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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth is elf-free, Star Wars details the Trooper class, EVE storyline updates

    Tons of stuff happens during the week with MMOs that it would just boggle your brains, so it’s all here for you in one post as usual. Fallen Earth promises to be different by being “elf free”, Star Wars revealed the Trooper class, EVE gets a bit of a storyline change, and LOTRO shows you […]

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  • Refer-a-Friend to Warhammer Online, get an exclusive mount

    Mythic has announced that an exclusive griffon or manticore mount can be yours if you refer six players to Warhammer Online through the recruit-a-friend program. Other referral goodie include non-combat hounds, free game time, and special items that grant additional XP allowing you to temporarily raise a friend’s level to within two of your own. […]

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  • Warhammer Online event Beyond the Sands is live

    Warhammer Online’s Beyond the Sands event went live yesterday and will run through April 27. The next phase in the Call to Arms live expansion, the event pits both factions against the Liche Priests over artifacts that once belonged to Nehekharan Kings. It is mainly a RvR event, but don’t worry PvE-ers. There’s something in […]

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  • WAR: Choppa and Dwarf Slayer ready tomorrow

    The Choppa and Dwarf Slayer will officially be playable in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning on March 18. Both classes were expected to included at launch, along with the Knight of the Blazing Sun and Black Guard. Get happy folks. Now you can die a heroic dwarfen death, or revel in bashing heads as an […]

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  • Mythic offering incentives for gamers returning to Warhammer Online

    Mythic is asking gamers to return to Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, despite recently closing down 43 of its game servers. North America and Asia Pacific gamers who re-activate their accounts will receive an “Emperor’s welcome,” complete with all the rested experience they’ve accumulated while absent, a special quest chain with in-game rewards, and ten […]

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  • WAR's Land of the Dead detailed

    In an interview with EG yesterday, Warhammer Online’s executive producer Jeff Hickman and creative director Paul Barnett spoke at length about the forthcoming Land of the Dead zone in Warhammer Online. Part of the Call to Arms live expansion, LotD will feature loads of stuff to do and various ways to get booty. It’ll be […]

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  • Rumor: Layoffs at Mythic affect senior designers

    Joystiq is rumouring that between 60 and 130 people have been laid off at Mythic. Some of redundancies are apparently from WAR development staff, supposedly including senior designers. Mark Jacobs, however, made a statement on the official Warhammer Online site claiming that staffing numbers are attributed to consumer need and progress with game design. “With […]

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  • Warhammer Online to get official forums

    Mythic’s confirmed Warhammer Online’s to get its own forum, to be run by the developer. There’s a large post from Mark Jacobs on the matter on the official site. Apparently this is the first Mythic game to get a properly hosted forum.

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  • First Warhammer Online "live" expansion is Call to Arms

    Mythic just confirmed that Warhammer Online’s first expansion is to be titled Call to Arms. It’s a “live” affair, with a schedule and everything. It’s free, and will include “two highly anticipated new careers – the Orc Choppa and the Dwarf Slayer – and a new dungeon zone called ‘Land of the Dead,’ set in […]

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  • WAR to launch in Korea

    Mythic’s confirmed that Warhammer Online is to geta Korean launch. Hangame’s to handle the localised product. Korea will get the game next year. WAR is just the latest western MMO to make the move to the country, with a Korean version of Age of Conan announced only last week. Press release after the link.

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  • Those who tried WAR are coming back to WoW, says Sams

    Speaking to GI, Blizzard’s Paul Sams has said that more than half of the people that cited leaving World of Warcraft to try Warhammer Online have no returned. “We’ve seen a significant number of people, well over half, that cited Warhammer as their reason for leaving – they’ve already returned,” said Sams. “It surprises me […]

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  • WAR patched to 1.0.3

    Not to be outdone in the patch stakes, Warhammer Online’s been updated to 1.0.3, IGN reports. The fix includes quite a few new features, including a much-requested “regional chat” facility and a new mail icon on your mini-map. It’s all go. More through the link.

