WarhammerAlliance.com has come through on a much needed fix of daily Warhammer News! In this update big topics include the recent WAP Episode 11 podcast, important news from developers regarding Phoenix Throne, and a recent interview of Technical Director Chad Robertson by Best Job Ever!
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Upcoming highlights from 1.3 are discussed. Our hosts are quite excited about changes to the UI, new inventory upgrades and a handy auto roll feature. Some of the controversial fixes talked about include critical hits, single target damage, healing nerfs, and many other class specific changes. Should some classes be fixed in 1.3, while others are left for 1.4? What do you think of the Ward system?
In the Foresight-Hindsight segment of the podcast our hosts begin by discussing the Disciple of Khaine, but things quickly turn to the “hybrid theory.” Do hybrids have a place in WAR? Melee healers are a brand new creation by the folks at Mythic, and our hosts posit that while the jury is still out, melee healers don’t seem to be working as advertised.
The Community Sound Off segment featured excellent discussions on taking and crowd control in RvR. What changes to tanking in RvR need to be made? Land of the Dead stability was discussed, as many folks have expressed concern that server stability will have a negative impact on timing/twitch gameplay mechanics featured in the new content. And finally, cheating and exploits were addressed. Do you still trust WAR?
Don’t just listen to the podcast. Share your opinions! We want your feedback. Check out the show notes and thread. I’ve posed a few questions. Take a listen for yourself and let us know what you think. Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next Pre-Show thread. We value your input and we’ll do our best to answer your questions!
Daily Devs compiles all the important Dev Tracker posts from the day.
ToK Unlocks and Load Times: Several users with a large number of Tome unlocks are experiencing long load times. Carrie Gouskos addressed these concerns by saying that her team has “tracked down a fix and are attempting to expedite it.”
Phoenix Throne and Donuts: Players on Phoenix Throne experienced a little bit of a hiccup this morning. A dev was looking to test some of the new fixes on the test servers, but hit Phoenix Throne instead. Andy Belford was quick to apologize for the error and promised that Mythic “will be withholding said developer’s donuts for this week.” D’OH!
Game Disconnecting: James Nichols confirmed that the programming team is trying to track down a problem which is causing a small number of users to be disconnected unwillingly.
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WAR News and Interviews from the intertubes.
Best Job Ever: Best Job Ever interviews Chad Robertson, Technical Director at Mythic. Chad tells us just what a Technical Director does, and what his typical day is like. The video has some great “behind the scenes” shots of devs at work, and the Mythic offices in general. Take four minutes out of your day to check this video out, you won’t be sorry.