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  • Land of the Dead screens released for Warhammer Online

    New shots of the upcoming Land of the Dead expansion for Warhammer Online popped up on Eurogamer this morning. There are 30 posted, and each depict a very Egyptian-like setting. Actually it would be considered Egypt if you could ride scary looking boar mounts and you were an orc. Somehow we don’t think Semerkhet or […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth gets screened, CrimeCraft enters beta, Ultima needs testers

    Leading up to E3, there is not a megaton of news with anything, let alone MMOs. The week was basically all about screens, delving into crafting systems and character sheets, and general stuff that you can view on any online game’s website. It’s called pre-E3 malaise, and today it’s pretty thick. However, we have dug […]

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  • Warhammer Online ended March with 300,000 subs

    EA execs just confirmed in an investor conference call that Warhammer Online has 300,000 subscribers at the end of March 2009. The company reported an FY2009 loss of $1.08 billion earlier today. The MMO launched in September 2008.

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Shadowbane gets a reprieve, AoC goes lvl 50, Twitter comes to PlayXpert

    Welcome once again to your weekly MMO news round-up. Loads going as usual what with PlayXpert releasing a new Widget for online games, Conan players getting to go to level 50, and Shadowbane getting a small reprieve from the death ax. Wanna know the rest? Of course you do, and it’s all after the break.

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: WoW on iPhone, Spellborn launches, MMO birthdays

    Loads of goings on in the world of MMOs, as usual. Let us make sense of it for you. This week was filled with birthday celebrations for four different MMOs: Lineage II, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Guild Wars. Good job guys. Other stuff happened too ya know, and it’s all broken down for 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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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Second Life shows growth, Shadowbane to close, STO gets lored

    Loads of little goings on the land of MMOs last week, but as per usual, the biggest stuff hit our front page. WoW patch anyone? Get the rest after the link.

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  • Blue Oyster Cult pens WAR theme song, Kiss My Axe (While I Drink My Beer)

    The Warhammer Online development team has collaborated with Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano of Blue Öyster Cult on a theme song for the game’s new Dwarf Slayer career. Entitled Kiss My Axe (While I Drink My Beer), the track celebrates the new character path, all thanks to lead-singer Eric Bloom being a long-time Warhammer fan. […]

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  • Warhammer players complete first sacking of capital city

    The first actual sacking of a capital city in Warhammer Online occurred this past Sunday, six months after the game’s release, reports Massively. Nice. The Destruction faction on Euro server Karak Eight Peaks breached the capital of Altdorf and beat the final encounter with Emperor Karl Franz. After that, the king was caged so everyone […]

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  • More free WAR server transfers offered

    Mythic has announced another round of free Warhammer Online character transfers. Players who currently reside on role-playing realm Ostermark can get a free transfer to Phoenix Throne (role-play) or Vortex. Thanks, IncGamers.

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  • WAR beta set to launch in Taiwan

    Warhammer Online’s Taiwanese beta’s to go live on April 14, according to this press release. “Since day one, it’s been our goal to make the Age of Reckoning a global phenomenon,” said Mythic boss Mark Jacobs. “The closed beta in Taiwan brings more players around the world the chance to answer one very simple question: […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Darkfall patched, update coming for Warhammer, Old Republic Screens

    Yes, we know this should have gone up yesterday. We were so busy with GDC last week that we almost forgot to do it, but how could we live with ourselves if you didn’t get your weekly MMO news update? We couldn’t. Loads going on with all of your favorites last week, so hit the […]

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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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  • Mythic to close 43 Warhammer Online servers

    Today, Mythic will be performing a final transfer of characters from several of the servers: 43 of them, to be exact. All characters on the servers listed here will be consolidated onto another destination server, with all source servers eventually closing. Items in your character’s inventory (equipped or otherwise) and bank vault, bio, quests, tomes, […]

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  • Choppa and Slayer invade Warhammer Online

    Patch 1.2 goes live today for Warhammer Online. The Choppa and Slayer classes have now invaded and are ready to start warring in the Bitter Rivals event. When you log into the servers, the patch will also fix over 500 bugs, and a new career balancing system will be put in place. Thanks, IncGamers.

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: D&D turns three, Hello Kitty, WAR gets a forum

    There are many updates, announcements, and other goings on in MMO-land during the week, and it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, you have us. Get the last seven days’ worth of significant MMO news after the break.

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  • Bill Roper: Don't count Warhammer Online out just yet

    Bill Roper has told MTV that it’s too early to write off Warhammer Online just yet. “It’s so funny, I hear half the people are saying, ‘Oh gosh, Warhammer looks like it isn’t doing so great’, because they said they had [dropped to] 300,000 subscribers”, said the Cryptic boss. “Those are not bad numbers. And […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: WAR's Night of Murder, Darkfall pre-orders, Spellborn's patch

    Sure, the more important MMO stories gets their own pieces during the week, but what about all games that aren’t World of Warcraft? Where does that leave them? Here in our MMO news round-up, obviously. So much happens on a daily basis in the world of MMOs that we thought we’d put as much as […]

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  • Mythic: We're "super proud" of WAR subs

    Despite seeing a drop in Warhammer Online subscribers from 750,000 to 300,000 since release, Mythic’s Jeff Hickman has claimed the firm is thrilled with its game’s userbase. “We are super proud of our subscription numbers,” Hickman said in a Eurogamer live interview today. “We expected a hit from our competitors’ launch, and the economy is […]

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