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Warhammer Online Collectors Edition in the Philippines

This is probably the most valuable piece of paper in my room right now. It’s been an incessant habit – me checking DataBlitz for anything new even if I very well know that Warhammer Online isn’t coming out till mid September. So I was, after at least visiting the store twice a week for the past month and a half, flabbergasted to see DataBlitz accepting advanced copy reservations of the Collector’s Edition for Warhammer Online.

I was telling Rico how different this would be from Age of Conan, and not trying to justify as to why I bought that game in the first place. Truth is, even if AOC introduced an innovative combat system and a fantastic early game narrative, the game broke where the first island, Tortage, ended. It became clear that AOC was just another MMO with a unique combat system.

Warhammer Online isn’t about interacting with environments, or solo-ing, or role playing. It’s war and conflict all throughout and I guess what makes this appealing to me is that, once I step into the world, everything just falls into place. Here are a few quotes from the Ask the Beta Tester Series:

The Open Group system, along with the much-vaunted Public Quests, seeks to have players collaborating from the earliest levels. Simply by setting foot on the battleground of a Public Quest, a player learns the importance of participating in gameplay with others.

Players who jump in-game from WoW or Age of Conan are going to find a title filled to the brim with fun gameplay and constant WAR. PvP players are going to be ‘coming home’. This is the game you’ve always wanted. Lore nerds and story fans will find plenty to love, and those of us who actually enjoy grouping will see our style of play lauded from fairly early on.

So yeah, Warhammer Online seems to be that Player vs Player oriented MMO that doesn’t promise to be something it’s not.

Warhammer Online Collector’s Edition

The Collector’s Ed for WAR (Warhammer: Age of Reckoning) is pretty kick ass. This is the package I ordered, arriving mid September. One of the biggest advantages of the collector’s ed is that I get to participate in open beta without having to apply, XP multiplier tomes, bonus quests, plus a wider library of exclusive titles for my avatar and in game ite– ok I’m rambling.

Spending on Gaming?

The truth about these purchases (and people like Kiven very well know this) is that these games actually become cash cows for gamers like us because even though we spend for these, we easily liquidate them by writing reviews and FAQs for local computer game magazines like Game! from Hinge Inquirer and Playground by October 80.

Thus, the advice I have for people who have expensive hobbies — LEARN HOW TO LIQUIDATE YOUR HOBBY!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

14 replies on “Warhammer Online Collectors Edition in the Philippines”

I’m liquidating mine by classifying the games (I buy) under R&D tools–one of the perks of being in the game industry. 😉

Thanks for posting about Warhammer Online! I’ll be sure to check this out Jayvs. 🙂

I’m still on the fence regarding this one. Despite having the ability to liquidate my gaming expenses (since I write about games for a living), I am such a CHEAPSKATE.

Why? Because original console games are fricking expensive, that’s why. I might miss out on Mercenaries 2 due to lack of liquidity, but I sure won’t miss Fallout 3.

Datablitz called me today to inform me that the CE will cost 500 php more. 5kphp all in all :O

Hmm… to think about it I think I also spent that much on my first WoW client as well =/

Still haven’t downloaded the thing =( 45% lol

BTW I’m downloading a torrent version from demonoid… it should work… right?

Also… when will the CE’s be coming in? Will we get them earlier than the standard? Hmm…

I am also planning to buy or reserve the WOAOR CE in Datablitz but open beta is over and I heard realms are full and takes time to play. Is it true? Does the CE have free game card? how much is the game plus a month’s game time card?

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