Today is 1.4 release day for Warhammer Online, and here are some interesting things and tools you can use to prepare.
1- Renown training is changing quite substantially, here is a builder you can use to prepare so you aren’t completely baffled in game.
2- Careers are mainly the same, but if you are returning or looking to respec after a different renown build, you will need a career trainer. Rancid has been busting ass to get the career section of his site up and running. You can find the career section here and is up to date with 1.4!
3- There are a lot of new items and sets. Items flood into wardrobes site fast, so within a day or two you should be able to find all your new items and weapons.
4- You can buy the RvR packs at the EA Store. $10 for one, $15 for both. Tell them Tyanon from BackSeatDev sent you. They may give you a discount! http://eastore.ea.com
5- I had assumed that RR80-90 would be a near impossible grind so people didn’t cap out, but apparently this is not the case. In the Q/A yesterday it was said going from 80-100 would be similar in time as 60-80. So maybe the RR100s running around are not so far off as I thought. Good thing? Bad thing?
Read the full Q/A from November 17th that Charlotte wrote up at:
6- The patch includes new scenerio/renown weapons. The first coming at RR81 and are purchased using existing Royal Insignia’s and Captains emblems (a new currency a tier above officer emblems).
7- No more waiting for a domination victory in a zone. Take the keep, win the zone.
8- Sovereign drops in stage 1 of the city now. Stage 2 is the RR90 set, Stage 3 the RR100 set.
9- The progression pack allows you to get your characters to level 80 faster. Scaling up to 300% when you are close to RR80.
10- Cave-In will still cause people to smash keyboards and monitors. Rampage will be overpowered. Healers still can’t efficiently remove important debuffs.
11- RvR and combat is about to be quite a bit different. Enjoy and congrats to Bioware/Mythic on the content release. Lets hope it is just one of many to come in the near future.
12- You can find me on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tyanon