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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:08PM Dunraven said

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People still play this?


Bwahahahahah

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 1:17PM kalipou134 said

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@Dunraven

I actually thought the same thing

"Isn't that game dead & closed?"

xD Bring in the downvotes
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:41PM Amaxe said

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@Dunraven

I too am surprised that the game is still around. I had heard it had gotten better since its disastrous launch and had been curious, but then after no news, assumed it was dead.

Of course with only two servers, I am reluctant to invest time and money for fear it will collapse. Is it basically doomed or would I be pleasantly surprised to go over there?
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:20PM (Unverified) said

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Yes, people still play this game. Sadly this game is the poster boy of the permanency of a bad reputation due to a bad launch, so that people like the person above me keep spamming their mindless crap.

OT: najs

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:30PM AnathemaOne said

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I think the criticism is justified. There are very few that play the game, as evidenced by the fact that they recently merged servers for the final time, in that you can't merge anymore when you're down to one NA and one EU server.

As usual, this announcement details Mythic making slight modifications to existing content and pretending it's new. They'll continue to lie to the community, and promise "big things" on the horizon, but those big things inevitably turn out to be slight alterations of the stuff already in the game, just like this.

The game, and EA/Bioware/Mythic's support of it, continue to be a very bad joke.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:48PM (Unverified) said

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Mindless crap? I was a huge supporter of this game, even after spending nearly a year in the beta and seeing no real improvements done. I've tried going back to the game many, many times.

Mindless crap fairly well defines this game.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:25PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) : Actually I think WAR is only second in line behind Allods as the poster boy of the permanency of a bad reputation.

Allods created such a bad reputation that now, even if there's an article about a completely different game by the same publisher, people reply "lol, gpotato, no thanks."
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:49PM pid said

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@(Unverified) very true. gPotato pretty much spoiled it's name with Allods, but honestly... they had even worse games before Allods.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 7:48PM (Unverified) said

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@pid Allods is far from a bad game. The problem was with their cash shop, which is what the above poster meant. They did change the cash shop to be more friendly to a free player but many people left.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 8:18PM Sorithal said

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There are some major flaws with WAR, you've gotta admit.

It's been out... for around three years or so now, right? Or four? I don't really remember. Still, it doesn't seem like there has been anything remarkably amazing to enter the game in that large gap of time. They're only on Patch 1.4.5. Mythic has lost a ton of its original team and is now merged into Bioware.

WAR had some great concepts, but... it failed to deliver honestly. Hopefully they can learn from the mistakes made in WAR though and avoid them in TOR, or in whatever other MMO they may make in the future.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 9:37PM Adeptus Enginus said

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@Sorithal

You've pretty much summed it up with this, though unfortunately It seems that Mythic has ultimately doomed themselves in terms of repeating the same mistakes.

I'm a COMPLETE Warhammer nut (Moreso 40), and WAR is the only thing I've ever played bearing the title I simply couldn't finish. Me and my mate both stopped leveling at about 43, after completely losing the drive to continue upon seeing the obnoxiously unbalanced gear-fest of an endgame.

I'm not playing SWTOR, nor do I intend to, but EVERY SINGLE TIME a news article popped up about Illium, I couldn't help but find myself saying "...Didn't Mythic do this? Why didn't they see this coming? This is EXACTLY what happened in WAR!"

I'll always hold on to my found memories of my Goblin Shaman and my friend's Orc Choppa, but from the day I unsubscribed to now, whenever I see that Mythic is working on something new, my response has gone from "Hey, they know their stuff, may as well give it a try", to an automatic facepalm.

Warhammer, dear Warhammer, oh what you could have been.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 1:32AM Cyroselle said

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@(Unverified) I concur. There's good criticism, and then there's people just being negative nancys.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2012 8:44PM Rumbl3 said

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@(Unverified) I was a allods-a-holic, then what was it Gipat patch came out with all those changes to the store and the game.... Before that patch the game was overflowing with people everywhere. It was a awesome free 2 play that I spent about 15 bucks a month on it (my limit for what i'll drop on a f2p per month). Then the patch came the game was a dam ghost town. I was so pissed.

That was one of the few f2p games I truely got addicted to hardcore and they basicly launched a dam nuke of fail on it.

Now it's something my buddies and I laugh about every now and then at work doing are daily mmo talk.

Sad sad gpotato. After that I was afraid to touch any f2p games. Because they all seem to get way way to greedy. If you have to spend more then 15 a month to be a hardcore player it's not worth the time.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2012 9:28PM Cyroselle said

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@Rumbl3 Yep, Once bitten, twice shy.

Since Gipat they've softened up the need for the C-shop, but honestly they should have just removed most of Gipat in its entirety and left the cash shop at mounts and cosmetics only. Even the mounts have been made lamely, as you need to pay for special mount food to keep them going... honestly its pretty ridiculous.

It's not the fact that there's a cash shop, I'm usually fine with those... it's the clumsy, horrible ham-fisted implementation
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:05PM BigAndShiny said

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Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:06PM Makovorn said

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Wow, it's been ages since I've played this. Glad to see things are still alive and kicking the Warhammer world. (Side note: that is a very cool looking screenshot in the header of the article.)

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:10PM Joaquin Crowe said

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I kinda feel sad for Warrhammer. It did have some good things going for it.

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:27PM (Unverified) said

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@Joaquin Crowe : and, as someone who was disgusted by the quality at release to the extent that I cancelled my CE pre-order during the headstart period, I'm happy to concede that a lot of improvements have been made and that from looking at the endless trial, WAR is a completely different game to the one that launched.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:43PM Ulfgaar said

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It is, the problem is I don't know that it can recover from the bad rap it has. The game is a lot better than its reputation on pretty much every Warhammer Online related forum would let on. I think it might be too late, though.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 6:13PM deadborder said

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I've been trying to figure how this game is still running; at two servers, it can't be profitable. All I can figure is that EA/Mythic/Bioware are in some long-term contract with Games Workshop to run the game fro X years, and they can't afford to break it.

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