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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 9:18PM Faction 3 said

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The tens of tens of people in WAR will be happy and greatfult this Holiday Season.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 9:21PM Janitor said

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WAR is still the MMO that upset me the most. It could have been great =(

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 9:50PM Faction 3 said

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@Janitor

I gotta agree. I will always remember my KotBS more than almost any other character Ive ever played, except MAYBE my WoW Warlock, but if WAR had lived up to its potential, I'd not even have my Warlock in the conversation...
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 10:04PM NeverDeath said

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@Faction 3

Yeah, to this day some of my friends and I still lament and the awesomeness that could have been. No matter, though. Games Workshop might be douches, but they do possess one of the greatest IPs in the genre, and certainly my favorite. Eventually, someone will make a great game based on the IP. Maybe Dark Millennium will do it. I'm more a fan of the fantasy setting than the sci-fi universe of 40K, although for a sci-fi theme, I prefer 40K to any other.

Here's hoping, eh?
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 12:49AM HiroProtagonist7 said

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@NeverDeath
"Games Workshop might be douches, but they do possess"
It's their original IP and they are not Video Game developers. They licensed to the wrong company. This is like if you blamed STO on Gene Roddenberry
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:34AM NeverDeath said

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@HiroProtagonist7

LOL. You lack reading comprehension, big time. The fact that I said "Games Workshop might be douches, BUT" denotes that I wasn't blaming them at all for how EA/Mythic handled Warhammer Online. I'm glad you were able to try and apply your own creative context to what I said, since you clearly didn't read it in the context it was given, or at least not with any level of competence.

Games Workshop *ARE* douches - for many reasons but also because they're famous for doing douche-ish things like wasting people's time and then yanking their IP - I was simply taking a moment to add that in there while I was at it, again the inclusion of the word "but" pror to my complaints about the game excludes them from blame in and of itself. I hereby cast thee back into the shadows of the second grade, until you have mastered the educational material at such a level that you are fit to return - BEGONE!
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:33AM Vegetta said

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@HiroProtagonist7

GW licensed it to fail companies twice. First to Climax and then to Mythic.



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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 11:41AM (Unverified) said

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@NeverDeath What about wasting their money too? Talk about a complete scam operation with the figurines costing about 20 x what they're worth.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 10:56PM mysecretid said

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Oh, Warhammer Online, I loved you despite your flaws.

The strength of your High Elven PvE storyline even got me to try (and to discover I liked) the game's PvP.

Unfortunately, when I finished the games over-arching PvE tale for my character, I had no more reason to play.

Your devs have already said they have no more interest in the game's PvE aspect, and as surprisingly fun as the game's PvP can be, I'm not paying a monthly fee just to play "death tag" 24/7/365.

Oh, Warhammer Online. Despite your flaws, I could've loved you best of all the fantasy games. If only you cared about yourself as much as I did.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 11:30PM sandals said

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@mysecretid

Great post, I actually played war for pvp but it was so bad I found myself playing it to pve, it was actually pretty decent. So much potential for both and let down with each , it's like the developers had no vision on what they actually wanted to accomplish..and by developers I mean M.J..
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:52AM jimr9999us said

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Sometimes I miss you W:AoR. And sincerely, if it weren't for TOR, Rift, WoW, LotRO, AoC, Fallen Earth, Aion, and GW I would jump right back in for another kegger or 2.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 7:53AM tehlexicon said

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I don't mean to be a jerk or troll. But this game is still up and running? Man, I was subbing til the whole billing fiasco which ended up lowering my credit score. They fixed it but my credit score was still dinged. Horrible, horrible accounting.

Ok game though, but so many better ones out there, why bother? And this is still P2P! Maybe if it were F2P I would give it a try, but unlikely unless they purty it up some and fix all the glitches/exploits (which they may have, I have not played in probably over a year? Whenever that billing issue happened).

Posted: Dec 21st 2011 3:52AM mightfo said

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@tehlexicon Better ones? I still don't know what other game combines:
1)Fantastic combat system(Morale skills, the ways ability is handled, the general feel of how abilities are set up make combat much more fun than pretty much any other MMO)
2)Great classes like Warrior Priest, Magus, Shadow Warrior, etc (warrior priest's ability to be a hybrid is fantastic, magus just had fun abilities, i liked the way shadow warriors handled ranged combat)
3)Contained PVP like a FPS deathmatch with interesting stages

I know some people want things like storyline and loot, but i really dont care about that. I just want good gameplay. I want to treat it like a fighting game or FPS. I want combat to actually be engaging. I want to have to make decisions on the fly instead of just going through a flowchart like in PVE or even in PVP combat for most MMOs. Warhammer was fun in this regard, but I havent found another MMO which had combat that didnt make me just feel like i was going through a flowchart.
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 8:01AM Omegamaniac said

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I never understood why they didn't have keep sieges like DAOC. Same developers but no good trebuchets, no great destructible walls, etc etc. It was a step back from DAOC. And the PvE was horrible really.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:44PM madeleen said

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I loved WAR so much when I was playing. During off times, I explored the PvE story quests and all of them were fantastic. The area that topped them all was the Dwarf/Orc/Goblin intro. I remember laughing like crazy as my little gobbo was catapulted into a dwarf stronghold. The Dark Elf PvE quests were unsurprisingly nasty and creepy but in a good way.

All of that just petered out in the last tier and almost all of them ended the stories on cliffhangers. And those will never see a resolution. So sad.

If anyone could fix the game's bugs and imbalance problems I would go back in a heartbeat.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 2:51PM NeverDeath said

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@madeleen

Yeah, it's a testament to the strength and resonance of the IP that people like us would go back even after all the BS - but of course, only if the game has a future. Nobody wants to play in an MMO of all games, which does not have a future - and especially one based on competitive play. The question of what lies in store, the promise of the future is what drives an MMO, and when the answer is "The same content as 2.5 years ago", it just doesn't inspire a great deal of trust. The devs have basically let the game die off, I'd say it's on maintenance mode but that seems like a stretch since the Devs' idea of "maintenance" is to pay the electricity bill for the servers, and little else.
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