WAAAAAUGH!! September 16, 2008 12:53 PM   Subscribe

Warhammer Online: it calls to me.

Wondering if any MeFites are also planning to get in on some Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning action. I will likely join come the first of the month, when I can grab a spiffy new video card that will run it. Anyone else looking to start/join a MeFi guild? (I'm leaning towards Destruction but I'm flexible.)
posted by waraw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:53 PM (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll be up for it when it's IN SPACE.
posted by Artw at 1:07 PM on September 16, 2008

I'm going to be poking around in there with some friends later tonight. I doubt I'll play the thing long term -- the PvP-centric design is a nice change of pace but not something to spend years on -- but I'll be in there starting this evening after work, and probably playing semi-regularly until Wrath comes out. At which point I'll probably drop it like a hot rock.

I won't be joining any guilds (I've already got one, thanks) but anyone who wants to come hang out can just drop me some mail and I'll let you know where to find us.

"I'll be up for it when it's IN SPACE."

Due to not paying much attention, that's actually what I thought this title was until a couple of months ago. I'd much rather play that game than the one they made, but WAR is really pretty decent based on the week-ish I've piddled around with it. Far from perfect, but decent.
posted by majick at 1:42 PM on September 16, 2008

I can't hear mention of Warhammer Online without thinking of this Penny Arcade strip.
posted by Kattullus at 1:42 PM on September 16, 2008 [5 favorites]

Oh, I will definitely be there under some variation of zealeus, my typical online name.

I've tried the doing the WoW guild thing with a MeFi guild before, and that didn't go much of anywhere. OTOH, the MeFi TF2 guild is the very definition of awesomeness, so I'm torn about doing a MeFi WAR guild and its ability to be a success. I can certainly try starting out in one, but I am a MMPORPG guild whore and no guarantees I'll stick around...
posted by jmd82 at 3:50 PM on September 16, 2008

I can't hear mention of Warhammer Online without thinking of this Penny Arcade strip.

That is straight up my favorite PA strip, ever.

As much as I'd love to get into WAR, I have neither the money nor a good enough internet connection to do so. If Qwest ever installs actual DSL out in the boonies where I live like they promised they would, I'll probably get into it quickly. Or if I can ever afford to move. Until then, I'm just going to sob quietly in a corner until Fallout 3 comes out.
posted by Caduceus at 4:57 PM on September 16, 2008

Is there any way someone could make a list of who/where people are? I'm planning on picking it up as soon as my K1 visa stuff is done with (so probably November onwards), and while I'm not sure about guilds, thanks to bad WoW experiences, having people around to hang out with is always 100% awesome and useful.
posted by saturnine at 6:13 PM on September 16, 2008

As tangentially mentioned, the best place in the whoooole world to get some Metafilter-related gaming action going is at Mefight Club. We focus on TF2, but all game-related gamery gametalk is welcome. With 300+ people signed up there and more all the time, you'll be sure to find somebody to blow up or hit with a hammer or play fake guitar with or something.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 PM on September 16, 2008

stavros, FYI -

your ToS is currently
Fatal error: Call to undefined method FauxContext::SetDefinition() in /home/.unger/wonderchicken/mefightclub.com/conf/language.php on line 5
hmmm, yes, I guess I can agree with that...
posted by russm at 10:45 PM on September 16, 2008

I laugh at Terms of Service. LAUGH I TELL YOU.

Actually I didn't even realize there was one. Go figure.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:51 PM on September 16, 2008

I'm on it on EU servers (Burlok, High Elf AM called, in a feat of wild imagination, Sparx). I'm quite enjoying it, but then I always hated the grindy awfulness of WoW and the limited nature of the PvP there. Not that I'm any good at PvP, which is why I'm a healer on WAR. I've just gotten to the point where the world opens up a bit instead of being on rails, which is good, as it was super railly until 8th level/Chrace
posted by Sparx at 4:30 AM on September 17, 2008

I've been getting my griefing in on Beta for the last few weeks. I'll probably be on Vortex for a few hours a week. Mythics servers are getting crushed right now and its not even full retail release yet!
posted by wavering at 6:56 AM on September 17, 2008

Not that I'm any good at PvP, which is why I'm a healer on WAR.

Ironically, healing in online games is typically where a team wins or fails. No pressure!
posted by jmd82 at 8:39 AM on September 17, 2008

I'd love to join you, but I did wow, and now I prefer my video games in the non heroin like addiction genre. Although after that debacle by Will Wright, I'm craving a new fix something fierce. No, must stay clean.... epic loot not worth it...
posted by JimmyJames at 4:10 AM on September 18, 2008

Im playing on azazel (US) as Gorm... I play infrequently though.
posted by zennoshinjou at 9:05 AM on September 18, 2008

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