Normally I’d save my commentary for Beyond the Veil, but we’re on summer break until the 18th. This will not be full coverage of everything discussed on the stream, just a few parts that jumped out at me.
Before the news bits, I was glad to see them play through The Black House mission. I love both playing and watching people play that one. It’s one of my favorite missions in the game, both for atmosphere and for the story of Carrie Killian. I’d run it on stream more often if not for the very act of streaming serving to kill off some of the mood. (I also possibly forgot about what happens when you try to enter the house in anima – or “dead” – form. I do so love some of those anima form surprises in TSW.)
On topic, I’m very glad they’re working on giving us something to do with extra Skill Points. The Museum was a lovely way to spend some extra AP, but I’m one of those with capped SP as well. My curiosity wishes they could have said more on the topic, but I’ll just have to be patient.
Despite mostly being a PVE player, I’m also still pleased they’re adjusting the Fusang PVP arena. (I might write up something another day with more detail on the changes.) I legitimately enjoyed Fusang when I started playing, and less so after some of the previous changes. I *get* why the changes were made, they just didn’t grab me.
For those who don’t keep up with things, they’re working on making sure PvP missions are encouraging PvP gameplay; and adding some reasons for players to jump in. They’re also doing a lot of work with making sure the arena is both balanced, and encouraging lots of action. Since Fusang’s entire point is to be an ongoing, action heavy arena those are all important things.
Sounds like they plan to release the new patch next week, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes. In particular, the idea of sending out global messages at key points in the ongoing battle is a very nice one for someone like me who enjoys Fusang but doesn’t always think to jump in.
As far as an upcoming clothing theme being the 80’s…I’ll just say I was amused when I saw so many people on Twitter being all, “Dude, I wasn’t even born then!” I swear I’m not picking on anyone, it just made me chuckle.
The final reveal made me grin, since I was one of those hoping we’d get a roller skating sprint. 🙂 I never did get into rollerblading, but I used to roller skate all the time. If I can just get ice skates when I’m in the Carpathian Fangs, I’ll be set!
Thanks to those putting up with my Blaugust daily posts – they aren’t always as indepth as I’d like, but posting in spite of that is part of the point.