[WAR] No chat, only war. And /special.

MorskittarMorskittar Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
WARHAMMER ONLINE: AGE OF RECKONING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKOhzfkCdbY
That should be all we need in way of introduction, at this point.


Penny Arcade currently has two active guilds:

Candymancers on Order, a nascent pack of Sigmar-fondlers, pretenders to the Phoenix Crown, and stunties.
The Six Mouths on Destruction, a useless mob of ne'er-do-wells and vile miscreants.


For those interested in playing, important dates are:

- September 6th: Preview Weekend+ A head start for those in the last one for Open Beta
- September 7th: Open Beta begins. This will be available to all preorders.
- September 14th or 15th: Headstart begins for preorder customers. CE preorders will likely be a day or so earlier.
- September 18th: WAR is released.

BOTH THE SIX MOUTHS AND CANDYMANCERS WILL BE PLAYING ON TODBRINGER FOR PW+ AND OB

For more information, watch the podcasts.

For PA impressions, and whatnot, check out the WAR FAQ thread.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    After spending most of the day finding inactive PQs and no one to fight in RvR areas, I am not sure how well this game is going to hold up a few months after release when everyone is in Teir 4.

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  • Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Wanted to respond to this from the previous thread:
    KingMole wrote:
    First time I've ever heard that the Witch Elf was fun to play.

    I felt that it was like they took a Witch Hunter and then took away everything fun about them.

    I played the Witch Hunter first because I knew it was the 'mirror' class of the Witch Elf. I wanted something roguey but was kinda hesitant to try the WE because, well... the whole scantily-clad female elf thing mainly. Anyhow, I found the Witch Hunter pretty lame overall. I'm sure the abilities get better with some levels, but I didn't much care for the look of him (he looked pretty uhh...flamboyant the way he held his gun), plus the whole atmosphere of the Empire starting area was not really speaking to me.

    Strangely enough, when I finally did try the Witch Elf, I was able to look past the whole 'scantily-clad elf' thing for the most part, just because I was doing so much fast-paced killin'. :D But even as much as I liked the WE, I went on to try the Goblin Shaman and oh god. I may have found my main.

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  • Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    After spending most of the day finding inactive PQs and no one to fight in RvR areas, I am not sure how well this game is going to hold up a few months after release when everyone is in Teir 4.

    Yeah I share this concern. I mean, even looking at WoW, if you start a level 1 character nowadays, the noob areas are pretty barren, save for those times when some major server cluster is down and everyone rolls random noobs on whatever the low-pop server is at the time.

    In WAR, I see the possibility of the same thing happening, only it might be worse because all those PQs will be impossible to do, and how will any Tier 1 keeps get taken if no one is fighting for them?

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    After spending most of the day finding inactive PQs and no one to fight in RvR areas, I am not sure how well this game is going to hold up a few months after release when everyone is in Teir 4.

    I think right now everyone's avoiding the PQs to get the last bit of RvR in before the preview weekend ends. I know the wait times for scenarios was insane... click the button, get in instantly.

    As for months down the road, I'm betting there will be a way to scale them down some for the number of players involved.

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  • MorskittarMorskittar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've had the same concern, especially after seeing how hard it is to take Tier 4 zones and unlock enemy content without lower Tiers being taken.

    I can see alts and new players jumping on board carrying things pretty far, but I do hope Mythic has a backup plan for a year or two down the line.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Morskittar wrote: »
    I've had the same concern, especially after seeing how hard it is to take Tier 4 zones and unlock enemy content without lower Tiers being taken.

    I can see alts and new players jumping on board carrying things pretty far, but I do hope Mythic has a backup plan for a year or two down the line.

    Even the tier 2 open battlefields, which would more than anything be the most populated stuff, was pretty barren most of today.

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  • Fizban140Fizban140 Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I sleep during the day so when I play on the weekend around 2am to 8am it is impossible to do anything except a scenario every 20 minutes. I literally found 3 PQs that were inactive (not enough players I think) and then one with a single person doing it.

    Oh and my block got the 10/6 armor...what a difference. A little bit after I bought it three dwarves attacked me, a runepriest and two engineers. They were all level 8 I think, they hardly even hurt me I was maybe missing 1/3 of my HP after they were all dead. Oh and the White Lion is broke pretty bad right now, the pet is almost useless because the AI is so bad.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I decry the double use of 'pack' in the OP.

