Tuesday, November 20, 2012

1.4.8 Detailed

Warhammer Online's 1.4.8 patch is nearing completion, so lead designer Keaven Freeman hit the forums with a detailed post about the upcoming patch.  1.4.8 is mostly about consolidating all of the RvR currencies into a single one, the War Crest.

We already knew that, but what we didn't know was several new drops were added for player kills.  these contain larger numbers of War Crests than normal.  This includes the ultra-rare War Chest which gives 2,500 War Crests! To go along with the unified currency, to prevent cross-realm farming they will only drop in contested areas (includes scenarios, city etc).

Gear Progression.  The team has also added new gear for players who might still be progressing.

A new arrival to the War Camps is the Griffon Supplier, and the Raven Host Supplier, for Order and Destruction respectively. These take the place of the old Quartermasters, and will assist newcomers by supplying them with “standard issue” gear when they first enter the area. This isn't exceptional gear, and may even be passed over depending on what uncommon and rare drops you've been able to acquire, but you never know.

1.4.8 will be hitting the PTS this week, and hopefully going live on November 28th!