Friday, April 30, 2010

The Warden Effect

If you follow the official forums I'm sure you've seen the storm of Warden comments concerning the changes to Renew in the current patch.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reputation Guide

This article covers the various repeatable reputation quests zone by zone. Hopefully it'll help you obtain your reputation gear for each zone in a pain free manner. It pays to get the reputation for each zone done as soon as you can manage the reputation quests. The respected gear obtained from the various reputation vendors is some of the best gear available at the appropriate levels. That said, there's no need to grind all the rep for the zone as soon as you get there. Most of the quests in the area will give you reputation for the main faction, reducing the number of repeatable quests you have to do.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I went through part II of the Lightwood Guide and cleaned up quite a bit of the quest ordering there. It should be much more useful now!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Allods has a pretty nifty system for insuring every character can accumulate some nice loot on a regular basis. The daily treasure chest. This article highlights the mechanics of the treasure chest system and shows you where to find treasure chests in each zone.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Two quick updates on the site today:
  • I've added a Table of Contents page to the site. This should provide more organized access to articles.
  • I've updated the Evermeet Isle Guide with a few minor details surrounding the last couple of quests and departing the Isle.
A fellow player has pointed out a few niggling errors in the Lightwood Quest Guides, so I'll be touching those up in the coming week.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quest Guide: Lightwood - Part II

This is part II of a two part series on the many quests of Lightwood. You can find part I right here. The first part covered the northern part of the zone, this time I'll focus on the southern reaches, including the Dead Thicket, Southern Birchwoods, Adder Plateau, and Farshore Shipyard. As always you can find a full list of quests for this zone right here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Things MMO Players Assume You Know

This article is aimed at players new to the MMO scene, those who have no idea what LFG means or that haven't ever seen a Need / Greed loot window pop up on the screen. I'm going to try and cover the really basic stuff that manuals and tutorials gloss over in hopes of helping out newcomers. It's going to be a challenge, as I've been playing massively multi-player games for what can best be described as a very long time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Almost Famous

A big thanks to the Gala-net team for their shout-out to this and other fan blogs. I'm sure I speak for my fellow bloggers when I say this kind of support from the official site makes us happy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quest Guide: Lightwood - Part I

As I sat down to write this, I realized it's been a while since I've actually done quests in Lightwood. Luckily a friend of mine just started playing, so I was able to use some of his experiences to uncover the more difficult quests in this large zone. As I mentioned in my previous article, Quest Guide: Novograd City, many of the starter quests for this zone begin in the city. Be sure you've done a good circuit or two around the town before heading out into the wilds. The full list of quests for Lightwood and Novograd can be found here, but be warned, the listing includes a huge listing of ship-building and higher level quests, along with many world mystery quests that lead through NPCs in town.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Over at Life in Tensess there's a great article on surviving PvP, which covers some important considerations for those about to enter the Holy Lands for the first time. The article provides a link to a forum post, and covers some of the main points of PvP survival. I'd like to comment further on point six, which is: Let things go.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gala-net Announces Major Update: Soon

You can read the news on the main site here.

This looks like a great update, and I hope soon is SOON. I'm really happy to see the trade window issues fixed, along with the new commands to split stacks. I'm also glad to see a reply to last whisper command implemented. It looks like there are a bunch of fixes to flag of war issues too, which is nice, considering I'm now questing in Holy Lands.

In other news, there are reports of rabid squirrels running loose in Novograd!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Talking to Yourself

For people familiar with MMO's the chat interface in Allods is pretty standard. There are a few quirks that might throw new players (and even some old hands), so I thought I'd run down the basics here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blog First!

Many thanks to Duet, for being the first follower of this blog. I really appreciate readers showing their support by choosing to follow. It definitely avoids the "shouting at an empty room" feeling!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quest Guide: Novograd City

When you leave Evermeet Isle, you eventually end up on the docks outside Novograd City, which is located in Lightwood. Congratulations on making it to the real world! The first thing you'll want to do when you arrive is familiarize yourself with the city. You'll be spending a fair amount of time here, so it pays to know where things are. There are also quite a few quests in the Novograd / Lightwood area.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tenebra Reputation: How to Kill Sparkly Vampires

The Tenebra Elves reputation quest On the Other Side of Darkness is pretty fun, and pretty funny if you're a Twilight hater too. The basic idea of the quest is you turn into a werewolf using a potion given to you by the quest giver (Raymond de Ardeur in Summer Manor), and go kill sparkly vampires. What's not to love?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

June Stones, Portals and Astral Ships

Portals and June Stones are the basic mechanisms used to move between Allods as you play. Here's a bit of information on how they work.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Quest Guide: Evermeet Isle

I'm not going to be posting detailed walk-throughs of each zone in Allods, that spoils the fun. Instead I'm going to be writing up brief guides that cover the basics of the zone, along with hints on the more obscure or difficult to find quests. I'll also post reference links that may be useful. Here we go with the first quick guide: Evermeet Isle!