Beta Notes, Discussion

Legends of Albadyn Year Two

Well, This is the start of Legends of Albadyn’s second year. Wow. It seems like yesterday at six in the morning on August 28th of 2016. I cannot believe it.

But here we are. What comes next? Seems like Albadyn is in pretty good shape. Our Beta closed up pretty nice, but there is still some content we need to test out before it can be released.

But, I have to tell you all about this stuff that I am hoping to come out with in the next few months.

Quest 5: the finale for the current Quest Arc, bringing Infernas’ story to an end, preferably at the edge of an Adventurer’s blade.

New Items: I want to release some new weapons, but I have to test them before I can do it, otherwise they will be unbalanced.

New Monster Faction: This is the big thing. I want to release a super-tough Faction of Monsters for those of us who like a challenge. Name is all I can release, but I will release that: The Black Crown Army. They are members of an Adventurer Guild that went over to the dark side. They intimidate the Bandits, the Ash Cult, and they are not to be trifled with.

New Mode: Challenge Mode will be coming along soon. Challenge mode features pre-built rooms designed by me to bring you a hard challenge with a big payoff, including a chance for Mythic Gear.

Looking forward to another year.

Jacob Snow

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Battle Reports (BatReps), Discussion

Did We Win… or Lose? Legends of Albadyn Elite Quest Status.

The event is over. The challenge was issued to anyone who was willing: kill the Dragon and become a part of Albadyn’s History.

Did anyone answer the call? Did we end the threat once and for all?

Yes. Yes we did.

At 1:52 AM on 9/25/2017 (close to the deadline much?), our party of no less than 12 Surviving Adventurers slew the Dragon, ending its threat forever.

The official Lore Post will be forthcoming here in a bit, but here are the names of the people involved.

Jacob Snow (Played 8 Adventurers, 7 Survived)

Rose Love (Played 6 Adventurers, 5 Survived)

Their names?

By Jacob Snow

Aja Whiteshield: Female Human Fighter (Landed Final Blow)

Orijen Whiteshield: Male Golden Elf Priest (Warmed a mean bench, kept allies in HP)

Silas Archaemon: Male Human Rook (Used Revolver. Missed. A Lot.)

Julius: Male Human Fighter (Spear Goar Attack)

Xandra: Female Vahalyr Knight (Epic Awesomeness)

Tian-Wu-Xian: Female Amaresu Samurai (Died due to Chain Lightning)

Terrance Gilfaren: Female Golden Elf Crusader (HOLY… STRIKE!!!)

Montague: Male Human Sorcerer (Spells from the far, far back)

By Rose Love

Kirie: Female Vahalyr Knight (Into the Jaws of Death)

Hope: Female Vahalyr Priestess (Keeping us alive)

Scotia: Female Dwarf Archer (THWOCK)

Jade: Female Blessed (Took the Dragon’s Ranged Immunity. Thank you SOOOO much)

Sasha: Female Goblin Ninja (Died due to 2 Damage Chomp Attack)

Mehpool: Male Goblin Priest (Healed folks… meh (his words, not mine))

We did it, folks. Next time this year, we will all vie for the next Elite Quest. Cheers!

God Bless Y’all!

Jacob Snow

 

 

 

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Beta Notes, Discussion

Legends of Albadyn Year 1

Well, it has been a whole year since I first uploaded the first posts on Legends of Albadyn on WordPress.

Nothing is the same as that first night. We have Quest Points, Shadow Gold and regular Gold, and a whole slew of Classes that did not exist initially.

But one thing is the same: a simple game anyone can play. I have no desire to make it any more complicated than it already is: it still revolves around taking a Character and making them your own personal Legend in the world of Albadyn.

Well, now is the time.

Until September 4th, if you and some of your friends can beat the Elite Quest, your Character’s name will be written into the History of Albadyn. Leave a comment on this post if you beat the Dragon, and on September 5th I will make the Lore Post. If enough people beat the Dragon, the Quest will be done forever, and a new Elite Quest will take its place for the next Legends of Albadyn Anniversary Week.

We can do it!

God Bless, and good luck: you’ll need it.

Jacob Snow

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Discussion

Legends of Albadyn BatRep: Solo Run Raid

Character: Aja Whiteshield (Legendary Human Fighter)

Player: Jacob Snow

Event Coordinator: Jacob Snow

Monster Faction: Bandits

 

ROOM I

Monsters: 1 Crossbowman, X2 Bandit Thugs

Moderately sized room, with lots of room to maneuver. Aja lost Initiative, and one of the Thugs situated himself three squares away. Aja, never one to turn down a relatively easy kill, leapt forward and ran her short sword into his mid. Then, DISASTER!

The Crossbowman had situated himself in a manner that, had Aja gone to engage the Thug, would put her in his sights. He fired off three bolts, but only one Hit her, reducing her to five HP.

the other Thug had an utterly uneventful run, and Aja ended him before swooping down on the Crossbowman. She used a Shield Block to stop his one attack that got through, and she smashed him with her shield.

ROOM II

Monsters: 1 Crossbowman, X2 Highwaymen, X2 Bandit Thugs.

Aja lost Initiative again and the Highwaymen swooped in, one of them scoring a Hit. the Crossbowman moved and fired, but his bolt missed. Aja brought down both of the Highwaymen and moved out of range of the Crossbowman. One of the thugs moved close enough to engage and struck, but she used her Shield Block to stop it. The Crossbowman fired off another barrage after positioning himself, and Aja used her last Shield Block to stop it. Then the Thug swung and Hit, and Aja had only two HP.

After some fast movement, Aja brought down the Thugs and the Crossbowman, who had a stroke of luck and reduced her to 1 HP.

BOSS ROOM

Aja only had one HP at this point. and a 7 HP Fallen Knight was standing at the other end of the room. She finally wins Initiative and moves forward 1 Square, getting close enough that, if the Fallen Knight charged, she would be able to get him. He did, and she leapt forward, scoring a Hit out of three Attacks.

The Knight hit with his first Action, blowing through her shield, her forearm, and her collarbone. Aja dissolved into glittery light and awoke in the Temple with a aching arm and mild chest pain.

Conclusion

I learned how far a lone Character can go. Sure, I made some mistakes as both Player and Event coordinator, but ultimately it came to the conclusion I had dreaded: Aja would make it to the Boss Room, but would perish inside it. Without her usual support of a Priest, her hubby Orijen Whiteshield, the Legendary Golden Elf Priest, she just couldn’t stay ahead of her injuries.

Until next time!

Jacob Snow

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Discussion

Freedom (Happy Independence Day)

Well, it’s been a long time since America was founded. 1776 til now, and the world has changed.

Yes, July 4th is about that. But it also transcends that. Its in the name, really: INDEPENDENCE day. I don’t care where you are, you can celebrate July 4th with me and a whole load of Americans, Yanks, or whatever it is you call us in other places.

Why? Because Independence day is about the ideals of freedom and justice and brotherly love, not just about a date. Those ideals are worth fighting for, regardless of where you are in the world. UNITE: unite against the things that drag you and those you care about down. FIGHT: fight against the evils raging around you. BRING TOGETHER: Bring those around you together and have fun: launching fireworks or having a cookout is twice as fun when you pull in your whole neighborhood: I did it today.

And be Legendary. Independence Day is not just for Americans: sure, for us its a really special day: our Country’s birthday, but it is also about remembering what this country was built with, and remembering that those things are still worth fighting for, wherever you are.

Happy Independence Day, world: see you next year.

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