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Communication Please!

Pre 1.4.0 Mythic graced us with a live video Q&A aimed to address the questions players had regarding the upcoming changes. Irregardless of what people thought of the answers, the move was a leap in terms of Mythic’s communication with the player-base. That Q&A however focused primarily on the changes to ORvR and the Skaven (main questions players had at the time), but the need has arose for another Q&A because there are some serious questions that need addressing – primarily Mythic’s view of the new Doomflayer and Warpforged sets. I suspect that in Mythic’s testing of these sets they tested them against eachother (i.e. Doomflayer vs Doomflayer and Warpforged against Warpforged) which would give skewed results. The truth in the world of Warhammer is in fact different, players rarely fight someone in the same gear. Instead we have players in Annihilator gear fighting  Warpforged, something Mythic tried to amend by shoving the lower sets and renown ranks down to T3, but the problem still exists.

I’ve seen a Defensive Sov tank be man-handled by a Doomflayer Witch Elf; I’ve seen a melee RR100 DoK kill 6 people; I’ve seen feats performed that should not be possible – all because of the gear. I speak for much of the community when I say we would like to hear from Mythic what their reasoning/logic is for these sets and if they plan to address the issue. History has shown that Mythic is horrendously slow at amending the errs of past sets (Hierophants Grace for example took a year to readjust). Does the matchmaking scenario system even work? Today I fought a scenario with 12 players in a range of RRs from 70-85 on my side, not a single RR90+; the Destro side had 3 RR100s and handful of other RR90+s. Needless to say we couldn’t dent the enemy.  The three RR100s alone decimated our 12. This is not my idea of fun. So how about it Mythic, how about answering some of the questions the entire player-base has regarding these sets and the state of RvR?

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  1. March 9, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    It’s because you’re a shadow warrior.

  2. March 9, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    I say either merge all servers into a single one so that the alleged scenario matchmaking system can actually work, OR close all servers right now. The current powerbalance is non-existant and favors ONLY the nolifing veterans who focused on a single character from day 1. Also, the complete removal of RvR from TI and city sieges is something that is in desperate need of happening- two days ago I bore witness to my ENTIRE REALM, waiting at the gates of IC in the Maw, so that they could get into an empty instance. When solo-queueing, I always ended up in the same instance where I was facing a semi-premade warband, which had only ME as opposition. And they didn’t even /wave back when I went out to say hi out of common courtesy. Honestly, just REMOVE ALL RVR WHATSOEVER and have people farm bots for shiny new ubergear and renown. That way subscriptions might actually increase XD

  3. March 9, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    The problem really is Eka that the devs don’t play the game. If they do they definately don’t play it on any sort of competitive level. After that video Q&A I posted a blog claiming they didn’t play the game because the answers they gave were horrendous. Andy then corrected me on Twitter, it turns out he was wrong as well and, overall, they were flippin clueless. The question I asked about, tokens required for renown weapons, was changed like last month. Seriously, I brought up the issue and showed the math before the expansion was released and it took them that long to figure it out.

    Eventually one of the Developers will log in and go to fight in ORVR on something other then thier level 15 guy who is tearing up T1 and they will realize that the disparity between real people and RR100’s is bad. The sad part is the old things which alot of people thought were horrid (like HG) really weren’t that bad for most people, it was combined with certain abilities (*cough* AM’s *cough*) and classes that it was over the top. The new sets are just stupid 🙂

  4. March 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    I’m confident in Mythic’s ability to go for the other option. Not justifying/fixing anything and just keep on trucking. That’s the way to lose players.

  5. testpig
    March 10, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    figured i’ll leave this for you incase you want to bring up more discussion =)

    • March 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      I agree with parts of your suggestions Testpig, though I wholeheartedly disagree with increasing door health. Last thing I want is a stronger door I can bang on longer. I believe there needs to be a variety of ways to assault and defend keeps, right now you just stare at doors unless you’re RDPS.

      • testpig
        March 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM

        a higher level keep should provided a harder door to take down, of course however, if you noticed the counter balance for the harderdoors. A higher level claimed keep(would have harder doors) would require a higher level offensive keep to damage the doors better. upgraded rams, and epic seige lord assist.

        It in a way gives players the options, that yes, they can just go bang on a keep door with a basic ram, or no ram at all.. or they could tyr to level up the offennive level of a keep to deal more damage to the defended keep.

  6. Dilek
    March 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Can I just nominate Ekaslime and Testpig for actual dev positions at Mythic. You all together have more good ideas and more productive things to debate and hash out than Mythic has had in more than a year.

  7. Schmoptimus Prime
    March 10, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    It’s been driving me nuts constantly seeing dos tanks out dpsing glass canon burst damage melee. It’s not fair that tanks can have the survivability of a tank and still be able to make top 5 in SCs. Maybe it’s an illusion or maybe there is something wrong.

  8. March 12, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    I am in warpforged gear. If you even me out then I will never be able to kill anything ever again, and the 100 hours per week grinding will mean nothing. Please nerf sovereign and below, I can’t one shot them anymore.

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