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WAR (Warhammer Online) Forum » General Discussion » Warhammer SHUTDOWN in December.

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OP  9/21/13 1:07:19 AM#1

Thanks EA!!! :-/

Yes that is right, Warhammer's final day will be  gone December 18th. As it is past Sept 18 you can no longer buy 3 month passes. Here is the link from the Dev's.


Best wishes to those who still like this game!



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9/21/13 6:18:06 AM#2
You're late...... but this is no real loss, EA killed it long ago.

In my day MMORPG's were sooooo hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow....uphill both ways.
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9/21/13 6:19:30 AM#3
Am I the only one amazed they didn't do this years ago?

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9/21/13 6:29:59 AM#4
ya, I am surprised it lasted this far; now if you wanna play a goblo then /back to WoW

gameplay > graphics


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9/21/13 10:56:32 AM#5
Originally posted by xpowderx

Thanks EA!!! :-/

Are you suggesting they should have kept it open longer even without enough playing it to meet its numbers?

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9/21/13 12:40:01 PM#6
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by xpowderx

Thanks EA!!! :-/

Are you suggesting they should have kept it open longer even without enough playing it to meet its numbers?

EA could be blamed for not putting enough effort into the game, but I think Games Workshop isn't renewing the license so it's not just EA. GW and EA don't appear to have a very good relationship.


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9/21/13 12:52:41 PM#7

There was great disappointment with WAR's handling by EA, so much so that it seems the next license publishing is being granted to Activision ... WAR40k (Dev = Behaviour)


I'm sure the non-renewal wasn't an oversight .. rather a calculated rejection from GW against EA's botch job

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9/21/13 6:53:11 PM#8

Let's see here...

No expansions? As in, actual new content expansions? Check.

12 races/Factions in the world, and WAR only uses half? Check

"Tiered" levels, no exploring the WAR world? Check

Constantly breaking the game with failed patches? Check


In 5 years, WAR got 3 good updates - Slayers and Choppas, Knights of the Sun and the DE Tank class, and Khemri, which was pretty awesome. But no Bretonnia, No Sylvania, no New World or far east - it's as if they didn't even try developing a Warhammer world, aside from the Tomb of Knowledge. 

Hopefully, one day, a developer will put out a Warhmamer Fantasy game that the IP deserves. 

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Hard Core Member

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9/21/13 7:01:45 PM#9
Someone else is working on a new Warhammer MMO, that's probably why WAR is getting shutdown. Same thing happened when TOR came out - SWG got shuttered.

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9/22/13 4:09:03 AM#10
Or the IP ran out.

Occam's razor my friend. Occam's razor.

(Tho I would kill for a quality Warhammer Fantasy {MMO}RPG )

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9/22/13 4:53:26 AM#11

Non-renewal of the IP might have been mutual - 40K has always been a different part of the IP so it could have been renewed.

Renewing the IP would have cost money. If the offer had been high enough GW would surely have said yes. But with relatively few players EA wont have wanted to pay a great deal - if anything. At which point GW will have decided they might get more in the future.