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Posted: Jun 25th 2010 3:57PM Renko said

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"While this undoubtedly comes as a shock to many EU players..."

Funniest thing I've read in ages!

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:10PM (Unverified) said

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Let me get this out of the way for the usual commenters:

"Isn't this game dead yet?"

"The final nail in the coffin"

"OMG the sky is falling"

"This game is pure fail"

"I hate every MMO but the one I play"

"I have never played this game/I haven't played since launch but this game must suck because other people on the internetz say it does."

and so on and so forth..........

Seiously though, the EU players I've heard from say this is a good thing. Apparently GOA was not doing a good job.

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:47PM MrDiamondJ said

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LOL nice.
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Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:13PM pcgneurotic said

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GOA were absolutely FailMax back in my DAOC days. Contacting them for any reason was an almost impossible task, and gods forbid you had billing problems -uuff!

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:17PM SgtBaker said

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Thank effing $DEITY!! Finally!
Wohoooo!

This is excellent news - I originally bought the box and played my free 30 days while watching GOA slaughtering their website with that flash horror - and when the time came and my credit card details were needed for the sub - the damn page/account management system just didn't work...at all. And their support is probably situated just behind event horizon because it seems our technology is not advanced enough to contact them yet.

So I gave up and went happily back to EVE.

Have tried coupld of times after that with results that always leave me tearing off my hair in rage (and hey, I don't have much hair!).
I'm very much looking forward to playing WAR again!

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:20PM (Unverified) said

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This is the start of the move to free-to-play.

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:22PM Seffrid said

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"This is the start of the move to free-to-play"

Ah yes, Gauge missed that one.

Posted: Jun 27th 2010 1:01PM (Unverified) said

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Thanks, I did miss that one lol.

I would quit the game if they went F2P with a micro-transaction store. I am not a fan of the F2P model.

WAR is in a pretty good place right now and I think it's getting better. Merging with EU players would be a great move for everyone. It would bring large scale PVP almost around the clock. It still happens some off peak hours but this would put a lot of good PVP'ers on during the US non-peak times. This would be great for EU and US non-peak players.
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Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:29PM Scuffles said

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I'm just wondering how a P2P game can be "rocky"

You charge a standard subscription fee and when Mythic sends you a patch .... you patch the servers ....... that's it... there might have been a bit of non English localization but that isn't rocket science.

If it was F2P I could understand some bad blood with exirbinant Item mall pricing but this is "Push button, make game Go".

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:40PM Phone Guy said

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This is very good news. With Mythic handling things directly and not needing to give GOA a percentage would could see a good increase in Europe subs coming WARs way. Also add to the fact that a Large number of gamers hate GOA with a passion.

Hopefully this produces enough extra money to get EA's eyes off of Mythic long enough for them to finish their expansion.

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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During this lull in the SC2 beta process I ended up going back to Warhammer Online after nearly 12 months off to play with some friends. I was actually really surprised at how much the game has improved. Sure it's not perfect, but it is probably one of the most polished MMOs out now. The early builds of WAR burned far to many consumers to really rebound from such a fall from grace but the game is fun/good now.

If WAR did go F2P with a micro transaction store I would probably never pick it back up. Right now I plan on giving Mythic money over the next 6 months even if I don't play everyday when SC2 comes out.

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 5:54PM breezer said

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Yeah!

Bringing millions of players into a large scale PvP game would be terrible! I'd reactivate my account, and cancel it just to show how much I hate F2P price models.

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Posted: Jun 26th 2010 1:08AM mysecretid said

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Every time I've I've gone back to WAR (three times now, I think) I've definitely noticed improvements -- some of which surprised me in a good way.

Unfortunately, for me, the game's still not quite "there yet". I play for about a month -- have fun -- and then drift away to something else. It still feels shallow to me somehow; I have a hard time feeling invested in the game world, if that makes any sense at all?
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Posted: Jun 25th 2010 7:40PM Deadalon said

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So... EU players will now be billed 20 times for the sub like the US ?

Nice...

Note to Europe - Do NOT use credit card for subing this product. NEVER !

Posted: Jun 25th 2010 8:50PM (Unverified) said

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Is it wrong to hope that they merge the EU servers with the US ones?

We yanks could use more roleplayers...

Posted: Jun 26th 2010 3:34AM (Unverified) said

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I'm so so happy to hear this news! GoA really delivered sub-par service, poor web site implementation, poor communication with customers, etc, etc.

This is one of the biggest reasons why I don't re-sub, but now I am really considering checking the game out again!

Posted: Jun 26th 2010 5:27AM Zensun said

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Wish they had done this from the very beginning. GOA was utter crap and the launch was the worst I can remember experiencing. Communications to players was and has been pretty much non-existent.

I still remember comparing Mythic's and GOA's downtime posts - Mythic would say things like, 'servers will be down for about 5 hours' and would post an update about 5 hours later if they weren't. GOA would post, 'servers will be up lunchtime' and not post an update until 4pm when the servers were still down. God, how I hated their lack of respect towards their customers.

So long, GOA, and thanks for all the fish.

Posted: Jun 26th 2010 6:55AM (Unverified) said

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GOA out of the way a "shock"?
Woah, you're very far from the truth. GOA has the worst support/communication in MMO history that is only shadowed by NCsoft europe... and I'm not even talking about their servers... laggy to say the least.
Good riddance, by all means! Hopefully, Mythic will do a much better job.

Posted: Jun 26th 2010 7:26AM (Unverified) said

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That is wonderful news! I hate GOA with all the intensity of a thousand suns. As mentioned above, they offered nonexistent customer service, that broken joke of a website, and constant account problems...it will be so nice to not have to deal with them. I may even re-sub, as even with all of the flaws and the irritation of having to deal with GOA, the game was damned fun. If they ever do go truly F2P, it will be wonderful.

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