Monday, May 31, 2010

Contest: WAR Blogs and Fansites

The billing snafu a while back ago gave a number of players the chance to own special WAR mounts.  As it only affected the NA/Mythic version, EU/GOA players were not able to obtain them.  In this weeks contest, EU players will have their chance.  Read on for the details.

NOTE: This contest has ended, check back soon for another!

NOTE: The winners have been notified, thanks for entering!

Friday, May 28, 2010

News from the Front 5/28

It's the last few days of May, which means a new Producer's Letter should be out anytime now.  I'm looking forward to it but it will be tough for Mythic to top 1.3.5.  Speaking of the new patch, it seems most people are still having a blast.  Continue on for this weeks News from the Front.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Contest Reminder

Just a quick reminder, this weeks WAR contest will be ending tomorrow morning ( 5/27/2010 ) at 8am EDT.  I'll send the winner a notification soon after.  To enter, all you have to do is send me what you like about WAR's 1/3/5 patch.  Check out the full details!


One thing I love about MMO's is the amount of choices they tend to offer.  Race, class, skill trees and gear are just a few choices which are usually offered.  WAR is no exception but puts a PvP spin on theirs.  In the next few weeks, I have some important choices to make involving my Engineer.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Clone Respeccing

For the past few weeks I have been playing a bit more of Fallen Earth.  I've actually played the game since launch and have never really quit.  One of the things I like about FE is that compared to most modern MMO's it is quite complex due to the skill system.  As a result, I was very happy when they announced a one time respec

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Special Dyes

A new hot fix hit the live servers today.  There are a bunch of nice fixes, like career trainers in the new city instances, and there was one special announcement.  For a short time, two new dye colors will be available for purchase.

Deadly Embrace

Khaines Embrace made a triumphant return to WAR a couple weekends ago during the Weekend Warfront. I have to admit, I was not a big fan of this scenario in Tier 1.  However, in Tier 4 I actually had a really good time playing it again.  I took some video of my Engineer, Ironbreaker and Rune Priest playing this scenario, which is after the break.

Monday, May 24, 2010

That's right

I like the new mount.  You might too if you had been using a gyro-copter for almost 2 years.  My mount capable alts are all Dwarfs, so this is the first time I have really ridden a horse.  Sure it would be more appropriate for our Elven "friends", but I am secure in my Dwarfhood and still I carry a big gun.

Contest: Best Part of 1.3.5

Now that 1.3.5 has arrived, I think it is time for another contest.  I'm pretty excited about this one since the prizes are open to both NA and EU markets!  I'm going to try something new for this contest, so continue on for all of the details.

NOTE: The contest has ended.  Check back soon for the next one!

Friday, May 21, 2010

News from the Front 5/21

It's been a pretty quiet week for WAR.  Just kidding, it has been crazy with the release of 1.3.5.  As you might expect, the community chatter has been mostly about the new patch.  I know a good chunk of my posts have been lately.  As usual, there is a lot to read and watch if you want to make your Friday go faster.  New section this week, Addons!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Day After

Yesterday was a big day for WAR, 1.3.5 hit the live servers.  Patch days rarely go smoothly and this one was no different.  There were a few bugs and some unexpected downtime.  The downtime and real life conspired against me so I was only able to play for a little bit.  How did it go?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1.3.5 Wrapup

Patch day is here!  Today Mythic will bring the much anticipated 1.3.5 patch to the live servers.  I am pretty excited about this patch, as it adds a lot of great things to WAR. What sort of things does 1.3.5 bring to the table?  I'm glad you asked!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mythic sneaks in a new mount!

Much to my surprise, Mythic has added a new mount to WAR!  It should be live tomorrow with the launch of the 1.3.5 patch.  The new mount is from the Land of the Dead and has an interesting twist.  Continue on for the details and some screenshots.

The Final Battle

I was hoping to post something about 1.3.5 launching today but it seems it was not to be.  Instead, I have a video from the final PTS event which was held on Sunday night.  This time, the video focuses on the final battle between the Kings.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Crest Rewards

One of the known additions coming in 1.3.5 are new time limited talismans which can be purchased with RvR medallions.  They only went up to the Officer level medallions, leaving some to wonder if we will get new items to purchase with crests.  On the PTS, we have been answered!

Friday, May 14, 2010

News from the Front 5/14

This week saw two public play tests of the new city siege system. For the most part, players seem to have had a lot of fun with the new system.  After 6 tests, I am ready to play this on live!  When will that be?  Only Mythic knows, but I am hoping for next week.  On to the community news.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PTS Event Tonight!

Tonight is the last scheduled testing event for the 1.3.5 patch on the PTS.  Tuesday's was a lot of fun, so stop in if you can.  This time, the Inevitable City will be invaded.  The test starts around 8pm EDT.  You may want to copy over a live character as well (it's quick).  See you there!

NOTE: Big balance change for tonight's test!

1.3.5 Features Part 3

It seems that two posts is not enough to contain the features of WAR's 1.3.5 patch.  This post covers a few more miscellaneous changes and additions.  I'm not a big fan of one of them, let's see if you can guess which!  Hopefully we will see 1.3.5 live in the next week or two.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Over the weekend I put together a quick run of Tomb of the Vulture Lord with my guild.  Just like last time, the goal was to down the first two bosses or spend an hour trying.  Some groups can clear quite a bit of ToVL in an hour however I like to keep the run nice and accessible.  By the end of the night I had some nice upgrades for my Engineer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Contest: Who am I?

During our trip to their HQ, Mythic was kind enough to provide us with some items to give away.  I had planned to do this a couple of weeks ago, but there was too much awesome stuff going on with 1.3.5. This contest will involve a bit of trivia.  Also, you will have your choice of prizes.  Read on for the details.

NOTE: Contest has ended, mail has been sent to the winner!  I plan on holding another one in a week or two.  

Monday, May 10, 2010


A couple of weeks ago, I did something that I have never done before in any MMO.  I got a second character to the level cap. In all other games, I have only managed to get one guy to the max level .  In WAR, I now have 2 (40, not RR max).  Introducing Hoplon, the Ironbreaker.

Friday, May 7, 2010

News from the Front 5/7

Last night was the final closed PTS event to test the new city siege.  Overall, it is solid and has improved quite a bit over the last four tests.  There is still some work to do though. Next week, I will post about my overall impressions of the city siege experience.  Public testing should be right around the corner!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Battle of Altdorf

The third PTS test event was held on Tuesday night.  This time we grouped up in six man parties to tests the new city siege system.  The Altdorf siege was the site of an epic battle during the first Stage.  Continue on for a video and an explanation of the fight.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sanctioned Cross-Realming

Last week, Mythic sent out the Producer's Letter for April.  It was mostly about what they have been up to this month.  At the end, they did reveal an interesting plan:  They want to allow players to have Order and Destruction characters on the same server. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Tonight is the 3rd city siege event on the PTS!  Mykiel will be running a live stream of the event, so be sure to tune in and watch the action around 8pm EST.  We'll also be chatting about it in the stream's chat room.  Each event has been better than the last, so I am looking forward to tonight's.

Monday, May 3, 2010

1.3.5 City Siege

Over the weekend, I put together a video of last Thursday's city siege event on the PTS.  The event itself was considerably better than the first one and actually a lot of fun.  I am already looking forward to the test this Tuesday!  Continue on for the video.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

ToVL High Quality

A weekend post?  Yep!  I'm trying out something new.  Last week I posted a video trailer of 1.3.5 Tomb of the Vulture Lord testing.  It was pretty decent, but I'm not really happy with the quality.  I'm trying out a new service, which should be much better.  Continue on for the high-quality version!