Friday, July 30, 2010

News from the Front: I smell a rat!

Well, it has been quite a week.  There has been a ton of interesting WAR news and we have not even gotten to the Producer's Letter yet.  I have also spent some time playing Starcraft 2, which is top notch.  Let's get down to business, on to the WAR roundup.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Four things I learned

From a interview about WAR...

1. There will be a new 6 vs 6 scenario and it is called The Eternal Citadel.

2. We will probably never see the other cities, as there is no reason to at this time.

3. We are in for a surprise at Gamscom, which is bigger than a content patch.  There have been hints as to what it may be about.

4. Free2Play is not a model that they are interested in pursuing at this time.

Engineer in 1.3.6

My favorite class, the Engineer, will be seeing a few changes in Warhammer Online's 1.3.6 patch.  I wouldn't consider it a major overhaul, but it will change some aspects of the career.  As with any change, some players are happy about it and some are not.  What does 1.3.6 have in store for us?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

August is for WAR

The month of August is shaping up to be a crazy (and hopefully awesome) month for Warhammer Online.  Not only is the 1.3.6 patch likely going live but something else is lurking in the shadows.  I dare not utter its name for fear of angering the gods.  The darkness hides its form, but something is there.

1.3.6: Dwarf Weapons

Chosen are not the only ones getting new weapon models in WAR's 1.3.6 patch.  Dwarfs will see quite a few new models as well.  There are too many for one post, so this is part one.  Here we have some new Rune Priest staves and a special mystery weapon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Movin' on up

During all of the commotion last week with the release of Warhammer Online's 1.3.6 patch notes, another important announcement was made.  WAR's forums will soon shut down and then reopen under the BioWare Social Network.  What does this mean for WAR?

Monday, July 26, 2010

1.3.6: Chosen Weapons

Last week, the notes for Warhammer Online's 1.3.6 patch were posted.  One of the many changes coming to WAR are the addition of new weapon models, which started in 1.3.4 with the introduction of scenario weapons.  Chosen 2-handers were the recipients of some new models, which you can check out after the break.

Friday, July 23, 2010

News from the Front: 1.3.6 Ho!

As the title suggests, Warhammer Online's 1.3.6 patch is right around the corner.  Yesterday, the patch notes were posted and the response has been pretty positive.  As for me this week, I've been in a tank kind of mood, so my Ironbreaker has seen more playing time.  What is everyone else up to?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

RvR Changes on the Horizon

Mythic has announced some very interesting RvR changes coming in 1.3.6. The changes are aimed at bringing more life and action to Tiers 2 and 3, which are often neglected.  Tiers 1 and 4 are full of RvR fun, so how is Mythic going to do the same for the middle tiers?

I answered the call

When I'm not getting smacked around by Destruction in Warhammer Online, I like to get some time in on my 360.  As a part of my Summer game cleanup, I decided to play the copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has been sitting on the shelf for many months.  That's right, here at Werit's Blog we only post the most timely and relevant pieces.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When in Roam...

In this edition of Werit at WAR, Tirew (Engineer) goes hunting alone in the RvR lakes.  Like last weeks video, I did some audio commentary.  This video isn't like most others since I lose or die in most of the clips.  It does give me a chance to do some analysis and hopefully improve in the future.  If seeing my character face down in the dirt appeals to you, continue on!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Your WAR Story Contest

With Warhammer Online's 1.3.6 patch drawing near, I figured it was time for another contest.  This time I will be giving away several prizes, including an unopened WAR Collector's Edition.  For a chance at winning, all you have to do is write about one of your favorite moments playing the game.  Read on for the details!

Friday, July 16, 2010

News from the Front 7/16

One thing I like about Warhammer Online is the different play-styles that it supports.  For instance, this week I have been in a solo roaming mood while last week I felt more like doing scenarios.  Either way, I get to do some PvP.  It has been a busy week for WAR news, so let's get started.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Silent but deadly

No, not that kind of SBD.  The latest State of the Game is out for Fallen Earth and it is quite large.  I am a bit behind in my Fallen Earth posts, I blame Mythic and the Xbox 360 for my negligence.  The letter is too large for a single post to hold, so consider this a preview.


A couple of weeks ago, Steam was having a sale to end all sales.  In addition to a huge amount of discounted games, they had a number of special sales every day.  I'm pretty sure I was not alone in anticipating each days sale.  The instant gratification factor did not help things either.  The question is not whether I bought something, it is how much money did Steam leave me?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Up close and personal

Yesterday, Mythic announced more class balance changes which they are considering for the 1.3.6 patch.  The proposed changes mostly affect damage tactics which are based on range.  What will this mean for combat in Warhammer Online?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Taking it to the streets

Over the weekend I had a hankering for some open RvR.  The WAR Report showed activity in Praag, so off I went.  It had been a few weeks since I last did a video so I made sure to have fraps running.  I am trying something new with this episode of Werit at WAR by adding some audio commentary. Check it out after the break.

Monday, July 12, 2010

What a tool he was

Joker that is.  This is probably my favorite quote from Mass Effect 2.  Raman being an Earth delicacy is a close second.  Since I finally finished up all the the content I had planned in ME2, I figured now is a good time to reflect on it.  Timely, I know.

Friday, July 9, 2010

News from the Front 7/9

It has been a rather busy week for WAR.  The importing of the EU servers looks like it is nearly complete.  I like the idea of having everyone under the Mythic umbrella rather than different publishers.  Some of the plans for the new Sovereign armor sets were also made public to a mixed reception.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

You can't please everyone

The end game armor sets in WAR ( Sovereign ) have never been very popular.  In the upcoming 1.3.6 patch, Mythic hopes to change that.  Yesterday, they posted a draft of what they had in mind for the new tank armor sets.  Go ahead and take a look, I'll wait...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'll take those odds

One of the most anticipated features in 1.3.6 is the Against all Odds system.  Basically, it scales rewards (Experience, Renown and Influence) based on how outnumbered you are in a RvR lake.  This applies to player kills and taking objectives and keeps.  What effect will this have on WAR's open RvR?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Should the Endless Trial end?

WAR takes a different approach when it comes to a trial. Instead of limiting it by days, you can play as long as you want in the first tier.  There are some other restrictions, but it has proven popular.  Today we have a guest post by Grilar.  He is not so sure that the Endless Trial is good for the game.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Civilization 5 is set for release this September!  Since it is coming out relatively soon, I have started to read up on it.  Civ is one of my favorite game series and I have owned every edition since it started.  I can't help but think back on it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

News from the Front 7/2

It has been a big week for WAR.  We got a Producer's Letter and several new 1.3.6 discussion threads on the forums.  It is shaping up to be another excellent patch.  Also happening this week is the takeover of WAR EU by Bioware Mythic from GOA.  Here we go...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Against all Odds Video

As I mentioned in the last post, I am very excited about the new Against all odds system coming to WAR.  I think it will add a new dimension to RvR.  I'm not one to be patient, so I broke out my contacts, bribed some and blackmailed others.  All to bring you a sneak peak of Against all Odds.  A bit less action than I expected...

June's Producer Letter

Yesterday, Bioware Mythic (yep, that's their new name) released the Producer Letter for June.  I'm not sure where June went as it feels like we just got May's letter.  This month, Carrie goes over some of what we can expect in the upcoming 1.3.6 patch.