WAR and the Spin

This will be a short post…I think ;)

Mark Jacobs has been kind enough to communicate to the community his thoughts going forward regarding Call To Arms as well as future patches and updates to WAR:

Well, the cat is out of the bag (or would that be the Liche High Priest out of the tomb?) but hey, that’s what happens when there is a lot of excitement about a product. We’ve already seen a flurry of interviews and videos about what we are going to be working on over the next few months, so I won’t go into excruciating detail now. I will though focus on some of the main things that we are working on, including the “Call to Arms” expansion, over the next five months especially if those things do not fall into the CtA expansion itself.

It’s a very informative letter…although lacking any real timelines for any of this stuff to come out. I do have a problem with this statement though:

Second, as for the new careers, what can I say but they are both very, very cool. Players have asked us for a year whether we would put the Choppa back in and many have asked (especially here on the Vault) that we please add the Slayer. The Slayer was never planned to be a part of the game but based on both player feedback and the support we got from GW on this character, we were able to create a very cool career. When we first removed the four careers from the game during development, there was a lot of teeth gnashing and speculation that we would not put them back in until we did our first paid expansion pack. As I said then, we would not do that and we have kept our word. Once the Choppa/Slayer go LIVE, we will have added four careers to the game over the first 6 months of its life, and at no additional charge to our players. No other subscription-based MMORPG that I am aware of has ever added 4 new careers to its game as part of a regular update/addon/free expansion.

…emphasis is mine because this just drives me nuts.

No…no…no…no (…second time I’ve said that today…). You cannot take a feature out of a game, put it back in and then take credit by saying that you’re the only MMO dev that has added this much content to your game!

I love that he is keeping in touch with the community, but dear gawd….keep the spin to a minimum please.

D out.

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