Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Beta Signups!


As promised, I’d be making a new thread about WAR once we got closer to Beta. Well, as you can see, we’re close, and they’re taking signups now. I’m personally signed up for both the US and EU betas, so just fudge up your adress a bit. Anyway, for people that haven’t heard me ranting before, WAR is a new MMO. It’s basically WoW minus the stupid and plus demon bitches with their tits out.

There’s been actual details about the classes now, so let’s toss that shit in here.


<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Empire/Careers/BrightWizard.php”>BRIGHT WIZARD</a></b>

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Bright Wizards are basically the ranged DPS of The Empire. They’re your average fire mage turned up a few notches, basically setting everything possible on fire and drinking a shitload of strong liquor. I’d post a cooler picture but they all break the thread.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Empire/Careers/warriorpriest.php”>WARRIOR PRIEST</a></b>

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The healing class, Warrior Priests are basically bald paladins with less morality and more violence. Since WAR is awesome their healing abilities depend on them smashing people’s brains in, so there’s no healadin stay in the backrow bullshit going on here. They’re supposed to actually pack a punch, too.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Empire/Careers/WitchHunter.php”>WITCH HUNTERS</a></b>

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Witch Hunter more liek Van Hellsing mirite??? Melee DPS, they’re there to fuck your shit up and set heretics on fire. Like those goddamn manual labourers using hammers for manual labour, the fuckers. They seem to have a Rogue-like combo/finisher system steeped in torture and inflicting pain, and no, they’re not gonna stealth. Also they wear awesome hats.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/media/conceptArt/full/12192006_06.jpg”>KNIGHTS OF THE BLAZING SUN</a></b>

Not much is known about these guys yet, except that they’re the Empire’s tanks and second melee-centered class, and that they’ll “learn to fight with their feet off the ground” (read: mounted combat). Like other Empire members, they wear hats which are to <i>die for</i>.


<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Chaos/Careers/Chosen.php”>CHOSEN</a></b>

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Yeah, gee, wonder what these guys do? They also learn to “fight with their feet off the ground”, wear fucking thick as all hell armour and wield huge goddamn weapons. Clearly, they provide the comic relief of the Chaos faction.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Chaos/Careers/Magus.php”>MAGUS</a></b>

<img src=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Chaos/Careers/images/Magus01_06.jpg”>

<a href=“http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/media/images/newsletters/warhammer/2007/0307NLSS_01.jpg”>The Disc!</a>

They’re spellcasters on a demonic hoverboard, flying around, casting spells. They won’t ever be able to leave the disc, ever. They will have a million secondary effects on their spells. They will most likely be my main class.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Chaos/Careers/Zealot.php”>ZEALOT</a></b>

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This lovely and well-adjusted individual is the Chaos healer. And debuffer. And god knows what else. Their heals also work through an elaborate system which requires them to do shit besides healing, so no healbot spam here. Also they’re into birds and might control them as pets or something, whatever, they can stab you in the face and wear a dress.

<b><a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/media/conceptArt/full/013007CArt_06.jpg”>MARAUDER</a></b>

Not much is known about these guys, except for the part where they’ll skullfuck you repeatedly and transform their arms into weapons like crab claws and axes and shit. They’re also motherfucking vikings.

Allow me to preface this bit by saying that they’re currently reworking the dwarf and greenskin sections to be just as awesome as the human/chaos stuff, so some of the images might seem a little dorky since they were the first stuff produced.


<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Dwarfs/Careers/Ironbreaker.php”>IRONBREAKER</a>

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Pretty much your average dwarf, it’s short, covered in armour, has a huge fucking beard and is pretty much unbreakable. They’re there to cover your ass and smash shit up in the process.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Dwarfs/Careers/Hammerer.php”>HAMMERER</a>

The slightly less generic dwarf, they’re here less to take damage and more to dish it out. May or may not use hammers exclusively.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Dwarfs/Careers/Runepriest.php”>RUNEPRIEST</a>

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The healers and closest thing to casters the Dwarfs have, they’ll be beating the shit out of mobs as well as being great support, due to being able to frontload their heals. What that means is that before a fight they can slap 50 runes on you that heal you as soon as you take damage and whatnot. Really interesting take on healing.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Dwarfs/Careers/DwarfEngineer.php”>ENGINEER</a>

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The engineer is excellent, since like all dwarfs they drink shitloads of alcohol, but unlike the others they also handle explosives! And firearms, and hitting things with wrenches, and hopefully gyrocopters. They’re basically dealing AoE damage in mid-range, and can give explosives to partymembers. I pray fervently for a random chance of grenades blowing up in your face.


<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Greenskins/Careers/BlackOrc.php”>BLACK ORC</a>

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It’s an orc. It’s black. It’s fucking huge. It will both take and dish out sick amounts of damage and cause ethnic stereotype outrages. Even if it isn’t actually black.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Greenskins/Careers/OrcChoppa.php”>ORC CHOPPA</a>

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The Choppa had like 50 million names before they settled on this one, which refers to the two sharp objects he can equip and smash things to bits with. There isn’t much more to say here, it’s a pissed off orc with 2 choppas.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Greenskins/Careers/GoblinShaman.php”>GOBLIN SHAMAN


It’s a goblin caster. It will heal, it will get Gork (or Mork?) to pummel the enemy senseless, and it makes a tasty snack. They also get stronger if the party is doing better, so it’s in their best interest to not suck.

<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Greenskins/Careers/GoblinSquigHerder.php”>GOBLIN SQUIG HERDER</a>

<img src=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/gameInfo/armiesofWAR/Greenskins/Careers/images/squigherder10.jpg”>

The coolest Goblin ever, they control Squigs (that little red ball of teeth) and poke people with spears or fill them with arrows. The cool bit is the part where their Squig eats them and they control the Squig from the inside by pulling on it’s intestines. If they die the Squigs just keep fighting, so for once there’s a reason to attack pets instead of the master.




<img src=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/newsletter/images/2006/High_Elf_01.jpg”>

This is the only bit of Elf stuff released so far. It isn’t much, and I’m sure it will be great, but come on, they’re fucking elves, fuck those guys. Even if the dark elves are drug-addicted, slave-trading pirates.

Looks hot, TD. Totally signing up now. <_<

I fail to see “Demon Bitches with their Tits out,” good sir.

But I would still totally hit this game up.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/rhaka/demonbitchwithhertitout.jpg”>

If they were to introduce Bretonnians in a future expansion, then I might join.

Where are the lizard men? I want to be an alien, cold-blooded freak dedicated to worshipping a big fuckin’ toad.
EDIT: Who is dead. The big fuckin’ toad is dead.

Damn GW and their art/fluff.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I’m willing to bet my left testicle on lizardmen/skaven being the first new pairing.

And someone elses on brettonnia/tomb kings (or vampire counts) being the second.

Yeah yeah, you know I’m in for this.

So fucking in.

I hope telling them about 130 days of playtime in the first year of WoW doesn’t hurt my chances of getting in. :frowning:

Didn’t know I’d be filling out an actual application! I like

Edit: Does anyone have any idea when they accept people into the beta? Or is it gradually as time goes on?