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  • Warhammer Online claims 750,000 registered players

    Mythic’s just put out a press release claiming Warhammer Online now has 750,000 registered players. “Thanks to our players, the war between the Realms continues to escalate at an incredible pace,” said company boss Mark Jacobs. “The battlefields are alive with three quarters of a million players fighting for the forces of Order and Destruction […]

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  • Half a million players sign up for WAR

    Mythic’s confirmed that more than 500,000 players have created WAR accounts, and is claiming the MMO to be the fastest growing in history. “In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG,” said […]

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  • Mythic to create credit database for WAR and past games

    Following reports that Mythic didn’t credit all employees that worked on WAR in the game itself, the developer’s confirmed it is to launch an online database crediting everyone who participated in development. Which is nice. From Shacknews: The Mythic team is also taking the following steps to address credit policies: In-game and manual credits will […]

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  • Jacobs: WAR's the game we wanted to make

    More Mark Jacobs this morning, this time from an interview with MMORPG.com. WAR isn’t the game EA wanted to make, apparently: it’s Mythic’s. “In the end we got to make the game that we wanted,” he said. “Not that game that EA wanted, not the game that Blizzard wanted, it’s the game that we wanted. […]

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  • WAR master Mark: We're not scared of WoW

    Mythic head Mark Jacobs isn’t frightened of anything. No sir. And World or Warcraft definitely doesn’t bring on the sweats. “We’re not saying we’re going to beat [Blizzard], but we’re not afraid of them,” Jacobs told Gamasutra. “We have our own hook; that’s [realm versus realm combat], and we’re pushing it and we’re pushing it, […]

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  • Mythic releases three WAR launch day videos

    Massively’s carrying three new WAR videos, released by Mythic to celebrate the MMO’s release. We can’t watch them because we’re on a train and working on a 3G card, but the game looks awesome so watch then buy. Why wouldn’t you? Friday, remember. WAR day. Have a look.

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  • WAR: GOA's eight-point guide to getting it up and running if you live in Europe

    GOA just sent through this guide to getting Warhammer Online up and running if you live in Europe. Some of you – us included – have been experiencing difficulty registering and patching the game, so if you are, this is what you do. Hit this for the official site. Then, word for word: On the […]

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  • Cut Warhammer Online content to return for free

    Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has confirmed that content cut from the launch of Warhammer Online – namely character classes and capital cities – is to be reintroduced at a later date as part of the subscription charge. “Are we going to put [the pulled content] in a paid expansion? No,” Jacobs told 1UP. “What I’ve […]

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Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning Latest

  • Those who tried WAR are coming back to WoW, says Sams

    Speaking to GI, Blizzard’s Paul Sams has said that more than half of the people that cited leaving World of Warcraft to try Warhammer Online have no returned. “We’ve seen a significant number of people, well over half, that cited Warhammer as their reason for leaving – they’ve already returned,” said Sams. “It surprises me […]

  • WAR patched to 1.0.3

    Not to be outdone in the patch stakes, Warhammer Online’s been updated to 1.0.3, IGN reports. The fix includes quite a few new features, including a much-requested “regional chat” facility and a new mail icon on your mini-map. It’s all go. More through the link.

  • Warhammer Online claims 750,000 registered players

    Mythic’s just put out a press release claiming Warhammer Online now has 750,000 registered players. “Thanks to our players, the war between the Realms continues to escalate at an incredible pace,” said company boss Mark Jacobs. “The battlefields are alive with three quarters of a million players fighting for the forces of Order and Destruction […]

  • Half a million players sign up for WAR

    Mythic’s confirmed that more than 500,000 players have created WAR accounts, and is claiming the MMO to be the fastest growing in history. “In just one week we have a half a million people playing WAR online, and the ranks of Order and Destruction are growing at a record-breaking pace for a new MMORPG,” said […]

  • Mythic to create credit database for WAR and past games

    Following reports that Mythic didn’t credit all employees that worked on WAR in the game itself, the developer’s confirmed it is to launch an online database crediting everyone who participated in development. Which is nice. From Shacknews: The Mythic team is also taking the following steps to address credit policies: In-game and manual credits will […]

