Mythic Entertainment has put together a nineteenth Warhammer Online "Grab Bag Q&A" feature, this time discussing siege content, crest conversion, new Dwarf mounts, and more.
Q. Now that the Land of the Dead is out, can we expect to see a reworking of the city siege mechanics? As it stands, the population caps on Fortresses make taking a fully defended Fort incredibly difficult. This makes city sieges happen less, and getting to Stage 2 of a siege simply doesn't happen if the opposing Realm doesn't wish to participate. This is due to an inordinate amount of emphasis being put on the Rank 8-29 city Scenario. These issues result in Warlord gear being near impossible to gain, let alone Sovereign. Can we expect any changes to this system, moving forward?
A. Yes, we are intently focusing on the contested city content to ensure that they are both challenging and rewarding. Regarding the Rank 8-29 city siege Scenario when we introduced this Scenario to the lower Ranks, we actually decreased the amount of impact it has on the success or failure of a city capture.