ALBION ONLINE’S GATEWAY DUNGEONS OFFER INCREDIBLY FLEXIBLE ADVENTURES

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Albion Online is merging the concept of an old-school open world dungeon with its hellgate mechanic to make adventure spaces that feel fresh and challenging.

These gateway dungeons, as they’re being called, have multiple entry points and several “pockets” containing veteran mobs and gatekeepers. Gatekeepers, when killed, will open up a portal to a special instance for you and your four buddies, in which you’ll find even tougher bosses and better loot. Of course, you may never come out again to tell the tale, but that’s the risk you take, eh?

Albion is also in the process of reworking its death mechanic — or to be more accurate, its knockdown mechanic. With this new process, when a player runs out of hit points, he or she will get knocked down and have to wait until one of three things happens: fellow players cast a resurrect, an enemy comes in for the kill, or enough hit points slowly regenerate to allow a return to the action.

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