What sort of content does WAR offer? Is it mostly RvR, or is there some PvE as well?
While we do spend much of our time talking about RvR and encouraging players to try it out, we offer countless hours of PvE content as well, including quests, Public Quests, dungeons, and more!
Can I compete with other players in RvR if I spend most of my time soloing in PvE content?
Absolutely! While you'll be able to level independently in either RvR or PvE, you'll be able to decide at any time to hop over and experience the other areas of the game with ease. Now, with that said, the most EFFECTIVE way to play will always be to engage in both PvE and RvR from the very beginning.
Will I be able to make characters on the same server for both factions?
No, players are only allowed to have characters of one faction on a server. If you want to try out another faction, you will have to create a character on a different server.
Can you do the quests in an allied area or can you only do quests in your own race's zones?
You can absolutely quest in any allied realm.
What kind of downtime is there for health and magic points/action points regeneration?
Downtime is very minimal in WAR. It's important to us that in most circumstances, downtime for regeneration is measured in mere seconds, and not minutes.
Do players have other means of regenerating their health or action points besides resting?
Aside from healers who can restore HP, there will be potions, elixirs, draughts, etc. that can regenerate health and/or Action Points.
What is the maximum Rank (level) you can reach?
The maximum Rank a player can reach is 40; however, once you reach max Rank there is still a large number of things for you to do. You will continue to gain Renown Ranks through RvR, explore dungeons designed for experienced adventurers, search for hidden talents and tome unlocks in your Tome of Knowledge, and even lay siege to the enemy's city itself and capture their king!
Being that the level cap is Rank 40 in this game, and most games out currently have a level cap of 60+, will this shorten the game? Is leveling slow? What rewards does leveling produce?
Things like level caps aren't really comparable from one game to another. We could have a thousand levels and a game that plays "shorter" than another game with 50 levels. We could have ten levels and have it play "longer" than a 50 level game. We're not trying to keep players away from Rank 40 by forcing them into an endless grind of leveling. Our high-end content is the crowning jewel of the game and we WANT players to get there in a reasonable amount of time and see just how cool, engaging, and dynamic it is.
It's also a matter of how and when you want to grant players new advancements, decisions, career branches, etc., and also what your end-goal for players is. In WAR, the number of places where you're able to advance your character is far more involved than many other games, so you'll have a significant amount of goals to achieve in any given level, including things like standard abilities, Tactics, Morale abilities, Tome of Knowledge unlocks, Renown rewards and so forth. You'll make choices and accomplish career milestones very frequently.
If I die during a Public Quest and I miss parts of it/it ends while I'm running back to the area, do I still get rewarded?
If you're involved in a Public Quest in any (positive) way, you'll get rewarded. No exceptions. You earn Influence for your participation and can "spend" that on associated rewards. The more you participate in a PQ, the more Influence you earn, and the cooler the Influence Rewards you'll get to choose from. When a PQ is successfully completed, those players that participated the most will also have the best chance of winning one of the loot bags dropped by the boss.
Can players share current quests they are on?
Yes, there are many quests available which can be shared among group members under certain circumstances.
Can low-Rank players reach their main city without many problems?
Capital cities and access to them is designed so that players as low as Rank 7 are able to travel to their capital city and find content awaiting them. All city content ranges from Rank 7 up to Rank 40, but if you're daring enough to brave the paths, you can reach your capital city as early as Rank 1.