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Archive for July, 2008

 

WAR will ship on time, but content suffers

D’oh! I just read on /. that, while Warhammer Online will ship on time, only two of the six capital cities will be available, and four character classes will not be in the game at launch.

I had high hopes for this game. I fear, though, that this shift in circumstances could affect how I and others enjoy the game. Read an announcement from Mark Jacobs on Massively.

Additionally, four classes are being removed, deemed to be in a condition unsuitable for launch. They are:

  • The Choppa (Greenskin)
  • The Hammerer (Dwarf)
  • The Blackguard (Dark Elf)
  • The Knight of the Blazing Sun (Empire)

Well at least I didn’t have my heart set on any of those.

Let’s think of the bright side, shall we? First off, fewer tanking classes = less PVE. Good, I wasn’t going to do that anyway. The only bad thing is that fewer tanks means begging for tanks in the unfortunate circumstance where you have to do it to get gear. I don’t read Warhammer message boards obsessively, and I’m still not sure how people acquire gear if they only want to PVP.

Second, fewer capitol cities. Eh, either way. It doesn’t matter to me. It’s better than releasing an unfinished game.

Third, I still plan to play this game. I have not canceled my pre-order.

Posted by on July 11th, 2008 Comments Off