Wednesday, October 20, 2010

RvR Dungeon - Thanquol's Incursion

Yesterday, Mythic surprised us with a detailed article about how the new RvR Dungeon will work.  Now it also has a name, Thanquol's Incursion.  If you remember, Thanquol is one of the bosses we will square off against. This isn't a traditional dungeon by any stretch of imagination.  Read on for the details.

While there are bosses to fight, the real challenge will be the opposite realm.  This is a 24 vs Bosses vs 24 instance.  The npc's will fight back and have a variety of skills, unlike the city siege system.  They will not move around much so you can still focus on killing the other realm.

Winning is not just a matter of burning down the bosses health.  Instead there will be the Win-O-Meter which is influenced by how much damage is done to the boss and how many players your side kills.  You will even lose points if you die.  The realm that completes the meter first wins.

This new dungeon is only open to players Renown Rank 65 and above.  One side effect this might have is to make the instance more challenging.  Unlike scenarios and the city, everyone will be within the same ballpark gear wise.

What will players who are below Rank 65 be doing?  I was worried about that too, but they will have something new and fun to do.  Hopefully we'll find out more about that soon.

And to top it off, this will be tested .... tonight!  It starts at 8pm EDT, so jump on, grab a template and check it out.  I'll be there!

So far I am pretty excited about this.  The core of Warhammer Online is killing other players.  Adding new ways and places to do that are what keeps the game fresh.