Friday, 30 April 2010

There's no place like home

Backseatdev is great with the breaking news and has just brought news from the Producer's Letter that in patch 1.3.6 you'll be allowed to roll Order and Destro on the same server.

Wow. This is a bombshell. At first I thought WTF but now I think it coud be Kewl.

After a long time on Order I've always wanted to play Destro but couldn't leave my "home server" Karak Norn. I tried a Black Orc on Azgal once but it felt way too weird. Didn't last more than a few hours. It felt like I was a stranger in a foreign land and nothing was the same. They didn't even have Rich Tea biscuits.

My intial WTF reaction was wondering what it would do for realm balance and realm pride with everyone hopping over to the other side all the time. But giving players options is a good thing, and what's good for the player is good for the game. I'm sure Mythic will implement it with thought and care - they've already mentioned "significant lockout timers".

I can't help think what else is up Mythic's sleeve. In her Producer's letter Carrie mentions oRvR is on the radar. Great.


  1. Again, I like experiencing things before I bash them so I'm gonna keep quiet about it. It does seem like a bad idea at first, though.

    But I'd be more than happy to show you around Norn's IC.

  2. I think it'll be fine. Once the big ash cloud has settled that is. Something akin to an incrementing loyalty bonus along with a minimum 1 week lockout should keep things in check.

  3. I still think that it's a really terrible idea.. No lockout-timer will bring back realm-pride.
    The game degrades with this change to exchange of renown, tokens..
    No loyalty bonus brings back realm pride and the feeling of being one side vs. another side.

    Realm pride is a virtual currency..not something you can farm ;)