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Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes

August 16, 2011 2 comments

Today I shall break my train of posts for a very special reason – Mythic has announced its big announcement – Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, and of course the Producer’s Letter fresh off the press specially to coincide with the WO: WoH announcement (the Producer’s Letter also has pictures of 4 more classes for the new vanity sets).

First of all what is WoH? In a nutshell it is a 6v6v6 Free-to-Play scenario game. You log in, chill in a lobby while you queue up (solo or with friends), and get launched into a scenario joining either the Red, Green, or Blue teams and fight your enemies. You get to choose from an assortment of ‘heroes’, familiar faces taken from Warhammer Online, and duke it out in the scenario with this hero; if you die you can swap to a different hero. The heroes are pretty much pre-designed level 40 toons with 5 abilities – no armor or weapons to grind, no renown, no exp, just kill. You can progress through the WoH system and acquire tactics, but I would not say the tactics make or break your gaming-experience. The scenario ends, you queue up all over again to seek another experience. The lack of a gear/renown grind is rather nice. Some misconceptions I have already read on the forums –

  • 3 teams does not mean 3 factions. You can be a Shadow Warrior fighting with a Shaman fighting against an Archmage. Anyone can be on the team.
  • This is not ushering in a 3rd faction for WAR. Yes you can play a vampire, but this in no way is hinting at the rise of the Vampire Counts in WAR.

So that is WO: WoH in a nutshell, fast-pace scenario action not based on gear, but on skill and coordination. Now that the ‘facts’ have been laid out, time to delve into Eka’s analysis and opinion… Read more…

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