Grandfather Nurgle, he who blesses me. Hear my plea let the rot take them all. I bring the doom of all things. Spread your blessing children of Nurgle. Come Dance with the Maggotkin.
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2009 had a lot of downs and ups for WAR. but with improved performance, and some city siege changes I think 2010 is going to be OK.
May the Raven God Bless you in 2010.
It was a year of ups and downs for WAR. They dealt with alot of issues, and I got to hand it to them they are trying their best. improving performance, making some changes in RvR, etc….
What am I looking forward to in WAR.
1. More Revamping of City Sieges – I don’t like sitting there for a long time doing nothing, or getting bombed by Order.
2. Better Itemization – Some cool new gear, and better ways to get it.
3.Better PVE– Even though this is a PvP game, I woule like some better options/choices in PvE
4. Bring Back LotD – Something to revitalize Land of the Dead.
5. I want a 3rd faction damn it.!
With Star Trek Online coming soon, and Star Wars on the Horizon. I wonder about the Future of WAR. I worry about. The populations will decrease further, and further. Mythic has to do something huge to compete with these huge IP’s. I pray they are working on something big, and that is the reason they have been for the most part silent. I hope they are working on an awesome 3rd faction, or something equally as huge.
If not but I hate to say it, or WAR won’t last to the end of 2010.
Twas the night before Ravenmas, when all through the fortress
Not a creature was stirring, not even a Skaven.
The skulls were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Tzeentch soon would be there.
The Marauders were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of flaying skin of Witch Hunters danced in their heads.
And my concubine in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our weapons for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny vulture demons.
With a little old demon, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Tzeentch.
More rapid than ravens his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Kresuc! now, Korak’in! now, Bloodspatter and Vilegore!
On, Crusher! On, Callous! on, on Deathmonger and Bonesmahser!
To the top of the keep! to the top of the wall!
Now slay away! slay away! slay away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the keep-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of heads, and Tzeentch too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little talon.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Tzeentch came with a bound.
He was dressed all in feathers, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with blood and soot.
A bundle of severed heads he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes-how they shined with evil! his dimples how scary!
His cheeks were pale like the moon, his nose like a beak!
His droll little mouth formed an evil grin.
And the beard of his chin was as black as midnight.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his blackened teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a Orc Fire.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of dead carcass!
He was mean, and foul, a right evil old elf,
And I cackled when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A glare of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had everything to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings with skulls, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Ravenmas to all, and Order you must kill them all!”
I really like the role of Tank in PvE, and PvP, you might be saying, “Rivs, Tanks don’t have a place in PvP” We are not killers. In fact most of us hit like a feather pillow. What we do excel at is either harass, or be a target. Let me give you some scenarios.
I was in a scenario, and a Runepriest was healing away. I came up, and gave him a knockdown. This might have interrupted his healing, which may led to one of his friend’s death. I progressed to beat on him, he started to run. Running healers don’t usually make good healers. This may have caused more death’s of his order buddies.
Being a Target –
If Order is busy trying to take me down, that keeps them busy with me and not taking objectives, or trying to kill my teammates. Say your on a 20 versus 20. You and a healer are keeping 4 or 5 order busy. You just made it 18-16/15, that means the numerical advantage has swayed to your side. Very oversimplified example, but i think you get my point.
Being a Survivor. –
You make a better guard, if there is an objective that needs to be guarded, you can hold out longer, keep the objective until reinforcements come. Thus making it harder to take, thus making it maybe a little easier to win.
I love operating rams, and smashing doors. ‘Nuff said.
The bottomline, Yes being a good killer is a good thing, but it’s not the only thing. Being a teammate, and helping the team is very rewarding as well. I enjoy that.
I was impressed last night, On Iron Rock I was attempting to take a fortress. I was banging on the the front door. Then all of a sudden we were out flanked by order, they were bull rushing us from the side door. To me that was something new, and then when a horde of them came out the side door, some more came out the front in a classic pincher action.
I was stunned, tactics? Order upped their game, and when they took our fortress, they had patrols killing incoming troops.
I got to hand it to them, it’s not the Order I was use to seeing. So after they handed me my arse. I thought I would do some scenarios. The show was on the other foot there. Mopped them up, and it felt good to trade steel with some Knights.
Looking forward to some 20% extra renown this weekend, hopefully I can get some playing in.