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The September edition of the Warhammer Online Producer's Letter has hit the Net. Carrie Gouskos has a lot to say and has more detail to reveal about the ORVR changes, the playable Skaven classes, the renown changes, and the Barber Surgeon. The Barber Surgeon is the guy who will literally take your face off and give you a new one if you have the right price.
While the changes we’re making to ORVR represent a holistic attitude shift in our current gameplay offering within a single zone, the campaign itself won’t be changing. Players will need to unlock the zones in order and choose which zone to fight in. All zones, once contested, will begin with each Realm owning one Keep, and the purpose is to take control of the other. The purpose is for players to fight over the Battlefield Objectives, generating Resource Carriers that will travel from the battlefield objective to their Warcamp. Once the resources reach the Warcamp, or if the other side intercepts the resource, those resources will be added to their Realm total. No longer will the win condition be based on waiting out timers after a quick capture of all the zone objectives, instead it will be based on a push-and-pull of resources, and even if one Realm is outnumbered, the longer they hold out the battle, the more points they earn for their side.
It's a long and detailed letter and well worth the time to read. Check it out at the Warhammer Herald.