Striking a good balance to an update in a game is a hard thing to do, but SandBox are doing a fine job of it. In the new season of Albion Online they are updating combat and the newest weapon additions, to better perform in the game.
With Lands Awakened having introduced a brand-new weapon line in War Gloves, Patch 1 makes some slight adjustments to ensure they are competitive in the combat meta, with a broad range of abilities across the line improved. Developers have stated that they seem to have overestimated the performance of War Gloves in the game, and the changes implemented are mostly buffs, with most of them being centered around easier combo executions, such as abilities having shorter cooldowns, and the wind-up being nerfed as well.
Maces have also been adjusted so that they don’t clearly outperform other, similar weapon types, with the Threatening Smash and Deep Leap abilities reworked somewhat.
Further notable changes have been added as well:
- Whirlwind (Great Axes) speed increase removed,
- Blood Ritual (Demonfang) self-damage decreased,
- Channel time to enter a Hideout increased.
Aside from the changes to combat, to prevent players from being spammed with guild invitations, a limit has been placed on how many invitations can be sent out at a time. In addition, sending too many declined guild invitations in a short space of time now applies a guild-wide cooldown on sending invitations. Along with these changes, there is also clearer feedback on whether a guild invitation has been accepted or rejected.