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Posted: Jan 29th 2009 11:56AM Holgranth said

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90% sure I'm giving WAR another chance now....

Posted: Jan 29th 2009 11:57AM Mr A said

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In Warhammer, Dwarven Slayers are supposed to be more of a rare thing. Of course Warhammer Online already broke this by having that one beach that's just full of Slayers, and now they're going to break it even further by having oceans of Slayers running around the game as players.

Warhammer Online continues to pull away more and more from the Warhammer setting from the novels and roleplaying game, and continues to be nothing but an absolute parody of what the setting is supposed to be.

Posted: Jan 29th 2009 1:27PM Jesspiper said

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Finally, someone who knows something about Warhammer. /salute.

Slayers are rare, yes, but at least you see units of them on the battlefield. You wanna talk about rare? When was the last time you saw Witch Hunters in large numbers in Warhammer?

The answer is never, they are rare individuals, the equivalent of WH40k Inquisitors. Yet they are everywhere in WAR. It's quite ridiculous and a travesty of Warhammer lore.
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Posted: Jan 29th 2009 3:29PM Abriael said

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Ah, the newbies that think they know the warhammer lore and spit out their silly BS just for the sake of criticizing at random.
Well, let me give you a small hint, for your own sake. You DO NOT know the warhammer lore, and you're making a fool of yourselves.

1: It's pretty normal for enough slayers gather in one place to actually fight in regiments.

2: Long Drong and his slayer pirates (the ones that "fill the beach") are an established dog of war regiment and as such they fit the lore perfectly.

I understand that rabid warhammer online antifan are choking on their own bile every time mythic demonstrates they can deliver in full colors, but you're getting slightly ridiculous lately.

Posted: Jan 29th 2009 11:35PM Wispur said

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I agree, there is plenty of precedence for having lots of slayers, but they have a point that having lots of Witch Hunter is just silly. =P

And the lore-breaking aspect of slayers isn't that there's a bunch of them, it's that they don't just run up to a troll or giant at level 1 and get themselves killed fighting it. Slayers in Warhammer lore are always questing for something too deadly for them. But that isn't going to happen in the online game, and that's the lore breaking part.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2009 4:12PM Abriael said

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And what are players doing in Warhammer Online (and in most other MMORPG) if not costantly questing in search of something to fight?

The myth that the inclusion of the slayer as a playable class breaks the lore has been already debunked several times in several forums. They don't, and arguing otherwise simply shows a sketchy and stereotyped knowledge of the lore.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2009 4:49AM Jesspiper said

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Newbie eh? Well if collecting, playing and reading about Warhammer Fantasy Battles obsessively for 16 years (ie: almost half my life) makes me a newbie, then so be it.

Abriael, you have fast acquired a reputation here as one of the most blind WAR fanboys on the site and perhaps the entire internet. It's actually quite sad. Your constant blind defense of WAR at all costs and verbal assaults on its critics, regardless of the content of the criticism, completely eliminates any credibility you have amongst the community here. Not only that, but your constant self-appointed Warhammer lore omniscience is an absolute farce. The fact that you think WAR is so faithful to traditional Warhammer lore proves how ignorant you are to the established lore itself.

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Posted: Jan 29th 2009 5:34PM (Unverified) said

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Isn't there a slayer stronghold as well?
i'm pretty sure I read that somewhere.

Posted: Jan 29th 2009 8:34PM (Unverified) said

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There is - I'm pretty sure it gets toppled at the end of a long questline, and is one of the harder challenges pre-endgame, but is completely optional, very few people bother doing it.

Posted: Jan 31st 2009 4:48PM (Unverified) said

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Dudes, there is a slayer stronghold named Karak-Kadrin. I have been playing the table top game for some time now and themed my army after that stronghold... lots of slayers in it aswel :)
Please let me tell you something. This is a MMO and it can't respect lore the way you would want to. If it would want to respect lore, it would have been a single player game in which you wouldn't have to face many of these facts... I read alot of dwarf lore from Warhammer (Oathbreaker, Gotrek and Felix, Grudgelore, etc.) and yes, the game doesn't fit in more than 1 occasions... but hey! it's a game and i'm having fun! :) can't wait for the slayer!

PS: gotta say that all the MMO's today smash lore, but that shouldn't keep you from having fun. ;)

Posted: Feb 12th 2009 7:05PM (Unverified) said

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you've found it! the end all be all "foolproof" fool test...

how well do YOU know your warhammer lore?11one?!

i'm so punting you guys into the lava.

/headdesk

Posted: Mar 26th 2009 2:11AM (Unverified) said

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you have to realize that they have to offer some variety of characters other wise it would be kinda boring. Dont you think it would be fun playing as one of these rare characters?

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