    Decry I say.

    I hope I can play this on the US servers at a decent ping.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Why I didn't sleep at all.
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    Honestly, I had just as much fun when I started getting tired, and just gave up on leveling and decided to see what stuff I could find. Like a random pile of books, behind a bush, a mile off the road. Who else is going to find that?

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  • Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I had no idea that PQs could be inactive. I figured that if there weren't enough people around, they could at least still do the first stage of one and get some influence that way.. just that if it got to the second stage and there weren't enough people, the timer would expire and it'd go back to stage one. That is what I thought was happening in the Dark Elf area late Saturday night.

    It wasn't until this evening when I was playing my Shaman that I saw a Public Quest come up but not be active at all. I'd get the little notification that I was in a PQ area but not what I was supposed to kill. I just thought it was bugged because when I later found a Chapter 3 PQ, that thing was bugged to hell with Shaman spells going non-stop (including my own). I don't know if they managed to complete it as I logged out, but the timer was swiftly draining while the last guy we needed to kill kept inexplicably becoming 'non-attackable' and then running up a hillside, only to return a few seconds later to be attacked, and repeating the process. Over and over again.

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So did they bring the empire/chaos tier 1 RvR scenario offline or something? My Zealot/Witch Hunter were joining the dwarf/greenskin one instead, and by the number of empire/chaos players in there I'd say that I wasn't the only one.

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  • MorskittarMorskittar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    I decry the double use of 'pack' in the OP.

    Decry I say.

    I hope I can play this on the US servers at a decent ping.

    Y'now, that's fair. That was lazy and repetitive.

    There are more than a few Mouths playing cross-continents thus far and I haven't heard many complaints.
    Last Son wrote: »
    So did they bring the empire/chaos tier 1 RvR scenario offline or something? My Zealot/Witch Hunter were joining the dwarf/greenskin one instead, and by the number of empire/chaos players in there I'd say that I wasn't the only one.

    Pretty much universal. I haven't dug around the beta forums to see if it's addressed.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Honestly, I had just as much fun when I started getting tired, and just gave up on leveling and decided to see what stuff I could find. Like a random pile of books, behind a bush, a mile off the road. Who else is going to find that?

    liek mayb uve found the ashbrnga lol rofl

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Honestly, I had just as much fun when I started getting tired, and just gave up on leveling and decided to see what stuff I could find. Like a random pile of books, behind a bush, a mile off the road. Who else is going to find that?

    liek mayb uve found the ashbrnga lol rofl

    That was painful to read. Like literally reading that caused my brain to hurt trying to decipher it.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Honestly, I had just as much fun when I started getting tired, and just gave up on leveling and decided to see what stuff I could find. Like a random pile of books, behind a bush, a mile off the road. Who else is going to find that?

    liek mayb uve found the ashbrnga lol rofl

    lolwhut?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Are the PA Order and Destruction guilds planning on playing on the same server, or are they going to play on different ones?

    It'd be kind of awkward if I ended up playing an Order alt and I had to fight my buddies in the Six Mouths.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Wait. holy crap.

    So my random ass suggestion of Tiefe Krahen actually became the order guild name?

    Hot damn! That was unexpected.

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  • MorskittarMorskittar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Are the PA Order and Destruction guilds planning on playing on the same server, or are they going to play on different ones?

    It'd be kind of awkward if I ended up playing an Order alt and I had to fight my buddies in the Six Mouths.

    We will be on separate servers, but *not* encouraging alts to fill up the roster of the other.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Wait. holy crap.

    So my random ass suggestion of Tiefe Krahen actually became the order guild name?

    Hot damn! That was unexpected.

    We put it to a vote and it just barely beat out the Candymancers. Congrats! You get... uh... shadowgrey dye.

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  • Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Flippy_D wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Honestly, I had just as much fun when I started getting tired, and just gave up on leveling and decided to see what stuff I could find. Like a random pile of books, behind a bush, a mile off the road. Who else is going to find that?

    liek mayb uve found the ashbrnga lol rofl

    lolwhut?

