I was chosen to be one of the EU bloggers who were invited to a Skype session with Mythic..Bioware/Mythic..whatever..today. Bootae and Erdknuffel were the other two who participated. It was all in all a great fun and very interesting. Many thanks to Kai for remembering that there is a EU crowd still playing this game!
On the hard fact side there is not much to add to that what Bootae already listed. The biggest deal for me were the plans I heard for re-introduction of the forts. It’s still on the design phase and I’m curious how this will turn out to be in the final state. On the positive side is that it won’t be necessary for the ORvR campaign. If I did get it right (Skype is terrible when it hiccups..takes ages to recover) they are also thinking on an AAO system for the ..relics (even though I’m not sure if they should really be called that way now). AAO and possible griefing have to be cared of..
Giving PvE some more meaning is great as the sole focus on the PvP in the RvR campaign makes this game to linear and I like options. Hopefully the tweaking doesn’t make PvE mandatory, but just give the game a new twist.
Love for the Magus and Engineer..Yes! ;)
I’m also ok with the premise that they want to (re-)use as much old stuff as possible.. there is so much really good stuff in the PvE zones which is totally unused..bringing that back to the table is definitely not a bad thing as most of the folks who play this game didn’t see this stuff in the first place anyways. So no ones is being hurt by recycling ;) Just bringing some PvE to the zones could also work.. as long as there is room for it. I’m looking at you Caledor! ;)
The reactions I saw at Bootaes blog and Waaagh.de are the reactions that I did expect..but I will write about that stuff tommorrow. Just wanted to say now that it was nice to meet the people at Mythic and I got several interesting informations of some I am not allowed to talk at the moment..but you know me..I still can get wordy :D
Oh..another secret.. they have a good BBQ-Sauce there.. that’s the bad part. Werit and Co did get food..me not! ;)