Game Description and Comments
Warhammer Online is a major 3D MMORPG from the same company as Dark Age of Camelot. Like that older MMORPG Warhammer Online looks to be one of the leading MMOs for PvP. Not only that but this game has also been mentioned frequently as a potential World of Warcraft killer like Age of Conan was when that game launched. Although only WoW will probably beat WoW when it’s all said and done Warhammer Online stands a better chance than most recent launches to rival WoW due to its mainstream approach amazing graphics epic PvP system popular fantasy franchise ease of soloing due to the group system and Public Quests PvE for a reason and depth. PvPers and MMORPGers who like both PvP and PvE may have a new top game. The big question is how players who like only PvE will feel about WAR over the long term as the game continues to add features.
- Major MMORPG.
- Based on the popular Warhammer franchise.
- Amazing 3D graphics.
- Realm vs. Realm PvP.
- More than enough PvE to go along with PvP.
- Two factions that are constantly at war: Destruction and Order.
- Within each faction are 3 different armies and each army has an arch enemy on the other side. For example the bitterest enemy of the Dwarves are Greenskins (Orcs and Goblins.
- All battles and quests are intended to affect the ongoing war effort.
- Collision detection insures that players just can’t walk through each other in RvR PvP.
- Open group system.
- Public Quests allow solo players to participate in RVR PvP.
- Realms can capture and hold zones.
- Renown system shows how much players have participated in RvR. This system has both rewards and items.
- Tome of Knowledge tracks various aspects of the character and game world.
- 20 careers aka classes.
- Four careers were eliminated to meet the game’s release date.
- Characters can specialize in careers.
Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)
Comment: I cannot wait! This game has it all from public quests to PvP leveling and PvP competition. Look at Dark Age of Camelot and tell me this game won’t be good. With the success of WoW and the PvP of DAoC this game is perfect.
Comment: To me it really doesn’t matter if this game is worse than WoW because no matter what happens at the end of the day I will still be utterly bored with World of Warcraft. If WAR turns out to be amazing then that is just the icing on the cake for me. It is about time that someone ends the Blizzard stranglehold and monopolization on the MMORPG world. WAR from everything I have seen and read online seems to have a lot of good things going for it. The only thing I can see being a potential problem is the balance in the game. I have a strong feeling that the Destruction will be much more popular which will create many realms with an unfair balance that has not been seen in other MMORPGs.
Another thing that makes this game all the more intriguing are the number of classes available. I believe there are 12 on each side? That is a total of 24 classes in this game with the ability to specialize in your class as well. Hopefully no one will have a hard time finding a class that suits them.
Comment: It looks less like a 3yr old game than WoW. I hope it isn’t like WoW with its grind quests because they are not real quests. I also hope that WAR copies WoW some to get back at the idiots at Blizzard. This game would be the powerhouse and everyone would go nuts at Blizzard. I am hoping for good things in the game. I would pay money to try this before WoW. I am giving it a 7 in hopes it will be a 10.
Warhammer Online must be purchased and requires a subscription fee to play.
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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is a really great game, actually looks amazing for an MMO from 2008. That is, the game has pretty good lightning and has a lot of details in the overworld. Game also has realms vs. realms combat, kind of like Dark Age of Camelot; I guess Mythic Entertainment was first to introduce this form of PvP, but it’s kind of neat to see it in a more modern game. PvP is definitely the game’s strength, but it’s extremely weak on elements of traditional MMORPGs like story, exploration and questing. But overall, I’d rate this game a 4/5.