Since my last post about WAR the population grew from 500.00 to 750.00. It sounds really good I’d say, especially because I’m a fan . Some bad mouths would say that Age of Conan had roughly the same number of players in the first month, but this time I think they will stay after the free month expires and the numbers will grow… but that’s just me….and all the other WAR fans out there.
Another think about WAR is that, how Mythic anticipated, players tend to prefer the Destruction faction (yeah, I think it looks cool too, but I play with the good guys because I always liked the “underdog”). And because a population disequilibrium affects the game experience especially in WAR, Mythic introduced in 1.02 patch a little something that you could call it “a bribe” . Order players receive a 20% XP and renown bonus on this realms. This should convince a lot of players to chose Order but I don’t know if this is the best way to do it, a more natural way like making some improvements in Order classes would be cooler. But in the end what works is best. I’m curious how this will affect the player distribution.