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The Game Archaeologist and the What Ifs: Climax's Warhammer Online

Let's begin with a little personal history. Back in 2008, I decided to get into the blogging scene by jumping on board the latest MMO hotness -- in this case, Warhammer Online. As I was growing increasingly tired of World of Warcraft, WAR seemed to offer a refreshing alternative: a darker world...

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One Shots: Just hanging around

When it comes to markets in fantasy games, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably places to buy things like food, weapons, armor, or modes of transportation. When it's the marketplace in a capital city like Altdorf in Warhammer Online, one might reasonably even think you could a...

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One Shots: Let me stand next to your fire

When it comes to the Bright Wizards in Warhammer Online, they must travel to the storied city of Altdorf if they intend to learn the crafting of fire. As you can imagine, this is a crazy place to go to school, as one never knows when the entire school might erupt into flames due to a student...

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First legitimate city capture in Warhammer Online

This world-first was over six months in the making: One of the realms finally managed to overtake their enemy's capital city in Warhammer Online without any known form of exploitation. Destruction of Karak Eight Peaks (EU) defeated Karl Franz over a 14-hour marathon run this weekend and...

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The Digital Continuum: Beyond Warhammer Online patch 1.2

Warhammer Online players are in the midst of the Bitter Rivals live event, plus another big new patch. I'm going to guess that it probably took a lot of development muscle to get the Black Guard, Knight of the Blazing Sun, Slayer and Choppa in a fun, playable shape. Not to mention the improvements...

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One Shots: What are you looking at?

Every so often we open up our mailbox to find a strange, glitched shot from an MMO someone captured and sent in. This One Shot from Warhammer Online certainly fits the bill, with more than just missing armor. I'll let Dablos explain: After years in CoX and several other games in the non-fantasy...

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Warhammer Online's cities more than just a backdrop

Game journalist Alec Meer, well-known for his writing at Rock, Paper, Shotgun, recently contributed a Eurogamer piece on the "social and architectural heart" of Warhammer Online -- its cities. Meer looks beyond the RvR game mechanics, the classes, "man-slapping" and the other trappings that make...

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The fall of Altdorf, take two

Remember that one time, when Warhammer Online's Altdorf burned to the ground over on the EU server Karak Eight Peaks? And then, like, Mythic said wait no, that was a bug and we don't acknowledge it as real? Yeah, those were good times. Good times. Well now it's actually official, and Mythic's Mark...

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WAR's first city siege: The king is dead. Long live the king.

It was only the other day when we reported that the first Warhammer Online city siege endgame had begun. Initial reports indicated that a relatively small group of players, in average gear, managed to capture Altdorf on the EU server Karak Eight Peaks, partially due to bugs in the game. However,...

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Warhammer Online hot fixes for September 30th

Yesterday Mythic patched a bunch of hot fixes into Warhammer Online when they implemented the cross pairing queues for Scenarios. Most of the hot fixes address questing bugs that were scattered about the game but there's a class fix for the Archmage and a Scenario bug fix as well. There's also a...

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