Article published on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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Sunnyvale, CA – Leading free-to-play game publisher, gPotato, announced that Allods Online is now officially released with the arrival of Patch 2.0.02: Astral Odyssey!

This is the biggest patch yet for Allods Online and some of the many exciting changes to the game include:
A level cap increase to 47! Along with this level cap increase, two new zones will be available for high level players to quest in. This includes Kirah, a vast desert that must be reached by travelling back in time, and the Isle of Revelation, a dark allod covered in ancient ruins.
•New allods to explore in the Astral! This includes places like the haunted village on the Isle of the Damned, the lush jungle and ancient ruins of the Jade Labyrinth, and the underground catacombs of the Crucible.
New mounts and vanity costumes! This includes fourteen new mount skins that can give old mounts a new look as well as the brand new rhinoceros mount! Also available will be new costumes including the comical crab hat, the adorable deer ears, and more class-related costumes.
Gifts for all new characters! All new characters will now receive free gifts including a larger bag, fireworks, experience scrolls, and rare quality gear.
Additional spells and abilities for all archetypes! All archetypes will receive new spells and abilities as well as rebalancing of old spells and abilities. As a result, the talent trees and talent grids have been expanded and all characters will receive a free respec.
Two new gear systems! Two new systems will be introduced that change the dynamics of how powerful gear is obtained. In the refining system, gear from heroics and allods in the Astral can be improved with the use of reagents gained from PvP events. In the draconic relic system, special items can be obtained from raids to create a second set of gear that can be activated periodically with the use of a special spell with a long cooldown. Neither of these systems involves the Item Shop, and this change means that players will have to focus on all aspects of the game – heroics, allods in the Astral, PvP events, and raids – in order to obtain the best gear in the game.
Interface improvements! This includes the long-awaited mini-map as well as other convenient tweaks such as an improved guild interface, a status system, and an improved chat interface.
The effects of Incense are less powerful! With the new patch Incense will no longer be required to benefit from many of the bonuses a patron provides, meaning that only high level players will be likely to use Incense. Despite this change, the daily quest that rewards players with Incense will remain in the game.
A special release event! For a limited time, a special release event will occur in Allods Online where players will have the opportunity to receive limited edition vanity items and even learn a brand new dance.

And remember, Holy Charms will still be free in the Item Shop for 0 gPotatoes and no new death penalties are being introduced in this patch, making PvP better than ever!

Make sure to view the official patch notes for a list of all the changes that were introduced!