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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning: Notice of Shutdown Posted

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  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,698Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jawali
    I have mixed feelings about this. I loved this game, than hated it, but will never forget the fun I had with the pvp. Maybe someone uses the WAR license in good way in the future. I hope so.

    Well, they are making Warhammer 40K................that's why they had to shut this game.

  • IridescentOrkIridescentOrk Ellicott City, MDPosts: 157Member
    game sux, and the warhammer 40K will fail as well

    gameplay > graphics

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    It takes a lot of time, money, and effort to convert a sub game to a f2p game.  I figure they felt it was just not worth it.

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  • zaylinzaylin Olympia, WAPosts: 789Member
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Depressing. Despite all its issues, there still isn't a PvP MMO out there that does it for me the way WAR did. I wish they would have done more to rescue it.

    I feel ya, EA Imo once again forced a good game out to soon.

  • HikaruShidouHikaruShidou Riverside, CAPosts: 137Member Uncommon
    It's kinda funny and sad how there are so many MMOs out there and not one captures the true need and want of gamers like games from 10-15 years ago. Ultima Online is a great example of what people loved, where is it in today's mmo? :(
  • coldandnumbcoldandnumb Gilbertsville, PAPosts: 90Member

    I'm always amazed at all the "support" these games get when they announce they are shutting down. Maybe if the game had all this "support" over it's lifetime it would not be shutting down now.

    I played war at launch thought it had potential but was terribly flawed in many ways and it seemed no one ever cared to fix anything in the game not to mention all the initial promises that they made before launch and never delivered a single one.

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  • GorweGorwe ZagrebPosts: 2,472Member Uncommon
    Good riddance! (I'll treat them how they treated us...)

    Now give me my Warhammer Fantasy RPG dam it! After this WAR hullaballoo, I think that WE, the Warhammer Fantasy RPG fans deserve it. A bloody good one at that!
  • morbuskabismorbuskabis RodonPosts: 290Member

    @EA hope Nurgle takes care of you!

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  • stealthbrstealthbr BrasiliaPosts: 1,053Member
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  • zaylinzaylin Olympia, WAPosts: 789Member
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou
    It's kinda funny and sad how there are so many MMOs out there and not one captures the true need and want of gamers like games from 10-15 years ago. Ultima Online is a great example of what people loved, where is it in today's mmo? :(

    Corporations/Companies like EA saw  $$ in them ,for the most part. Most early MMOs (EQ,UO,DAoC)  were maid by not very big companies that were in it to make a GOOD game because they knew that a good game would already make them $$, and bring good word of mouth/more people.

    But (my observation) when WoW hit it big with the dollars...that was the end of it. Churn&Turn (pump out MMOs). I have enjoyed many MMOs since those, but none have come close to the early mmos in feel/essence.

    some where there was a list of MMO releases by year and 1997 was like 3-5 , and between 2010-2012 was like 10-20+

  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 770Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Kedoremos Meanwhile, DAoC is still alive.
    for both WAR and DAOC I was hoping for a ftp option

     

    WAR was saddled w the Games Workshop license

    DAOC doesnt have that ip handicap so who knows ...


    omg no, please just no. I mean ok it is too late for WAR but please don't go and ruin DAoC by bringing the F2P crowd in. Terrible idea imo.

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  • Aldous.HuxleyAldous.Huxley Monticello, MNPosts: 418Member
    Paying my respects. RIP.
  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member
    Game had never been on my radar or anyone else in my clan despite its obvious production value and good ip. Strange that. I gave it a shot for about a day and it never really left much of an impression and even in the mmo world it didn't leave much of a mark. Hardly anyone spoke about it and even as it shuts down most are shrugging their shoulders in indifference. What was it this game lacked?
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,261Member Uncommon
    Yeah war hammer pnp was special back in the day. Hundreds of professions. Maybe we can get a new more like the pnp version and less like wow.
  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolPosts: 570Member

    I played WAR for about 9 months.

    Eventually the instability of the servers at high load got to everybody, along with the poor LOS issues.

    My guild decided to move to AION which had it's own problems... another story.

    Ultimately, WAR was a great game for PVPers and much was learned and copied.

