Patch Notes

Hitting 40 again ! by meteorfall
August 13, 2009, 3:43 am
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Yes people, Lancast the Magus has dinged Rank 40. Your friend Meteorfall can finally run B/B, LV and hopefully VL again, whoo ! After my switch to the US servers, I lost my R40 BG and was quite frustrated with me having to level up another character. But after a long series of quests, scenarios and power-leveling sessions (^^), Lancast was R40/RR36.

Anyways, this was just a quick notice, I’ll be making a larger post shortly. Have fun in the Age of Reckoning !

-WAAAGH Well, Meteorfall.


A look at Patch 1.3.1 by meteorfall
August 7, 2009, 6:26 pm
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So, the new Patch Notes for Warhammer Online have been released, and I’m both excited and disapointed. First off, let’s talk about the Highlights of the Patch :

-City Siege Revamp : What I like the most in here is the 24 player instance instead of a 48 man open Warlord Encounter. Hopefully this’ll greatly reduce lag in the Warlord Public Quests. The “three-phase” system is pretty interesting and we’ll have to see how it turns out. Also, players don’t need to kill the enemy PQ Boss to be able to advance anymore, now capturing BOs and killing other players will be a second way of moving to the next stage.

-Second Ramp to the Keep Lord : While this will probably facilitate pushes up to the Lord Room, it simply means that there’ll be a second nuke spot on top of the stairs. Although, we haven’t tested it yet so I can’t really say how it will work out.

-Summoning Stones : This is a very intriguing feature. It seems to be an outlet for the “OMG this keep is getting zerged, lemme call my friends so we can defend it !” moments. One thing I’ve been thinking of though is, let’s say a Witch Hunter goes into a non-deadbolted keep, can he call a healer inside the keep with a Summoning Stone ? Cos’ that’d be insane.

For more “minor” changes, I really like how players who don’t own Land of the Dead can still enter instances with a 6-man group. Being able to butcher/scavenge all the mobs in LV is pretty fun, too. The “Smart Drop” for RvR tokens seems to be a nice new feature, possibly increasing the chance for Medallions to drop.

However, the best change in the Patch in my opinion is the following one : “Chat: Corrected an issue where typing ‘^^’ would only result in ‘^’ being shown in chat.” I’ve been waiting for this one Mythic, thank you ! ^^

I know you’ve been waiting for me to talk about the Career Bugfixes, and this is really what disapointed me. It’s bugfixes, there are NO actual Career Changes, even though some of the Marauder/Magus’ abilities are apparently going to do slightly more damage, I would of really liked to see some nerfs/buffs to different careers. For a new Patch, Career Changes would of been appropriate, but I guess we’ll have to wait a little bit longer for an actual C&C Patch.

Those are really the primary things I wanted to talk about about this Patch, if you have any questions or remarks, please post a comment and I’ll be sure to help if I can. Until next time…

-WAAAGH Well, Meteorfall.

Meteorfall’s WAAAGHin again by meteorfall
August 2, 2009, 7:28 pm
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Good day my fellow readers. As you may know, I played WAR before along with one of the other writers here, Mike. Well, I left WAR for about a month and a half after Patch 1.3 (Land of the Dead) came out, and I just recently got back into the game. Right now, I play as Lancast, a Magus on the Ironrock server, and I must say I’m having a lot of fun, way more than I expected.

I primarily un-subbed because the game stopped being interesting to me, it was becoming very repetitive and slow, and failed to keep my attention for long enough. After I started playing again (which I believe is right when patch 1.3.0b came out), I found the game more fun for some reason, the Land of the Dead was a great new addition in my opinion. While I haven’t participated in any of the Tomb content (both Vulture Lord and “lower-class” Tombs, being only R33 at the time I write this post), I’ve really been enjoying all the different PQs with the new interesting mechanics.


Anyways, this was just a little announcement about my return to WAR, so I’ll probably be the one posting about it the most (even though I’m sure my co-writers have a fuckton of WAR-related rants). Until then, keep reading, we’ll keep writing.

-WAAAGH Well, Meteorfall.