The Squig cake said it all, Baltimore Games day was fun. Despite being
sequestered in a conference room most of the day to see Land of the
Dead we were able to get down to the show floor and check out some of
the Warhammer and 40K goodness. In closing our coverage on Games Day
this week we’ll walk trough some of the high lights from the
show and some of the comments we got from the development team on Land
of the Dead and the future of Warhammer Online.
Mythic did a great job showing as much to the press as possible, also
allowing us to chat with key members of the team. On of the comments
from Jeff Skalski that stands out was his wish list statement about the
Orcapult. “I want a working Orcapult for siege
weapons,” Jeff explained. In doing our Premium questions for
the WAR team we found that there is still a lot to work on, and the
wish list is still to come. Jeff explained that they are studying RvR
very closely and working to make changes that will help the players in
the long run. The team is looking for better ways to fix RvR and
possibly extend city sieges so the players will always be fighting,
even if the city is captured. Hopefully we will see these plans
implemented in the coming months of WAR
The Tomb of the Vulture Lord.
Mark Davis was on hand to talk about Live Events in the game and
explained that reopening the Tier 1 battleground Nordenwatch as an
event was very successful. The team has a Live Event planned for The
Land of the Dead, but he also said they are planning events throughout
the summer and hopes that more Tier 1 content can be revisited by
players. The Rise of the Tomb Kings event is set to open the new zone,
and whoever can win the event will get 24 hour access to the new area
before the other side can come in. The Realm War will definitely be
raging that week.
Josh Drescher and Paul Barnett also took time to chat with us and
answer fan questions. The main point of their answers is that Mythic
continues to work hard on the game and make the changes needed for the
best player experience. With Land of the Dead coming sometime in June
there is a lot players can look forward too, some of the patches for
the expansion will include fixes for bugs and game play issues. Overall
the team and game continue to move forward for players. Many people on
the Ten Ton Hammer forums have had complaints, but it seems like the
developers are working to solve many of those problems.
Enter The Land of the Dead.
The future of Warhammer Online is uncertain. They have their core
player base now and have not lost any numbers in the last quarter
according to EA reports. The free expansion will launch in June and
should give players plenty to do over the next several months. The
question is what comes after that? Will we see a paid expansion or new
classes and races for players? Will another faction be added, or will
the other Capital Cities be opened for sieges? Unfortunately Mythic did
not discuss these topics over the weekend. They are questions that
continue to linger on the horizon for WAR, we can only hope that in
time we’ll start to hear about more to come and get the
issues and bugs fixed so players can continue the Realm War and explore
The Land of the Dead. For now, the expansion, live events, and bug
fixes seem to be enough work for everyone.
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