Warhammer Online players will want to check into the public test server tonight at 8 p.m. EST for a stability test. Devs want to get as many players as possible online and have a couple of incentives to get them there: 1) Two devs will be held captive in the opposing camp's keep. Players are to rescue the dev and escort him back to his keep before the other team. And 2) There will be a Ventrilo dev chat beginning at 4 p.m. EST.
As announced earlier, the Warhammer Online forums will be moving to the Bioware Social Network. The old forums will be archived and will be made available at some future point. In the meantime, the new Warhammer Online forums at the Bioware Social Network site will be up and running within the next 24 hours.
The Warhammer Herald has a new announcement indicating that the WAR forums will be joining the BioWare Social Network. According to the post, players will "have the benefits of being part of a larger community, one with a passion for games as big as our own."
Warhammer Online players who want a preview of things to come will want to log into the public test server (PTS). There are several significant changes coming in the next patch. Players will need to download the PTS client to participate.
Angela Webb has an inside look at Quality Assurance for Warhammer Online. As she says, "It's a lot of fun, but don't get confused, it's a lot of work." Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the heroes behind the scenes in this terrific inside look.
The final transition between GOA/Telecom and EA to bring back full control of Warhammer Online to EA is now complete according to a new press release. Under the new deal, publishing, subscriptions and operating will revert to Bioware-Mythic in the EU.
Warhammer Online producer, Carrie Gouskos, has penned the latest letter outlining the updates coming down the pipe in the near future. At the same time, Gouskos acknowledges players' need to hear more about long term plans for the game.
We recently reported that GOA would no longer be publishing Warhammer Online in Europe, though details were scant in the initial announcement. We now know that Mythic will be taking the reigns of WAR in Europe on July 7th.
European publishers of Warhammer Online, GOA, have announced today that they will cease publishing the game in Europe, and have begun transitioning the game's operation back over to Mythic Entertainment.
Continuing the tumultuous series of events that have plagued Mythic since the launch of Warhammer Online in 2008, it appears that EA Mythic has been hit with a new round of layoffs this morning. Josh Drescher, a key player in the development of WAR and well known to fans, is no longer employed with EA Mythic as of 11AM this morning according to a tweet posted on his personal Twitter account.