Why Warhammer isn't WoW

#1 Edited by Vlademir (1029 posts) -
#2 Posted by Feanor (1391 posts) -

Once people get to play it they will realize how diffrent and how much better it is.  WAR is a lot more immersive than WoW.

#3 Posted by AcidicVision (38 posts) -

I have a good friend in the Warhammer Beta and he said its crap. Basically another fantasy MMO, but its unbalanced and broken. He was told that the game is already pressed gold and ready to ship and the beta testers are now playing a zero patch. Meaning as soon as you buy the game and install it there will already be enormous patches to fix the broken shipped version.

Games that zero patch typically dont do to well.

#4 Posted by Feanor (1391 posts) -
AcidicVision said:
"I have a good friend in the Warhammer Beta and he said its crap. Basically another fantasy MMO, but its unbalanced and broken. He was told that the game is already pressed gold and ready to ship and the beta testers are now playing a zero patch. Meaning as soon as you buy the game and install it there will already be enormous patches to fix the broken shipped version.

Games that zero patch typically dont do to well."
Well I am in the closed beta and disagree with what his says.  It blows any game away in terms of content for leveling.
#5 Edited by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

I don't know what your friend's been smoking, I'm in the closed beta and it is just ________!!! I wish I could talk about it but I can't until the NDA is lifted.  I'll say one thing though... enemy warband attacking a public quest spot is just awesome. 

#6 Posted by Clean (2359 posts) -

I never could get into MMO's.

#7 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

welll duh. If you want wow go play wow.

#8 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

yeah, that's because it's warhammer.

#9 Posted by HitNRun (344 posts) -
AcidicVision said:
Games that zero patch typically dont do to well."
Except MMOs, which all zero patch, without exception, and then patch every day for 10 of the first 14 days of the game being up, which takes about 25 days in real time.

And that's just WoW, which had one of the better MMO launches I ever played through. Interestingly, Mythic's (developer of Warhammer) last MMO had a stable launch, which is a legendary feat in MMOs. I wonder how they'll do with a much more anticipated game this time around.
#10 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

My hype for this game is building again after I found out that my comp could run it and there are going to be oceanic servers.
Unlike WoW which can sort of let you get lost in quest-empty zones, it looks to have a very compact and gameplay dense layout.
I wont be getting it at launch, probably wait for the price to drop a little and for the game to be debugged, but it looks awesome.

#11 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1428 posts) -

WAR= EPIC
WoW= post-EPIC

#12 Posted by LordWhite (42 posts) -

Ya WAR looks insanely awesome with it's ambitious RvR gameplay elements.

#13 Posted by Bkorns4 (129 posts) -

Can't wait for WAR

#14 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

So excited

#15 Posted by iGaboru (215 posts) -

I need a Mac version NOW!

#16 Posted by Oedipus (72 posts) -

Sup, nerds?

Anyway, the article is way too biased and has to resort to slagging other games to make its point. Yeah, WoW is cartoony, but the art style works and no one is like, "Man, the level 1 starting area has cutesy boars in it! I feel gypped." Grittiness is great if it's pulled off well, and I hope the game does so. But I can just imagine how less-gritty it'll get when someone's calling me gay and I'm getting tells about cheap gold.

Point is, I hope the game is awesome on its own merits. Games are fun to play and I like playing them.

#17 Edited by Luke (1609 posts) -
AcidicVision said:
"I have a good friend in the Warhammer Beta and he said its crap. Basically another fantasy MMO, but its unbalanced and broken. He was told that the game is already pressed gold and ready to ship and the beta testers are now playing a zero patch. Meaning as soon as you buy the game and install it there will already be enormous patches to fix the broken shipped version.

Games that zero patch typically dont do to well."
Wow, this is just wrong. Many, many great games zero patch, and not just MMO's... Starcraft, Warcraft 3, Diablo II, Soul Calibur IV.

I have been playing Warhammer Online for over a year now, and am still playing it. What does that say? I have played many Careers, on both the sides of Order and Destruction, in all Tiers, to Level 40, and done end game content such as city sieges.

If it really is "unbalanced" and "broken", then I'm not seeing it, because I always have a blast whenever I login. Warhammer Online is fun to play, that's all I know, and it's only going to get better over time like many online games do.
#18 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
Oedipus said:
"Sup, nerds?

Anyway, the article is way too biased and has to resort to slagging other games to make its point. Yeah, WoW is cartoony, but the art style works and no one is like, "Man, the level 1 starting area has cutesy boars in it! I feel gypped." Grittiness is great if it's pulled off well, and I hope the game does so. But I can just imagine how less-gritty it'll get when someone's calling me gay and I'm getting tells about cheap gold.

Point is, I hope the game is awesome on its own merits. Games are fun to play and I like playing them."
Exactaly. WoW has an art style that very much works in its favor and that's probably a reason for its success, it's very nice to look at and unimtimidating for the casual player, it can have very nice areas and have very dark and gothic areas but the tone of the art carries across the whole game, nothing seems out of place, and the same can be said for what we've seen in WAR. they're two different games people you can't compare the art styles because both games are going after in many ways different audiences.
#19 Edited by Sushbag (327 posts) -

That article was fucking stupid, some little warhammer nerd crying about his game. WAR is a WoW clone with better pvp and story, that's what it is and no one is changing that.

#20 Posted by normajean777 (450 posts) -

how much is it a month?

#21 Posted by Feanor (1391 posts) -
Sushbag said:
"That article was fucking stupid, some little warhammer nerd crying about his game. WAR is a WoW clone with better pvp and story, that's what it is and no one is changing that."
fyi WoW is a warhammer clone. The character and level design of WAR have been around for 25 years.  I am pretty sure Warcraft has not been around that much.
#22 Posted by Patchinko (841 posts) -
Sushbag said:
"That article was fucking stupid, some little warhammer nerd crying about his game. WAR is a WoW clone with better pvp and story, that's what it is and no one is changing that."
Yeah, but even if that were true, it's not really a bad thing. WoW had fragments of a good game seated in a flawed setup, and it sounds like WAR has been designed to use the good and replace the bad from WoW.

Feanor said:
"Sushbag said:
"That article was fucking stupid, some little warhammer nerd crying about his game. WAR is a WoW clone with better pvp and story, that's what it is and no one is changing that."
fyi WoW is a warhammer clone. The character and level design of WAR have been around for 25 years.  I am pretty sure Warcraft has not been around that much."
Eh, if memory serves, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was supposed to be a Warhammer game, then Games Workshop didn't like it, so they broke off and Blizzard released it anyway. So you can't give Blizzard too much flack for "cloning" Warhammer when the original game was created specifically to be a Warhammer game!

It's pretty cool that finally, after such a long time, Warhammer looks like it's going to have a better version of a game than Warcraft's version.

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