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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 10:19AM Grumms said

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Oh, Warhammer. Why did you have to fail me? :(

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 10:35AM Dril said

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Out of interest:

Did Massively ever have a WAR columnist? I sort of vaguely remember there being one, but, what happened to the column itself? No writers, lack of interest?

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:06AM BigAndShiny said

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@Dril
Yeah, when columns stop they never really announce it unless the writer's leaving on their own accord.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:41AM Taawa said

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@Dril
They did. I believe he was frustrated by the lack of cooperation from the studio.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 10:58AM Zuljundwumn said

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Please go F2P WaR, I promise I'll come back.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:12AM hami83 said

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@Zuljundwumn I agree. I thought it was a far superior games to WoW (PvP wise) and still is, but I just can't pay 15 a month for games anymore.

If this went F2P I promise EA I'd spent at least 20 bucks on whatever.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:16AM MtthwRddl said

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@Zuljundwumn f2p would be good for rvr
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:04PM Vegetta said

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@Zuljundwumn

I wont - a bad game is a bad game no matter what it costs.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:21PM Ratham said

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@Zuljundwumn F2p wont ever work in a pvp game since it would have to be pay to win.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:22PM Ratham said

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@Vegetta Played it for 2 years, had no issues with it.

Sounds to me like you're not very good at pvp, which is why you have a sour attitude toward it.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:48PM Fabius Bile said

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@Ratham
WAR is nothing but a no-skill zerg fest with a class balance far more broken than usual and an insane (until late at least) gear gap.

decent PvPers were the first to leave that sinking boat months after release, and went back to the PvP game they were previously playing, DAOC LoL HoN whatever.

if you endured that for 2 years that means you are not good at real competitive pvp games and had to conform with that crappy excuse of a MMO for the pvp impaired...
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 5:15PM Ratham said

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@Fabius Bile

Did you SERIOUSLY just list Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends as games where "real" pvpers are? You're fighting NPC's 3/4 of the time....

1.) Those aren't even MMO's
2.) Its all about baiting people out and ganking them
3.) Pretty much a side-scrolling click 50x per minute dance game (no skill really needed...)
4.) Mass balance issues (Annie..? went 14-0-4 w/ her 1st time i played)

DAOC i agree with, that is still the king of pvp. But from the rage in your post it seems to me like you're butthurt you got stomped in pvp too.

I agree, pvp isn't for everyone and some should stick to fighting npc's to feel special.

I wont be commenting on this article anymore since its all people with bad computers or a lack of pvp skills.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 5:20PM Ratham said

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@Ratham

*yes there is a gear gap and bright wizards/sorcs are out of line. But look at WoW, that's the "#1 game" and has even worse balance a la FOTM / gimp specs/classes every patch or so.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 9:59PM Vegetta said

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@Ratham

LOL Ive been PVPing in mmos since UO came out I do just fine. I was in the closed Beta for war and played it for about 9 months. PVP in war consisted of keep surfing and swapping BOs without really fighting others much. Then it turned into waithammer where people just sat around unless a zone was going to flip and a keep siege opened. The endgame was loltastic fail PVE and pvp where people would repeatedly queue with no opposition. Dungeons were buggy and not fun, crafting was a joke and class balance was non-existant.

T1 and T2 were a blast after that the game turned into fail.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:08AM Integral said

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I wanted to like WAR. But it was buggy, and it wouldn't work on my computer. It wasn't that I didn't have the specs to handle it, it just wouldn't keep a solid framerate for no apparent reason.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 11:56AM randomeclipse said

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Happy patch day all!

Come back and play WAR, I dare you :p

If you pick a populated server you'll have a blast.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:52PM NeverDeath said

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@randomeclipse

Does the game still run like a glitchy piece of shit on every computer, or is it just the trial client? I recently grabbed the trial client and even let it do its 21GB download so it wouldn't have to stream data, and it ran like total shit on a computer that should be able to run it on max settings 3 or 4 times simultaneously.

I've got 1666mhz ripjaws, 3.5ghz quad-core Phenom II black edition, GTX 460 GDDR5 GPU and a 650W PSU. It's like two-three times the computer that anyone was using when WAR came out in terms of performance/power, and yet two months ago when I ran the trial client, it still ran with hitches. Crysis 2, RIFT and other games with much higher graphical quality all run perfect at ultra sets.

Also does anyone know if mobs still tether/teleport to max tether range, then reappear instantly with full HP, if endgame RvR is still being shuffled around radically in terms of design or if it's finally stabilized and chosen a freaking system, and if the Magus/Blackguard are finally up to par? I know they were talking about doing some pet buffs for Magus/Engi last I played, but I didn't have a lot of faith that the mirrors would ever become competent because, well, Mythic fumbled like Kleinsasser when it came to this game, so I was just curious if anything ever got fixed in the past 8+months since I last tried it?

Anyone know about any of this?
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Posted: Jun 29th 2011 10:50AM randomeclipse said

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@NeverDeath

You must have an underlying hardware or software issue as I have a relatively old rig compared to yours and I can run the game OK on medium settings without too much fuss.

If mobs have to run too far away from their spawn point the do spring back to their stating location with full health, but this is pretty standard in MMOs.

RvR is very active in t4, albeit the overall system isn't some peoples favourite (including mine) which involves you building up resources by locking BOs and setting off resource carries to rank up your keep, which then allows you to attack the enemies keep. I preferred the old system where anyone could bash the door down, but each to their own and there are still plenty of people away from Keeps to fight.

Blackguards are one of the better tanks in the game now and quite a popular choice.

Magus/Engi's have had a buff in this patch which iirc boosts their damage quite significantly when in close proximity to their pets.

On a similar note, I really don't see what everyone's issues are with WAR as yes there are things we'd like to be different, but you get that in every MMO. The PvP is unrivaled (now DAoC has perished pretty much) and the look of the game is great too.

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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:26PM Sorithal said

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My initial reaction to seeing this was "Wow, WAR is still alive?"

It'd be nice if they would adopt the f2p several other MMOs have that aren't doing too well. Though I doubt EA would really want to do that unless they shove the cash shop down the players' throats and have prices that are kind of ridiculous for stuff.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:40PM TtD Scoop said

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@Sorithal

They already have a cash shop of some sorts. last i checked there were pets and extra content. Oh, and a free level for 10$ but that might be gone(hopefully)
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