Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Day After

Yesterday was a big day for WAR, 1.3.5 hit the live servers.  Patch days rarely go smoothly and this one was no different.  There were a few bugs and some unexpected downtime.  The downtime and real life conspired against me so I was only able to play for a little bit.  How did it go?

Before the game went down to be patched, Destruction had pushed 2 pairings closer to Altdorf.  Not long after the servers were up the first city siege commenced.  Luckily, our alliance was putting together a warband which I joined.  When the siege started, we had a full warband in the instance.

The siege itself went very smoothly, I didn't see any bug complaints.  It was a bit hectic as this was the first time for many of the players.  Destruction trickled in and were outnumbered (by a little) for much of the siege.  They also seemed like they were pugging it, which puts them at a disadvantage versus an organized group.  Word of advice:  You will have a lot more fun if you organize. 

We ended up winning all 3 stages and somehow I won a bag in each stage!  I won a Gold (Massive) bag in stage 1 and a purple bag in stage 2 and 3.  I'm not sure how that happened, as I rarely win bags.  What were in my bags other than the normal choices?
  • Stage 1 Gold: Piece of Invader or 10 Invader crests
  • Stage 2 Purple: Warlord weapon (Long Rifle of Boundless Focus) or 5 Warlord Crests
  • Stage 3 Purple: Overlord armor or 5 Royal Crests
One interesting note is the Overlord item is BoE, so I can sell it on the AH or send it to my Salvager to break down. The Stage 3 purple bag was disappointing, I really want to see a better variety of rewards.

As for that Warlord weapon...

Ranged snare? yes please.  It isn't a huge upgrade, but I am going to try it out.  Lately, my wounds have gotten a bit low due to other upgrades.  I may have to readdress my talismans to add some survivability.  Needing to make these choices is a large part of why I have fun in WAR.

After a ride to the bank, 3 more bank rows were purchased.  I could use some more, but I'm too cheap to spend the gold.  That is about all I was able to do yesterday.  Today I hope to try our that new mount, we'll see if Destro cooperates.  How did it go for everyone else?