Those of you that hang around the chat have had the priviledge of hearing me ranting and rambling about how totally awesome this game is going to be. Since the game just hit the first Alpha milestone, I thought it was about time I made a thread about WAR.
What is a WAR?
<a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com”><b>W</b>arhammer Online: <b>A</b>ge of <b>R</b>eckoning</a>, hereafter referred to as WAR, is a new MMO developed by <a href=“http://www.mythicentertainment.com/”>Mythic Entertainment</a>, creators of Dark Age of Camelot, based on the Warhammer Fantasy franchise of <a href=“http://www.games-workshop.com/”>Games Workshop</a>, slated for release in Q4 2007, and it’s going to be totally fucking awesome for a variety of reasons.
But first, <a href=“http://www.warhammeronline.com/english/media/video/easterEggs/WAR_Promo_081606.html”>the cinematic trailer</a>.
What the hell was that? Did that orc just fly into a wall?
This is the recently-completed intro of WAR, and it showcases the different playable races in the game, all of who are out to kill eachother. That’s kind of the idea of the setting, all the races in Warhammer hate eachother and are out to kill one another. It’s kind of like Warcraft, only without the hippy Horde and goddamn Gnomes. I’ll get more into that later, for now, let’s just get you acquainted, shall we?
ALLIANCE OF ORDER
The Dwarfs of Warhammer made Dwarves what they are today. They are more greedy, more drunk, more bitter, more angry, more combative, more beard than any other goddamn Dwarf from any other goddamn setting ever. They set the bar for all those vertically challenged freaks who like to pick up huge hammers and smash the shit out of it. While drunk. Very steampunk. They’re based on the working class.
They’re goddamn elves. They’re pansies, but they’re good at it. Definitely one of the more interesting incarnations of the generic elves, heavily influenced by Celtic myths. Not much else to say here, I hate elves. Posh people.
The Empire. Hoomans. Religious zealots, high level of technology, huge military presence, etc. By FAR one of the coolest examples of humans in fantasy settings, they’re largely based on the Roman empire, combined with German names and huge cannons. Loads of corruption, loads of scheming, loads of zealots with hammers beating the shit out of things while soldiers die by the dozens. They also like to wear an assload of feathers EVERYWHERE and their codpieces are huge.
ALLIANCE OF DESTRUCTION
Corrupted humans, barbarians who worship the four Chaos Gods and are in league with Daemons while being at the mercy of their Gods. They mutate all over the goddamn place, there’s infighting everywhere, they massacre stuff. Sounds fairly generic, but in truth, Chaos is FAR more complicated and deeper than I can do them justice. Suffice it to say that they’re totally fucking awesome, and sometimes BLEED MICE. Like, they have mice for blood.
More goddamn elves. I hate these fuckers. Basically your standard issue dark elves, only with less suck and more pirates. Also slavery. Posh people who have taken a lot of drugs.
These are actually 2 races: Orcs and Goblins. The reason that they’re two races is that Greenskins are asexual space fungus and so there’s no females. These are the orcs you all know and love: they’re mean, green, fighting machines. They live to fight, fight to live, and just generally like trashing shit. None of this hippy shaman horde crap, fuck that. Goblins are pretty much what you’d expect, more cunning and less big, also serves as the occasional snack for a hungry Orc. Based on soccer hooligans.
All races are “paired up” to hate their opposites. Dwarfs want Greenskins dead, Dark Elves can’t fucking stand High Elves and The Empire sees Chaos and the monsters they work for as Godless heathens and an affront to God. This is present everywhere.