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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning: RvR Pack Announced

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,595MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

OnRPG.com managed to corner Warhammer Online producer Carrie Gouskos at this year's GamesCom. During the interview, Gouskos confirmed that devs are working on something she called an "RvR pack". She confirmed that Skaven will play a part in the pack but that the race will not be playable from level one.

Gouskos also revealed that twenty new renown ranks will be added bringing the total to 100.

With the RvR pack Bioware Mythic wants to move away from the standard "Release a huge expansion every 2 years." system and wants to adopt a system that allows players to "customize their game experience".

Even though this may sound like a move towards a Free to play system Andy Belford, Community Manager, was quick to annouce "We're currently not looking into the Free to Play model at all." Carrie added "We are learning from the Free to Play model, adopting the things that empower the players to shape their own game experience."

Read more at OnRPG.com.


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Thanks to Christopher8 and Rohn for the tip.

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  • soundsonicsoundsonic BudapestPosts: 15Member

    I am not satisfied

  • Capn23Capn23 Da Port, PAPosts: 1,529Member

    Let's see what it brings. I'm really rooting for WAR because it was such a fun game when you really got the RvR rolling.

     

    Here's to hoping for a comeback, even if it's just a little comeback!

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  • ShamorauShamorau melbournePosts: 173Member Uncommon

    Meh!!

  • wolvie3131wolvie3131 olathe, KSPosts: 186Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by soundsonic

    I am not satisfied

    no-one is ever "satisfied" with anything anymore.

  • SauronasSauronas Denver, COPosts: 183Member

    Originally posted by wolvie3131

    Originally posted by soundsonic

    I am not satisfied

    no-one is ever "satisfied" with anything anymore.

    It's because they are spoiled.  They weren't around when you had to dial in to a BBS to play a text based mmo.

  • archer75archer75 Gresham, ORPosts: 156Member

    I kind of miss the BBS days.

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    And from the makers of tribes: Fallen Empire: Legions http://www.instantaction.com/

  • nepulasnepulas HamburgPosts: 172Member Uncommon

    wow 20 extra lvl to grind for nothing .. if the rework the whole renown system would be better then adding new lvls full of crap stats that doesn t really effect the gameplay.

    they only need to make everything the same like daoc but the failed from day 1

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    Playing : TERA Online
    FPS : Toxikk

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  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    "Even though this may sound like a move towards a Free to play system Andy Belford, Community Manager, was quick to annouce "We're currently not looking into the Free to Play model at all."

     

    Lol, gee, where have we heard that one before? Here's your sign!

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  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,247Member Uncommon

    "Moving away from doing an expansion every 2 years"?

    LOL!!!

    Next, I bet STO will say they're gonna stop constantly flooding players with new content.

  • LeucentLeucent Penticton, BCPosts: 2,371Member

    Originally posted by Capn23

    Let's see what it brings. I'm really rooting for WAR because it was such a fun game when you really got the RvR rolling.

     

    Here's to hoping for a comeback, even if it's just a little comeback!

     I agree with this. I really enjoyed WAR and still do. It just needs a little more incentive to want to RVR other then for gear. If they can instill something that will bring some kind of realm pride, the game will make a comeback, albeit maybe a small one. IMO they need to bring back the fortresses, make them less graphic intensive (like DAOC relic keeps) and add relics. Also a true DF type dungeon, not lands a dungeon.  I m also not a fan of filtering people away from the fights, just make 1 land to fight over, a big one but like 1 huge frontier who controls it controls a DF style dungeon, and opens an attack on the other city. Won t get into a 3rd realm, because I wish there was one, but imo, only way to implement one is to shut the game down and do that. Then again why not what could it hurt.

  • WaizerWaizer BarryPosts: 125Member

    Originally posted by nepulas

    wow 20 extra lvl to grind for nothing .. if the rework the whole renown system would be better then adding new lvls full of crap stats that doesn t really effect the gameplay.

    they only need to make everything the same like daoc but the failed from day 1


     

     could not have said it better myself. I recently stopped playing daoc but I am pretty sure I would return again after a few months away because the RvR content is so good and the realm ranks earned by RvR are worth the effort... on the other hand since giving up WAR I have not returned once even when I had 2 weeks of free play time it never even crossed my mind to install it. The RvR is fail there compared to the game they tried to replace (daoc).

  • ElethonElethon San Diego, CAPosts: 122Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by soundsonic

    I am not satisfied


     

     Is that what your girlfriend tells you.

  • ArzhAngelArzhAngel Odense VPosts: 427Member

    In other words - Warhammer is dead

  • maidethmaideth leghornPosts: 5Member

    waiting for more info,but as it is now,it sucks as an exp pack

  • EridanixEridanix Orbital IkraliPosts: 426Member

    Warhammer is not dead, many people likes the game, but it needs a basic rebuild. With skavens and all the bad guys.

    It is a question of fangs.

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

    Third faction is the only thing that will revive this game...

  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon

    Sadly they just don't provide enough information about this RvR pack at all.  I thought there was supposed to be some big release of information from them at Gamescom and all we get is: 20 more renown levels, Skaven as somehow potentially playable, but not from level one, and greater customization of the players experience.  Could they be anymore cryptic?  I have seen WAR improve a lot since launch, but a greater wealth of information on this "pack" might have drawn more players back into the game. 

    I know this is beating a dead horse, but just make a full blown expansion with a 3rd playable faction and give the players what they truly want already.

    Steam: Neph

  • ZakaneZakane Midlothian, VAPosts: 68Member
    Wow and here I was really hoping they adopt Skaven as a playable race, or have some kind of expansion....
  • EtraEtra Womelsdorf, PAPosts: 163Member

    They are adopting Skaven as a playable race... Just not from level 1.

    Please pay attention while reading.

  • Smallpox1Smallpox1 ReadingPosts: 28Member

    you get to play skaven. enough said.

  • warmaster670warmaster670 Simcoe, ONPosts: 1,384Member

    Originally posted by Yamota

    Third faction is the only thing that will revive this game...

    Three faction systems arnt the end all be all magic cure for everything people make it out to be.

     

    IR, 3 factions can suck, and it isnt guaranteed to work, so stop thinking that having 3 factions will somehow make every game better.

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  • PhilbyPhilby Pottsville, ILPosts: 849Member

    I hope they can do something to get the population back. I really like the game but PVE was pretty lonely and crafting just plain sucks. I enjoyed the PVP but my focus is PVE and after T 1 things were pretty slow.  But when public quests do happen they are fun.

    WOW isnt great because it has 12 million players. WOW has 12 million players because its great.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,905Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by warmaster670

    Originally posted by Yamota

    Third faction is the only thing that will revive this game...

    Three faction systems arnt the end all be all magic cure for everything people make it out to be.

     

    IR, 3 factions can suck, and it isnt guaranteed to work, so stop thinking that having 3 factions will somehow make every game better.

    I agree, 3 factions doesn't automatically mean balance. As well as better PVP. IT was a system that worked well in daoc, if done incorrectly it could be a complete cluster-%^&&. The game needs a lot things, three factions would only go so far in righting all the wrongs in WAR.

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  • yureinekoyureineko San Francisco, CAPosts: 39Member

    I would resub at least for a month or two if I could play a skaven.

    I don't even believe in Jeebus.

  • emperorvlemperorvl Abbotsford, BCPosts: 103Member

    Yamota your dead on!  Making 2 factions and 3 RVR regions per tier was backwards.  It should have been 3 factions with 1 RVR zone per tier.

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