As some of you may have noticed already, the European version will go live after other regions worldwide. As we are all players in the end, the most obvious question is: ‘Why the pain of the wait? Can’t Europe just go live on the same date as others do?’ These are indeed valid questions and I would like to address them for you.
Polishing the game The official release is a very important moment in the life of a game. That is why we did not want to patch the version and do the final polishing once it is live. Instead, we decided to polish the game to the best of our abilities before the release so that new players and our existing community would have a clean Allods Gold game. This process covers several different areas.
Game Translations It is a familiar territory, and while we have a stellar translation team, the sheer volume of words makes it a very time-consuming process. We have been working for weeks on the translations of this version so far. The English, French and German versions are being refined and perfected daily. This isn’t just a matter of translating the new content, which is a big task in itself, but of reviewing all the content previously released in Allods Online, including the descriptions of spells, talents and rubies. While we recognise it may not be feasible to have all descriptions flawless before the launch, we are striving to have a translation that is as perfect as possible.
Some key and important game mechanics are being modified and adjusted, while others are being completely overhauled(Allods Online Gold). We are thoroughly evaluating and testing them all in order to understand each mechanic and the impact they have on the game and on you, the players, as good as we can. Our goals are to communicate those changes to you as clearly as possible, and to be able to answer any questions or concerns that may arise from these changes on 11.5.11 and after the release.
We do not want a second Gipat incident, you deserve better. The game deserves better. So we need time to fully understand and master these systems as good as we can before the official launch.