Well it's over and with almost 500 people in attendance our Dev Chat with the WAR dev team rocked! In case you missed it we've posted the transcript of the event.
MMORPG.com: Sinkael :asks: My question is this, when DAoC came out and for some time afterward, there was a feeling of realm pride that slowly faded as time went on and people started realm hopping between realms. This realm pride was one of my favorite "features" of DAoC and I want to know what you are doing to folster this, if anything at all.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: So an underpopulated realm will always have a good chance at defending and attacking in RvR due to the balancing that scenarios can offer.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: Eek. Another question!
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: Okay. My slow reading skills have now caught up.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: And, to be honest, not necessarily a bad thing in all cases.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: But one of the major ways we intend to foster that sense of pride and place and belonging is via the guild system.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: We're aiming to build into the guild experience a sense of purpose and direction that will make it worthwhile to stick with a guild long-term.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: That said, we certainly hope people try lots of things out in-game.
[WAR]EAMythic_Josh: Since... well... we love the whole thing and want people to see what we've been building. MMORPG.com: Godban :asks: how big will the groups/party/raids will be
[WAR]EAMythic_Gersh: Looks like I'm up
[WAR]EAMythic_Gersh: Groups currently at 6 people, we are supporting larger raid or "battlegroups" for RvR scenerios etc however the final size is YTB
[WAR]EAMythic_Gersh: We'll be locking that down after we get a good feel for the needs of a large scale event
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