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Archive for August, 2008

 

Preview Weekend review

Sorry this is a bit late, but here’s my review of the game based on preview weekend a couple of weeks ago.

Organdonar and I joined up for some fun in some of the scenarios. Scenarios are like AV or WSG in WoW, except you can queue from anywhere in the world. When you are done with the scenario, the game puts you back where you were when you left the PVE world. We initially tried to play on Destruction, but the queues were literally 45 minutes. It reminded me of the queues we had to put up with when WoW implemented the dreaded 2.4 patch. So we switched over to Order and gave it a shot.

There we reigned supreme, or at least, according to the screenshots. Actually my photography kind of sucked. I’ve completely lost my touch with all these months away from gaming. I didn’t even get some battle shots. Oh well, heres what the scoreboard looks like:

Burnination was my Bright Wizard, the class I plan to play on launch. Bright Wizards are hella fun because if you’re not careful you blow up and die. As Organdonar can attest, I did this several times without complaint.

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Posted by on August 30th, 2008 Comments Off

Early head start begins Sept. 14

For those who pre-ordered the collector’s edition, the head start begins on Sept. 14. If you pre-ordered the normal game, you can start on Sept. 15. The head start will include the full game, according to a post by Mark Jacobs on the Warhammer Alliance forums.

The number of servers up at that time will be fewer than at launch. If we don’t pick a server with good class balance then we can pick something else later. I am not too shy to switch. I hope Mythic will have tools available so we can see what the realm balance is for each side, sort of like in DAOC.

We are still looking at Order.

As far as guild recruitment, I am not too concerned about having lots of people in guild. While I want the guild to be relatively vibrant, it’s more important to have the right people rather than more people. Our guild name will attract the right people, I think. I’ll advertise here and there, but we will retain our core values as listed in our rules section.

Posted by on August 30th, 2008 Comments Off

Site redesigned for our new focus

I’ve gotten into beta with my Collector’s Edition preorder and have taken the liberty of redesigning the main site. The forums will soon follow.

So far the game is pretty good, random crashing notwithstanding. There are definitely flags involved, so the guild name will remain the same unless others prefer to call it something else.

When I’m going to be in Warhammer I’ll be in Vent. Hopefully we’ll see some of us. Try to get on Gorfang server if you can. I rolled a destruction sorceress.

To those of us who did not get into beta, or on Gorfang, don’t worry. They’re going to wipe our characters anyway before launch so you’re not going to be far behind. From beta it’s hard to tell which realm will be overpowered or outnumbered. So far more people seem to be rolling destruction. This is expected from what I hear, and maybe it will balance out more later on.

Posted by on August 22nd, 2008 Comments Off

CE pre-orders invited to WAR closed beta this coming week

Word on the street is if you pre-ordered the collector’s edition you can start playing in Warhammer closed beta sometime this week:

5) Regarding the pre-order, Collector’s Edition and the Standard Edition, we are pleased to announce that we will also be inviting our pre-order CE buyers into our Closed Beta test starting next week. There will still be some hardware spec requirements (but they are much lower than our current requirements) since we are still in Closed Beta but we expect that the vast majority of our PO CE buyers will meet the lowered requirements. We gotten a lot of feedback from the community on this point over the last few weeks asking for this and we are now going to make it happen.

Discussion in this thread. Like when we played Warcraft, I will not have time to play on most weekdays but weekends are OK!

See you there!

Posted by on August 10th, 2008 Comments Off

Official release date: Sept. 18

So now we know when the game will officially be up. Unfortunately I am going to be out of town until the 23rd, so you guys will have to work out the bugs for me.

I am not sure if Saaz will be done with his big test by then. He’s been studying like crazy for this thing and if he has not yet taken the test then we won’t be playing until he is done. Nearly every spare moment, even on weekends, he is studying.
We haven’t played any MMORPGs at all in this time

Feel free to hop on the boards and say hi. I’m not sure how many will really transfer games to play Warhammer, but even with the diminished content I have high hopes for the game. We’ll mostly be weekend warriors I think.

And since usually there are no adult-only guilds, we’re probably going to create our own guild again, restricted to 18+ again. Names for the guild are welcome, but I don’t think flags, or fighting on them, are a big deal in Warhammer, unfortunately.

Posted by on August 6th, 2008 Comments Off