New Frontiers Keep Designs

Smurflord

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They've published the new keep information for the Frontiers expansion.

http://www.camelotherald.com/newfrontiers/keeps/

Key points:
7 different keep layouts
Keep becomes more fortified, with higher walls and towers as you upgrade it
Customisable hookpoints to add merchants
New siege weapon - Boiling Oil (I love this idea)
Walls are destoryable, not just the doors, but the doors are the weakest point
Damage to the door and walls is displayed graphically
Improved line of sight
Volley can only go over walls, not through them inside buildings
PBAE no longer goes through doors, walls, ceilings or floors

Have to say it looks great, really looking forward to this.
 

Krait

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If all this does get implemented,it will go some way towards what I envisioned and hoped for when I started the game......real Realm v Realm warfare. :)

Now give Sea Battles and Keep Bombardments :p
 

Jacilja

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Cant wait this realy looks like it will make keep deffence more realistic, unlike now where its easier for an attacker to target those in keep, than it is for a deffender to aim at the guy stood in the open, due to bad los from keep walls :)
 

kain

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Hell yes to boiling oil and better line of sight... My thane get get out the mjollnir once more.


As for PBAE not going through stuff, at freakin' last is all I can say.
 

Skaven

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Lovley GTaoe remaining untouched tho :D
Can't wait to start bashing some walls down
 

Shike

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pwnage, finally daoc has the potential to become really really good :)

although I fear the underdogrealms are gonna suffer pretty bad.
 

Iskander

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sounds real nice, if they can implement what they promiced this time ..
 

Khalen

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I find the new ideas great. They give the keepbattlers far more things to do then just bash door, bash lord. I can see nice battles coming once they've implemented it.
 

Falcon

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Skaven said:
Lovley GTaoe remaining untouched tho :D
Can't wait to start bashing some walls down
From what I could understand GTAE will no longer work on people under a roof, same goes for volley and catapults.

The PBAE change is questionable, why make the walls so much of a harder entrance than the doors if there's no longer anything to stop the doors being a bad choice anyway? I'd have thought the whole reason NOT to go for the doors would be because of PBAE. It says you can destroy the walls from a range but afaik you can destroy walls from range too. Anyhow, it's too early to make assumptions ;)
 

Grimmy

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Bah can't get to The Herald site atm...

Sounds very cool though, as someone said, what I envisged keep RvR to be when I first started playing.

Was there any mention of any reward system for being involved in a successful keep take, RPs or whatever?
 

Azorius

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Smurflord said:
They've published the new keep information for the Frontiers expansion.

http://www.camelotherald.com/newfrontiers/keeps/

Key points:
7 different keep layouts
Keep becomes more fortified, with higher walls and towers as you upgrade it
Customisable hookpoints to add merchants
New siege weapon - Boiling Oil (I love this idea)
Walls are destoryable, not just the doors, but the doors are the weakest point
Damage to the door and walls is displayed graphically
Improved line of sight
Volley can only go over walls, not through them inside buildings
PBAE no longer goes through doors, walls, ceilings or floors

Have to say it looks great, really looking forward to this.
All excellent stuff, now Givf it NARW! :p

Seems they've got most things right so far on this expansion....although we must bear in mind the 'meat' of the matter has yet to be really stated.

Siege Warfare is damned good fun, this will allow more options in it's use and it's effects.

Cheers

Azo
 

Fana

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Awesome!

Cant think of a single negative remark other than that the new keep system will probably eat even more computer resources. But if Mythic gets this right and manage to implement all this then we are certainly in for a real treat :D
 

Korax

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Im pissing my pants! EEEK!
GIIIVF!

(If we're lucky frontiers will be out before 2010 in Europe) :twak:
 

Asharith

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Well i think Daoc will still be the best game arround for a very long time .. Ok ToA will change rvr but the biggest problems with it has been nerfed or patched away imo .. And now with the upcoming Frontiers Patch they have the oppertunity to make the game very fun and refreshing . I was a bigg wow fan at 1st but now mythic seems to get there act together and daoc is looking better and better .. :clap: WoW will have a hard time competing with Daoc imo.
 

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