In an interview today at the GamesCom in Cologne, Germany Carrie
Gouskos, Producer for Warhammer Online, disclosed the first details of
an upcoming 'RvR Pack'. Carrie would not give out the name yet but
she did tell us that while Skaven are involved they will not be
implemented as a standard race that players can play from level one.
"We want to do something... different with Skaven" - She said.
On top of that the pack will introduce 20 new renown ranks, letting players go to Renown rank 100! To make sure that lower renown rank players don't get disheartened they will be making the progression through the renown ranks on earlier levels smoother.
With the RvR pack Bioware Mythic wants to move away from the standard "Release a huge expansion every 2 years." system and wants to adopt a system that allows players to "customize their game experience".
Even though this may sound like a move towards a Free to play system Andy Belford, Community Manager, was quick to annouce "We're currently not looking into the Free to Play model at all." Carrie added "We are learning from the Free to Play model, adopting the things that empower the players to shape their own game experience."
Other things that the team are currently exploring are often requested items such as Name Changes and Server Transfers.