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#1 Jun 30 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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I have been seriously considering moving to WAR from WoW. I've been playing the endless free trial a lot these last couple of weeks and honestly I'm really digging it. Its a different game and I'm looking for different.

My only concern is that it seems Warhammer is slowly (or quickly dying?). All I've heard is hearsay, so I wanted to know from those actually playing whether or not the game will be around in a year or two or if its going the way of old yeller?
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#2 Aug 20 2010 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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Blasphemy!

Except, I've been thinking the same. I just finished Dawn of War 2 + expansion again and after playing some Mark of Chaos, I really feel like diving headfirst into the Warp.

Seems like Mythic is pooling resources to keep the game afloat. European servers are being shut down and moved to the US servers, or something. Upon reactivating my trial account, I got a note about server transfers and such.
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#3 Aug 24 2010 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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Do iiiiT!

If you try out War, come to the Badlands server. If you want to be cool - go Destro, if you want to be a geeky-nerd doody-head go Order.

Feel free to give me a shout with questions, requests anything - here or ingame or whatever. Current character that gets most my play time is the Orc Pinkpurl.
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#4 Aug 25 2010 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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Ngh!

Seriously, this game looks exactly like it did two years ago. It also acts just as shoddy as I remember it, with 1-2 seconds of interface lag, making PvP unbearable and PvE embarrassingly silly to look at.

I've got mobs rubberbanding all over the screen, delayed animations and audio sequences (a corpse just moaned at me as I ran past it!).

I thought they fixed that lag ages ago, or at least in the two years I haven't been playing. Thank god I decided to use the trial before subscribing again. Sorry, Mythic, I really want to like this game, but the lag is killing it.

And before anyone goes on about how they're playing with no lag, I assure you I'm not the only one. I did a Region check earlier and several people responded that it's happening to them as well.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/category/259/index

Edited, Aug 26th 2010 3:13pm by Mazra
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#5 Aug 26 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:


And before anyone goes on about how they're playing with no lag, I assure you I'm not the only one. I did a Region check earlier and several people responded that it's happening to them as well.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/category/259/index

Edited, Aug 26th 2010 3:13pm by Mazra
The only time I experience lag is when I'm in a hotly contested rvr zone.

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#6 Aug 28 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Good
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I've given it a shot now and it's not so bad. Maybe it's because T2 is dead and the lag comes from the amount of characters in T1. In any case, it's bearable in T2 and presumably onwards.

Dusted off my old subscription, did some questing on my Chosen and he's now R16 RR11. Nothing like grinding five ranks of Renown while trying to avoid ranking out of the gear you need the Renown for. Smiley: frown

Despite the various flaws that make the game look like a beta build some two years into release, it's actually pretty captivating. Like I mentioned earlier, I love the Warhammer universe and after playing Dawn of War and Mark of Chaos, I really wanted to stay there. So far the Chosen is the one that appeals to me. Always did want to play one of those huge, ironclad Chaos warriors as seen in the Mark of Chaos intro cinematic.

The Ravage + Twister combo is kinda not so fun, though it does open up for a lot of "fun abilities" in PvP (or RvR, whatever you guys call the scenarios). While my Black Orc was busy trying to keep track of his Plans (hopeless when you need to use some random ability just to unlock the ability you need), my Chosen just jumps in with Twister, spams Ravage until stuff dies and then punts a random Shadow Warrior (because I hate them) off a ledge and into the abyss.

Good times all around.
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#8 Sep 10 2010 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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I'm playing on Badlands at the moment, Elinda. My Marauder's name is Malino, if you want to look me up.

The lag is still horrible and it gets worse when multiple people are gathered, which is just bad for a game that lives off of player versus player combat. Maybe it's because I'm European and the overseas connection is crap. It doesn't make much sense, though, since I get less latency on Badlands (NA server) than on the various European servers I've tried.

Not sure if I'll subscribe to another month. The game still feels way too much like it did it beta, not to mention at release. It's generally a very unpolished game considering the time it's been out.

Might just keep me captivated until Cataclysm, Guild Wars 2, Dragon Age 2 or The Witcher 2 is launched.
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#9 Sep 19 2010 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
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Just a small correction (god, I've posted more on this forum than anyone else in the last month or so), as I'm now playing a Marauder named Tharkor. I messed up the hairstyle on the first one, so I made a new. Groan, I'm tired of Chaos T1 now.

Anyway, R14 RR10. Time to get some renown under my belt. Here's hoping T2 Scenarios on Badlands are good.

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#10 Sep 27 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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Hey Mazra, Hope you're still enjoying War. It's a good game cept the Badlands server doesn't work very well atm. It might just be a t4 issue though.

I understand Mara's are getting some lovin' from the devs.

I'm not playing anymore, but not because of the game. I've disposed of my account, but if you have any questions give a shout.

The guild I was in, Agony, is a great group of people, should you be looking..... Tell them Obsideon sent ya.
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