Our group of 8 just spent the last 3 hours roaming circles around Black Forest (got home at 5, logged on, it is now 8 pm). We had a total of 1 fight against a group of ~20. Haven’t seen a single soul outside of that zerg. None of our players want to pve (we are all t7 unlocked), and certainly no one wants to gather (we are sitting on hordes of t5/t6 mats).
WE WANT TO PVP. The chests don’t spawn for another hour. I love this game, and when there are fights it is great. But i will be honest, i feel like i am spending Albion Online Gold looking for fights that are completely a toss up with regards to amount of fun (ganking gatherers with a group of 5+ isnt fun, getting zerged down as 5-10 by 20 isnt fun).
I know SI is working on things to increase hotspots/etc, but i am so bored playing the game right now i felt i should come to the forums and share the experience. Gone are the days where you could log on, decide to find albion online gold shop and go to 1-2 maps and get one with 90% certainty. Flesh/Heart of the earth were my playgrounds. every night at least one fight. It broke up the monotony of the grind.
Unless there are changes on the team I feel its downhill. I’m disappointed, I love this game too.I am myself experienced the exact same you are writing there and we will make smaller faster changes soon like increasing the drops in Hellgates/Raids/Castles/Chests and we are also reviewing the map and I believe we have a good idea that will bring back more PvP to everyone. But especially the map change is a bigger topic.
We seem to find plenty of fights in the black zone. I’m not saying this applies to you, Lewk, but a lot of the people I see complaining are the same folks that that established large alliances with everyone around them in their time zone. At some point, people that insist on making official and unofficial alliances with as many people as they can, have to accept responsibility for not having anyone to fight.
It comes down to a question of: Is it better to “win” and be bored or to risk “losing” and have people to fight?
Fights around black forest are stupid. Couple of guys stand on guards. Daggers drop frikkin traps and if they dont finish u and that they might get ass kicked go back to town with no problem for Albion Online Powerleveling. This concept is kind of poke a bear if it respond run to towns safety.This is much appreciated. I actually love when relic locker/chest time comes around, it often does the trick to bring pvp. I am a bit concerned with the proposed changes however, as you are proposing greater rewards on a LONGER cooldown. I would have hoped for shorter cooldown to provide more action rather than long downtimes.