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[WAR] Thread: GUILD BETAAAAAAA

edited July 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning


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I want YOU to kill lots of posh elves and use drugs. Because thats what makes Warhammer totally awesome.

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DA SIX MOUFS ONLINE GAMING MOB SEZ FULL WAAAAGGHH FOR DAT WAR'AMMA ONLINE FING
You boyz eard right, We'z got enuff ladz to av a go at dat War'amma online fing and we'z gonna give it a right crumpin'!

April forf, two fousand and sum'thin -- Da Six Moufs Online Mob sez we'z got enuff lads to av a go at dis Amma' game right? We fink it's sum EM EM O'z or wot'eva. We didn't count da ladz but I fink we 'as loads.

We'z not muckin' about ere, we'z gonna giv it a right kick in the gibblies! "I'M GONNA SMASH LOADS OF DEM STUNTIES" sez Warboss Gorgut 'Morskittar' Rutgrag, "When youz boyz login yous gonna ask the Boss wot ta do. They's gonna yell at ya fer being stupid coz we all got ta smash stunties! Iz you thick or sumfing?"

We'z been smashin' gitz fer a long time now. An' we know wot it's all about. We ain't muckin about! Yo got dat?

We fink dis War'amma is gunna do well. It's porlly gonna smack dat "Mega Smash Gitz" game right in da gob!

Da Six Moufs mob currently smashes gitz in da weedy Warcraft game wiv da nancy fake orcs dat we crumped right proppa! And dat uvva game wiv da spaceships an all dat stuff. Prolly sum uvva ones, but we smashed dem all so much I don't rememba dem anyway!

About deze Toofy lads ladz
Da Moufs mob iz well ard! Nuff said!




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What's Warhammer?

Warhammer is an intellectual property held, developed, and exploited by Games Workshop Group, PLC of Nottingham, England. Originally conceived as a set of rules for roleplaying gamers to use their vast miniatures collections all at once, Warhammer was born in 1983. In those early days the game and setting were highly derivative… which both still are, but have created a uniquely woven set of references and imagery that have inspired an entire generation of traditional and electronic games.

Warhammer's imagery and style are influenced heavily by, gritty, classic fantasy authors, such as Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as real-world history and a bit of Tolkien. Designers also list influences such as Terry Gilliam, Black Adder, and Monty Python. The Warhammer world is a playground-like amalgam of everything from Napoleonic gun lines, to sanity-blasting tentacle horrors, to halflings and their giant cocks (depictions of a large rooster that serve as a provincial symbol for the little folk).

Other than halflings loving giant cocks, what is Warhammer about? For those interested, there's a wealth of background, books, and lovely nerd-fodder. All of it, though, is easy to sum up in a single sentence; everyone fights everyone, all the time. Read this for a bit more detail about Warhammer books, novels, and the story.
Features and Gameplay: What Warhammer Online is really about.

WAR will be what developoer EAMythic describes as a Realm-versus-Realm (RvR) MMO; basically, structured, goal-driven PvP combat. The entire game will be dedicated toward gaining victory points for your side, ultimately reaching and sieging capital cities.

RvR Explanation

The endgame of WAR will involve defending or attacking the enemy capital; depending on who controls a capital, different vendors and instances are available, and the city displays evolving architecture ranging from burnt-out ruins to polished new construction. Though EAMythic has downplayed the absolute importance of loot, it will be available and worthwhile, with capital instances and PvP scenarios granting the best rewards.

Capitol Cities


Inevitable City walkthrough


Altdorf walkthrough

The rest of the game is a mix of open world and intstanced PvP and PvE scenarios. The game includes a subset of content called "public quests", which allow all characters who participate in a given area to contribute and gain a reward, without grouping up. PvP content will include keeps; guild-oriented objectives that can be taken, held, populated with NPCs and draped in guild colors.

Actual gameplay is an evolution of modern MMO combat, with an emphasis on rounded characters, short term buffs, and combos.

The game also includes the Tome of Knowledge, an in-game combination of Thottbot, Xbox Live Achievements, and Lore guide. The Tome will feature hundreds of unlocks, mostly bragging and cosmetic in nature, that reward player-driven goals such as killing ten thousand stunties or finding hidden quests and corners in the game world.

Tome of Knowledge preview

Guild Tools and Discussion

Characters and Armies


here are six armies in WAR, divided into two allied factions.

DESTRUCTION:

Dark Elves

Led by a five-thousand-year-old whiny fucker who never outgrew his emo phase, the dark elves, or Druchii, were cast out of their homeland for not being a bunch of pussies. Believing only in the virtues of strength and independence un-tempered by weakness or mercy, the Druchii fight to eliminate the high elves, usurpers of the righful elven crown and reclaim their ancestral home.

