In February’s Grab Bag one question stood out from the rest (mostly because it was really one of the only questions not answered by the rest of the info).
Q: I believe it has been mentioned before that Public Quests will affect RvR. Would it be possible for you to give an example of how?
A: Public Quests contribute to zone control as do standard quests. Every time a PQ or quest is completed, your realm is granted Victory Points. Those Victory Points are fed into a large pool that is shared with Scenarios, open world objectives (keeps and battlefield objectives) and skirmish kills. WAR is a Realm vs. Realm game, and PvE is a part of the war, so of course we include these aspects when determining zone control.
From the rest of the newsletter we are told that taking objectives like keeps and towers will play out as public quests.Â However, this question and answer lead off in another direction that I had not really considered.Â Mythic’s use of the term “RvR” allows them to incorporate more into the “war”.Â RvR is realm vs. realm and I hadn’t given it much thought until now that PvE efforts can play a part in my realm fighting against another.Â According to this Q/A, any of the PQ’s or even normal quests completed in a zone will contribute to the victory points.Â If you’re not familiar with what victory points are then you should definitely brush up on some older video podcasts – they are basically required to progress into the latter RvR city sieges and such.
Very sneaky and quite honestly a brilliant move, Mythic.Â You have effectively brought together both sides of the table and given them a common goal whether they realize it or not.Â In a way, if someone wants to PvE the entire time they play then they are still contributing to the effort.Â I like it.Â Well played Mythic, well played.