1.0.2 – You Guys Had To Patch This On My Day Off?October 9, 2008
[First of all, a friendly PSA to check out WAAAGH!’s WAR Timeline page, which is being constantly updated.]
Since I’m not going to get any leveling done on my first day off this week (glare, glare) — or at least this morning — I thought I might as well run down the 1.0.2 update and see what there is to see:
Gold Spammer Code Thingee – They’ve added new code that presumably yanks out all body hair from any gold spammer who tries to advertise in game, or something. We’re not sure what this code does. Yay vague code!
“Join All” Scenario Button – This had been an addon that a lot of people liked, so it’s good to see Mythic recognizing the demand for it and throwing it in.
Low Population Incentive – +20% XP and renown? Where do I sign up? It’s a “temporary” incentive on certain servers/factions which should appear quite tempting to players. That’s a beefy bonus, for sure. Questions: how long does the bonus last (like, until the realm stops being underpopulated, or only for a set amount of time after you roll there)? Will we hear a lot of bellyaching from the other faction on that server?
AFK Attack – These two solutions seem reasonable to stop AFKers, although I wasn’t seeing a lot of them in the first place. Scenarios are too fun to AFK in!
Bigger Bolster Buff for Open RvR/Siege Weapon Fixes – Stuff that doesn’t really affect me, so *shrug*.
Chat Fixes – They’ve got a ways to go with chat, but taking the NPC chatter to a new tab is a good start, as is the other small changes.
Scenario Looting “Need” Only On Stuff You Can Use – Good. Like it.
Guilds Can Form Alliances With More Than Two Guilds – So who’s creating the Rebel Alliance?
Shorter Mail Delay To You or Guildies – The mail system right now is borderline unusable due to the extreme long lag in doing anything with it, so I don’t see what a 5 second vs. 1 second lag is going to do when it takes me 30 seconds just to open a piece of mail.
All in all, good stuff, especially the Join All button and the realm underpopulation incentive bonus.