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Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning: The Last WAR Presentation

StraddenStradden Managing EditorHalifax, NSPosts: 6,696Member

MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh caught up with a very tired team from Mythic Entertainment's Warhammer Online as they completed the last of their many, many off-the-wall presentations. In this interview, the guys talk about launch and sleep and reveal some interesting statistics from the game.

At PAX there was little that Associate Producer Josh Drescher, could tell me about Warhammer that we had not already covered at E3, GenCon or Leipzig.

“We’re polishing, polishing, polishing,” he said. “All customization is in. The facial scarring and tattoos for the dark elves, the jewellery for the dwarves and the accessories for each race and career. They’re all in.”

Read the article here.

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor
MMORPG.com

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  • TeimanTeiman ZaragozaPosts: 1,319Member

    good luck with the game.

    more polish is the right things, and fixing bugs. A stelar release will await WAR if all these stuff is polished.

    And then, the next problems...

  • starstar Seattle, WAPosts: 1,101Member

    Wheeeeeee! It was so much fun. Jeff and Paul put on a fantastic show - I just wish the Q&A hadn't been cut :(

    (and the Zealot/Witch Hunter cosplay, omfg, awesome)

    Only 6 days until OB!

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  • MyrdekMyrdek Jonquiere, QCPosts: 346Member

    So I guess I was right in thinking that Auction Houses, Talisman Making and High setting graphics won't make it to launch since they haven't mentionned them in a month :(

  • GrömGröm LisbonPosts: 303Member

    Not mentioning it doesn't mean it's not gonna be there Myrdek, with around 3 Gb amount worth of patching, who knows?

    Anyway I've read that those 3 Gb are mainly polishing textures, voices, details, etc...



    Cheers!

  • RalsarRalsar Thornton, COPosts: 304Member

    Oh man 5 more days until we can play.  I can't wait.  Hopefully the game is a success.

  • TolmoTolmo LeidenPosts: 102Member
    Originally posted by Ralsar


    Oh man 5 more days until we can play.  I can't wait.  Hopefully the game is a success.

     

    Yeah i know mate. The Open Beta from Warhammer just feels like actual release

  • donoakdonoak Zebulon, NCPosts: 37Member Uncommon

        Where did you hear about the patch size and when will it become available to download?

     

  • ManchineManchine Saginaw, MIPosts: 469Member

    Right now I just want to play the game.  :)  The bad thing is Open Beta characters don't really matter.  I just want the real game to start.

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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    Originally posted by Manchine


    Right now I just want to play the game.  :)  The bad thing is Open Beta characters don't really matter.  I just want the real game to start.

     

    I'm actually NOT all that excited about Open Beta.  I'm MORE excited about Head Start, because THOSE characters won't be wiped.

    I'm not sure how much effort I'm really going to put into Open Beta, because of that really.  I'm also just ready for the "real deal."  I wouldn't make a very good closed beta tester, because I can't STAND when characters get wiped.  LOL

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  • NogginNoggin City, CAPosts: 808Member
    Originally posted by girlgeek



    I'm actually NOT all that excited about Open Beta.  I'm MORE excited about Head Start, because THOSE characters won't be wiped.
    I'm not sure how much effort I'm really going to put into Open Beta, because of that really.  I'm also just ready for the "real deal."  I wouldn't make a very good closed beta tester, because I can't STAND when characters get wiped.  LOL

     

     

    It will be nice playing for keeps.

  • ValentinaValentina Los Angeles, CAPosts: 1,675Member Uncommon

    They did mention the Auction House a couple weeks ago saying they had been working on it internally and it will be there for the launch.

     

    This is definitely good news that all they are doing is polishing, there aren't many bugs left to be fixed and I'm glad to hear they're doing well for launch.

  • KniknaxKniknax LeicesterPosts: 567Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myrdek


    So I guess I was right in thinking that Auction Houses, Talisman Making and High setting graphics won't make it to launch since they haven't mentionned them in a month :(

     

    Latest Patch notes has them all now live.

    "When people don't know much about something, they tend to fill in the blanks the way they want them to be filled in. They are almost always disappointed." - Will Wright

  • miagisanmiagisan NY, NYPosts: 5,156Member
    Originally posted by jayanti

    Originally posted by Myrdek


    So I guess I was right in thinking that Auction Houses, Talisman Making and High setting graphics won't make it to launch since they haven't mentionned them in a month :(

     

    Latest Patch notes has them all now live.

     

    what he said...everything has been enabled in game now...graphics, guild stuff, crafters, improved pathing, etc/

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  • MyrdekMyrdek Jonquiere, QCPosts: 346Member

    Wow, just looked at those patch notes and it shows that they have 250 people working on it now :)

    I don't think any mmo has ever had that many people working on the game close to launch.

    Doesn't say high settings are in though, I know they added medium a couple of days ago and now they said they added more controls.

    Tutorials are a good things as well

     

    I guess it won't be a year afterall until I buy it, probably 2-3 months if this rate keeps up :)

  • pfloydguy84pfloydguy84 willimantic, CTPosts: 145Member Uncommon

    I'd rather play an mmo from day 1, even if it is a little unpolished/not finished, because IMHO it's fun to keep up with the initial wave of players and experience a new game with everyone else.Also, as I level up, it will be populated highly in all the areas I play, and a high populated mmo is very important for me, especially a game like WAR. 

