Thursday, May 17, 2012

1.4.6 Patch Notes

The patch notes for Warhammer Online's 1.4.6 update are up! They are pretty hefty and should provide a good way to spend some time today if you are so inclines.  This is primarily a bug fixing patch, but there are also some very important changes.  Below are some that stand out to me.

City Siege.  This one was unexpected.  There will only be a single city instance allowed at a time now.  The population cap has also been increased to 60 ( 60 vs 60!). When the city instance is over, another will open up.  That means no more instance hopping to find an empty instance!

Tier 4 Bolster.  In Tier 4 RvR lakes, all eligible  players will be bolstered to rank 45 (up from 40).  This will effectively eliminate the advantage of hidden levels.  It will also do some interesting things to your stats, so be warned.  It will hopefully bring better balance to Open RvR.

Scenario Brackets.  Currently, scenarios are bracketed by levels only.  In 1.4.6 there will be only 3 brackets:  Level 1-15, Renown ranks 0-69 and Renown ranks 70-100.  This is a tricky change since you want to provide a fair fight, but also make sure they pop frequently.  We'll see how it goes.

1.4.6 should also be on the PTS later today!

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