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Gaming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 5 Oct 2008.

  1. DriftCarl

    DriftCarl Member

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    I played early alpha and beta and didnt think that much of it to be honest. Looking at the game now it hasnt really improved either. I still play WoW though after 3 years. The problem is these MMO developers are just doing the same thing over and over. sure WAR is more pvp but the game doesnt appeal to pve players at all, so it can never be as big as WoW, which caters well for pvp and pve players alike. I am looking forward to the next generation of MMO's. something thats guaranteed to be different.
    Star Trek Online is definatly going to be different, although that is a fair few years away right now. I am mostly looking forward to star gate worlds though. The concept of that game already seems awesom. I can see alot of potential for great pvp fights and fantastic alien pve encounters. and because there are 1000's of gates, the potential content is basically endless.
     
  2. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I think I'll give this a go when I get some money, a few of my friends are into MMOs and they're interested in it too. Although not now, which suits me as I haven't the money spare and it'll give the game a little time to mature too.
     
  3. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    I was dubious about the PVP , RVR focus of this game. I've always prefered PVE/co-op play. But in my opinion its done very very well in this game. The scenarios and keep assaults though tricky for the Order side ( due to chaos being far heavier numbers), are fun and suck you in. Gaining XP whilst combating enemy players is a nice touch and no terribly expensive penalties to put you off, though there is some cost) .
    At first glance , heck even at second glance it looks and feels alot like WoW, but take the time to look deeper and its a completely different kettle of orc bits.
    Sure there are flaws, yes It needs patching but so has every single other MMO ever created.
    Highly recommended.
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It's not a review - see, no score, it's more of a first impressions.

    I played for nine and a half hours, and reached level ten - more than enough to pretty much finish any other non-MMO game, and enough we felt, to get a feel for the game and how it would pan out in the long run.

    And it's not a review, it's more of a first impressions and what to expect.

    Apologies for the error in developer, some slight confusion was caused by the involvement of EA - error corrected.

    The decision was made in editorial to abbreviate the game name fully. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - five words see, not three, although I know the devs and community themselves refer to it as WAR.

    In regards to WoW fanboyism, I specifically stated that myself and WoW parted on less than favourable terms, and while it was fun to level and group heading towards 70, the end game just became a horrible grind for elemental motes and a frustration of pick up groups. I still stand by my statement that the PvE in WoW is far superior to that in WAR, although WAR's in world implementation of PvP is better.

    Frankly, I'm a little surprsied at all the reactionary defensive posts in this thread. I by no means hated Warhammer Online and specifically stated that for PvP fans it's a fine MMO, but it's somewhat soulless PvE lets it down, although I realise that's not the focus of the game, and everyone has thier own personal tastes and preferences.
     
  5. Malz

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    Years of wow fanboism makes us jaded and defensive don't take it to heart, but realise anyone who really plays a an mmorpg is hardcore, you have to be to get anywhere. Yes Wow's pve is more involving and on a much greater scale the war, but then thats what its all about (though it is few and far between when you are leveling), pvp was only ever an afterthought and a bloody awful grind for the first year / 18 months, how many hit rank 11 for the full warlord PvP gear in the early days?

    Once we start Rvr proper then we will see what war is all about, for me all i can say is if you like pvp give it a try for a month, i've got about 30 hours gameplay in so far most of which have been a thoroughly enjoyable experience, but do try and hook up with friends in game especially for the scenarios as it makes for a better experience all round.

    The thing that annoys most of us is that wow is used as the benchmark and a lot of us remember how it was early on not 3 years down the line after numerous patches and additional content has been added. Every game has to start somewhere, so far war has had a great launch, where it goes from now im prepared to wait an see.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice article, very informative. I am really looking forward to trying this out after I finish school.
     
  7. SlickGnome

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    I've been playing since middle of Beta, and have been having a blast at it. I've always been a fan of PVP/RVR style games after the years of being addicted to DAoC. The Public Quests are very unique and the ability to wander into a zone, and pull up open group list and join a group without having to run around typing LFG!. And sceneros are great. Jump in, 10 min or so PVP, usually enough at lower levels if you are good enough for 1/2 to 3/4 of a level, then jump back to PvE, re-que for the sceneros and usually back in within a few minutes, and doing some quests while waiting. The travel is a bit annying, having to run to a few areas repeatly, but again, WOW does this as well.
     
  8. BioSniper

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    Apologies if my comments seem a little harsh. Reading it back I realise I was perhaps over defensive.

    Bad day and posting on forums = bad idea.
     
  9. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    What is ironic, personally, is that although I'm sticking up for the game and saying how it does all these things better than WoW... I'm not going to be continuing with my subscription when this months ends. I can't put my finger on why, but I just don't have the compulsion to play like I had with WoW. One massive factor for me, is the weaker and less important economy of the game. I play WoW a little like I used to play Elite - to accrue money and possessions through a solo, freebooting, Delboy-esque play style that WAR doesn't seem to allow for.

    Not sure if I will renew my WoW sub when the Lich King hits, but once the 18th rolls by, I won't be WAR in the near future.
     
  10. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    What sucks about WAR atm.

    Scenarios need improvement in balance. Top 2 Scenarios aren't even great. Tor Anroc and Serpents Passage. Destro plays TA for time to flag advantage and SS is a giant DM match with a weak objective. That's how it is on Dark Crag Open RVR server.
     
  11. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    not to pimp another site but ars has been doing a cool week by week "play log" review of war that I think is a better format for a mmo review.
     
  12. AngelOfRage

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    I've recently quit WoW (after 3 years and 4000+ hours played) and have started playing WAR. So far it seems pretty good, there is much more to do at low levels than WoW. I can PvP from the start (with auto adjusted stats so i'm not behind higher lvls), i can explore the maps and unlock the many special titles, items, tactics, etc within the Tome of knowledge or i can go about questing and doing PQs. However i'm not sure if the end game will hold up as well, but i'll have to wait and see.

    At least it will tide me over until Aion comes out :)
     
  13. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    That's like quitting morphine and starting opium :-/
    Ah, I kid. But re: the widespread complaints about lack of originality in MMOs, I think trying to make a totally original one in the wake of WoW would be like trying to make a 5-wheeled car. Warcraft's influence on the genre is frankly collossal, I can't see any MMO escaping its shadow completely, ever, now. I'd like one to, but I don't think one will.
     
  14. warhammer

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    World of Warcraft has finally met its match. Warhammer is certainly a much better game and has surpassed all my expectations that I can ask for from a MMO. It brings back the great RvR system that DAoC has and put it into a new world with new and better features. I love the game so much I decided to start a Warhammer Wiki.
     
  15. Duvall

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    I tried this game. The game is OK, but the support is almost non existent.

    When I tried to extend my subscription at the end of the 30 day period all I got was a page telling m I had no licences. THAT WAS IT!

    No help no email address to contact. Zilch. I have since had an email from WAR directing me to a help page. I tole of my problems only to get another email from a <no-reply> email address telling me I might have entered my CD key incorrectly!! And that my feedback was welcome.

    I played the game for aminth and now cannot conact the w**kers at Warhammer online.

    Screw this game.
     
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