    Behold, obsession.

    e: basically it's some sword in WoW that people have gone into agonizing detail to try and uncover. Like for example examining cart tracks.

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  • zenpotatozenpotato Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Morskittar wrote: »
    Last Son wrote: »
    So did they bring the empire/chaos tier 1 RvR scenario offline or something? My Zealot/Witch Hunter were joining the dwarf/greenskin one instead, and by the number of empire/chaos players in there I'd say that I wasn't the only one.

    Pretty much universal. I haven't dug around the beta forums to see if it's addressed.

    Makes me wonder if they finally realized that Order pwns face in Nordwatch.

    I like that renown rank 2 and 4 gear is finally in.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fizban140 wrote: »
    I sleep during the day so when I play on the weekend around 2am to 8am it is impossible to do anything except a scenario every 20 minutes. I literally found 3 PQs that were inactive (not enough players I think) and then one with a single person doing it.

    Oh and my block got the 10/6 armor...what a difference. A little bit after I bought it three dwarves attacked me, a runepriest and two engineers. They were all level 8 I think, they hardly even hurt me I was maybe missing 1/3 of my HP after they were all dead. Oh and the White Lion is broke pretty bad right now, the pet is almost useless because the AI is so bad.

    I still got raped pretty hard in my 10/6 gear, but my damage output went through the roof. My Ballistic skill was sitting somewhere around 350, so my bow attacks were really tearing people apart.

    The second scenario I did, though, I think was almost all DoKs. I was doing a lot of damage, but they were healing all of it. I was top of the damage chart for the scenario (somewhere just over 30,000 total damage), but man... couldn't take anyone down completely.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Wait. holy crap.

    So my random ass suggestion of Tiefe Krahen actually became the order guild name?

    Hot damn! That was unexpected.

    We put it to a vote and it just barely beat out the Candymancers. Congrats! You get... uh... shadowgrey dye.

    Which is not actually grey at all.

    I mean really, talk about misleading.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »

    We put it to a vote and it just barely beat out the Candymancers. Congrats! You get... uh... shadowgrey dye.

    Which is not actually grey at all.

    I mean really, talk about misleading.

    It's true. I'm used to shadowgrey being a bluish color (from the paints) but then they go and make other colors not look like the paints at all, but another color altogether. I am disappointed with the color selection, and demand a full suit of Bad Moon Yellow.

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  • AegisAegis Not Quite TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The title fails for not incorporating how the goblin /special is the best /special out there.

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  • HompHomp Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Gotta get some black or dark color in there for contrast though.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I really don't see how they're going to keep all the scenarios and RvR areas populated when everybody moves to the endgame, especially Tier 1. If everybody leveled up that way it might be one thing, but with some people questing I'm concerned the numbers will be low enough that everybody will just stick to solo PvE leveling.

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  • grrarggrrarg Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    zenpotato wrote: »
    Morskittar wrote: »
    Last Son wrote: »
    So did they bring the empire/chaos tier 1 RvR scenario offline or something? My Zealot/Witch Hunter were joining the dwarf/greenskin one instead, and by the number of empire/chaos players in there I'd say that I wasn't the only one.

    Pretty much universal. I haven't dug around the beta forums to see if it's addressed.

    Makes me wonder if they finally realized that Order pwns face in Nordwatch.

    I like that renown rank 2 and 4 gear is finally in.

    They took it down because there was a crash bug in Nordenwatch.
    http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsArticle.war?id=204
    Greetings!

    After investigation and with your help play testing we've discovered a bug in the Nordenwatch scenario causing scenarios to crash.

    While we look into this bug and apply a fix we're replacing Nordenwatch in the Empire vs Chaos Tier 1 zones with Gates of Ekrund. Both Greenskin vs. Dwarf and Empire vs. Chaos will play the Gates of Ekrund scenario.

    Thank you everyone for your assistance, have fun and keep up the great work!

    I love Gates of Ekrund so much. I think I'm going to end up playing a zealot as main first since TSM will have 50 million shaman. First thing I'm going to do is find some greenskin to group queue me for Gates instead of Nordenwatch.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I didn't play with The Mouths for the first weekend cause I just wanted to get a feel for the game. I'll be joining up with you cats in the OB and release for sure, though.

