Stuck like I am at work with no decent way of avoiding my responsibilities aside from the blogs of my peers, I just caught wind of Keen's recap of Cameron Sorden's TenTonHammer piece on Warhammer's Tome of Knowledge. How's that for a run-on?
Anyway, what the Tome sounds like is a bit of an even more fleshed out Deed Log (formerly LoreBook) from LotRO. By more fleshed out, I don't mean that LotRO's is bad, just that WAR's seems like it's going to be keeping track of even more statistics.
Little tidbits from the interview include things like a title or a reward for dying "hundreds of times before level 10" or "standing in place for a very long time". Basically, the lady behind the Tome's development explained that it's just another place for the more comedic side of the Warhammer Universe to shine through, as well as a serious tracking system for anything and everything your character's accomplished. I do believe you'll even be able to show your friends your Tome in-game, for bragging and whatnot.
The Deed Log is one of my favorite aspects of LotRO. Like CoH's badges, it added just one more layer of style to the game, and it seems like EAMythic's going to be trying to one up them both. In order to do so, in my opinion, they need only make sure their kill-accomplishments aren't too outlandish.
/em shudders at the memory of 400+ kills for deeds in LotRO.
Of course, from what I can gather the Tome won't be so necessary for skill and personalization like the Deed Log is, so even if the number of kills for a reward are high, it shouldn't make someone without the drive feel so bad about not striving to whack 1,000 Glorgborgs.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Just stop by Keen's site or even TTH to read the whole thing, eh?