If Albion was never an ‘alpha, beta’

Let’s just say Albion was simply released from the very beginning and no one ever considered it in testing.

The amount of changes the game has gone through is quite massive, it’s almost been seasonal gameplay in my opinion, each one offering up a very different experience. I think if Albion was not in beta this game would be widely considered as getting better and more polished by the day… maybe even be on the rise due to a lot of changes that have been shown for the future.

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So now the real question :
What changes to this point have been the most detrimental in your experience?
What changes have been the most successful?
With everything the developers have been working on, it makes me really wonder what type of player experiences have been occurring that make people feel like the game is either succeeding or failing.

my own answers :

What changes to this point have been the most detrimental in your experience?
In my opinion adding and subtracting content from the game has not really been a bad experience for me. Maps, territories, weapons, abilities, factions, materials, pve loot, biomes.. ive seen quite a few come and go.. but what really made the game become less enjoyable over the years was the overhaul of fame. The constant changes to how ‘progression’ happens in Albion is a very exhausting experience. I understand that wiping the maps was surely needed and I stand by that (hence the seasonal talk) what I did not enjoy was re-grinding mobs/materials only to find that the process was taking longer, or was simply broken and needed to be completely fixed.

What changes have been the most successful?
To me the most successful change since I have started playing Albion ( Alpha 2 ) .. has been GvG’s . This is kind of a bias in thinking that not many changes have been very positive to me in terms of content, while it wasn’t awful it just wasn’t really what I was hoping to see. Yet the fact that gvg’s are still in the game and hopefully still the cornerstone to Albion’s success is truly what makes me want to continue to just give the game a go.

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