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Berlin, the 31st of July 2014: Defending your territory from opponents looking to siege it, gathering valuable resources, trying to sell your hand-crafted sword at the marketplace, conquering nasty monsters – a day in the life of an Albion Online player is a thrilling one. What better after that than to return to the security of your own home? In a new blog entry , the Berlin-based developers Sandbox Interactive show off the extensive housing system of their cross-platform sandbox MMO. Player-built housing offers more than just rest and recuperation, and has many useful functions.

Before a building can be erected, a plot of land with enough space must first be purchased. Player plots can be found in towns, safe zones and guild cities. Each plot is unique, and can be built upon in an individual way. Certain factors, such as the distribution of valuable resources in the area and the size of the plot, affect the value and purchase price of the land. All players who have the required resources and currency are able to purchase, sell and otherwise trade land. When they have found a good plot of land, they are able to build any of the over 50 kinds of buildings in the game, from housing to barracks to crafting stations.

A furnished house is a real necessity

In Albion Online, the abilities and spells of the character are determined by their load out and what the character is wearing. In the same vein, how a player furnishes his or her house will also have a direct influence on the abilities of their character. For instance, when they sit down to eat a meal, the character will feel strengthened against the cold, threatening wilderness; a sleep in their very own bed will recover their energy reserves. Wardrobes and chests are great ways of securely storing extra armor or resources, and players will be able to grab these to reequip straightaway when they respawn at their house when they die.

Building and renting

Building land is a valuable commodity in the world of Albion Online. For this reason, it’s useful for land owners to make their land and buildings available for other players to use. There is an extensive rights system by which owners can make detailed choices about other players’ rights to use their land, buildings, and even their furniture. Housing owners can choose, amongst other things, who has access to the storage space in their chests and wardrobes, whether or not players can erect buildings on their land and which inventories they have access to.

You can get all the information on the new housing system of Albion Online in a dev blog on the website at .

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About Albion Online

Albion Online is a cross-platform medieval style sandbox MMO. The free MMO offers players an extensive character customization system with no class restrictions, a completely player-driven economy and dynamic PvP battles. The action of the open game world revolves around sieging, claiming and defending territories. Albion Online will be released as a free-to-play title on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android in Q1 2015. You can find more information on the website at .