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Our Dark Rising Fleet - A Guide -

posted Jul 26, 2010 04:40:12 by Nabz

Building An Astral Ship From Scratch
Of course, the real highlight of the game is not with the very diverse character class system for a free-to-play MMORPG but it comes in the form of the very neat Astral ships. To move about and between the allods players will need to acquire an Astral ship of their own, complete with a crew, in order to venture about the vast universe in the game.


Players will start building their ship after level 35 and will be able to venture out after finding a crew to man it. The neat part is that the entire crew is mostly composed of other players, so adventuring throughout the world becomes a more community-oriented affair rather than a lot of players taking the solo route for discovering treasures and items. One of the major roles assigned to players on the Astral ships is that of a Navigator; the Navigator can see the entire surrounding area of the ship and can plot the course for either engaging an enemy, strategically getting into position for battle or finding a nice escape route to avoid danger.

In addition to the Navigator other players will take on the role of ship-hands to man the turrets or spot out the best course for maneuvering the ship. However, the Astral ships aren’t simply limited to players navigating and shooting cannons, it’s also possible to engage in ship-to-ship battles or use long-ranged magic and abilities to attack opponents. The team worked hard in ensuring that players could still use some of their abilities while stationed on the Astral ship to fend off monsters or fight against other players on opposing ships.



The Weight Of Loot
The flying Astral ships aren’t just for war and exploration, however, they also serve one other very imperative purpose for a player’s travel: storing loot. As players make their excursion through the Astral they’ll undoubtedly gather lots of treasure, gold, loot and equipment. When the items become too much to carry on a player-character the booty can be stored on the Astral ship until it’s time to part ways from the allod. One other thing to keep in mind is that the size and quality of the ship will also determine how much loot can be stored on it…meaning that players will need to make several trips around the Astral planes to recover treasure if they’re using an inadequately small ship. But the gathered items from the allods can always be put to good use, such as buying more storage space for the Astral ship.

Mini-Games And Goblinoball
The game not only has standard-fare play and the whole Astral ship function, but it also has additional gameplay contained within mini-games. One of the recently revealed game modes include “Goblinoball”, in which players venture to Competition Island, an allod all about nurturing the competitive side of adventurers, and engaging in some six-on-six soccer using a goblin. There are even special character themes and settings used in the arena to help bring out the spirit of sportsmanship, including sports-themed head paint and clothing logos.


Nevertheless, for those of you who fear you might get bored easily of a game where you grind, loot for treasure and discover vast new worlds to explore, rest assured that there is still plenty to do in Allods Online. With over 1,500 quests to take on, a sprawling universe of allods to explore and plenty of warring factions to keep the action spicy and lively, it’s tough to ignore Allods Online as a potential breakout hit of the year in the free-to-play arena.



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Nabz said Jul 26, 2010 04:49:12
Choose your Post and Duty below: (example - Nabolshia > Navigator)
positions available will be determined, but put in your request in advance!



The image is from my Pc Gamer magazine and is kinda blurred out but you get the idea- positions on each ship are as follows:


(A) Engines - 2 Players (They run the engines and control speed)
(B) The Wheel - 1 Player (Chooses desination and keeps ship on course)
(C) Visor - 1 Player (Checks ships damages and outside attacks)
(D) Cannons - 2-6 Players (Fires on enemies)
(E) Scanner - 1 Player (Scans the area for Ships, Allods, and monsters)
(F) Mechanics - 2-6 Players (Uses Fix-a-goblins by grabbing them by the head,& throwing them at breaks)
(G) Security - 2-6 Players (Repel any BOARDING enemies)

Partial Crew total = 11 (Fail)
Full Crew Total = 23+ (The Ship has no crew limits for Max capacity)

Awesome Guys! I'll start a listing below- Keep the feedback coming! Secure your position.
All ACTIVE SHIP CREW in COMMAND positions will need to have XFIRE.

XFIRE is free and awesome! We can live video the battle! And use voice to communicate because its hard to YELL "They have breeched the deck!" while your fighting for your life mashing keys! We will have primary crew and secondary commanders on audio chat in XFIRE, to keep us safe!

It takes 100 days to build one ship, we don't want it destroyed and burned in the first 1000 yards of the docks- WE NEED ASTRAL INTEL! ANYONE with ASTRAL info please hit me on email at nabolshia@yahoo.com

As a note the higher performers on the ship will be accomidated and honored- and will be nominated captains of future ships! Everyone needs to hit 35 to get a ship of their own! More details to come as we get closer- Download Xfire free @ http://www.xfire.com and add me - who else? NABOLSHIA (Stephen)

SHIPS CREW:
Wheelman > Nabolshia (o seats)

Engines (to be announced) (2 seats) THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Visor > Arres (0 seats)

Cannons! > Terrorinator > Sbkiller (4 seats left) 2 minimum! IMPORTANT SHIP to SHIP! Security can assist until deckfight! Begins! Then run to the deck and defend as well- For the record, this IS covered!

Scanner > Byakujin (0 seat)

Mechanics > (to be announced) (6 seats) THIS IS IMPORTANT! 2 minimum!

Security > Waii > Maskot > Robho > (3 Seats left)

Note: If engines stop, or cannons are down, we all run to the deck to defend! Noone gets our loot~ And WHEN we win the deck battle, the mechanics fix our cannons and engines to persue them and take what THEY have. A True Leader is Born of the backs of the brave, and the events they help let unfold... We are Dark Rising.
[Last edited Jul 28, 2010 02:15:44]
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Nabz said Jul 26, 2010 04:57:20
Nabolshia > The Wheel
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EmilioDosSantos said Jul 26, 2010 11:56:24
Arres > Visor
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AndyLu said Jul 26, 2010 12:01:59
Waii > Security Go go go :] See how they will get through a fatty tank! :]
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Kagouraz@live.com said Jul 26, 2010 12:04:50
Byakujin > Scanner
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AlexanderKardell said Jul 26, 2010 12:25:53

maskot > security we will be holding of guys
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RobinHorvath said Jul 26, 2010 12:27:25
Robho>Security we are not gonna lose the battle
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TonyKardell said Jul 26, 2010 12:43:34
Terrorinator > Cannons we will destroy their ships:)
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Sbkiller said Jul 26, 2010 22:51:41
Sbkiller > Cannons. Where ever i go RL or Ingame, imma dps the hell out of somthing. Why not some enemy ships =]
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