Om Friday, Warhammer Online Producer James Casey posted some very interesting news. One big question was remaining about the new Relic system coming in 1.4.5. What kind of bonuses will the realm that holds both pieces of the relic receive?
Now we know:
As noted before, here are some numbers.
Currently, our values for the relic bonuses are as follows:
- Dwarf – Greenskin: Owning both Relics in this pairing will award all members of that Realm a 200% bonus to earned coin.
- Empire – Chaos: Owning both Relics in this pairing will award all members of that Realm a 5% bonus to damage.
- High Elf – Dark Elf: Owning both Relics in this pairing will award all members of that Realm a 5% bonus to healing.
- All Pairings: Owning both Relics of any pairing will award all members of that Realm a 5% bonus to RP. These stack with each other, so owning all three pairings would total a 15% bonus.
The current costs for claiming are as follows:
A periodic upkeep cost of 6 Gold every 15 minutes (for a total of 24 Gold hourly) for Fortress,
A periodic upkeep cost of 3 Gold every 15 minutes (for a total of 12 Gold hourly) for individual defensive points.
Remember, that we want to get feedback on these and see how they work out on PTS, which is planned for next week.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the figures.
My first impression of the bonuses is one of disappointment. I feel this way for a couple of reasons. First, they have told us for the longest time that they didn't want to directly increase the power of the stronger realm. Adding to damage and healing is about as direct as you can get. The coin bonus is fine, but there really isn't much to buy.
The second reason is that damage and healing bonuses are just plain boring. Wheee, my 1000 damage hit is now 1050. That is not compelling at all. I was really hoping for bonuses that would make things more interesting.
I'm fine with the RP bonuses though, as everyone (who isn't RR100) likes RP. Will these bonuses be attractive enough for players to spend the coin on Forts? I guess we'll see.
On a positive note, he did mention PTS should be up this week.