Q: What does RVR mean?
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) is an MMORPG currently in development by EA Mythic. Based in the famous Warhammer universe created by Games Workshop, Warhammer Online can best be described in Mythic's own words
War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), the new MMORPG from the creators of Dark Age of CamelotÂ®. Based on Games Workshop's popular WarhammerÂ® fantasy war game, WAR features next generation Realm vs. RealmÂ (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict.
Q: Will there be different types of RvR or will it be simply us vs. them?
A: There will be 4 different types of RvR. Skirmishes, which will be 1 on 1. Battlefield Oblectives 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?
A: 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?
A: 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:How big will groups be allowed to be?
A: Currently, groups will be allowed to range from 2-6 persons in size and may hit 24 in Battlegroup (a group of groups)
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.