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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:08AM HeavyTank said

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boobs, that's why destro is more popular. dark elf bewbs

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:15AM (Unverified) said

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Chances are that most of the players going to WAR are coming the the Alliance side of WoW, thus offering them an even further experience then they've had in WoW.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:29AM (Unverified) said

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This plus many alliance think that by choosing Destruction in WAR, it will be the equivalent of choosing Horde in WoW... and by logic think that it means they will roll in RvR. This pretty much guarantees it will end up being the opposite. There are some similarities though, already it looks like the parallel classes for each side are set up the same way.. destruction are geared more offensively while order are geared more defensively. This was pretty disappointing to see repeated in yet another game.

Not to mention the fact that most of the marketing done for WAR was done from a destruction perspective... all the irritating greenskin-talk "waaaaauugh" stuff and the most outspoken devs seeming to side with destruction from the beginning probably all have a big influence.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:21AM JohnD212 said

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They'll play destruction until the first rebalancing...then they'll cry like babies and all come over to Order. Destruction is entirely over powered right now and it shouldn't take too long for Mythic to balance their abilities. WAAAGH!!

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:32AM Buckshot said

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Yeah give me a call after that bright wizard nerf, you sir are wrong. Order is clearly overpowered, the nerf will do them well.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:35AM Nadril said

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Funny enough a lot of destruction players complain that order has the upper hand currently as far as balance goes, funny how your perspective changes. Personally I think both races are pretty well off balanced currently -- a lot of classes have similar mechanics to that of their counterpart.


I also think that the population may even out in time. On my server I've noticed an influx of order players at lower levels and destruction out numbering order near the higher levels currently (T2/T3).
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:40AM Nadril said

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Double post, but didn't see buck's post.

How are Bright wizards OP? They are almost a carbon copy of Sorc's with the exception of a few skills (their armor buff is about the only "OP" thing they get in relation to the sorcs lackluster resist buff) but Bright wizards are some of the easiest targets to take out in the game.


This is all coming from a Black Orc's perspective but also from a Marauder (in beta).
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 11:14AM (Unverified) said

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How is destruction OP?

Haha. Love forum fools. People QQ'd about Rune priests and BWs. Now it's random 'Destruction is OP'.

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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 12:19PM (Unverified) said

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You obviously don't play, as Order has more OP'd classes, and this has been well documented.

Not only that, but Order wins a lot more in RvR than Destruction.

Might want to try again.
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:27AM hami83 said

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Could be lots of things. Paul from Mythic praised Destruction throughout development, which was a factor.

Yes, some people came from Alliance on WoW.

Boobs.

Also that Order has for the most part more traditional classes and mechanics where Destruction has some unique ones like the Marauder mutations and the caster classes floating discs, let's not forget the Squig Herder.

I personally wanted to be Order because I thought the Warrior Priest was kick ass, but my guildies wanted to be destruction, so I settled for a Discipline of Khaine.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:28AM Rihahn said

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It really is a simple case of perception: WoW is an amusement park / RenFaire full of Warcraft-themed rides ranging from Karazhan to Kil'Jaden and over-priced vendor stuff that comes in many shades of purple. The overall feeling of WoW is players versus a large selection of evil folks who inexplicably live in really crummy homes... So, the typical WoW player goes for the 'good' side to be more like the characters in the movies/books/whatever and rides out to vanquish the evil NPCs.

Now along comes WAR - it's not a theme park / RenFaire, it's South Central on a Friday night - where the stores have bars on the windows and if you want something, you gotta mug someone to get it.

This leads to a more "badass" perception of the game and in turn leads folks to want to play "badass" characters to go along with it... Have you *looked* at a high elf in WAR? I'm still not sure how to sex them to figure out which are the males and which are the females... And the Humans - Order humans are mamby-pamby chess-club types while the Chaos-side humans are all ten foot tall linebackers from hell with horrid eczima...

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 11:04AM (Unverified) said

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I dunno man, My Squig herder doesn't look very "badass" to me...he's just fun to play
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 11:51AM Rihahn said

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True, but compare your Squig Herder to the Elf "White Lion"

'nuff said
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Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:33AM Buckshot said

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Because greenskins frackin' rule! and order are dress wearing religious nutjobs or dwarves. Order are the GOP of Warhammer.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:40AM (Unverified) said

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If I played WAR I'd go destruction. The choice is simply because greenskins and choas both seem badass, and dark elves are hot. However order seem pretty dull to me, and the only race I'd want to play is Dwarf, because as a child who played warhammer I used to like the dwarves.

I'd wager greenskins are the most popular race. Destruction's popularity all boils down to their races and how intresting/fun they appear. Order just doesn't have much going for it.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:41AM (Unverified) said

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Yep, pretty easy to tell which side the devs prefer. The classes are more detailed, have cooler twists to their gameplay, and is promoted more. If you don't want to be disadvantaged from a programming standpoint, ALWAYS choose the side the Devs put more attention in.

That's why I hate RVR PVP. Give me open PVP like Shadowband and Warhammer any day.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:42AM (Unverified) said

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I murded that... Shadowbane and Conan. The PVP style... not the games themselves.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:51AM darthrizzo said

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Order is the new Horde. I have no idea why, but when I play Destruction I have to ignore general chat. Just like Alliance in WoW.

When I play Order I notice that teams get along better in the chat. We might not always work together but the complaining isn't as prevalent. When I play Destruction the instant someone makes a mistake the bitching starts. Order's healers actually heal the group. When I heal on Destruction people always act surprised that they got heals and I always finish with the most healing (as a Disciple no less).

Why is Destro more popular? Less clothing on the female toons and the attitude is more competitive... something younger players will gravitate towards.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 10:59AM (Unverified) said

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1. The hot bodies of dark elf fem babes.
2. The hot bodies of dark elf fem babes.

And lastly ....
Because, in my opinion, after having tried several order classes, I think the game is unbalanced. Destruction is rather overpowered at the moment.

My two cp.

Posted: Sep 25th 2008 11:10AM Syme said

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The feel of the Destruction side more closely matches the feel of the setting as a whole. Most people who would be interested in Warhammer would have a tendency toward the Destruction side.

Also, players who prefer PvP over most other activities tend to choose the side that seems more bloodthirsty. Even in WoW, most PvP servers had better faction balance than PvE servers.

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