Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1.4.5a Arrives

Today, Mythic will push Warhammer Online's 1.4.5a patch to the live servers.  Even though this is considered a 'sub-patch', I am pretty excited about what it brings to the table.  Sadly, we did not get a chance to see it on the PTS.  So my coverage of what is in the patch will begin tomorrow.

You can see the full patch notes here.  What am I excited about?  I'm glad you aksed...

Fortress Tracker.  The Advanced War Report window will now show this expanded information in a convenient window.  This includes the current location of the Relic, Claim status for the Fortress and sub-areas, etc.

The Advanced War Report can be accessed via the /adwar command or via a new icon on the mini-map.

Right now, Fortresses and Relics are kind of out of sight, out of mind.  With the addition of the UI, I expect things to get a bit more heated.

A new ribbon icon will appear around Character Portraits to indicate currently active Relic Bonuses, if any.

"Augment Alliance" buff will now appear on players inside Fortress areas when they are part of the controlling alliance. This will identify which of the Fortress Buffs are active on you, and which control point they came from.

To go along with the above point, players will now get icons to see what bonuses they are receiving from captured relics.

There are now magical barriers up near the Fortress Guardian that will stay up until the guardian has been defeated.

No more relic ninja-ing.  The Relic Guardian now has a real purpose.  Kill him to get to the relic.