The Hector update, scheduled for June 7, 2017, will be an opportunity to make significant changes to the GvG territories: Outlands. Robin Henkys, the Game Director of Albion Online, gives a summary of video development.
Galahad, updated last March, has made a lot of changes and the Sandbox Interactive studio is very satisfied with the results. However, there are still some minor changes to be made to Albion Online before its final release so that it is as balanced as possible in the eyes of the developers. That is why they decided to make some changes, improvements and rebalances on the Outlands. Here are the points covered in the video:
Caerleon as a central city and a unique starting point.
All cities and ports will be removed from Outlands. The latter will now be accessible via a single portal located in Caerleon. This will allow you to go into different areas of difficulty and will include a recharge time, creating a more balanced game especially for the smaller guilds.
Redistribution Of Resources
Two changes will affect resources in Outlands.
The distribution of resources will be readjusted, specifically the recurrence rate of enchanted resources will be higher in the most difficult areas and overall this rate will be higher in the black zones of Outlands than on the Royal Continent. This will encourage players to go and gather precious resources there.
To make the GvG more attractive, the watchtower territory will be the only places where you will find Tier 8 resources. Resources will not be harvestable during GvG combat.
Also if your guild does not have territory, but you still want those famous Tier 8 resources, nothing will prevent you from going to loot them in the territory of another guild.
Finally, an anti-zerg display test in the Outlands is being carried out and is not yet validated definitively. This is to indicate groups of more than 10 players who are moving.
Attention: Evacuate All Your Belongings!
That said deletion of all harbors and black zone cities, also said deletion of all banks and cityplots, so be sure to recover all your property stored there before the Hector update of June 07 2017!