I've been playing this game for the past 2 years, or at least on all of the tests since the last 2 years.
Back when I started, release date was planned for Q3/4 of 2015.
It's almost Q4 of 2016.
Imo, and I've seen some thread somewhere on the forums about all the tests, and what they had. and didn't have to Buy Albion Online Gold. And to be honest, I feel like this game, is at it worst phase it has been in the past 2 years.
I was actually fucking amazed how I was drowning hours upon hours in the fucking game few tests ago. And how not appealing it is now.
Current test was probably the shortest for me , and it doesn't has to do anything with something in particular.Game isn't enjoyable anymore. It's simply not that. It's dull, and more content won't change it . It'll just hide what's already there. It doesn't lack content, but it lacks basic fucking ability to make you enjoy it like it used to do. I ran like fucking 2 weeks of my first test of the game, doing something, while I have no clue WTF I'm actually fucking doing, and it was more enjoyable than it is now while I know every fucking little piece of shit about this game.Broken offhand weapons, and a non city plots were the shit for me. I actually had passion for running around collecting stuff, and crafting shit, selling my hardly earned crafted equipment, and it was thrill to go out for that fucking T5. Nowadays, please GTFO.
LPs were probably the worst thing this game got into.
Hellgates? Come on, how dafuq could you possibly ruin such an amazing concept which I'm not sure I met at any other game I've played, and I played some.
Maybe I grew out of it through the long 2 years, but honestly, I don't even care anymore Albion Online Silver about another test, or release. Hype is gone long time ago. If they manage to deliver a game I'd enjoy again from the crap stage it is in now, then SI will deserve so much appreciation from me, there would be nothing I could repay them back for it.
Until the 1st beta, I actually considered my pack to worth the money I payed. Now, it's not, but I still think that I had enough fun out of the game, mainly from alpha tests.
As of current situation of the game, it'll take so much to make it kicking and alive again like it used to be, it might be a better idea to first repair everything which is broken instead of pushing stupid content patches which will broken more stuff.
Hardly believe it can be released until the end of the year, and if they really will release it as it is, it'll die withing about 4-7 months. Even if they'll make it F2P after few months, it'll have few more months of living-dying stage, but it's crap now, simply crap.