  • Jacobs: WAR’s the game we wanted to make

    More Mark Jacobs this morning, this time from an interview with MMORPG.com. WAR isn’t the game EA wanted to make, apparently: it’s Mythic’s. “In the end we got to make the game that we wanted,” he said. “Not that game that EA wanted, not the game that Blizzard wanted, it’s the game that we wanted. […]

  • WAR master Mark: We’re not scared of WoW

    Mythic head Mark Jacobs isn’t frightened of anything. No sir. And World or Warcraft definitely doesn’t bring on the sweats. “We’re not saying we’re going to beat [Blizzard], but we’re not afraid of them,” Jacobs told Gamasutra. “We have our own hook; that’s [realm versus realm combat], and we’re pushing it and we’re pushing it, […]

  • Mythic releases three WAR launch day videos

    Massively’s carrying three new WAR videos, released by Mythic to celebrate the MMO’s release. We can’t watch them because we’re on a train and working on a 3G card, but the game looks awesome so watch then buy. Why wouldn’t you? Friday, remember. WAR day. Have a look.

  • WAR: GOA’s eight-point guide to getting it up and running if you live in Europe

    GOA just sent through this guide to getting Warhammer Online up and running if you live in Europe. Some of you – us included – have been experiencing difficulty registering and patching the game, so if you are, this is what you do. Hit this for the official site. Then, word for word: On the […]

  • Cut Warhammer Online content to return for free

    Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has confirmed that content cut from the launch of Warhammer Online – namely character classes and capital cities – is to be reintroduced at a later date as part of the subscription charge. “Are we going to put [the pulled content] in a paid expansion? No,” Jacobs told 1UP. “What I’ve […]

  • Broken WAR in Europe – GOA denies launch registration issues

    GOA has denied that Warhammer Online is still experiencing registration issues in Europe, despite the fact that it… is. New users are complaining that they’re unable to log into WAR’s European site, following assurances from GOA last week that issues experienced in the open beta would be cleared up before launch. “Your information is inaccurate, […]

  • GamesRadar gives WAR a 9/10

    GamesRadar’s reviewed Warhammer Online at 9/10, as you can see here. The site clearly managed to get on a server, something we didn’t manage to do last night. They were obviously allowed to register for the game as well. Again… Snip: Its similarities to and improvements on WoW – most especially in PvP – make […]

  • Mythic: Why you should play WAR instead of WoW

    Undecided? Mythic boss Mark Jacobs isn’t. Warhammer Online has now launched and he reckons World of Warcraft players should try it. Here’s why, courtesy of MTV: If you’re looking for the best RvR [Realm vs. Realm] in any online game, you come to “Warhammer.” This is what we do well. This is the most core […]

  • Mythic declares WAR: Warhammer Online finally launches

    Hugely anticipated fantasy MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has gone live, Massively reports, and the servers are now open for Order- and Destruction-related business. This is by far the biggest MMO launch so far this year, and behind the scenes buzz for the game has been huge. The game is now on sale, and […]

  • Mark Jacobs: Of course EA knows about launching MMOs

    Following a comment yesterday from WAR creative director Paul Barnett regarding EA knowing “nothing about launching MMOs in Europe,” Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has clarified the situation by calling Barnett “sarcastic” and “irreverent.” “Well first you’ve got to understand that Paul is Paul,” Jacobs told Eurogamer. “He’s very sarcastic. He tries to be very funny […]

  • Barnett: EA “know nothing about launching MMOs in Europe”

    Bloody hell, Paul. Don’t hold back. In WAR’s launch week, the MMO’s creative director has launched a stinging attack on EA, saying the firm simply “knows nothing” about bring an MMO to market in Europe. WAR is being published by GOA in Europe. “GOA did it with Dark Age of Camelot and they’ve done it […]

  • WAR ships tomorrow, Mythic confirms

    Mythic’s confirmed that Warhammer Online will ship to retail tomorrow. The MMO’s level of pre-ordering has apparently set a record for an EA game. More than 1.5 million units have been sold into retail. “This is truly a historic day for both EA and Mythic as we prepare to send more copies of WAR to […]

