Entering Hideouts now requires a channel for players who have not set the Hideout as "Home". This change is intended to reduce the safety provided by having multiple allied Hideouts in a single zone. The following conditions apply:
If a player has set "Home" in a Hideout, they can still instantly enter it without a channel
The protection bubble granted when leaving a Hideout no longer breaks with open-world interactions, making it possible to safely channel back into a Hideout without losing the bubble
Additionally, players with their Home set in a Hideout within the Roads of Avalon will no longer lose their Home setting when using the Travel Planner and then traveling through a Realmgate in a Royal City
Castle Outpost Changes
Removed doors of Castle Outposts to make them easier to conquer by smaller groups and encourage more guerilla warfare
Warning messages when Castle Outposts are under attack now appear only in the guild chat, to reduce onscreen messages for guild members
Time until next guard wave spawns: 120 seconds → 60 seconds
small guilds will be far more vulnerable now then ever...... not being able to use public or friendly HO's without a channel just means these larger guilds who spend all day ganking gatherers / fame farmers just make sure have speedy mount and a fear robe and you have 0 chance to ever get in a HO other then one you have set to home.
so now that you pretty much said either convert to large guilds to be protected or stay in royals do you really think small guilds will bother with the outlands? oh and don't give me that HQ crap cause small guild (even if manage to earn enough points to drop one) will never get a power core or be able to manage to do enough to have a continued upkeep therefore its just a matter of time before destroyed (unless of course you pay rent) so really all this fancy bull is about as laughable as waiting until known RMTers win the season and honored forever with a statue before you try to act like no one is above the rules but we all know since they help drive the need for players to buy gold you are ok with what they are doing. you are only upset about it because you want people to buy from you not them. really love the game concept but be honest and tell people the truth you don't care about anyone not making you money .... and its the massive alliances like arch / poe / Blue army ect ect the get you paid so no matter what they doe you will let them be until you can act without hurting your own pocket. stop feeding your players dreams of honey and sugar while feeding them to your personal pet groups.... and stabbing them in the back. will be interesting to see how many people head over for new world when it launches at least there at the beginning everyone will have a fair chance to enjoy the game.