may have traveled a rocky road this past year
but with each new patch, the game gets better and better. The latest patch installment to hit the public test server is 1.3.2
, which features a New User Journey, Apprenticeship System, career balance changes, and further improvements to performance, stability, and RvR.
The two biggest items being tested right now are the New User Journey
and Apprenticeship System
. The former introduces new players to the game much more effectively and efficiently, funneling them into the same starting area (Chaos vs. Empire), auto-adding them to a starter guild, and much more. The latter allows highly ranked players to drop their level (stats and abilities capped formulaically) and lowly ranked players to raise their level in order to play together.
As for RvR, fortresses are being removed from the zone capture system, which should result in more frequent city sieges
. Whether this is a good or bad thing is yet to be determined
because depending on your timing you may not be able to join your friends due to the current instance mechanic. Keep warfare will now benefit from a new difficulty mechanic as well, which grants more rewards when more combatants are present.
Check out the full 1.3.2 patch
notes for all the gory details!