  • First WAR review is an 8/10

    EG’s published the first Warhammer Online review in the world, and it’s 8/10. Snip: Mythic has dutifully done everything it needs to to compete with Blizzard’s jack of all trades and master of most. Crafting is weak, and dungeons – the small, instanced experiences that really cement the group dynamics in an MMO – are […]

  • The Burning Crusade delayed WAR, says Jacobs

    Speaking to MTV, Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has admitted that the release of WoW expansion The Burning Crusade pushed back Warhammer Online’s release thanks to its “water cooler quests. “We obviously had a major bump when ‘Burning Crusade’ came out,” he said. “When [Blizzard] released that expansion, they raised the expectations of the player; they […]

  • GOA: WAR registration issues will be “completely fixed” for launch

    Speaking to VG247 this morning, Warhammer Online’s European publisher, GOA, has assured that all registration issues gamers are experiencing with the game’s open beta will be resolved before release on September 18. “These issues will of course be completely fixed for the launch,” said a rep. The firm also said that current problems with new […]

  • GOA under pressure as Jacobs lays blame for WAR beta glitches

    Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has publicly blamed Warhammer Online’s European publisher, GOA, for registration errors at the opening of the Warhammer Online beta in Europe, saying the firm “messed up.” “GOA messed up, they apologized and they are working hard to do better,” he said on his blog. “This is a good start but not […]

  • GOA makes public apology for WAR beta failure

    According to this GI story, GOA’s issued a statement apologising for registration problems with the now-open WAR beta. Although servers have opened, and closed beta testers have been able to enter the new phase without any problems, account registration and authentication for new players is not working. “I rarely address players directly, but I wanted […]

  • WAR open beta is… open

    As announced on its official site, Warhammer Online’s open beta is now live. “This is a monumental step for the game and the community and it is with great pleasure that we welcome you all,” said the blurb. “WAR has come, it is now up to you to forge your destiny and choose your allegiance […]

  • 50,000 WAR beta keys to be given out by Multiplay today

    Multiplay just confirmed that it’s going to give out 50,000 Warhammer Online beta keys today. As you do. You’ll need to have a Multiplay account to get one. You can get the keys here. The game itself releases on September 18. Press release after the link.

  • Pre-order Red Alert 3, turn yourself into a bear in WAR

    This is obvious. EA’s announced that those pre-ordering strategy sequel Red Alert 3 will get an exclusive helmet for use in WAR that allows your character to turn into a bear. There’s not really a huge amount more to say. Other than “what?” More on Massively.

  • Pre-order WAR, get a headstart

    For those of you gagging to get involved with Warhammer Online later this month, good news arrives today in the fact that those pre-ordering the game get a headstart. If you’ve pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of the Mythic MMO, you’re going to be able to start levelling on September 14, four day’s ahead of the […]

  • $1 billion to compete with WoW? “Nonsense,” says Jacobs

    Mythic’s Mark Jacobs has trashed Bobby’s Kotick’s estimation that it would take $1 billion to compete with World of Warcraft, describing his posturing as “nonsense.” “When certain people throw out ridiculous numbers, you know they’re throwing out ridiculous numbers because they want to scare off competition or they want to make themselves seem invincible and […]

  • WAR gold, says a completely official press release

    Warhammer Online’s gold, says a press release both approved by EA and Mythic. You can read it after the link. You can believe this. Please don’t believe Mythic games are finished if senior execs at the developer say so. No sir. Believe press releases, though. Like the one after the link. Very official, that.

  • New Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning cinematic trailer

    Needs no introduction really, but here goes anyway: Below you can see a brand new Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning trailer that makes us want to invest in l337 PCs and hardcore graphics cards. Check it out.

  • Warhammer Online NA open beta begins September 7

    Mythic’s announced that that WAR open beta will begin in the US on September 7. “For three years we have been saying that ‘WAR is coming’ and the team has been working hard to deliver on this promise,” said company boss Mark Jacobs. “In just a few weeks, we are going to throw open our […]