January 15, 2008

Looking Forward to Warhammer Online

First, let me get this out of the way....

Dear EA Mythic,

Please let me into the beta, please, please, please. I will be very good and helpful and good and I'm a woman. You need feedback from women, right? In closing, ...please.

Okay. This is going to be a WoW killer. Having played World of Warcraft for a few years, and quit last year (healing priests were NEVER going to be fixed!!!), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) features the Warhammer universe, which is very similar to the Tolkein, D & D, and Warcraft universes. That's because they were all based on each other. Warhammer has been a tabletop game for years and has a very loyal following, although I have not played it.

That said, this game looks like loads of fun. The mmorpg is in closed beta at the moment, but EA Mythic has been releasing trickles of info regarding the combat, armies, careers, ui, cities, etc. It seems like a more thoughtful version of WoW, with a British sense of humor, and a focus on realm vs. realm combat. Supposedly it's being released in 2008. I think I remember seeing a Q2 2008 release referred to, but that may have changed, since we are still in closed beta.

The armies and careers are very intriguing. I like the idea of Destruction, but the female characters are just not what I'm looking for. They look more like what a teen boy would play. Although the Greenskins (Orcs and Goblins) are asexual, they are very male looking. I'm thinking I might have to go Order just because the female toons look more interesting. It will be interesting to see who the women gravitate toward.

Hopefully this won't turn into another Tabula Rasa, where I was really excited, then I played it and.... Yeah.

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