Let me start by saying DAOC was the only game that ever got character progression right (IMO). Realm ranks and abilities gave the game a sense of realism for myself and others. I truly hope they are implemented in the same way. RAs gave your character that sense of being a battle-hardened warrior who has learned from his engagements on the field of battle, and is stronger than those who do not have as much experience. Just as anyone who practices any style of mixed martial arts, you are given a skillset but only truly master it through years of practice and real combat. I hope they keep this system in place and do not stray from what made it so unique and sucked me in for many years. If anyone has information they could share with me on this topic please do so, I would be very grateful.