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11 Oct, 2008

750,000 players signed to Warhammer Online

PC News | That’s one hell of a WAAAAGH.
Mythic Entertainment and EA studios has today announced that a massive 750,000 players have registered for the newly released MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in North America, Europe and the Oceanic territories. WAR has been one of the fastest growing MMOs to date and is expanding rapidly, much to the delight of Mythic.

"Thanks to our players, the war between the Realms continues to escalate at an incredible pace," said Mark Jacobs, co-founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. "The battlefields are alive with three quarters of a million players fighting for the forces of Order and Destruction in truly epic and unparalleled Realm vs. Realm battles!"

Don't forget to check out our first impressions of WAR, with a full review to come as soon as we kill a few more orcs.

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9 Comments
5 years ago
I'd be interested to see how this compares with WoW, and whether this is digging into the ranks of WoW players, or it's targeted a new demographic.

It certainly shows quite a bit about human nature that we find MMOs so addictive, now if only there was a way to get MMO players to get the same kick out of real life.
5 years ago
Awesome.
I really, really, really, want this MMO to get off the ground, and shoot off into space with WoW.

I think the reason behind MMO's being so addictive vs. RL is that levelling, per se, is much more subtle in real life, it's rare that you get someone who says "oh wow, you can do this new thing! Good work". Sure we all get this in primary school, but in the adult world it's noticeably absent. It's a massive driver in MMO's, the ability to level up and see immediate and obvious benefits.
5 years ago
If only there was a 'study' leveling up thing in real life, i would be really studying.
5 years ago
3mt wrote
If only there was a 'study' leveling up thing in real life, i would be really studying.
LOL there is.. it's called Graduation icon_smile.gif
5 years ago
Lord Haart wrote
I'd be interested to see how this compares with WoW, and whether this is digging into the ranks of WoW players, or it's targeted a new demographic.
All the WoW players I know in person have traded WoW for WAR. Also Matt your blurb? is excellent.
5 years ago
I had been playing WoW for almost about 3 years before I quit for good early this year. Even though this is an MMO genre, it's completely different to wow.

wow mainly focuses on leveling your character and doing raids and/or pvp, predominantly favouring pve raids.
but WAR seems like a 99% pvp game.

But the significant thing is they do share almost the same demographic, and wow seems to be in the nervous end.

most people that has played wow since before the expansion are starting to feel bored at the new 'noob friendly' direction wow is going.

But then blizzard has already milked wow for like 4-5 years or something. Cant blame them for running out of ideas lol.
5 years ago
A few of my friends have gotten the game, and been very disappointed with it. Even so, without a free trial to test the waters, there's no way I'm dropping $100 on this game.

It'll be interesting to see the numbers for WAR in a month's time when Wrath of the Lich King hits.
5 years ago
rufati wrote
A few of my friends have gotten the game, and been very disappointed with it. Even so, without a free trial to test the waters, there's no way I'm dropping $100 on this game.

It'll be interesting to see the numbers for WAR in a month's time when Wrath of the Lich King hits.
i think newbies would be intimidated by a game with 2 expansions and will opt for the newer MMO. as for people switching from war to wow, that were previous warcrafters, i dont see them switching for meager benefits such as 10 more levels, a new class and race and seige battles. these dont excel playing a NEW mmo.
5 years ago
I decided to try this game out and I must say i'm impressed so far, as an ex wow player who got tired of all the raiding/pve bullshit the pvp orientation of this game is a real fresh breath of air, and i'd argue that this approach to the game allows it to be far more casual friendly.
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Australian Release Date:
  19/09/2008 (Confirmed)
Publisher:
  Electronic Arts
Genre:
  MMOG
Year Made:
  2008

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