With Cador we’re releasing a number of changes directed at improving the PVE experience in Albion- most prominently the addition of group loot and repair kits. We’ve also completed our work on the Heretic mob faction.
Cador also marks an important step in our plans for combat: The completed armor rework allows us to now turn our attention to adding more ability choices to existing weapons.
As part of the PVE improvements, Cador also changes mob lethality and the death mechanic. We are aware of concerns regarding the impact of extending this change to PVP, but there are several reasons why we want to test these changes in public to see how big their impact really is.
For one, killing another player will have a strong reputation impact in the upcoming reputation system- we really like that the new mechanic makes this a very conscious choice. Additionally, we believe that the changes add tactical depth and excitement to PvP encounters. We want to test these changes for at least two weeks before making a final decision.