Yes, invading anonymously worked very well, it was a really cool feature, possibly better than the current system, not that there's anything wrong with the current system, it's just the original implementation was a good example of getting it right first time, it perhaps didn't need changing.
The current system may deter some players from invading, for example I think the original ability to remain anonymous whilst invading was a good way of encouraging SP players into the MP environment (it was more accessible), but now it's just the same as other MP modes, it doesn't have the same uniqueness or accessibility..
..bear in mind that when you could remain anonymous as an invader there was always the option to reveal your identity anyway (via chat).. or remain incognito and have fun with that concept.
Perhaps both systems can co-exist? ..the option to remain an anonymous invader Or accept having your identity automatically revealed...
..Also, If the ability to invade anonymously is ever re-implemented I would suggest not allowing the invading players backer aura to apply to the wizard whose body they take over, because that was generally the thing that would usually give your identity away..
..it meant that, among friends, sometimes it was quite easy to narrow down who the invader was by noticing who was online and then recognising them by their lord, king or god aura, thus spoiling the charade.
Last edited by Mazy
on Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:18 am, edited 1 time in total.