Albion Online is ditching the traditional level grind mechanic for something they call the Destiny Board that allows for more control and specialization for characters.
The Destiny board was molded entirely by the feedback of players who were unhappy with the previous version that saw progression they felt was too linear. Now, instead of completing tasks and quickly moving on to the next one, players can choose to dive deeper into any aspect of their character, from combat strategies and tactics to a specific craft or trade.
You can try the sandbox MMO out for yourself soon by signing up for the upcoming closed beta.
[Source: Sandbox Interactive press release]