Alganon Newsletter March 2011
New Character Models
It's been almost two months since we've sent a newsletter but we've been hard at work improving Alganon. Over the last year and a half our number one most requested item has been better character models. Today we're proud to announce that our character models have been completely redone with higher polygons and better textures. These new models were released in our patch yesterday and you can log in right now and check out the new look of your characters!
We hope you like the new models as much as we do, it's something we've wanted to do since forever. We also have a new feature coming in a few weeks which will allow players to change the look of their existing characters. Bored with your hairstyle? Need a shave? Want to try out a different look? We've got you covered.
Back in January we announced the release of the Towers PvP patch which introduced PvP objectives into Alganon. Since then we've completed 2 major PvP quest chains for each race to assist players in gaining Renown. These are PvE quests generally located in PvP zones. Most of them can be completed solo, but beware... attack may come at any time from any quarter! You'll find NPCs all over the world who will be glad to point you in the right direction to get started.
We've got some exciting things planned for the coming months, so stay tuned for more details. However we can talk about our next patch currently undergoing QA testing and some of the great new features coming very soon.
We've made some changes to the way last names work in Alganon for the next patch. Character last names are now non-unique, non race/server specific, and you'll be able to change them from a vendor within the game. This will allow you to name a character individually from other characters on your account. It will also allow family members, friends, or even entire guilds to share a last name.
The study system has also been completely rewritten. Players will be able to create a study queue for each of their characters, and all of your characters can study at the same time. To support this change we've also made a small change to the way Tribute purchased study boosts will work. In the past the boost was applied automatically since only one study per server, per account meant we knew which study you wanted to accelerate. We've changed this so that the player can purchase a boost, then choose the character(s) to use it on.
Support is being added to Alganon for translation into other languages, and we're happy to report that our localization support effort is almost completed. Alganon will be fully Unicode compliant and ready to be translated into any known language. We're excited about the possibilities of bringing Alganon to new countries and new audiences!
Come visit the growing world of Alganon!
Dev Blog: The Long Road Ahead
A new dev blog is also up and it contains a lot of juicy tidbits related to Alganon's future
Since you've already signed up for a MyAlganon account we've got a special offers for you. You will be able purchase these items in the Tribute Market!
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.
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