Warhammer Online's Carrie Gouskos has written the July edition of the Producer's Letter. In it, Gouskos talks about summer convention plans for the WAR team in both Cologne, Germany and at the Baltimore (MD) Games Day.
The letter also goes into some detail about the recent WAR forum move from the WAR site to the Bioware Community Site and the transition of the European servers back to Bioware Mythic control.
Finally, Gouskos speaks to the upcoming v1.3.6 patch and its current state on the public test server and then she spends quite a bit of time discussing live events and Tier 4:
In closing, while Tier 4 is a very important part of WAR, we know that players only get to Tier 4 by passing through the first three Tiers. As we’ve been examining the ORVR experience, as well as our other plans for the future of WAR, we wanted to incentivize ORVR in Tiers 2 and 3. In order to do this, we’ve taken a page from the DAoC playbook and have added high experience value NPCs to the RVR lakes in Tiers 2 and 3. While we expect players to gravitate to these camps because of the xp,the ultimate goal is to drive the lower Tier populations back into the RVR Lakes. This change goes hand in hand with the deliberate decision to restrict access to Land of the Dead for all players below Rank 32. More players in the RvR Lakes means more fun for lower Tier characters and, of course, more killing in the face.
Read the WAR Producer's Letter.