WAR is Coming!
Warhammer Online's official release date has been announced. Thursday, September 18th. Pre-order customers will get a Head-Start beginning the 16th, with Collector's Edition customers possibly beginning on the 15th.
Additionally, pre-order customers will be invited into the closed BETA test beginning next week, with the Open Beta period beginning shortly after.
Official Announcement here: EA Mythic | Warhammer Online
For those of you who haven't followed the development of this game, this will be the first MMO based on the Warhammer IP. It has been developed by Mythic Entertainment, the same company who developed the much-heralded Dark Age of Camelot.
Warhammer is a PvP biased MMO, with 2 factions comprised of 3 races each (Dark Elves, Chaos, Orks and Goblins versus High Elves, Dwarfs and the Empire). Termed Realm versus Realm, the gameplay encourages players of each faction to engage in open battles against players of the other faction.
For those of you looking for a change of pace from WoW, be sure to check this out.
If anybody has pre-ordered and is looking to join the side of Order, let me know as the release gets closer, and we'll see if we can't get a LGK guild going.
Something to set the mood:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h0SswsOsEo&feature=related]YouTube - War is Coming[/ame]
No thanks, will be playing Age of Conan, hope you have fun with that Duke.
Still waiting on the first good MMORPG for the 360. Both FF and PSU are meh. AoC isn't coming any time soon.
I geeked out to warcraft for a while...left me soulless in a few months.
Warhammer looks like good fun, but like most other highly nerdictive games...I fear for my life...and will have to pass.
I canceled Age of Conan (too many changes, not that fun imo) and Warhammer doesn't look to exciting either.
A bird just flew right into my bedroom window. It fell to the ground. That's comedy right there.
I'm pretty much psyched about this after being a long-time Dark Age of Camelot subscriber. It was a blast running around with 50-100 other people and assaulting a keep defended by 100 peeps from another realm. Great times, and when I eventually left it for good, never quite caught the same feeling from an MMO (original Star Wars Galaxies was close, **** You Sony!).
The Warhammer world is pretty funny too. Anybody that's played Dawn of War knows what the 40k universe is like, and the Warhammer Fantasy world has even more character than 40k. I have high hopes, but with the way MMO's go, and the way they can suck your life away, I can completely understand anybody not interested.
For anybody interested, I should be getting into the end of closed beta next week, and open beta soon after, so I'll let you know my impressions and thoughts.
Sorry to hear about AoC. I never got a chance to try it out, but I've heard wildly divergent opinions. I personally just cancelled my WoW account again after being active for only a month. I played a little PvP, but it got pretty stale.
Originally Posted by Defgarden
I was actually having fun with it for a while, but they made so many changes so quickly, it just sort of killed the fun for me. Plus it just became a grind fest, and got boring very quickly. I'm sure the large sieges can be fun.
Originally Posted by Iron Duke
Parts of this post were probably NDA breaking. Didn't think about that when I posted (was drinking...). I'll repost it when the NDA gets lifted, which I think should be soon.
Awesome. I'm DL'ing the torrent right now and should be in within the next day or so.
Originally Posted by FootKnight
I'm looking to roll a Warrior Priest and Rune Priest probably as my first two characters once the game starts, so will probably avoid those during beta. I figure I'll play some Destruction classes and some other classes I won't be playing in the real game during beta just to give myself a good overall feel for the game and also so I don't spoil my leveling experience when crunch time starts.
At any rate, hopefully we can hook up when the game starts for real. Likewise, I'll try to keep everybody updated with my impressions as the NDA allows, and once it's removed.