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Warhammer Online Open Beta Impressions

So I clocked in about 5 hours of beta testing Warhammer today. Now I can finally quantify all the excitement that I’ve channeled since World of Warcraft. All in all, Mythic had an interesting take on how video games sort of encourage you to grind the same thing over and over again. After a while, it gets tedious. I realized that I’m not the same gamer I was from 5 years ago. I’m less patient and I have less time to dedicate to gaming (yeah right, I’ve clocked in 5 hours!).

The first five hours of play brings so much engagement to players. Compared to other MMO’s (especially to World of Warcraft), Warhammer: Age of Reckoning has a crap-load of things that can be done in almost all parts of the map. The quests are fun, if not downright stupid – I had to load myself onto a catapult to be flung into the enemy’s castle, and I had to load up unconscious dwarves into barrels and toss them from the castle walls.

Warhammer Online succeeds in bringing something for every gamer, whether you only have 30 minutes, 3 hours, or 10 hours of free time. It’s exactly what I hoped it to be – a breath of fresh air from my previous experiences with online role playing games. It has a Team Fortress 2 co-op flavor to it, which is, I think, why I found it appealing.

To put my beta impressions in a nutshell, unlike other MMO’s that reward players based on how long or how hard they play, Warhammer Online rewards players by simply playing the game at their own pace.

So far the only other Filipino I know who’s playing the open beta is Kiven. We’re both parked on Oceanic servers. We’re playing Chaos. Anyone else into this stuff?

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 Open Beta Impressions”

hi sir!

well… actually i have a problem downloading the client… (damn 9.3 gig!!!!) for some reason my fileplanet downloader is not downloading the file, and the torrents are slow… and i am actually in a somewhat desperate state of getting one…

by chance are you near makati (or ortigas) and i can manage to go to your area and get a copy of the installer? I’ll treat merienda, lunch, beer or whatever =P

thanks ^_^

oooh! thanks thanks ^_^

sorry i got lost when i got back to the site… was looking for it but couldn’t >_>

anyways, you can contact me at 0920-2200889, or through my office email ejard at sunlife dot com.

thanks again ^_^

I am also playing WAR on open beta. I am filipino but based in NJ, so i chose the north america server. I am a WOW player since it started. I have devoted half of my life on that game hehehe sobra. Now little on online gaming coz I already have a baby but at times I still do play BUT I already got tired and sick of WOW to be honest. Especially if your not raiding, im sick of repeating those 5man instances bahhhh… Since I got married it took half of my raiding times coz I have to devoted my time to my family especially now that I already have a baby. WOW is very gear dependent. It made people greedy on loots or shall we say LOOT whores! Then came WAR, I knew it would be awesome and I pre-order the game, got my open beta key. Finally, OPEN BETA goes live… all I can say is goodbye WOW but I’ll be back maybe when wrath of the lich king expansion comes but the reason is just to check out the new content BUT WAR will be my home. I dont have to join raids for hours especially now that I don’t have the time. WAR lets you enjoy the game even if you are on for just 30min or an hour. No more 5hours raid yehey!!! no more honor grinding just to get gears. WAR’s pvp is the best… So I recommend all those people who are playing WOW to check out WAR.

I’m playing in Europe, Worlds Edge Mountain Server, Destruction

Zemeckis The Chosen

Looking for Pinoy guild playing in Europe…


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