Warhammer à la GamesCom : pack RvR en approche

Ecrit par Zatvopop, le 18-08-2010

Aujourd'hui a été l'occasion pour l'équipe de Warhammer en déplacement à Cologne d'accorder quelques interview, et c'est Onrpg qui ouvre le bal des comptes rendus. Même si l'intégralité de l'interview n'a pas été publiée, le bref résumé fourni nous apprend qu'il faut nous attendre à un prochain "Pack RvR" qui introduira notamment 20 niveaux de renommée supplémentaires. Les skavens ne seront malheureusement pas de la partie, en tout cas pas en tant que race jouable, ceux-ci faisant l'objet d'autres attentions de la part des développeurs.


Warhammer Online Announces the 'RvR Pack'

In an interview today at the GamesCom in Cologne, Germany Carrie Gouskos, Producer for Warhammer Online, disclosed the first details of an upcoming 'RvR Pack'. Carrie would not give out the name yet but she did tell us that while Skaven are involved they will not be implemented as a standard race that players can play from level one. "We want to do something... different with Skaven" - She said.

On top of that the pack will introduce 20 new renown ranks, letting players go to Renown rank 100! To make sure that lower renown rank players don't get disheartened they will be making the progression through the renown ranks on earlier levels smoother.

With the RvR pack Bioware Mythic wants to move away from the standard "Release a huge expansion every 2 years." system and wants to adopt a system that allows players to "customize their game experience".

Even though this may sound like a move towards a Free to play system Andy Belford, Community Manager, was quick to annouce "We're currently not looking into the Free to Play model at all." Carrie added "We are learning from the Free to Play model, adopting the things that empower the players to shape their own game experience."

Other things that the team are currently exploring are often requested items such as Name Changes and Server Transfers.

We'll keep you posted on the developments here at the GamesCom!

édition 19.08 :
Poursuite des festivités avec Massively. Pas grand chose de plus que ce que l'on a appris hier, mais la tournure différente donne un autre éclairage :


Mention "Skaven" to your average Warhammer Online  player, and you'll be treated to an almost instant recitation of all the reasons why the race ought to be playable. It appears that players might be due to get that wish -- as well as a few more wishes -- with the announcement of the RvR pack for the game. Although we only have the broadest strokes of an outline for the pack, it promises to expand the game's core focus of PvP with an increase in the renown ranks to 100.

Executive Producer Carrie Gouskos has confirmed the involvement of the Skaven, although she's stated that they'll not be playable directly from level 1. How the integration will take place is unclear, as are most of the fine details, although the pack will clearly be a big change for the game's overall structure. The pack is also meant to move away from the "huge expansion" model that's common in the MMO genre, with the company presumably moving to several smaller expansions on a quicker timetable. It's good news for Warhammer Online players to see what's coming around the bend, especially if players can run about sowing chaos as ravenous rat-men.

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