Are they vast improvements that will win over skeptics? Or is En Masse just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?
Some of the changes are purely cosmetic, like the changes in currency, or seem to come from the school of “Western RPG 101,” like rest XP. But a few, like controller support and improved account security, will probably be welcome additions to the game.
In particular, I’m interested to see how the game’s net moderation will work. Their solution, called “Crisp,” goes beyond simple keyword filtering and
“take[s] into account multiple signals from content analysis, the user’s reputation and their social connections to determine the probability of a specific behavior match.”
In other words, Big Brother is watching, and he’s probably a surly Baraka.