  • TacBoyTacBoy Minneapolis, MNPosts: 139Member Uncommon

    I'm looking forward to the open beta just to get a feel for the classes so I can decide what to play as a main. I'd have wiped most of those anyway.

  • RetiredRetired los angeles, CAPosts: 743Member

    in preview weekend are the

    Originally posted by jayanti

    Originally posted by Myrdek


    So I guess I was right in thinking that Auction Houses, Talisman Making and High setting graphics won't make it to launch since they haven't mentionned them in a month :(

     

    Latest Patch notes has them all now live.



     

    where can we view the patch notes? if we were in preview weekend are they  available?

  • ArremusArremus PerthPosts: 656Member

    Right on TacBoy, you and me both.

    I came to WAR late, so I will need the open beta stage to decide upon my preferred (healer) class.

    At the same time, it'll kind of suck to have done a fair amount of content, only to have to go through it all again when it goes live (which is what sh@t me about WoW).

    How exciting, a new MMO. Lets just pray it doesn't suck as bad as AoC at release!

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  • mynameisbenmynameisben arcata, CAPosts: 33Member

    i dont think the devs should sleep after they release their game. if anything they should all pop some uppers and deal with the live bugs.

  • NogginNoggin City, CAPosts: 808Member
    Originally posted by medafor


    in preview weekend are the
    Originally posted by jayanti

    Originally posted by Myrdek


    So I guess I was right in thinking that Auction Houses, Talisman Making and High setting graphics won't make it to launch since they haven't mentionned them in a month :(

     

    Latest Patch notes has them all now live.



     

    where can we view the patch notes? if we were in preview weekend are they  available?

    It's my understanding that this is still under NDA and in actual fact Myrdek shouldn't really have posted what he did.

  • DignaDigna City, CTPosts: 2,014Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by girlgeek

    Originally posted by Manchine


    Right now I just want to play the game.  :)  The bad thing is Open Beta characters don't really matter.  I just want the real game to start.

     

    I'm actually NOT all that excited about Open Beta.  I'm MORE excited about Head Start, because THOSE characters won't be wiped.

    I'm not sure how much effort I'm really going to put into Open Beta, because of that really.  I'm also just ready for the "real deal."  I wouldn't make a very good closed beta tester, because I can't STAND when characters get wiped.  LOL



     

    While I will dabble more with the OB characters than I will once release rolls around, I will still take my role as a 'tester' seriously (I've always done so for 14+ years now. I even still have my first 'Team Beta' T-shirt and mouse pad. Yes, they used to give things away to testers. I use them both on the opening day of any major Beta Test/Release for good luck!) While I enjoy the 'review and play' factor of OB  and recognize that a lot of the meaning behind it is stress testing the servers, there will always be those unfortunately bugs. I will try very hard to notice them, if possible recreate them and then log them. Who knows what we might find as OBers that will help the game 'fixes' that go in at or after release.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    Originally posted by TacBoy


    I'm looking forward to the open beta just to get a feel for the classes so I can decide what to play as a main. I'd have wiped most of those anyway.

     

    I already did all that Preview Weekend.    I didn't sleep.

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  • madiusmaxmadiusmax Chapel Hill, NCPosts: 18Member

    Just some advice for open beta, but everyone can do what they like of course.

    If you plan on doing the open beta, some suggestions for not having to do the exact same thing for head start might be to do your leveling in another classes area.  For instance if you are a dwarf, why not for open beta go to the empire or high elf area and play those quests/etc.  Then when the head start comes and your character counts you can simply just play all the quests and such in your own area, unless you planned on doing this to begin with.

    Another option is to simply not play your main, and try out the other class and races to get a feel for them. You never know, you might just enjoy something else.

    Just keep in mind that your character will not stay so don't invest too much time, and try to just enojy the game and get a feel for everything.

    As far as the patching, just remember that when the official launch comes there will more then liekly be another patch possibly topping off things from the open beta.  Also remember that it is still "beta", open or not, i'm sure mythic won't be showing us just everything.

  • RalsarRalsar Thornton, COPosts: 304Member

    I plan on doing that.  My main will be a Marauder so during open beta I'll play the other destruction races.  Really I just want to spend time getting a feel for the game and UI so I won't waste time doing that during the head start.  I'll probably stay in the first tier for open beta.

  • GrömGröm LisbonPosts: 303Member
    Originally posted by donoak


        Where did you hear about the patch size and when will it become available to download?
     



     

    Read that in one or two WAR fan site-forums. Most probably Freddy's House or at WHA

    Look around and you'll find it, also a good place beside those forums (there's so many good ones out there actually) is WAR data base



    I'm eager (and longed for many months and I dare to say, years...) to play WAR, specially OB since you can try out diferent characters without carying too much about the twicks and spec. Doing that helps to make a better char afterwards sicne you probably tried other careers you might feel more prepared for upcoming PvP - RvR, knowing how to conter oponents.



    Cheers...



    P.S. - see you guys in a few days for OB.

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