38 and Vivox hook up!
We’ve just announced our latest partnership with Vivox Entertainment. You can find it here.
So much of what matters to the game play experience is done/screwed up at the earliest stages of concept and development. Things people take for granted or ‘assume’ are the standard so often get overlooked.
I’m playing Warhammer pretty much exclusively and there is a ton to like, but I was totally blown away yesterday by something as simple as the mail system.
One of the better ‘upgrades’ in WoW was the ability to mail out several items at once, and to be able to do so at will. I also enjoyed the mail ‘recognition’, acting like Outlook it would recognize a name you’d typed before and insert it into the ‘TO’ field.
I would imagine there was some trepidation early on to allow this due to dupe bugs and hacking, and maybe even spammers; but I used the WAR mail service yesterday and was blown away by the fact that I could only mail ONE item at a time, and also had to wait 20 full seconds between mails?????
There are things I envision as just standard everyday minimums in MMO’s now a days and the mail system is one. I should be able to in game mail, in game voice chat, and a ton of other things with literally one to two clicks of my mouse shouldn’t I?
On another topic, man they nailed RvR/PvP. I have gone from a casual disinterested observer to someone enjoying the hell out of the experience. Hats off again to Mark Jacobs (who’s blog is here anyone interested in insight from someone who’s just looked into the sharks mouth and lived, check it out.)
What an incredible few weeks it had to be on top of the years he has spent pouring his and his teams blood, sweat and tears into that IP.
The beauty of the Warhammer World has to be, in addition to the incredibly rich and lore fat world, the incredible legs it can potentially have. Hell you could argue that even with the cool races/classes in game the even cooler ones aren’t in! The Skaven, Ogres, Lizardmen are all non-existent as player races. Of those three the only one I’ve actually even seen in game is the Ogres.
That franchise has the potential to be fresh 5 years from now, and that’s a claim very few IP’s in this game space can make.
Congrats again to the folks at Mythic…..