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As the title suggests is this game worth getting as I will buy it tomorrow instead of WOW
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Bit late for a reply but I will reply nevertheless!
I myself have really enjoyed the game thus far (rank 18 Rune Priest on Ironclaw) and would suggest you definitely play it.
I feel it failed to new/inovative and it attempts to be what wow and daoc are not, which is one game. The lvling system is boring and the story leading to it is pretty lame. Sorry.
I played for a while back during the Beta, loved it... however when the game went live I felt that none of the quests or anything you did was actually fun anymore since it seems to only have one time playability. So I quit.
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Alrighty, I avoided replying to this topic a monthish ago because I wasn't ready to dive head first back into the workings of LO again. But now that I'm here, I thought maybe I should give my own opinion of this game.
Way back in August, I got hired by Mythic to work as Customer Service on WAR. I (along with most of the others hired with me) got laid off in October, and it felt to me like a little bit of dirty business. I'm going to try not to let that change my opinion too much, but it's inevitable that I'll be a little bitter towards Mythic for that.
The game itself is a bit of a mixed result. I was expecting a game with an amazing storyline. I mean, come on.. if World of Warcraft can produce a great, in-depth background when they mix space flight, other dimensions, and fantasy/medieval together, then of course WAR should be able to stick in there with a story based on Warhammer, which has some of the best background I've seen in a fantasy world to date.
Unfortunately, that's one of the places the game severely lacks, which immediately puts me off. Another problem is the quality of computer needed to play it - many people have got great computers so this isn't a problem, but many others don't. I can play World of Warcraft very well on the laptop that I use (that I am on right now, actually) but as soon as I try to run WAR, my computer crashes. I can't even get into the game half the time, much less actually play it.
The game's focus is on Realm vs. Realm combat, which is simply glorified PVP. You can either venture into the RVR areas that are located in every new area (effectively 'connecting' the good guys and the bad guys) or you can queue yourself up into scenarios for team vs. team play over objectives. The scenarios are great fun, but one of the problems with them is that, after doing each of the three available scenarios (per level group), they start to get old very fast. You're effectively grinding and, after a time, they stop being fun and just become 'the best way to level.'
I haven't played the game in a number of months, but most of the reviews I've read have confirmed what I've said above. Hopefully Mythic will fix these issues, but I don't think they're going to be able to.
I'd say that, if all you care about is a solid PVP game, then give WAR a shot, assuming your computer can handle it. If you care about quests, background story, PVE combat and any of that, then find a different game to enjoy.
Just my two cents, hope it helps!
I actually subscribe to 3 online games: Warcraft, WAR and Conan and of the three WoW is FAR AND AWAY the best game to invest your time in.
WAR is a fun game-but it suffers from severe repetition...too few areas to explore and some really buggy animations. It lacks the sense of humour-or the ability to interact with a really gothic world. It just plain....lacks. RvR combat is fun...but is it more fun then Wintergrasp or Strand of the Ancients in WOW? Not really. They may be slightly different in scope-but both are repeatable PvP content-so can be compared.
Warcraft is brilliant. It has something for everyone-unless you are intollerant of idiots in trade channels. Since Warcraft is so large-it has a rediculously large following of people-many of whom should not only be denied access to the internet and WoW-but also the ability to breed. Some people are really awful...and like the rest of the net, there is no accountability when you act stupid. Gold sellers are a big problem and so is overcrowding in Wintergrasp- but besides these issues...the game underpinnings-and Blizzards support staff- are FAR better then Mythics. Hell, one of Mythics support staff members became legendary for her bullsht (Sanya) and her innability to deal with the 'tards on the net.
Like DAoC, you can tell Mythic is a small comppany by the amount of empty crap. Tents with nothing but an NPC in them...simple unadorned areas that seem unfinished..and boring zones which just suck to travel through. Plus the lack of zones and a boatload of removed character classes and start cities really show it was rushed.
As a fan of the lore, Orcs, DEs and Chaos working together to destroy the world? Tzeentch chaos knights as the main line units of chaos? There alot of lore bugs -and woe to you if you mention them in game. A lot of anger there.
On the plus side, WAR is great in many ways. You have basically 3 "levelling" options to go through-your characters level, his PvP level and his storyline level. Each provides gear and options on how you want to turn out. Battlefield objectives are cool and the mix of characters seems somewhat balanced. Far better then DAoC and somewhat better then Warcraft....
Overall, if you want to get into 1 games- WOW. If you specifically want pvp then maybe WAR is a good choice. If you want to see naked boobs then Conan is the place to be. Sooooo many choices.
PS one important thing: In the hiigh level zones in Northrend for WoW, as you interact with the world it changes "permanently" in regards to your character. Do you push forward with the Argent Crusade against the undead and secure tower hill? Presto..they build a tower their and the battlefront moves to there. That IMO is the future of the MMoRPG.
Heres my opinion....
No online game that exists at the moment is worth paying for.
If you want to play one, play a free one.
I used to play Hero, now i play Guild Wars. And i`m enjoying Guild Wars, its why i havent bothered to look on here in a while.
I would recommend giving WAR a try. I feel that the game can be played two ways. You can be PVP focused and then the game feels alot like Guild Wars. If that doesn't suit you then you can quest and explore which feels alot like WOW. The thing I love is that you can do both.
Another reason that I really enjoy the game is becasue of the story. I like the fluff so much that WAR actually is the reason I have started to collect Warhammer.
There is a free 10 day trial on the website -- so it can't hurt to try it out and if you don't like it then you don't have to pay for it....but if you do then Welcome!!!