Imagine John Travolta with shirt spread apart, with a curly mass of hair protruding from said shirt. All this is encased in 2 inch plate steel, think Knight Of The Blazing Sun. Sitting in the middle of this mass of 70’s disco frenzy is a medallion. So at the moment you are probably wondering what the bloody hell I am talking about !!!
Well it looks like Mythic are going to try another approach to entice you into ORvR, which I think they cover nicely here, so just follow the yellow brick road.
Now Werits generally positive about it, but has concerns that it will just promote keep takes by absenteeism. But I would like to think that people would rather engage in mortal combat, when they work out that it’s quicker to kill people, than it is to farm keeps. Path of least resistance as always, which I think is what Mythic will be aiming for. Given their experiences over the last 6 months, they should have average players profile, nicely nailed by now.
Since the Annihilator shoulders are provisionally set to 250 officer tokens, then it just doesn’t make sense to capture keeps. It seems a lot more efficient to just kill other people for their tokens.
A nice touch is the potential to award a rare crest on a kills of players within certain realm rank banding’s.
Realm Rank 41+ : Conqueror Crests
Realm Rank 51+ : Invade Crests
Realm Rank 61+ : Warlord Crests
Realm Rank 71+ : Sovereign Crests
A slight improvement on this system, would be the an implementation of the murder night live event. Kill a certain person and get a medallion of the above rank OR a couple of the common medallions. I think you would need to put a 10 minute limit on how often you could re ask for this quest (Just to prevent abuse). It would also be handy, that once you got the quest, then the other person person was notified they were being hunted. If they killed you, then they get the reward. I also think this mutual death pact participants should see each other on the map. There are a obviously other issues to be dealt with, like what happens when the other person leaves the zone.
Now are these medallions, going to replace the armour that’s bought using money and your renown rank? Has this new token system basically superseded the old armour sets?
Oh well another day and another announcement/forum post by those in the Mythic power structure. Obviously there is a fear that if they don’t have a major announcement once a week, then world will forget about Warhammer.
An interesting change, which will hopefully promote smaller group fights (Fat chance) and less boring keep takes. Here’s living that dream.