I just caught the below video for Danneh on YouTube walking through the impending world first castle siege that is going to happen in Throne & Liberty which launched in Korea in December. The possibilities are just mind boggling and this video 100% increased my interest in the game.
First, the video:
What jumped out at me is the scale of the fight. The "castle" is massive with large exterior areas that are fought over before the massive interior of the castle is rushed. There are multiple points that guilds can fight over to get a piece of the pie at the end. It also sounds like thousands (yes thousands!) of players will be able to participate.
|Massive castle map!
The castle itself also appears to have tons of features that can be destroyed so players aren't forced to bottleneck through a single gate. Players/golems can smash walls or small groups can sneak inside to open gates (requires multiple players to activate the gates). This is much more than some simple battleground mode; this is a full on castle siege with variety and different paths to victory!
The reward for winning also seems massive; translating to thousands of dollars in real world value. I am sure that will cause some to pause in regards to "gold selling" and "pay 2 win" which is fair but those items are persistent in every game (or game discussion) these days so I'm not going to let them ruin my interest here. Also key is that it is NOT a winner-take-all system; various guilds can fight over their piece of the pie and none of them appear to get anything if over all a victory is not achieved so this will encourage team work (hopefully!).
Coming from a game like New World where "end game" PvP "wars" are 30 minute instanced fights for 100 players (50v50) the described siege about to occur in Throne & Liberty seems much more fitting of the title "war".
I still have reservations about the tab-target / action combat hybrid that Throne features, but I can get past that if there is events like this on the scale (thousands of player's y'all!) that is being talked about. I've already seen other open world boss fights that occur with PvP active and the number of players present is just crazy! I really, really want to play this game now!