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Blankspace wrote: »
    I didn't play with The Mouths for the first weekend cause I just wanted to get a feel for the game. I'll be joining up with you cats in the OB and release for sure, though.

    Same, I created like 6 different characters just to get a feel for each class. I'm 95% certain I'll be going with Chosen as my main when it goes live, still need to try out the sorcerer and magus though...

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2008
    I have fallen in love with the Black Orcs.

    I tried Witch Hunter, who was decent but something just felt off, Ironbreaker, who was like a toned down Black Orc whose moves lacked the oomph of Blorc animations, and the Shadow Warrior, which was fun I guess but I just can't feel the ranged combat.

    This is pretty much the opposite of me in WoW, I detested tanks and loved ranged DPS

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Have they said anything about setting up server groups for scenarios like DAoC and WoW?

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  • Corp.ShephardCorp.Shephard Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Wait. holy crap.

    So my random ass suggestion of Tiefe Krahen actually became the order guild name?

    Hot damn! That was unexpected.

    We put it to a vote and it just barely beat out the Candymancers. Congrats! You get... uh... shadowgrey dye.

    Which is not actually grey at all.

    I mean really, talk about misleading.

    Yeah games workshop loves to do this shit. Scab red? Totally pink/purple.

    At least they're being realistic. My brother painted some models light blue and couldn't find out what color he had painted them with. He never suspected the shadow grey.

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Geez, now that you all mention it, it is troubling to think about all the lower tier stuff in a few months. Part of what made preview weekend so epic for me was all the people running around.

    We can only hope that WAR will have enough subscribers and alt makers to keep it going.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Morskittar wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Are the PA Order and Destruction guilds planning on playing on the same server, or are they going to play on different ones?

    It'd be kind of awkward if I ended up playing an Order alt and I had to fight my buddies in the Six Mouths.

    We will be on separate servers, but *not* encouraging alts to fill up the roster of the other.

    Probably a good idea to have the character on that server anyway, in case I decide I like Order more, eh?

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  • SaltinesSaltines Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So after nearly a year of generally being lost in the depths of the internet I'm back to MMOs! Would anyone know if the old members of the PA guild on Ravenholdt in WoW is still around? They all quit at the same time as me, awaiting WAR and were all in the Six Mouths. Which I also need to go look into. xd

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2008
    I am not sure if I should play shaman hardcore in OB to get a good feel for the class, or if I should take a smattering up to 10 or so.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Blankspace wrote: »
    I have fallen in love with the Black Orcs.

    I tried Witch Hunter, who was decent but something just felt off, Ironbreaker, who was like a toned down Black Orc whose moves lacked the oomph of Blorc animations, and the Shadow Warrior, which was fun I guess but I just can't feel the ranged combat.

    I have to agree here, my Black Orc is so much fun. And what other class lets you kick people in the jibblies?

    None.
    grrarg wrote: »
    I love Gates of Ekrund so much. I think I'm going to end up playing a zealot as main first since TSM will have 50 million shaman. First thing I'm going to do is find some greenskin to group queue me for Gates instead of Nordenwatch.

    Same here. I found it far more fun than Nordenwatch and the Elf scenarios. Mainly because its all so close together you're either constantly in combat or trying to sneak around and cap the flags.

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Erm, so I decided to play a maruader during the last few hours I would have before I was done with preview weekend (will probally be maining them, and wanted to save playing them for launch. Couldent take it), and something wierd is happening. Whenever I mutate, it shows it on the outside, but nothing at all seems to change. My strength stays they same in the Brutality stance when it should be increasing for example. Also, when I hit P, theres nothing in the off hand there, and under the melee tab it says I dont have an off-hand. And the mutated limb doesnt even move to attack during combat... The only thing that seems to be changing is the ability to use abilities that require stances, as well as things that get boosts for having a mutation, such as that one starting ability (forgot its name).

    I've tried reseting my mutations multiple times, as well as logging out and back in. Nothing works. Anyone else having this issue?

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  • grrarggrrarg Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I like Khaine's Embrace too, but I never got into one this weekend. Gates or Nordenwatch always popped first. It seems to me that HEvDE will be the lowest population pairing.

    That's a shame. I like hearing the reaction of noobs getting blown up by Khaine's Wrath.

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