Dark elves will feature:

Witch Elves: the Brides of Khaine, fanatics devoted to the cause of the elven god of strength and murder. In game mechanics will focus on melee DPS and stabbing while frenzied and naked.
Disciple of Khaine: a priest of the Lord of Murder, these precisely match the lore of Khaine as a god of blood and asserting one's will violently (despite bitches online saying otherwise). This is a melee healer and support class, who gains strength by causing pain to foes.
Black Guard: an elite, heavily armored, halberd-wielding elite guard of the House of Malekith (aforementioned whiny fucker). A straightforward tank with "stances".
Sorceress: one of the users of Dhar; pure, unfiltered magic drawn directly from the Realm of Chaos that can be as damaging to the user as her foes. This class will funciton as ranged DPS with a strong random or feedback-from-overuse element.

Chaos

Outcasts, madmen, and the Norse who have thrown their lot in with the daemon god Tzeentch. These guys want to see the whole Warhammer world freed from the shackles of opression, cast free to pursue endless mysteries of change. Or maybe just revel in glorious mutation and dance to the Architect of Fate's whims. Either way, they want to kill just about everyone and have fun doing so.

Chaos will have:

Chosen: exactly as they sound. The Chosen Knights of Tzeentch, a holy warrior of the god of magic and herald of change. They will function as tanks with a plethora of surprises and magical abilities granted through "auras".
Magus: a conspirer with Tzeentch' daemons, Magi in WAR will be ranged DPS support with extreme mobility granted by an ever-present daemonic Disk of Tzeentch. Who couldn't love a flying mad wizard?
Zealot: a shamanic devotee of the Changer of Ways who can summon spirits and daemons to confound and damage his foes. This will be a mid-ranged healer and support class.
Marauder: Norse berzerker blessed by the attentions of Tzeentch. Marauders are a melee DPS class that can change abilities on the fly by mutating various limbs.

GREENSKINS

ORCS IS 'ARD. DA BOYZ IS DA BEST! EVEN DEM WEEDY GOBBOS IS BETTER'N DEM OOMIES OR STUNTIES. 'SPESHLY DEM STUNTIES, WOT AR' A BUNCH OF GITS WIV 'AIR ALL OVER 'EM GOBS. DEY SMELL FUNNY TOO, BUT BASH 'DERE 'EDS AN' DEY USHELY GIV' UP DAT STUNTIE BOOZE. DEN WHEN DA BOOZE IS GONE, BASH 'EM STUNTIES AGAIN CAUSE WE IS ORCS AND WE'S DED 'ARD!


As well as innate hooliganism, Greenskins may be:

Black Orc: less a class and more a sub-race, Black Orcs are the biggest, meanest, and ded 'ardest orcs. They fight dirty, hit things, and are hard to kill. These guys are tanks with the best ability ever; Right in da Jibblies.
Shaman: a goblin infused with greenskin enthusiasm and the ability to unleash it in barely-controlled blasts of green energy and strength. A ranged healer and support class.
Choppa: an angry orc with a big choppa. A choppa is like a cross between a cleaver, an axe, and a hand-held guilliotine. The meleeest of melee DPS classes with a self-buff frenzy mechanic.
Squig Herder: a sneaky goblin who uses mutant fungusy cave monsters to eat things while he shoots them. Ranged DPS and weedy cunning included.
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THE EMPIRE

The style in the Warhammer world, sporting the best codpieces, sleeves, and jaunty caps of the real-world's 15th century. The Empire (minus the "Holy Roman" and "Germany" parts) uses a mix of gunpowder, elf-taught trainee magic, and an affection for sharp blades to survive in a world of monsters and hooligans.

The Empire will have:

Knight of the Blazing Sun: a knight who focuses on tactical combat over brute force. This class will be a tank with techy support skills.
Witch Hunter: a short-ranged and melee DPS class, who tortures, burns, and stabs his enemies into submission. Innocence proves nothing.
Warrior Priest: Bald head, heavy armor, big hammer. A melee healer.
Bright Wizard: a pyromaniac who can make fire without matches. Lots of it. Ranged DPS all the way.

High Elves

Suprisingly less-poncy than one would expect, these guys are more like unnaturally pale and thin imperialist Brits than Tolkien fairies. No one has bigger hats.

Swordmaster: typical high elf "perfection". Big sword, still faster than everyone else. This will be an offensively-oriented tank class.
Archmage: super mage guy. Ranged support, healing, and blasting all in one.
Shadow Warrior: bitter ranger, as much dark elf as high. Ranged DPS.
Unknown!: but probably a White Lion like this guy.

