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I've always looked at this site as a nexus for everything warhammer. Although I suppose there is an extreme majority of influence from the tabletop. I can understand not getting too involved with Dawn of War and Mark of Chaos, but Age of Reckoning and eveidently the 40k MMO will change GW forever if they succeed (and they will). One thing I would encourage LO to do is embrace these MMOs and hope that a new generation of tabletop players are discovered because of it. Otherwise, the fear is that MMO success will steer the company we've known and loved away from their roots. Either case think of the new traffic you'll more than likley pull in if you build up a repoire with the MMO community.
To cut to the chase, I think a whole new section should be made in the forums section, on the same tier as warhammer 40k and warhammer fantasy battle. WAR as of right not does not have an offical message board and for the time being they encourage communities to be their eyes and ears. I think thats a smashing oppertunity to be one of the top representatives. Another great possibility would be to later on represent characters and monsters from the MMO in the tabletop game.
Last edited by Domstrae; April 14th, 2008 at 18:14.
interesting idea. I will consider that
If there is no official forum for these games then I think it's a good idea as well
I think we should try set up a section for this wether there are official forums or not.
Last edited by Blackhat; April 14th, 2008 at 20:40.
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We as the LO community dont even need to get hardcore, just start small and build from there. You never know what kind of attention you'll draw. Now I plan on plunging head first into this mmo, and have been a member on the site for altogether different reasons for some time. I would love to be a part of the project, if not to mod the MMO section than to at least try to keep it vitilized with good posts. Good luck either case!
I agree with Domostrae, we could and should start and stay small. This is a tabletop forum, and should stay so, but on the other hand the MMO could have lasting effects on our tabletop hobby, and should probably have it's own sub-area (at least until it runs it's course).
Now our definitions of small might be different. I do think that these sections warrent just as much attention at least heading wise as 40k/FB however I'm saying in reference to some of the other MMO sites we would stay fairly low-key. Our target would be the crossover audience whom play both tabletop and MMO or the MMO'ers interested in starting or just reading about the tabletop. Remember in the collectors edition of the WAR release they offer an exclusive miniature for the game. Their goals are no different than what ours should be. In time after we've seen the course of our actions we can get deeper involved.
I personally would like to see the standard MMO subsections
etc... things like this just to get people posting and involved.
Of course for now we could see some pre-release sections.
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Honestly, I think even that may be starting too big - creating a new forum with several sub-forums seems like a stretch when we don't have much indication that there will be enough activity to support it. I think perhaps a single subforum to start. We can expand from there if needed.
As Mr. Nemesis said, we're a tabletop gaming community first and foremost. While there is an undeniable connection between the tabletop game and WAR, we'd be looking at drawing traffic from those who are enthusiastic about both, and to perhaps introduce MMO players to the tabletop hobby. I don't know that many people would be opposed to the MMO section growing to the extent that it takes a larger chunk of our community, but it's something that has to develop. After all, which would give a new visitor more pause: A small but active section of the community, or many subforums with little activity?
In short, I think it would be best to let the forum structure develop as a result of use than try to create an infrastructure and assume people will use it.