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Berlin, January 24, 2014— Sandbox
Interactive today unveils the new Destiny Board feature for their
upcoming cross-platform Sandbox MMO, Albion Online. Eschewing
traditional level ups, players instead earn small perks and bonuses
over a period of time by performing actions based on what their
character is learning. Players can view the full Destiny
Board and sign up for the upcoming closed beta test at
“The Destiny Board was designed to give players some
direction in a world in which there are no levels,” said
David Salz, Technical Director at Sandbox Interactive,
“Though players are not relying on a traditional level-up
system, they are still able to plan their own Destiny in the world
of Albion, and become their own unique hero.”
Via the Destiny Board, players themselves could decide how to
focus the development of their character. Depending on which
of the three paths players choose (Crafting, PvE, and PvP), there
will be various unlockable bonuses to acquire, which will help
players design and support their own play style. Missions on
the Destiny Board will range from gathering a certain number of
materials, taking or dealing damage, getting a certain number of
kills, a certain level of fame, and other goals.
The Destiny Board is divided into three major areas:
The first consists of a number of missions and quests which will
reward you with various vanity items as well as some small bonus
stats. These missions are divided into 3 branches: PvP, PvE and
In the center of the Destiny Board can be found all of the items
in the game. Here you can unlock both the skills to equip and wear
these items as well as the ability to craft them.
In the lower part you’ll find everything relating to the
buildings in Albion Online. Here you can unlock new and more
powerful buildings to craft.
When objectives are completed, a reward in the form of an item
or building recipe, or a permanent bonus to a character’s hit
points, carry weight, armor rating, or damage when using a certain
weapon is granted. This will ensure players rise swiftly up
the ranks in a way which complements their individual play style.
The Destiny Board is a way of providing direction to players while
avoiding classification and restriction.
Creating a mage with ranged weapons, or a tank with healing
spells, any combination is possible in a classless system!
In addition to the full Destiny Board, which can be reached
straight from the HUD, players are given a prompt for three or more
current objectives at the bottom edge of the screen at login; with
these reminders, you’ll be able to pick up from where you
left off last time.
Albion Online is the first true cross-platform MMO, running on
different devices including Windows, iOS and Android at the same
time and in the same world! Albion Online will go into beta
in early 2014 and players can get all the latest updates by
following the game on Facebook at
Twitter: @albiononline, or on Google+
on YouTube at
For more information, please visit
About Sandbox Interactive
We are Sandbox Interactive, an independent company founded in
January 2012 and based in Berlin, Germany. We believe that the
creation of your own world and interaction with other players are
paramount to entertainment -- and both creating and interacting are
best experienced in sandbox games. That’s why we are
extremely passionate about sandbox MMORPGs. Currently, we are a
team of 12 full time employees and 9 freelancers, all working hard
on our project Albion Online. Most of us are coders and artists. We
believe that delivering a great product is most important.
That’s why we focus on our game rather than on marketing or a
huge B2B network. And even more important, everyone in our team is
still a gamer themselves and loves games. We hope that you will be
able to feel this love in our game.
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