The folks at Mythic have posted a preview of patch 1.2.1 for warhammer Online. The patch will be hitting the test server next week according to Mythic, and will include the Keep Upgrade System, a 6-on-6 version of the Gates of Ekrund, the Beyond the Sands live event, and more.
The time has come for another update, and next week we will be rolling V1.2.1 on to the Public Test Servers. As always, please come help us test this version; it contains a number of what we hope are key and necessary changes to the game. So, as usual, here are some highlights from the v1.2.1 patch.
1. Combat Responsiveness Improvements – This subject has been an object of much discussion, both internally at Mythic, and externally among the community over the past few months and the team has been focusing especially heavily on this issue over the past few weeks. The result is that we have made a number of important improvements to this aspect of the game. In V1.2.1, casting times have become more accurate under normal play conditions, and players should no longer see a significant “stretch” or “pause” when casting spells while playing in “normal” conditions. We have also changed the UI display so increments of ½ second will be shown to give the player a more accurate and correct representation of time, and in high-lag situations, there will be a slight pause after the bar has filled up instead of the current “stretching” system. We have also made improvements to the animations and special effects-systems, which will result in better transitions especially when players are “chain-casting.”
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