Well with the work christmas party and getting ready for christmas generally, it’s been a quiet couple of days Warhammer wise. However I did manage to hit 30 over the weekend, so thank god for those extra bag slots. I have got so much talisman crap on Skar, that I really should make a trip to Altdorf, but honestly I really can’t be bothered. Maybe if Talisman making wasn’t such an arse of a profession I would be more enthused. It’s like night and day, the gap between WoW and Warhammer crafting, with Warhammer placed firmly in the dark. It’s not the concept that is the problem, it’s the execution. There are so many things that could be done to make it a more flowing process. But before I get distracted into a Talisman crafting rant, I best get back on track.
The live events are a major difference between Warhammer and WoW. They are potentially a product defining difference, especially if the team behind them are allowed to spread their wings. I honestly feel that they could be made to establish clear air between the 2 products. I would agree with the opinions that Kegs End is a merely a combination of the 2 previous live events, but with time and development, the scripts that are used can become more sophisticated. There will always need to be a grind content to any Event, but it can easily be incorporated into PvE and ORvR. There is nothing as sweet a feeling as watching multiple influence bars being filled together. I would definitely like to make the influence rewards worthwhile and that combined with rare item drops, is the way to go. Especially when they incorporate such great art as the Keg End Backpack. We have had 3 events in 4 months, that’s bloody good going in my book.
I have found myself nicely distracted with the Kegs End tasks. So when ever I am travelling along and see something, I will often get off my Gyrocopter and strip a spawn point of all living things, before moving on. These distractions are always welcome and provide useful XP in my journey upwards.
At the weekend we had some good action in ORvR. But god help me, I could scream at the people who at the 1st defeat, want to go to another ORvR lake in that tier. Even warband leaders who say “I don’t do BO’s”, which I think is fine, will then go and hold up in a fort and wait for the enemy “Because it’s worth more influence” …. Arrrrggggghhhh. Warhammer is about pitched battles in open space.
Briefly on the subject of UI modifications. We could do with the warband leader and group leaders having a specific colour in the main map & mini map. So for instance the group leader is an orange dot and warband leader is red, with my group members in green. This way when we do have a warband versus warband situation, you can form up easily on group and warband leaders.
To take it one stage further, I would like each group in the warband uniquely coloured as well, this would really help with warband organisation. We could then have a thicker colour band around the group and warband leaders.