gPotato Europe unveil information on player classes in Allods Online
Melee and Ranged fighters for both the Empire and the League explained and illustrated
DUBLIN – August 11th, 2009 – Allods Online is the upcoming free-to-play AAA MMORPG developed by Astrum Nival and published by Gala Networks Europe across Europe. It will be available as a free-to-play download from the gPotato.eu portal this Autumn.
Allods Online gives players twenty eight playable classes to choose from. These are derived from the game’s six races and eight archetypes. Each of these classes has its own class-specific special move, as well as their own armour set. This will allow players to develop their own range of powers, appearance and gameplay strategy. The gPotato team is proud to unveil an overview of the melee and ranged fighters in Allods Online. These feature classes from both the League and Empire, and cover the Warrior, Scout and Templar archetypes.
Every party that wants to survive an adventure in the dangerous world of Allods Online will need a heavily armoured fighter with them. Taking the hits and protecting their companions are the Warrior archetype. This archetype has combat advantages which put them squarely in the front line of battles. The Kanians have their ‘Champions’, the Gibberlings have ‘Brawlers’ that use their agility to hold their own in a fight, the Xadaganian ‘Vanquisher’ has higher magic resistance than his peers, while the Orc ‘Brute’ is a strong, tough fighter.
Working alongside these walking tanks are other important fighters: Templars. The Templar archetype has special self-shield that will absorb some of the damage they receive. Players will be able to choose from the Kanian ‘Knight’ and Elven ‘Paladin’ that can inflict heavy damage on their opponents. Alternatively, they can choose a Xadaganian ‘Commissar’ who can lower damages on his entire party with his battle cry, or an Orc ‘Reaver’, destroying everything in its path.
Finally, the last of the non-casting archetypes is the light-footed and stealthy Scout. The Scout archetype can enchant their arrows with various types of magic. Kanian ‘Stalkers’ can shoot a blinding arrow. Gibberling ‘Tricksters’ are specialist in rooting their enemies with their net. Xadaganian ‘Saboteurs’ are specialists with anything to do with explosives, and a penchant for laying mines, while Orc ‘Headhunters’ are fierce trackers that few of their targets are able evade and survive.
Depending on the Archetype chosen, each class has its own special abilities, look, style and tactics. This gives players plenty of choice depending on whether they want to side with the league or the Empire. Further information on the casting classes will be released in the not too distant future, but for the latest news on Allods Online, check out the official European website at http://allods.gpotato.eu . You can also get information on the game by signing up to the RSS feed, or by visiting the official YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/allods.
About Allods Online
Allods Online is free full blown MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe, with player controlled space battleships. Join one of the 2 factions at war in the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available. Customise your character and pet via the rich creation system and level up by completing over 1500 quests and explore the Astral space.
About Astrum Nival
Founded in 2006, Astrum Nival, formerly known as Nival Online, is the leading developer and operator of free to play client-based online games in the Russian Federation and the CIS. Also the exclusive Russian operator of Perfect World, Granado Espada, and Pirate King Online (branded as Piratia™ in Russia), the company develops rich online worlds full of epic adventures, challenges and fun for international audiences. Its first announced title is Allods Online, the epic MMORPG continuation of the globally acclaimed Allods series (known internationally as Rage of Mages). Astrum Nival is headquartered in Moscow, with development studios in Moscow and Voronezh, Russian Federation. Additional information is available at www.astrumnival.com
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. Gala Networks Europe operates the gPotato brand by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games via the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPG’s including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica and Allods Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 2,000,000 users. Allods Online, the fifth game of the portal, will be available in Autumn 2009.
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