Thursday, February 25, 2010


Yesterday, Mythic released the February Producers Note on us all.  It weighs in at over 1,600 words and is full of interesting information.  The biggest news is Carrie Gouskos has taken over as WAR's Franchise Producer.  She had quite a bit to say.

First, I'd like to send a congrats out to Carrie.  She was kind enough to answer some questions a while back and has always been open to the WAR community.  As you can tell from the Note, she seems pretty passionate about the game.  Alright, on to the highlights!

More Communication.  They hope to have a monthly note rather than it being tied to patches.  It was also mentioned that they would do more with social tools like twitter.  You can't go wrong with more communication.

Participation.  Players like to feel involved in the game they devote so many hours to.  We may start to see contests where we can contribute to making WAR better.  Loading screen tips (with credit) sound like a good start.

In the face.

1.3.5.  Carrie confirmed their commitment to making the city sieges about PvP and not PvE.  During the Q&A that followed last weeks PTS Event, it was mentioned that Mythic was looking more guilds into their Core Test Team for 1.3.5.  I can't wait to get some more information about this, it will be a critical improvement. 

Also coming in 1.3.5, more things to spend in-game currency on!  Inventory space and bank space look to be first up.  I know I could use some more of both.  New low level characters will be able to purchase more bag space whenever they want, rather than getting it every 10 ranks.

1.3.6.  The Note also gave us our first look at the 1.3.6 patch.  It is light on details but it looks like it will focus on the economy and auction house.  I suspect this will also include more stuff to do and stuff to get, but we'll have to wait and see.  Mythic will also make a decision on the armor redesign which has been idle for a few months.