WAR Changes Postponed

The Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Forums announce the postponement of the combat and career changes planned for the upcoming version 1.3 patch for Mythic's MMORPG (thanks IncGamers). According to producer Adam Gershowitz some of their planned changes turned out to be controversial, and they are being removed from the patch in order to concentrate on the new Land of the Dead zone, and they will begin testing career changes anew once the version 1.3 patch is released. Here's an excerpt:
Version 1.3 introduces numerous positive career changes, such as the ongoing Archmage / Shaman revamp, reductions in AoE effectiveness, and smaller targeted improvements to the Rune Priest, Zealot, Marauder, Magus, and White Lion careers; however, we have also found a number of changes to be controversial within the community, including the adjustments to Stat Factors, Healing Effectiveness, and concerns about the Warrior Priest and Disciple careers. Due to the complexity of the changes, it becomes very difficult to simply separate out specific items from the patch without altering other changes in unexpected ways. As a result of this, and to ensure the very best possible patch content, we have decided to split the Career balance changes out of our 1.3 patch. This will allow us to continue working with our Public Test community to further shape the upcoming career adjustments into a more stable, understandable, and fun experience for all.

Career balance changes will be removed from our PTS server starting in Phase 3 of version 1.3 testing, allowing players to focus on testing and feedback for our new Land of the Dead zone. We plan to re-open balance testing for career changes shortly after the release of our 1.3 patch so that we can continue working with the community on these changes and improvements to WAR.