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Warhammer Online Is 3!

Yes, the day has come that Warhammer Online has turned 3 years old, a day which many nay-sayers said would never come. Two days ago, on September 18th Warhammer celebrated its 3rd year anniversary with a weekend renown/exp bonus. For those who missed it we have our official announcement on the Herald. While I am slightly saddened that there is no triple aegis to fuel my renown-hunger, Mythic did toss in some other toys for the loyal few. First off we have our bottomless black and orange dyes. While these colors have less to do with Warhammer than they do with Halloween, I’m going on wishful thinking here saying ‘wouldn’t skull white make more sense for Halloween? I mean there are ghosts and skeletons…’ My dye-whore-alt has like 60 Blazing Orange dyes… why would I want a bottomless one? Anyway, we also are to receive a Jack o Lantern pet. I have yet to receive any of my toys and am hoping the mailman is just late and Mythic isn’t spiting me…

Also included in the Herald post are two teasers which you can grasp at however you like.

The sounds of celebration and battle can be heard throughout the Old World. Fireworks, cheers and the roar of battle rings in the ears of combatants from both Realms…but there are murmurs across the land of ancient powers being called forth and resources being gathered for the frontlines closest to the capital cities..
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After looking at the past and the present, let’s take a quick look at the future to conclude this note. End of next month the demon moon will rise again and Fortresses are looming on the horizon. And next year we are about encounter bloodlust in an additional way.

From the first paragraph the sentence to pull out is ‘but there are murmurs across thel and of ancient powers being called forth and resources being gathered for the frontiers closets to the capital cities…’ Naturally those frontiers are the fortresses which are due to return with 1.4.5, but resource gathering? God I hope not. LotD’s resource harvest and TI’s random-o-meter are frustrating enough to deal with. And ancient powers? Dunno where Mythic is going with that.

In the second paragraph the main phrase which has caught people’s attention is ‘next year we are about [to] encounter bloodlust in an additional way’ (does anyone proofread these things?). Like I said, this is the phrase sparking wishful thinking… most people tie ‘bloodlust’ with ‘vampires’, much like they tied ‘red plague’ with ‘skaven’. I’d say this is a likely possibility as there are Slyvania assets in the game which were never implemented, but honestly I sincerely hope this is not the case. Unless you like the ‘skaven’ we got with 1.4, I do not foresee a different emergence of the ‘vampires’. Vampires as monster-play will probably be the last straw for many remaining players. Slyvania as a LotD unlock-zone or a randomass-pop mechanic like TI will go down poorly. Lets hope this bloodlust is less ambitious…

With that I am happy to see WAR into its 3rd year, and here’s to an… interesting 4th.

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  1. September 21, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    I’m betting the “ancient powers” are the relic-type things they spoke about.

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