[WAR] Relax Your Anus

Posted: August 19, 2010 in WAR

Joking aside, people need to relax.  There’s more coming down the pipe.  They’ve said as much, multiple times in fact.  Adding to yesterday’s news, Andy put up a forthright post on the forums.  I know not everyone checks these forums, nor do they stalk Andy when they do.  Here’s some juicier tidbits.

I’m confidant that every talking point we currently have planned to discuss (both at GamesCom and Games Day) will be reported by those in attendance at Baltimore.

There will be more info coming.  They are not limiting this to just 20 RRs and some Skaven.

As Carrie has stated, Free to Play is not something currently in consideration. Something that wasn’t mentioned in the article was further explanation on what we mean by the statement “customizing your game experience” (paraphrasing): We currently plan on offering the RvR Pack with multiple purchase options which we’re calling Power, Progression and Personality. I’m not ready to go into details on what exactly that means (yes, evil at work, however I just can’t right now) but the focus is to allow you to purchase what you want and build your own experience with the new content.

They’re going to offer this as a paid Pack.  That’s a good thing if you ask me. People will buy it.  If it was free, I’d have some worries.  People put more stock into paid products, and they tend to deliver more in the end.

There are features that we’re simply not ready to discuss yet, however we made a commitment to the Community to have news about the future of WAR before summer’s end. Over time, the picture of the RvR Pack will become much clearer as we will continue to involve the players in the development process of WAR.

Yes, they still care.  They want to make the game better, obviously.  Part of this statement miffs me a little bit, though.  I understand you may not be ready to announce the whole thing.  That’s fine.  Putting out the blurbs you did yesterday though really polarized the community into two camps.  The ones that were pissed that you didn’t mention anything meaty, and the ones that were pissed you just released a statement saying you had more info to release.  If this was a move to solely garner the backing of the EU community, I don’t know that it helps.  When you tell the world you have a big announcement to make, and that big announcement turns out to be “we have more info coming!” people generally get irked.

At this point in time, you have a general idea of what’s going in the pack.  You know if there’s going to be an expansion, you know if there’s going to be a new race or not.  You obviously know if there’s going to be a third realm (please no!).

Why not spill it at the first chance you have?  Maybe that’s why I’m not in marketing.

You can read all of Andy’s post here.

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