Warhammer: Age of Reckoning Interview
GamersInfo.net has a Warhammer: Age of Reckoning interview with Product Manager Eric Correll, Associate Producer Carrie Gouskos and game designer Ryan Bernard.
Gouskos fills players in on the Tome of Knowledge. Bernard goes into detail about the different forms of RvR, Warhammer‘s version of PvP.
“You can head out to the war camps at any level. That’s the way we’ve designed RvR,” said Ryan Bernard. “It’s open warfare on the frontier.”
“Most PvP in MMOGs are an afterthought,” said Associate Producer Carrie Gouskos. “Or else it’s a pure PvP world,” chimed in Product Manager Eric Correll, “but we’re designing Warhammer for both PvE and PvP and have balanced it from the beginning for that.”
One of the more interest tidbits of information was the promise of turning high level players that are assisting or griefing in the low level areas into literal chickens complete with achievements.
Both the Tome of Knowledge and chicken play smack of Lord of the Rings Online. They may have been innovative additions to an MMO at one time, but Warhammer has been pushed back so far that these ideas are no longer unique. Warhammer: Age of Reckoning is due out in early 2008. For full details, read the full interview on GamersInfo.net.