You begin as the Lost Soldier, a character of your creation as you are thrown into the early Iron-age continents in the world of Almerra. You’ll start on a friendly native island to learn your survival skills and develop your professions, and there you’ll learn there are 5 warring nations that you can earn reputation and work for. Your objective is to gain reputation among your nation’s cities and villages by helping their economies, which will advance that nation’s storyline and conquering of the open world through sword, board, and bow combat on the ground, leading your own forces and fighting with naiton-unique warships on the high seas. Fire ballistas, catapults and spiked rams crashing against sails on the ships will mark victory for the daft, and defeat for the cautious. Head over to Almerra.com to learn more!
Swimming is a vital skill in Almerra, useful for stealth and avoidance as well as resource gathering and combat. However, staying wet for too long will increase the chance to contract hypothermia and other nasty negative status effects. Keep dry to make sure your exposure resistance bar is full and healthy.