In a WoW Altoholic exclusive, datamining of the latest Mists of Pandaria beta patch has has revealed a new server type to be introduced with MoP, PVE-ARP (Adult Roleplay).
/chk SERVER_TYPE if(TRUE) PVE-01 /chk SERVER_TYPE if(TRUE) PVE-RP /chk SERVER_TYPE if(TRUE) PVE-ARP else() /chk SERVER)TYPE if(TRUE) PVP (break)
With the increasing interest in Moonguard server for its Adult themed role play in the Goldshire Inn, Blizzard has decided to address and expand it user base by adding PVE- Adult Role Play servers.
Mike Morhaime(president and a co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment) was quoted as saying “It’s kind of a crazy idea, but I’m the president of the company, and I get to have some of those sometimes.” This addresses the negative reaction to the Pet Battle system being introduced and complaints that we were abandoning our Hardcore fans and catering to a younger casual crowd.
This will provide an age verified solution to players that complain that their servers are full of 12-yr olds. In addition it plays into our goals of MoP to get the players out of the cities to explore the world and each other rather than just inns and the Deeprun Tram.
Insider sources also reviewed that the introduction of this new server type is the reason for the delay in updating the character models. “We had basically finished all the new character models when the dev team came up with the idea for the Adult Roleplay servers. I mean there would be no point in introducing the new character models if we didn’t have the animations to support it. In addition we found that we could integrate a lot of the work we had done for the dance studio if we added a pole.” The insider confirms that the “naked” pandaren image seen above was from a earlier build, with more “fur” options in the newer models.
As with all new WoW mechanics we want to start small and maybe relax the rules later. If successful, we could see expanding to include “adult” roleplay transmog sets as rewards for PVE-Adult scenarios, short encounters for 3-5 players without the need for a “tank” or “healer” so players can hop in and out with quicker queues.
Unfortunately we could not get a release date for the new server type, but were assured that they are working hard to have the feature ready for the launch of MoP or Soon™ after.