP system!
The Renown System
Renown is the leveling system for players who engage in PvP. Similar to the way experience points work, you'll gain Renown Points (RP) for engaging in PvP activities. As you level up your Renown you'll gain access to increasingly powerful PvP items. The Renown Level cap for the Towers patch is 10, so all first tier PvP armor and items are now available for unlocking!
The first set of PvP armor is available and can be purchased from the PvP vendors in the new military quarter of each main city. These armor sets all are itemized with Fortitude, a damage mitigation stat unique to PvP. Stacking Fortitude will give you a defensive advantage against other players. Additionally, Renown armor sets do not take Battle Durability loss and never need to be repaired to engage in PvP. Also, this armor scales with players that receive Battlefield Promotion. For characters under level 50 this is a huge advantage.
The study system receives its first major expansion in the Towers patch, with about 50 new studies being added for PvP. Players will be able to customize their characters according to the type of PvP they most like to play. These studies build on one another and the final studies in each chain are powerful and difficult to attain. The new PvP studies added in this patch together with those coming in the next one form a fully integrated PvP research system unique to any fantasy MMO!
Alganon is a fantasy-based MMORPG that allows thousands of people to play together in a virtual world that features a rich history dominated by commanding deities, powerful weapons and armor, deadly magic, epic quests, ancient places to discover, the utilization of detailed tradeskills, and more. Designed from scratch and based in a uniquely created world, the goal in designing Alganon is to provide "Simple Gameplay with Unlimited Growth in a massive world of immersion and interaction."
Part of achieving this goal was to create a game that is easy for anyone to play, but also to build the game so that even the most skilled and hardcore gamer has the potential to grow beyond their expectations. A world where the casual and hardcore gamer alike can adventure, grow, and share their accomplishments with each other.
Our development team at Quest Online have designed everything from the ground up, tailored to feedback from the community about what you want to see in an MMO. While it can be difficult to select new games worthy of our time with so many prominent MMOs on the market, we have sculpted Alganon to be the game you do not have to dedicate all of your time to. We have implemented a system where your character evolves even when you aren't playing.
- Adventure together with thousands of other players simultaneously.
- Journey through an epic world filled with dungeons of different styles and depths.
- Explore two massive continents and their huge capital cities, which serve as major hubs for the races inhabiting them.
- Choose from two races and several classes - with more to come.
- Encounter hundreds of interactive characters and monsters.
- Learn the continuing story of Alganon by completing a wide variety of challenging quests.
- Practice various trade skills to help locate reagents, make and enhance custom items, acquire wealth through trade with other players, and more.
- A robust guild system with extensive management ability for community managers to establish rewards and ranks to suit their own tastes.
- Enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with new quests, items, and adventures in static and instance areas.
- Buy items, beef up your character etc using the Tribute micro-transaction system.
- Test your skills against other players with non-lethal dueling, or fight to the death against your faction's enemies.
- Battle enemies to control territory for the benefit of your faction
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