Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WAR Prognostication

One of the best things about a MMO is that they are never really finished.  This allows for some fun theorycrafting about what may be coming up next.  Mykiel, of Podcast the Webcast fame, recently aired a video where he gave his thoughts about what's coming up for Warhammer Online.

I was going to post the video, but the recoding seems to have vanished.  Guess I will have to go from memory.

Skaven: The Next Generation.  The big feature Mykiel believes is coming down the road is the reimplementation of Skaven as a Third Realm.  He also thinks that Skavenblight, their capital city, will be added and be able to be sieged.

Much of this speculation comes from the drawing Kai posted last month.  There is a Skaven symbol listed at the bottom.  He also mentioned a few other reasons which escape me at the moment.  Along with the Skaven would come another iteration of the RvR system to support them.

Mykiel has made predictions before, like when the Red Plague was first mentioned in a Producer's Letter, about upcoming features.  While not exactly accurate, it was in the ballpark.  So I will not totally discount his predictions.

I do feel that they are a bit too optimistic.  Making Skaven a legitimate race/realm would be a huge task and nothing I have seen from Mythic lately makes me think they have the resources to do it.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see it happen.

One thing I have learned is to not try and look beyond what they have told us.  That only really leads to disappointment.  We know Sigmar Tide is coming up and will most likely have something to do in the Bright Wizard College.  From the Q&A we also know that a modified Grovod Cavern and The Ironclad will be back and that there may be some additions to the crafting system.

That's the future of the game in my mind and I'm ok with that.  I'd love to hear there are some grandiose plans in the works, but until they say it I can only assume there are not any.