Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Articles
Back in April-ish, when I started writing about all things Eternal Crusade, I became, very involved in the Eternal Crusade forums. I realized that the community probably far more knowledgeable on the various topics being discussed, and that it might serve me well as a game-journalist (HAH!), to put together a list of people on the forums who were well-spoken, intelligent, able to converse with others of differing opinion.
This week we are going to look at various cash shops around the gaming universe, and how Eternal Crusade’s Rogue Trader Store stacks up in comparison. Remember back in June, Miguel made this post, regarding potential changes to the Rogue Trader Store, but, with the busy summer schedule most game companies keep, we haven’t seen a follow up to the shop just yet. So we thought this might be a good time to look at some other successful game shops, and how they do things.
This week we wrap up our look at each of the factions of Behaviour's Eternal Crusade with the Emperor's chosen, the Space Marines. Often referred to as Loyalists, to differentiate them from their fallen brethren, the Traitor Chaos Marines, the warriors of the Space Marine Chapters are genetically-enhanced super soldiers bio-engineered by the Emperor to be his shock troops.
This week we will be talking a look at Chaos Space Marines, their arms and armor, a peek at the Chapters and what they are all about, and speculate a little bit on their future.
This week, and for the next few weeks while we wait for some actual game-play to dig into, we are going to take a look at the four confirmed factions, the weapons they use, and how these weapons work on the tabletop. Hopefully this will give us some insight so we can extrapolate a bit about how they will work in EC.
Behaviour has stated on several occasions that cash shop variants of common in-game weapons and armor will largely be alternate skins, and occasionally slightly rearranged statistics. Trading range for rate of fire, trading ammo capacity for reload time, things of that nature. Skilled players will counter the negatives and therefore benefit from the positives. Isn't that really “Skill to Win”?
In our last article, I mentioned that I had gotten a look at the Founders Program page while it was still being developed, and that I... uhhh, took notes. I had to get confirmation that we could actually use those notes, because, as you know, the Founders Program was pushed back a bit, so that the devs could get it exactly the way they wanted it. I promised that I would preface this sneak peek with the following disclaimer.
OK, public service message delivered, let’s get to the meat of this week’s article, which is: all about the common misconceptions regarding Eternal Crusade. These are the things that we see popping up on forums everywhere we look, the things that we hear Miguel answer again and again and again in interviews and on AMA’s. The common sort of misinformation genially spread by people who don’t know better…yet. So, let’s educate ourselves a bit.
Pikko servers means that Behaviour will be able to put thousands of warriors onto the battlefields of Eternal Crusade without putting all that stress onto a single server or server cluster. As the battlefield population shifts, so will the Pikko Server dynamically allocate system resources to maintain a top-notch playing experience, keeping frame rates high and movement smooth and responsive.
One of the most pervasive features of the upcoming Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is the inclusion of faction warfare. In our latest column, we take a look at a few faction scenarios and how they might play out. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
One of the hallmarks of Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is combat. In our latest column, we offer ideas on ways that combat could be made more realistic. See what we propose before heading to the comments.
After the recent release of a game play video from Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade, the anticipation of the beta has only gotten keener. In our latest column, we take a look at the reasons we're impressed and at the venerable Space Marine. Read on before heading to the comments to chat.
Earlier this week, the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade team announced the Chaos Factions with, we believe, the potential for mixed results. Find out why we think so before heading to the comments to chat.
MMORPG.com recently hosted an Ask Me Anything forum discussion with the Warhammer 40: Eternal Crusade team. In case you missed it, we've got a terrific wrap report to share. Check it out before heading to the comments.