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The Future of WAR!

Posted in Warhammer- Online with tags , on December 28, 2009 by theerivs

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.

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I still hate Bright Wizards

Posted in Warhammer- Online with tags on September 24, 2009 by theerivs

Last night in scenarios, man I hate these mugs. They are like cockroaches, I kill one, there is two more spamming those damn AOE spells. 

So I see there is some action in Caledor last night. I go to defend our keep so to stop Order from taking the fortress. I look upon a sea of red, at least 40 order people. I look at our meager 3 people defending, and just go. “Oh crap”.

Steamrolled is not the term that applies here. Prison style gangraping is the term i’m looking for.

Back to some more scenarios, more Order rolling over Destro. I decided to log for the day, and walk away a little sore.

You know what sometimes you bite the bear, and sometime the bear bites you.

Rats like a sinking ship

Posted in Warhammer- Online with tags on September 18, 2009 by theerivs

People are jumping ship in my guild for Aion, and it’s kind of sad to me. The hopes and dreams that were WAR are quickly dissipating like a morning fog. The hopes pinned on WAR by all these people that were really hyped up for it. It’s a crying shame, I’m still here though. For how long though I don’t know. It’s pretty sad to play a PvP game if there isn’t anyone to PvP with or against.

It’s going to be a tough storm ahead for WAR. I hope we can weather it.

It’s quiet, a little too quiet.

Posted in Warhammer- Online with tags , on March 19, 2009 by theerivs

In my readings over the interwebz, and just throughout my guild, and a little over the server I’m on itself. It seems like there is this quietness. It’s hard to explain. Like a Funeral Home, a quietness of mourning.

I wonder if we pinned too many hopes on Patch 1.2? I wonder if the Choppa/Slayer will breathe new life into the game?

Within my guild too many frustrations are building, people, long time good players are leaving.  Many issues are still with this game, like buggy PvE, and broken RvR system.

People are tossing ideas out like a 3rd faction. Theres also a lot of new content, and a RvR dungeon coming, but will that be enough to not only save WAR, but bring it back from the brink of failure.

I find myself hardpressed to get motivated for RvR, when my friends are leaving my the bushel. I find myself getting frustrated when they can’t even get a mob to path right in PvE.

I love the look of this game, I love ALOT about my class. Let’s face it though this is a social game, and when my friends leave it, it’s hard for me to stay optimisitic. Is this malaise affecting  just my guild? My server?  Am I wrong, and just frustrated? I dont know.

Good News from The PTS.

Posted in Warhammer- Online, World of Warcraft with tags , , on February 18, 2009 by theerivs

My dwarven engineer buddy Werit, checked out the PTS. His report gave me a chuckle, the Blast Wave is now supposed to debuff wounds, instead of resistances, but Mythic screwed up and didn’t change the values. Even though it was a bug, it gave me a little hope for the future.

Snafzg over at the Greenskin said he was having troubles copying to the PTS, turns out it was Mythic’s problem not Snafzg’s. In turn which means I won’t even try to copy. I’ll just wait it out like everyone else.

Last night I was in a funk gaming wise. I played a little WAR, worked on my Witch Hunter, which was fun, but I die ALOT. I still have tank mentality. I logged on my Chosen, I didn’t have the stomach to do scenarios, and the ORvR wasn’t happening. So I just logged off.

Sitting there, bored, I did the unthinkable, I reupped my WoW subscription, It’s been a month or two since I logged into my server Garona, and I didn’t really know anyone in my guild. I saw an old friend online though, an ex-guildie that used to be called PinkyStinky. We chatted for awhile. She showed me the Mirror Image spell which is cool. I shouted, “All of you make me some PIE!!!”  Ah the good ole days when I use to aggravate the female gamers of our guild by playing the chauvinistic role on my drunken warrior.

No I’m not switching teams, or quitting WAR.  I don’t know if I’ll be resubbing next month to WoW or not, playing it or not. It was just nice though to chat with an old friend….but don’t be surprised if a The Way of Death blog comes out. 😛

Who said PvE isn’t fun in WAR

Posted in Warhammer- Online, World of Warcraft with tags , , , on December 16, 2008 by theerivs

Sunday night did Bastion Stair Dungeon for the first time, and let me tell you had a decent time. I won some lvl 35  purple shoulders (i don’t see them on wardb). When you have a good group it just went superbly well, and knocked two wings out in about an hour, not even. We had time to find a hidden world boss in the Northeast of the Chaos wastes near the Battlefield Obj. theres a swamp with some ruined walls in the middle, your supposed to jump the walls Mario fashion to get to a hidden cave. I wanna say it’s called the Lair of Grimgore.  It was a lvl 40 Hero Troll. Got a blue set of shoulder for our magus.

I did some PQ’in a bit last night and have fun trying to push myself to the limit, I died a few times, ok so it’s not smart to pull 10 mobs at a time with no heal pots. I should keep down to 5-6, but what fun is that.

I hit Realm Rank 33, 7 more to go.

I logged into World of Warcraft a bit last night, and I wasn’t feeling it anymore, I may cancel. I killed some mobs on my frost mage, and there just wasn’t a challenge there. I killed them all toot sweet.  It felt like a grind.

I think thats the key, WoW is too easy maybe, and easy is boring.

Plus once you been part of a Fortress keep with hundreds of your brothers and sisters, lag or no lag it’s just a wonderful sight to behold, makes you feel a part of something.

 

Wanna check out some more Dungeons,  Thulf at Stunty Stomper  has some wonderful write ups on it, go check em out. Here’s the Bastion Stair.

Doom and Gloom

Posted in Warhammer- Online with tags , , , on November 17, 2008 by theerivs

I’ve been seeing alot of Doom and Gloom, alot of places. There is some sort of malaise that has fallen over the community, even my own guild. Alot are playing alts, not around, etc.etc. It’s hard to stay positive when some of the people you admire most in the game, and the blogosphere are complaining, or even throwing in the towel.

Even though I am playing both, WoW, and WAR. I really do like WAR.  I could list a bunch of improvements, but I think like all things it will be hammered out. I just hope sooner rather then later.  I also hope alot of players aren’t pinning there hopes on patch 1.1, and if it doesn’t deliver there will be an uprising I’m sure.

WAR has an uphill battle, I’m willing to slug it out. I have a firm believe what will happen is the game will go on to be successful, and there will be a tight, competitive community.

That’s when WAR Trials of Atlantis will come out, destroy everything.