Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer-Online’

Gifts Of War: New Warhammer Classes?

More or less cut off from my sugary internet drip-feed for a couple of weeks due to a house move (look ma, I’m in That London!), the very idea of playing an MMO seems absolutely ludicrous to me right now – it’s like dreaming of going swimming while stranded in the desert, or asking for a Big Mac in Burger King. What I can do while I wait is appreciate Mythic’s cheeky viral hints as to upcoming Warhammer Online updates. Remember all those classes they cut a while before release? A couple of ‘em were reinstated last month, and now it looks like the remaining fellas are inbound too. Either that or Mythic are just really rude about bloggers’ haircuts.
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Rush To The Tanks: New Warhammer Online Patch

Imagine how funny this would be if I'd put more effort in!

Mythic have announcified two new careers for Warhammer Online, due to appear this Winter. And they’re beefcake. The Empire‚Äôs Knight of the Blazing Sun, and the Dark Elf Black Guard will be available to the game’s current 750,000 players, as part of the first major patch, 1.1. Discussed by Mark Jacobs in his first State Of The Game address, we’ve cobbled together the highlights of the rest of the included updates below.

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Consolevania Goes To WAR in Series 4

'I'll even forgive them for that Nu-skool journalist sketch. Well, mostly forgive.

Another one of our favourite things has sort of come back into life. We’ve only mentioned consolevania in passing before, but the web-TV show (which sprouted TV spin-off Videogaiden) has returned for a series 4. Except rather than their traditional shows, they’re doing a rolling-feature model, with youtube videos added as and when they’re finished. Thankfully, one of the first three is PC-game related, thus justifying a linkage. Rab is embedding himself in Warhammer Online to return in the world’s most long-form review. That he seems to be even more of geek than yours truly bodes well, but… well, surely nothing can go wrong?

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Warhammer Online, On The Road, Rocking Out

In a move that’s a little less Led Zeppelin and inching into Spinal Tap territory, Mythic have done a punky-metal song about Warhammer and put together a video for it featuring footage from the last two years on the road. And it looks like this…

Brief cameos of RPSers Matt Kumar (00:34) and myself (00:36). I’m having some manner of fit.

PC Gaming Is Dying Blahblahblah

Spore has only sold 1 million copies. Warhammer Online has a piffling 500,000 subscribers. Ah well. Might as well call it a day for the old IBM Compatible, eh?

Pffffffft. It’s been a grand Autumn for PC so far, and with Left 4 Dead, Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3 (shut up) also incoming our beloved maths-box’s star isn’t going to dim any time soon. Two things worth noting about the Spore/WAR (hey, that rhymes!) success though.
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RPS Warhammer Guilds Update

This was the Warhammer PQ conclusion I was talking about on the podcast earlier.
About time for a general update on all things Guild Based and has generally been pillaging for over a week now. It’s still on the ever-busy Karak Hirn. There’s been a server cloning thing, which means that we could move the Guild, but general feeling is to stay at Karak – and discussed on the new Warhammer Guild Forums. Equally, Poisoned Sponge has actually got into gear and sorted out the Order side of this endeavour, which rather than actually being at Karak Eight Peaks is off at Tor Arnoc instead. Details on the actual forum and the latest details on how to join the guilds beneath the cut.
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RPS Compo: WAR Compo Update


There was a smattering of confusion yesterday with our WAR Collector’s Edition compo, regarding who could enter. We’re super-sorry, but because this is the GOA edition of the game, it will only work in Europe. So to the rest of the world, understand that we love you, but this one’s not for you. However, to the rest of the European continent, you’re welcome to enter. Hey, we’re not paying the postage. All the details for entry are in the previous post. We recommend reading it before entering however – four people so far have entered without including, um, their entry. Odd choice.

RPS Compo: Win WAR Collector’s Edition

All presented on our 10ft velvet presentation cushion.

Here’s a rather fabulous thing. GOA have given us three Collector’s Editions of Warhammer Online to give away, and they’re a bit special. In the enormous box you get, along with a copy of the game (and 30 days’ subscription), a 128 page graphic novel (in remarkably expensive-looking hardback), The Art Of Warhammer Online (in an even more expensive-looking and equally hardback book), a Grumlock & Gazbag tabletop miniature, and of course a mousemat.

As well as all that you get the following in-game items: The Librams of Insight (temporarily increases your rate of experience gain), 12 additional quests, and exclusive character customisation options. And it all comes in a remarkably sturdy and impressive looking box that you could use to kill a wolf. Want one? Read on.

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RPS Demands: Rats For The Rat Blog!

There's got to be a Skaven/Raving gag somewhere, but I can't manage it.
RPS is not unreasonable. We grasp why the starting races of Warhammer were chosen – three matched pairs of dark mirrors who have every reason to be at each others throats forever. We also know that Mythic’s next step will be reintegrating the cut cities and classes, which we’re pleased to hear will be totally free. We’re fine with that. We understand. However, when all that’s done, we’re going to tell you what you’re going to do next.

You’re going to let us play Skaven. Because otherwise, we’re going to cut you up with knives.
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RPS At WAR: Rock Paper Snotling Is Formed

And, at last, we have a Warhammer Online guild. Server – Karak-Hirn (EU), side – Destruction, name – Rock Paper Snotling. Yes. Yes!

In terms of joining, in the short term look out for one of these players:
Loaf (me), Misada (Kieron), Pop, Ugegob, Xanthor, Jeevaargh, Yarisse or Hansibo. Drop one of ‘em a line (saying you want to be in the guild, rather than a vague ‘hello”) and we should be able to get you in. Please do it in-game rather than in comments below, as we won’t necessarily notice otherwise.

More details as we creep closer to having some kind of plan. Sorting out the order Guild is going to be trickier. Any volunteers to handle it?

EDIT: Our friend Schizoslayer is going to try and set up the Order guild at 9:30 or so on Karak Eight Peaks. That means starting to queue now. The contact is Edgald. Just message him whenever you get in. Ah, ended up a bust.

Additionally, we can’t access the US servers, but are more than happy for some of you to found the American branch of Rock Paper Snotling on our behalf.