    I still have fond memories and to be honest, there's nothing that came out since that hasn't learned from their efforts.

     

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,033Member Uncommon
    About time. Just another could'a, would'a, should'a.
  • gigatgigat Minneapolis, MNPosts: 604Member Uncommon

    That sucks, but it became inevitable.  I loved WAR when it was in closed beta.  The focus testing put all of the players into specific areas, and there were massive battles (assuming you didn't CTD)!  I still remember charging behind enemy lines as a Swordmaster shouting "Kill their healers!"  I died a lot, and I'm not sure how much I helped my allies, but it was fun.

    I will miss the early days of WAR, when it was new and exciting and I was deluded with glee for Warhammer.  I really hope the developers and staff have better luck with future projects!

     

    Goodbye WAR :(

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  • GrrlGrrl B-Town, CAPosts: 364Member

    Seriously? WAR had one of the best pvp battlegrounds! They should've focused more on fixing the game than giving up on it and make it go to f2p.. It could've been saved. Better yet, they could've had other publishers (NOT GAME WORKSHOP) take over and make it f2p -_- 

     

    WAR needs to be saved! 

    Fire Game Workshop and some of the EA staff who has been the most irresponsible, brownnosing, proscrinating losers!

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    WAR and its twin brother AOC are interesting case studies. they were born as WoW-Killers, and while WoW's population did take a hit, it was not due to them.

     

    so what can MMO players and developers learn from this ?

     

    the 'just like X but better' only worked once. eq-wow. it's not a good place to look for 'yet another mmo'. got to go different. if we want wow, we have wow. if we dont then we dont want 'like wow'.

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  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolPosts: 570Member
    Originally posted by Grrl

    Seriously? WAR had one of the best pvp battlegrounds! They should've focused more on fixing the game than giving up on it and make it go to f2p.. It could've been saved. Better yet, they could've had other publishers (NOT GAME WORKSHOP) take over and make it f2p -_- 

     

    WAR needs to be saved! 

    Fire Game Workshop and some of the EA staff who has been the most irresponsible, brownnosing, proscrinating losers!

    I'd like to agree but you just can't recover that easily. The game had serious issues that were never addressed quick enough.

    Other games came along so quickly that people defected to never go back.

    You have one chance generally in this industry, if you blow it, you really blow it. Look at SWTOR.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,401Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Depressing. Despite all its issues, there still isn't a PvP MMO out there that does it for me the way WAR did. I wish they would have done more to rescue it.

    I tried it at launch. WAR PvP, IMO, was terrible. It's everything that is wrong with MMOs and immersion. Ugh... instanced pvp

  • MadnessRealmMadnessRealm Montreal, QCPosts: 2,716Member Uncommon

    It's truly a shame. I actually "liked" Warhammer Online. I didn't play it past the free month after I had bought the game about a month after the game launched because I didn't think it was worth the sub (considering all the issues and whatnot), but that game could've really become something. If only they had at least changed to a F2P model they could've made more revenue and likely keep the license.

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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,401Member Uncommon
    So does this mean AoC beat out WAR? I remember the gigantic rival they both had - since they launched nearly at the same time.
  • NildenNilden null, NBPosts: 1,284Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dauzqul
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Depressing. Despite all its issues, there still isn't a PvP MMO out there that does it for me the way WAR did. I wish they would have done more to rescue it.

    I tried it at launch. WAR PvP, IMO, was terrible. It's everything that is wrong with MMOs and immersion. Ugh... instanced pvp

    I'm going to have to agree with this. Keep swapping and knockbacks into lava in instanced pvp matches with empty RVR lakes was by no means all that great. Add on combat and mythic seconds along with dreadful pve and the only thing you can give credit to is the Warhammer licence for keeping this alive as long as it did.

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  • wsmarwsmar Nashville, TNPosts: 122Member
    This is pretty darn sad. It was a great game for those that stuck around and waited for a lot of the bugs to be fixed. To this date, it is still without a doubt the best PvP, and RvR MMO I've ever played and in my opinion that has ever been released. Based off their decision, I guess changing it to F2P won't be profitable. A shame, I'd go back in a heart beat. 
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