See a few people voicing off about Warhammer and how it is this and that, how the game will be this and that. How the lore is this and that. I am here to voice my opinion.
As a gamer of 20+ years and sense gaming really hasn't been around that long you can guess I am a umm older guy, it irks me to no end when people are just plain wrong. This concept of "I am Bill Clinton and if I believe what I say that means it is true". Just irks me to no end. So no I am sorry junior just because you say the sky is green does not make it so; This of course goes along with Warhammer and other aspects.
Below is my personal opinion on the game take it , leave it, that is up to you, but many I believe will agree with me in the long run and in the end when and if this game is finally released. I will see these exact issues being spouted off here and yes, I am 100% sure of it.
Warhammer is an epic battle of thousands, this is true, but even today in daoc, the one so many refer to as the end of all ends of rvr/pvp combat still has issue with above 50 players in one siege. Ask any player who has actually participate in an epic battle and had all settings on low to on our newest of rigs and still lag to no end. It is far from perfect as so many would have you believe Warhammer will be.
While I believe they will improve this aspect in Warhammer, no one has yet to see it. I never will expect nor will you ever see a full out server mash, sadly our technology is still not there. If you believe so, keep dreaming and wait for release then judge that for yourselves.
Warhammer is blood, brutality and I am going to do you up the blankedy blank! There is nothing nice about Warhammer lore, there is nothing "cute" about it, (thou there is allot of funny stuff) if you really know Warhammer it is a very brutal and low down disgusting fantasy of war at it's worse with descriptions on how an orc would take an elf and blankedy blank her in a few thousands ways and of course other things that would make your mother cry.
So please don't go around spewing bs about how Warhammer is nothing about blood or the like, you are WAY OFF. Mythic has made Warhammer your friendly neighborhood WOW Clone and I "know" this comment peeves off more people then anything.
WOW is a rip of Warhammer, most now get the time line, but Warhammer Online is now ripping of WOW to keep it rated "K" for Kiddies. Hey they are doing something right after all, I get that, but to be an exact rip of it? Why even play? New stuff to see? New character builds? I guess if you consider what the actual classes and characters are, you would see umm... yea there is a differ..... never mind.
Now the only hype this game is getting is from the fan bots that can't see past the clone that this game is. I am upset and for a good reason, this is just as a previous company that attempted to make a Warhammer game a piece a dung waiting to be canceled. How do I know, well I do, take it or leave it , it's my opinion.
Mythic really dropped the ball on this one and sadly I blame the monolith that is known as EA. With all those resources and power at Mythic’s disposal, I believe they lost focus of their closeness of a team they use to have. I also think they went way beyond their means of what the game would have and can actually have and finally not having true goals etc as they did with DAOC in developing this title, you can see it all over the place.
Nothing I write or you write will change those who are all out crazy about playing the game or those that don't care. So why write this then? I love the Warhammer Universe just not the online game that is being boasted as such. Finally for Gamers Workshop for not pulling the plug on this catastrophe that will definitly kill the name as much as SWG killed the concept for a Star Wars game or the fine people over at Perpetual Entertainment who will kill the Star Trek franchise. (That was a pun)
Now many will ask, "Well what would you do to make it a game worth the Warhammer Universe?" simple answer..."Don't Make It" Why? Because the following reasons...
1. Technology is NOT where it needs to be for this sort of world to actually be in place along with the lore it has to offer or the actual concept of it's main design. Maybe one day when everyone is on quads or better and will have exact rigs like the next guy.
(Consoles anyone? no thnx, but having a consistent PC setup would make development a billion times easier)
2. Internet connection that will bypass the issue of the cutting off the upload speed to save bandwidth for those that provide said service like Comcast and the rest. Thus allowing enough communications between all clients to see were everything and everyone is.
3. When parents start being parents so development companies don't have to design a game based of baby-sitting their 10 year old who shouldn't be playing the dam game to begin with. Then able to design the world as brutal and ugly as it was meant to be or even not so, just so they don't have their hands tied because some parent decides to sue because little Johnny decided to commit suicide over a stupid game. Start watching your dam kids! (Sorry a little personal grudge there)
Of course I can go on and on, but this universe is just far to big to be thrown into a half made MMO that will kill the franchise. Sadly it probably will be launched and shall live a life that SWG did and in the end be something that "could have been" so much more. Maybe someday a company will come out and do something super extraordinary and blow our socks off in an MMO, but it won't be anytime soon. You can throw this title in with the likes of WOW, LOTRO, DAOC and the original EQ, time for something new, something innovative oh and something when you actually say it will have it, it does! For now this will be just another MMO to fill the gap till something better comes along.
Maybe I am just looking for too much in a new MMO and that I can openly admit. So many things thou in a Warhammer Universe MMO that will be A: not in the game B: never see the day of light, will just not make it the Warhammer Universe they are currently spouting it off to be.
So in closing: Have your say, blab away, but in the end if you come on here with some stupid Spam, don't worry I will delete you! If you are against me and have viable and actual thoughts behind your posting, then it shall remain. You have been warned kiddies!