Dwarfs

These guys like rock hard rocks as much as they like fighting and beer. And being crazy, gold-obsessed, nutters who blow stuff up with cannons.

Ironbreaker: a tiny man in more armor than anything else in the game. A very support-oriented tank.
Hammerer: unique name. Has a hammer. Kills stuff. Melee DPS.
Runepriest: dwarfs don't use magic unless it's in painstakingly created runic items. This is a ranged healer and support class who creates lots of supporty items.
Engineer: and brewer. Makes guns, steam-powered stuff, and beer. Ranged DPS and support.



COLLECTORS EDITION
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$79.99

ONLY 60,000 AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

Contents:

-An exclusive Games Workshop Miniature of Greenskin Leaders Grumlok and Gazbag
-Warhammer Online: Prelude to War - 128 page Hardbound Graphic Novel
-The Art of Warhammer Online - 224 page Hardbound Artbook
-Bonus In-game item - Librams of Insight - XP-gain modifier
-Bonus Quests - 12 Bonus in-game quests
-Bonus Quest Rewards - 12 in-game items from these quests
-Bonus Character Titles - 12 titles to show off your exploits
-Bonus Character Customization - 12 UNIQUE CHARACTER HEADS


The Collector's Edition has and continues to sell fast; top-selling game software title in the US during March.

TL;DR
The game will be Q2 (or 3) 2008. Closed beta is going on now.


SPEAKING OF WHICH
CLOSED BETA

If you are currently in Closed Beta, send a PM to robothero so you can hook up and do whatever it is people do in beta which we don't talk about on these forums. The important part being that we don't talk about it, please don't make NDA jokes.

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    HembotHembot Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I can only assume the TSM logo soley contains the upper portion of the mouth because Tzeentch has given way to blessing the lower halves of our mouths with an all-consuming vortex of anguish?

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    First paost

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    HembotHembot Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Whatever! I paosted before U!

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Nicely done.

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    HembotHembot Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Preview of an upcoming interview with Associate Producer Josh Drescher:
    http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/32716
    "All the under-the-hood numbers all actually scale through the next five years," he said.

    "What you don't want is when you launch the game you've got 40 levels - and it takes however long it takes to get to level 40. You then launch an expansion and it now takes two weeks to get to level 40 because now we need everyone to spend six months to get from level 40 to 50," Drescher added. "

    Good news: They're planning for the future AND I will problably be crushing elves from day 1 to the end.
    Bad news: They're planning for the future AND I will problably be crushing elves from day 1 to the end.

    Yes that was my intent.


    edit: Hey I never noticed the irc address. Do people go on it? I haven't used IRC in years. I'll have to figure it out when I get home.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2008
    goddamn OP is hueg

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    I deleted those huge ass images.

    Even though they were copied from the other OP, I never realized how fuckin huuuuuuge they were.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2008
    With all the media on WAR's site now a days, I don't know if they are entirely necessary anyways.

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Spoiler all that text too. Well not all of it of course, but goddamn, I know about dwarves already!

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So, like, can you guys in the private beta say whether you like or dislike it, or can you only stare back stoically, and have me derive your beliefs from the fires in your eyes?

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Actually technically they cannot even say if they are in the beta yet or not.

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I don't know shit about Warhammer but I am still pretty stoked about this game.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Actually technically they cannot even say if they are in the beta yet or not.

    Do they have a secret handshake?

    I just read the preview in Edge: my loins are burning.

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    SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I thought all beta testers were allowed to say was that they are in the beta?

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    TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    They can say that. They just can't tell you about how orgasmic it is.

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    Cynic JesterCynic Jester Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    They can say they are in the beta. They are also allowed to give Cynic Jester access to their account, says so on the NDA.
    Not really

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    SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah I thought so. Just seemed like Lucky was saying they couldn't even say that.

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    Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So has Six Mouths finished the beta key contest

    I wanna know if I won

    Guess I should just head over there and look, but probably not

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    SonelanSonelan Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So has Six Mouths finished the beta key contest

    I wanna know if I won

    Guess I should just head over there and look, but probably not

    Nobody has won.

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    RhakaRhaka Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I wonder how long this thread will last.

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    LlyLly Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yay. New thread. The WAAAAGH keeps on arollin!

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    The Count Of Midget FistoThe Count Of Midget Fisto Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm still waiting on info for the Black Guard

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    ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    It's a tank and it hates everything

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    OatsOats Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Apparently it's a ball of hate which eats casters for breakfast, according to Paul.

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    übergeekübergeek Sector 2814Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oatway wrote: »
    Apparently it's a ball of hate which eats casters for breakfast, according to Paul.

