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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:33PM Lenn said

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Why hasn't this gone free-to-play yet? Seems to be the only way to salvage the game.

Posted: Jan 10th 2012 7:47PM AnathemaOne said

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@Lenn

It takes money and effort to transition a game from P2P to F2P. EA and Bioware have proven that they will not spend a penny more than they need to just to keep the current game running.

Development stopped years ago. Bioware's lie about the game being "profitable" was nothing more than spin. Of course, if you spend nothing on something that's bringing in a few dollars, I guess that counts as profit.

What a waste. EA, Bioware, and Mythic may all feel free to burn in hell.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 2:51AM Unverfied B said

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@Lenn

I know hating EA is what the cool kids do, but just as a reminder: they have been spending money and making expansions for a 15 year old MMO, and are still doing it.

Now WAR is probably in worse shape than UO (which kinda proves that purchasing mythic was a mistake, but that's beside the point), bu be fair - if WAR was owned by say NC or SOE it would have shut down ages ago, EA is still trying to do something with it.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:56AM (Unverified) said

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@AnathemaOne

There are ups and downs to everything. Including business. Resources are limited no matter how much money a company may have. I am sorry that you feel they aren't giving something you like the treatment it deserves but that doesn't mean an entire company is an evil corporation out to take over the world.

Black and white thinking is unhealthy, not productive, and ruining the gaming community as a whole. I understand you are upset but there are other things the company is doing right in place of it's faults. No company or person is perfect including my self, you, EA, Mythic, or Bioware.
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Posted: Jan 13th 2012 9:30AM AnathemaOne said

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There's no black and white thinking involved. It's simply a statement of fact. EA, Bioware, and Mythic have done little more than nothing for the game over the last two and a half years. Compare the level of support WAR has gotten to other AAA games, and there's no other way to put it - they've abandoned it.

Instead, they've put their money into developing a Warhammer-based MOBA. Paul Barnett, who once sung the praises of WAR to the rooftops, now calls much of the game "crap".

Businesses will do whatever they need to to survive. No issue there. But that doesn't mean that we should give them a pass, or pretend they are doing something that they are not. EA/Bioware/Mythic are not supporting WAR, as evidenced by this one time "WoW-killer" sliding down to 2 servers. That's the simple fact.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:35PM madeleen said

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This is a damn shame.

I've never seen a game mismanaged as much as this one. It deserved a chance but had no one willing to pull for it.

Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:41PM (Unverified) said

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@madeleen
I couldn't agree more! When I played a couple of years ago, low level was so much fun, but it seemed that there was so much broken with the higher level stuff that Mythic couldn't or wouldn't fix. The Wrahammer IP is so awesome, it just needed to be in the right hands.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 6:12PM (Unverified) said

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@madeleen
Absolutely. Mismanaged is the most accurate word I can think of for the way this game has turned out. It was such fun and had so much potential to be a great game. Mythic really dropped the ball on this one. The most egregious error (IMO) was when they released the Tomb Kings content (can't remember the name). I was dumbfounded as to why they would add something that forced people out of the PVP areas to an area that was almost exclusively PVE. It completely ruined the game as far as I'm concerned. Now, I think it's too late for them to even go P2P. If they'd done so this time last year, they might have had a chance to salvage the title.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 6:40PM Deadalon said

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@madeleen

The intresting part is that this game was managed by the SAME ppl that are in control of SWTOR.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 7:14PM Randomessa said

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@madeleen

I wish I could give you +100.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 7:33PM Scuffles said

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Well in fairness IMHO Mythic started going down hill around the time EA acquired them and they seemingly turned DAOC into a beta testing ground for WAR.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 9:58PM sortius said

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@Deadalon uhh, no, it's not. Bioware Mythic is actually Mythic. Bioware Mythic is a division of Bioware, which in turn is a division of EA.

It's like saying SCEE are the same management as Sony, which it is not.

Making stuff up doesn't make it true, remember that next time you post on a gaming internet site, you know, where we can all look things up.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 2:29AM Cyroselle said

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@sortius And isn't the portion of Bioware that's running SWTOR their Texas branch? I could be wrong here, but that's something I remember hearing about.
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 4:45PM Vandal said

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@(Unverified) Forcing players to do both PvE and PvP has always been one of the fundamental design flaws of WAR. I think they changed it now but PvP zone control used to depend on doing PvE public quests. Mythic made that idiotic idea a core part of the game.

People are bashing on EA for not supporting the game and for mismanagement by the developers and I'm not arguing either point. But in reality the *main* reason this game failed was much more fundamental.

The PvP gameplay was enjoyable but that was it. The rest of the game was made of horribly designed zones, idiotic mixing of PvE and PvP, bad storylines (with terrible writing), lame gear progression and other problems that were the result of bad game design, plain and simple.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:37PM Anulla said

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Sad, really. So much potential...

Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:38PM Skraps said

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While it is sad to see any MMO on the way out, remember when everyone said this was going to kill WoW?

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 2:48AM scfs123 said

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@Skraps THey got the first month subs to do as people said it was going to.
Then we got to content that was unfinished and was unknown aboot=(
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:38PM NeverDeath said

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Good, at least the few people remaining after the development's (continued) mismanagement of this game will be able to find some other people to fight now. Haha. Oh Warhammer, how I miss what you could have been.

Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:39PM Xpander said

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what? this is old... this was done previous month allready.
and there are more than 2 servers afaik. there is US, EU, German and Russian

Posted: Jan 10th 2012 5:43PM CorwynnMaelstrom said

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This game was absolutely phenomenal.

I loved it.

Right up until it became apparent that they had no way to fix the performance issues in the end game content.

That's why the game failed. Because they could not manage large-scale combat in a game touted for having large-scale combat.

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