Thursday, September 30, 2010

WAR is Calling

BioWare Mythic is currently running a special promotion (ends October 11th) called Return of the Legends.  What this means to you is there is free game time for former players to be had in WAR, DAoC and UO.  So, why should you care?  I'll give you some reasons.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Dwarf and his Rifle

Werit at WAR returns with a new video, starring Tirew the Engineer.   It contains gameplay video and audio commentary.  Those of you who are squeamish may want to look away as several Destro were harmed in the making of the video.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Class Headquarters

I have added a new feature to the Arsenal of WAR called the Class Headquarters.  Basically, instead of going directly to the weapon listing for a class, you will be taken to the Class HQ page first.  From there you can get to the item links and more.  What more you ask?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Skaven Revealed

Yesterday, GamesDay UK was held and Mythic was there.  They were not there just to party either.  Tons of new information about the upcoming RvR Pack was given. The new ORvR system was also discussed (Aerial bombers!). For a complete rundown, head over to WAR Aura.  I was hoping to hear more about Skaven and I was not disappointed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

News from the Front: Happy Anniversary

This week marked the second anniversary of Warhammer Online.  In celebration, Mythic held a double XP/Renown weekend (last weekend), which resulted in a ton of action.  They also unveiled some special items for two year vets.  Two years already, time flies.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A different kind of war

As I mentioned yesterday, Civilization 5 has been going for a domination victory over my free time.  I have really been enjoying it, but that isn't surprise.  Civilization 1 was the first game I bought when I got my own computer (as opposed to a parents). So you could say I am a fan.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mo' Medallions

I had a different post planned for today but Civ 5 happened.  I was just going to try it out for a few minutes and then get to work on today's WAR related post.  A few minutes in Civ time is actually a few hours.  As a result, today is a news post.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two Years of WAR

This week Warhammer Online celebrates its second anniversary.  It's hard to believe that two years has gone by already.  When I was younger and in school, two years seemed to take forever.  Now it is gone in the blink of an eye.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Upload your Sceenshots

The Arsenal of WAR now allows for the uploading of sceenshots for nearly every item in the DB.  With the new appearance system, finding the right look can be a challenge.  Hopefully this will make it a little bit easier.  Read on for the details and other Arsenal news.

Friday, September 17, 2010

News from the Front: Neglecting Reach

It has been a pretty uneventful week.  I played on my main for the most part.  Some more work on the Arsenal was done too.  Expect to see user uploaded images next week.  Halo Reach is sitting neglected on my desk for the time being.  Hopefully I can get some time in this weekend on it.  Next week Civ 5 arrives! On to the WAR community.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dressed to Kill Gallery

It is time to wrap up the Dressed to Kill contest.  Congratulations to all of the winners and I hope you enjoy your prizes.  I'd like to thank everyone who entered the contest, there were a lot of great submissions.  It's nice to see some of the creativity being put into appearances. As promised, here are the rest of the entries!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Engineer and Magus changes

Late last week, we learned about some possible changes coming to the Engineer and Magus careers in Warhammer Online.  Rune Priests and Zealots received some attention in 1.3.6, now it's our turn.  That's not to say other classes won't see changes, but this is all we know so far.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dressed to Kill Winners

The poll for the Dressed to Kill contest has closed.  We got a nice amount of votes, so thanks to everyone who participated.  All of the entries were good, but only 3 could win.  Did your favorite win? Read on for the results.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Arsenal of WAR goes live

When playing Warhammer Online, it is important to know what tools you have at your disposal.  The Arsenal of WAR is a new item database to help you find the right piece of armor or weapon for your character.  There are other item db's out there, but I wanted the Arsenal to be easy and up to date.  Read on for the details.

Friday, September 10, 2010

News from the Front: I like to move it

Not a lot going on this week compared to the last few.  The biggest news was the good possibility of some kind of mobile siege weaponry in ORvR.  Who wouldn't like to strategically position a big cannon?  The Wild Hunt live event will be wrapping up soon, so get to work!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dressed to Kill Reminder

There are only 3 days left to vote for the winners of the Dressed to Kill contest.  There is a tight race for 2nd and 3rd place, so cast a vote!  The poll can be found on the right sidebar.  I will be running this contest again soon, so get your look together.

1.3.6: High Elf Shields

Time to get back to showing some of the excellent new weapon models introduced in the 1.3.6 patch.  A large percentage of the new art went to the High Elves.  Just like any good Dwarf, I like shields.  The High Elf versions are pretty nice, even if they are a bit to fancy for me.  On to the new models!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Arsenal of WAR Update

I have had a little bit more free time than usual, so I spent it on improving the Arsenal of WAR.  I know, it sounds productive.  Don't worry, I will be back to my slacking ways eventually.  There have been quite a few changes to the Arsenal, read on for the details.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mobile Siege Weapons

With the RvR Q&A thread winding down, Andy dropped a rather big surprise on us.  He didn't go into details, but sometimes a 'yes' is all we need to hear.  The challenge with Q&A's is that the right question needs to be asked.  So, what am I talking about?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dressed to Kill Judging

It is time to pick the winners of the Dressed to Kill contest.  There were a large number of entries, so I am going to pick 5 of them and have you vote for the winner.  There were so many good entries, it is tough narrowing them down.  On to the voting!

Friday, September 3, 2010

News from the Front: Fear the Chickens

This week, WAR saw a bit of downtime due to ISP troubles and a new Hot-fix.  I didn't have much time to play because of RL happenings and work on the Arsenal of WAR.  I did get to group up with some guildies and take advantage of Against All Odds.  Some great fights were a result.  What has the rest of the WAR community been up to?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Arsenal of WAR Update

Earlier in the week I introduced a new item database called the Arsenal of WAR.  It is nothing too fancy, but gets the job done.  I have found myself using it to figure out what weapons my alts should be using.  Today I  uploaded a new version.

More RvR Pack Q&A

As mentioned a few days ago, Andy started up a Q&A thread for the upcoming RvR Pack.  The thread is still going on and Andy is still answering questions.  I am going to take the easy way out on this post, so prepare for copy and pasting!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Patch and a Letter

Yesterday during the weekly maintenance a new Patch was introduced.  This just wasn't just a run of the mill bugfix as it had an important change for Zealots and Rune Priests.  The Producer's Letter for August was also posted.  Continue on for more details.