As most know already, I once again made a trip up to Mythic with a couple of other bloggers that you know. It was interesting in some ways.
The Mythic Team was pretty cool to hang with, and at the same time there were others like the Engineers, UO, or DAoC teams, that were not available to be in the photo as they were working on other tasks.
As for the patch cycles of 1.44 and 1.45, well those were both interesting topics. For example.
Patch 1.44 is supposed to address some of the careers: Magus, Engineer, and Shadow Warrior. I may be wrong as I did not get the feeling that enough changes would be made to be considered a complete Career overhaul, but enough design discussion changes were mentioned to make me think that their would be some interesting changes made in some aspects of these careers (Some will get a bit more attention than others), that may make players want to hit the PTS and run the changes through the gauntlett.
For example, one specific change being looked at for the Shadow Warrior is the changing of VoN and the reliance of abilities having secondary effects associated with VoN. I don’t want to say use your imagination, but I do feel that people will be interested by the changes.
Patch 1.45 has talk of Forts possibly making a return. I say possibly because it is months away and anything can change. Now as for tidbits about Forts, well that is a whole different bag of worms. Discussion on best ways to implement their return as well as how they function as a whole in game was interesting. Some of the items brought up were ideas surrounding the Relic system from DAoC, the Campaign, and the possibility of guild banners being put to use. This is something that the players can chew on, and discuss hopefully in civil way.
As for GoE, yes GoE did come up in our conversations, and one thing that I thought was interesting was the talk of having a scenario being it’s normal setup during the week, but for the weekend (to periodically replace Weekend Warfronts) a scenario can be switched to be a 6v6 scenario. This in my opinion is a good move, as players will be able to see how specific scenarios can work in a 6v6 setup, and this can help both players and the WAR devs narrow down the best scenarios to run as 6v6. Notice I said possibly, I did not say guaranteed.
As for the Campaign, well they are actively looking at player feedback, and working on specific changes to the campaign to address some complaints and issues with the current setup and how the campaign flows. I do not have anymore specifics on it other than that.
I hope this is considered some good information by the players, and make sure that you check out the other blogger sites as well.