Gala Networks Europe and Gala-Net jointly announce more details about the next content expansion for Allods Online: Volume 5: Game of Gods, which will go live on the 15th February 2012 for all EU English and North American servers. The news sheds light on Bards, the new player archetype, new PvP battlegrounds and a challenging new raid, which brings mounted combat to raiding for the first time in Allods Online history.
The brand new Bard archetype is a good support class that helps their party by performing powerful songs. These songs provide buffs and large augmentations to party stats such as increasing health and defense, boosting mana and energy regeneration and adding bonuses to damage. Bards can also negate or cancel harmful battle effects on party members and can even control the battlefield by causing enemies to weaken, flee in fear or fall asleep for a period of time. In combat, Bards are capable of 1-on-1 confrontations, but perform better by juggling effects on a group of foes while their party companions finish off the enemies one-by-one. The Bard archetype will be playable by four races, creating four all new classes: the Elf Minstrel, the Orc Balladeer, the Xadaganian Agitator and the Kanian Skald, bringing the total number of playable classes in Allods Online to 34.
The PvP Battlegrounds is an all new PvP mode which allows players to engage in 12 vs 12 PvP combat up to 20 times a day, in a dedicated zone, from level 23 upwards. Players from either team can capture resources while battling each other for exclusive rewards. Battlegrounds will award special in-game currency with which players can obtain chests that reward the player with level-appropriate gear, symbols of experience or even legendary gear exclusive to the Battlegrounds, as well as Draconic Relics that can be equipped at higher character levels. This in-game currency is exchanged with a specific NPC in order to get the rewards. Players will be rewarded for their successful team work, as well as individual performance.
Dead City is the new raid area for high level characters. Players will have to raid through this visually stunning area and figure out the strategies to defeat the 13 new end-game bosses in 10 individual encounters. Fights include mounted combat on dragons for the first time in Allods Online history. Players are rewarded with the best up-to-date equipment for their characters that have stunning, all-new designs exclusive to the Dead City raid. There are three sub-tiers in the raid zone, each with their own individual design and look.Allods Online - Volume 5: Game of Gods,