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Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes: Let There Be Warhammer!

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,632MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is billed as offering players fast, fun PvP action in the tradition of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games, but with traditional Warhammer Online combat. We've got a a brand new preview of Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes. Check it out and then offer your comments.

Have you ever had the desire for some genuine MMO PvP combat only to find despair as you login to your MMO of choice and wait in queue for untold amounts of time, only to end up struggling against a tide of strangers and incompetent allies for hours on end? Does the inaccessibility of leveling up a multitude of characters and decking them out in time-intensive gear feel more a chore than a gameplay experience?  If so then look no further than the upcoming game Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes! 

Recently I got the chance to visit the good men and women at Bioware Mythic studios and preview their new genre-bending game. They feel will be the answer to any desires for MMO-style PvP combat without the bore and grind of traditional MMOs PvP structure. The motto here is fast, fierce, and fun PvP combat, and I can personally attest that the game not only delivers on these tenets but also shows extreme promise for the future of the genre as well.

Read more of Joe Sanicky's Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes - Let There Be Warhammer!

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  • Grotar89Grotar89 beograd, CAPosts: 343Member

    So this game wont have ''All the boring crap'' that WAR has ?

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Meh. Not a fan of the MOBA genre.

     

    Throw some monies at WAR, would ya?

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,779Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Grotar89

    So this game wont have ''All the boring crap'' that WAR has ?

    Actually War has some pretty epic PvP. The movement and control are clunky but the sensless smacking of other players is pretty good! 

    Death is nothing to us, since when we are, Death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.

  • mnemic666mnemic666 asdf, CAPosts: 157Member Uncommon

    My brother got into the beat a while ago. He played for an hour and then uninstalled. I'm a bit more forgiving so I sat down for about 2 days playing for a decent chunk of the day (about 8 hours total). Granted, I'm well aware that it is still in beta (and an earlier version when I played) so I was very open and accepting of it being rough around the edges and in need of some tweaking. But MAN was it BAD.

    Visually I can't believe they're actually releasing it in its current state. It looks absolutely atrocious. It just looks disgusting. From the animations to the graphical fidelity, to a lot of the spell/ability effects, it just looks horrible. If this were 2003-4 it would look pretty good (not great, but pretty good), the game really does look like it's almost a decade old.

    Without going into a full on "review" or anything, the game plays like a 3 legged cow trying to run up a steep hill. It just felt HORRIBLE as a player. I couldn't find any single aspect of combat that I actually thought was "enjoyable". Tolerable, sure, but not enjoyable.

    I love the concept and would love to see it work, especially with the Warhammer IP, but sadly all mythic is doing at this point is reinforcing the notion that they are an incompetent developer who shouldn't have their hands on such a respectable IP (or anything really).

  • Grotar89Grotar89 beograd, CAPosts: 343Member

    Originally posted by Amjoco

    Originally posted by Grotar89

    So this game wont have ''All the boring crap'' that WAR has ?

    Actually War has some pretty epic PvP. The movement and control are clunky but the sensless smacking of other players is pretty good! 

    I meant on this


    Mythic: Wrath of Heroes gets rid of 'all the boring crap' of WAR

  • GeladiusGeladius Miami, FLPosts: 21Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Grotar89

    So this game wont have ''All the boring crap'' that WAR has ?




     

    It'll have even less and barely any customization, ain't it great!?

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon

    They are just attempting to join the MOBA gravy train.  Personally give me the old DAoC for much better pvp action than you will ever find on a MOBA wanna be.

    MOBAs basically remove the vast majority of what is fun in a MMO.  They are more in tune with a FPS game than a MMO. 

  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member

    I'll preface this by saying I have little to no knowledge of the Warhammer IP (I played the MMO for the first month on release but it kept causing my PC to freeze so I quit) but I played 2 betas ago and had a blast. I'm looking forward to its release with all heroes finalized.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon





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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,408Member Uncommon

    been playing since beta- and love it- they need to fix a couple of OP classes...then bring back all the other ones!!  right now beta is limited to some classes since the beginning!! will play this for a while!

    it is fast n fun!

    if you enjoyed league of ledgends and a warhammer fanboy= this is it!







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  • karmathkarmath Posts: 829Member Uncommon

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  • rileyman1211rileyman1211 nowhere, PAPosts: 65Member

    ^ well said..

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  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon
    Blaspheme to the lore!!!

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • DixonHillDixonHill SchleswigPosts: 154Member

    I dont understand why they are making this game.

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,012Member Uncommon

    I played it now and then throughout the beta but uninstalled when it went live. Unless you get your wallet out you can't do anything with the 3 characters they give you.

    If they'd added 3 way scenarios to WAR i'd have paid a sub but Wrath of Heroes isn't worth my money, they didn't just strip out the boring parts of WAR but pretty much everything else too.

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,536Member Uncommon

    I still consider this game an insult to WAR and the most definate proof that they simply gave up and tucked WAR away on pilot light until the day it dies on it's own accord.

  • KrellenKrellen Fort Lauderdale, FLPosts: 84Member

    3 sides makes this a must try.  I play LOL a lot these days and played warhammer at launch for a few months so this looks interesting.

     

    Can you knock people into lava on any of the maps?  I remeber that being a lot of fun in one of the battlegrounds of warhammer.

  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member

    I've been in the beta for a few months now, it's actually extremely fun. 6v6v6 isn't quite the same as 8v8v8 but it definitely has more of a DAoC skirmish style feel than WAR does.

  • patrynspatryns Franklin, TNPosts: 76Member

    Well,  they took my access to post on the Facebook page away, rofl!   The priciing for heros is to high.  they need to take a page from LOL or DOTA.  In addition, they added perks which include a Giant Rat Orge by 13 assist easy to do if you are playing Glowgob, go to youtube and just watch some of the game play.  I keep telling them to get rid of the perks and also tab targeting.   Then more skill would be added to the game.   As someone said unless you are going to spend almostt 15 bucks including tax for certain classes and at min 12 bucks, you will be playing 300 or 600 games just to purchase a hero.

     

     

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Up yours ea, not buying this playing gw2 instead, for THREE SIDED RVR you know the thing just about everyone in WAR wanted for years but instead got stupid dress up as a rat and a "expansion" that was just a p2w cash shop item.
  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    Have you had the pleasure of total dilletants(to be polite) running amuck on your favourite lore/IP? If no, look no further than Mythic's Warhammer tragicomedy... You'll have countless hours of fun while wondering how can someone destroy such a solid lore... TLDR: Get Mythic out of my Warhammer!!!!!
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 4,508Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    They are just attempting to join the MOBA gravy train.  Personally give me the old DAoC for much better pvp action than you will ever find on a MOBA wanna be.

    MOBAs basically remove the vast majority of what is fun in a MMO.  They are more in tune with a FPS game than a MMO. 


     

     Exactly...

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 4,508Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kost

    I've been in the beta for a few months now, it's actually extremely fun. 6v6v6 isn't quite the same as 8v8v8 but it definitely has more of a DAoC skirmish style feel than WAR does.




     

     This game is nothing like DAoC.  It's like saying a watercolor finger painting is closer to a Rembrandt than a black and white sketch.  It's a meaningless analogy.

     

    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Rather shameful, but I can expect nothing more from the people at EA/Mythic.  This game basically took scenarios, which were arguably one of the worst parts about Warhammer Online, and made it into it's own game. 

     

    I wonder if Games Workshop regrets ever giving them a licence to make this stuff?

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  • SkuzSkuz WorcesterPosts: 1,034Member Uncommon

    Stinks of "fast buck" syndrome.

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