    It's a black Kirby?........I don't see how that's going to be scary.

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    A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I like new threads.

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    girlgamer23girlgamer23 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Just wondering how many new threads has WAR gone through and how many has AoC gone through?

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    NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I think WAR leads so far, since it has seen slightly more interest compared to AoC

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This is thread number, what, four now? I think?

    Anywho, when I get around to leveling a tank I'm pretty sure that Black Orc will be the one for me. Smacking a stuntie back 20 yards with a glorious Black Orc backhand sounds too good to pass up.

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    Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

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    Oddjob187Oddjob187 Pew TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    defrag wrote: »
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

    Like GTA4?

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    sleepdeamonsleepdeamon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oddjob187 wrote: »
    defrag wrote: »
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

    Like GTA4?

    blar, havn't played any vidja games in a month or so. I can't decide whether to just hold out and continue working/drinking heavily for fun, or get wii/360/ps3 while I'm waiting and cut into my booze fund...

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    Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    You guys should all get UT3. It's like $30 now and so awesome.


    No really it is, shut up.

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    MorskittarMorskittar Lord Warlock Engineer SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Mmmm new thread smell.

    I'd completely forgotten about those huge images too, even staring at Munkus' lovely title for days.

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    LlyLly Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oddjob187 wrote: »
    defrag wrote: »
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

    Like GTA4?

    blar, havn't played any vidja games in a month or so. I can't decide whether to just hold out and continue working/drinking heavily for fun, or get wii/360/ps3 while I'm waiting and cut into my booze fund...

    Haha. I've been thinking the exact same thing recently. With the EU release of rock band soon and GTA4 an xbox is looking very tempting. Although rock band is like £180 in the eu which is a fucking joke. It's more £s than it is $s ....

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    sleepdeamonsleepdeamon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Lly wrote: »
    Oddjob187 wrote: »
    defrag wrote: »
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

    Like GTA4?

    blar, havn't played any vidja games in a month or so. I can't decide whether to just hold out and continue working/drinking heavily for fun, or get wii/360/ps3 while I'm waiting and cut into my booze fund...

    Haha. I've been thinking the exact same thing recently. With the EU release of rock band soon and GTA4 an xbox is looking very tempting. Although rock band is like £180 in the eu which is a fucking joke. It's more £s than it is $s ....

    you guys get payed better than us though, also you guys get awsome accents...er dialect I forget which one it is. anywase whatever it's called it's like a free access pass to women if you visit the US.

    i'd be pritty pissed about paying 3 digits for any game though, if it ever got like that in the US (just might thanks to ever increasing production costs / increased demand) I'd be pritty pissed since our wages have been no where neer raising proportionately to the cost of living in the US, it's going to take untill 2009 untill min wage even gets over 7 dollors, i pitty anyone stuck on that.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sonelan wrote: »
    So has Six Mouths finished the beta key contest

    I wanna know if I won

    Guess I should just head over there and look, but probably not

    Nobody has won.

    I believe the thread on the forums said that they'd announce the winners on Sunday the 11th.

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    Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    uhm... yeah. So, anyways.

    I'm finding myself with less and less to hypothesize about this game, but I'm also glad the NDA is still in place. It would be nice to talk about more stuff, but I'm glad it hasn't broken quite yet. I have a feeling the shit would hit the fan.

    EDIT: Which is not to say anything good or bad, but beta whining is never good for a game community.

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    RhakaRhaka Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Lly wrote: »
    Oddjob187 wrote: »
    defrag wrote: »
    Hello, thread! It's good to see you again.

    As we continue on towards Guild Beta, it would be awesome if we could get some T6M gaming done in some other games.

    Like GTA4?

    blar, havn't played any vidja games in a month or so. I can't decide whether to just hold out and continue working/drinking heavily for fun, or get wii/360/ps3 while I'm waiting and cut into my booze fund...

    Haha. I've been thinking the exact same thing recently. With the EU release of rock band soon and GTA4 an xbox is looking very tempting. Although rock band is like £180 in the eu which is a fucking joke. It's more £s than it is $s ....

    you guys get payed better than us though, also you guys get awsome accents...er dialect I forget which one it is. anywase whatever it's called it's like a free access pass to women if you visit the US.

    Man, we Dutch get equally shafted on the price, except my accent sounds roughly like a really nasal butthole farting in a microphone.

    So we've decided on Ventrilo, yes? Fun times ahead.

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    sleepdeamonsleepdeamon Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    we do need something to bitch about though...Color of the sky in the screen shot: Blue or not blue enough?

    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/media/images/newsletters/04_2008/beta3.jpg

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