Ten Ton Hammer's Warhammer Online FAQ - RvR Questions
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Welcome to the TenTonHammer WAR FAQ. Here we'll attempt to answer all your important questions about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning such as"If a tree fell in the Marshes of Madness, would it make a sound?" or the ever popular "Will Orcs ever find the Rainbow Connection?". If you don't see the question that's burning a hole in your brain listed, feel free to visit our WAR forums to see if it has been answered by all the Warhammer Online fans there or you can email me at [email protected] and I'll see what I can dig up for you.
Q: What does RVR mean?
A: RVR, or Realm vs. Realm is the conflict system used by EA Mythic for Warhammer Online and their previous MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. For WAR this means that players will be immersed in Player vs. Player (PVP) and Player vs. Environment (PVE).
Q: How long will it take before I can start playing RvR?
A: Immediately. Once you log in, you can run in and start beating on people to earn renown.
Q: Will there be different types of RvR or will it be simply us vs. them?
there will be 4 different types of RvR. Skirmishes, which will be 1 on 1. Battlefield Objectives involves a sort of "king of the hill" style combat, where you'll have to defend an objective point or try and take an objective point over. Scenarios are instanced zones that will involve a certain number of both order and destruction players, each having certain objectives within that instance to fufill. Campaigns are the culmination of all the RvR and will involve you sacking the enemy players cities.
Q: What types of abilities will we have access to? Will I be able to adjust these abilities to fit my playing style or will they be already set for me?
A: You will have 3 types of "tactics" available to you. They will be Career Tactics, Renown Tactics, and Tome Tactics. Career Tactics will be your general ability upgrades you get at each level. Renown and Tome Tactics will be chosen by you to fit your character's play style. Renown Tactics will benefit you in RvR combat and Tome Tactics will benefit you in PvE combat.
Q: Will I be able to change my Tactics of will I be stuck with them after I choose them?
A: You can have 4 Career tactics, 2 Renown tactics, and 1 Tome Tactic loaded at any time. These will be interchangeable with other tactics you have chosen throughout your career, but they must be changed before you engage in a battle. You will not to be allowed to to change Tactics in the middle of a fight
Q: What happens if there are more players of one side in a Scenario? Won't that be unfair?
That won't happen. Should there be more players of one side than the other in a Scenario then the side with the defict will be populated with NPC's known as "The Dogs of War". These NPC's will be AI controlled and will even up the sides.
Q: How long will an opposing faction be able to hold my city?
Not indefinitely. After a certain period of time the system will beging to populate the city with more and more powerful NPC's and eventually the opposing army will be driven from your city.
Q: I heard that besides sacking a city, we can also capture the king? What sort of benefits will we get for something like that?
A: Yes, you will be able to kill/capture the king. The act of killing or capturing the king will give you benefits against that realm, so if you capture the Dwarven king, then all of destruction will get both offensive and defensive benefits against the Dwarves.
Q: I used to play DAoC and loved it. Will RvR be similar to what we experienced in DAoC?
A: Similar but not the same. Instead of heading to a certain area for RvR, the world around you will be the battlefield now, says Josh Drescher Senior Producer on WAR. There'll also be a return of keeps, and sieges that was just announced.
Q: I enjoy PvE more than I do RvR, but I like to get in there and mix it up from time to time. If I'm just mainly playing PvE, will I still be able to play RvR?
Absolutely. The devs have said that you'll be able to cross over and compete will straight RvR'ers and that the most effective way to level up is going to be a mixture of both.
Q: Will I be able to loot a players corpse after I kill him?
A: Yes, but not in the way you're thinking. When you kill a player, the AI will generate something for you to loot, but it won't be out of that persons inventory.
Q: Will certain races have racial advantages over their enemies? Like High elves vs. Half elves, Orcs vs. Dwarves, Humans vs. Chaos?
No, only the certain classes (ranged vs. tank, tank vs. melee dps, etc) would have advantages over each other, not the different races.
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