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Hiatus

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 3, 2011 by krosuss

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and is ready for a hopefully better 2011. I’ve been on a little hiatus from WAR since before the holidays. They are a hectic time of year for me with a lot of family activities and going here, there, and everywhere. It’s a busy time of year and despite intentions, getting into game just didn’t happen.

I did check in on the blogs to see what’s going on and sadly, it sounds as if my Iron Rock home is hurting. What is troubling is the lack of formal communications from Mythic. I totally understand not getting info just before and through the holidays. Heck, I didn’t even login and missed my first Live Event since launch. I’m referring to the monthly Producer’s Letters we’ve come to expect the last day of each month. The last one we received was back in October.

With the high hopes of Patch 1.4 not panning out communication is important to let the core players know what we can expect in the future. Wherever the population of WAR is there are a diehard group of PvPers who enjoy the game and haven’t left because there really isn’t a lot of PvP competition in the MMO genre. I’m hoping they throw us a bone here soon.

The other thing that’s miffed me is the broken Realm War on the WAR website. I use that as a gauge for logging in to play. I like to see who from my guild is online and what’s going on in the zones. Without it, I’ve been blind and frankly, too lazy to login to check. LOL

I’ve heard that many North American players are rolling on European servers. Other than Badlands it seems Iron Rock, Gorfang, and Volkmar are hit or miss and we could be leading towards some sort of server consolidations. That may sound like a bad thing but for a game that is dependent upon people fighting people … you need a decent population. I would welcome this.

So hiatus is over.

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Open Transfers, Mergers, or Nothing?

Posted in Warhammer Online with tags , , on July 20, 2010 by krosuss

I’m not trying to start a panic train but …

Logging in the other night I hopped into the Vent and stumbled upon a strange conversation. The guildies were discussing other servers and if their main toons’ names were available. Uh oh … I haven’t heard talk like that since early 2009. Butting my nose into the back and forth I asked the million-dollar question: Are they merging servers?

Cross-talk, bullshitting, other conversations ensue … so I ask again. This time someone hears me and answers: “not officially … nothing was announced”. It seems a guildie with nothing better to do was playing around with the character transfer function on the WAR website. For us on Iron Rock … there were no options to transfer … until the other day it seems. The only apparent destination is Volkmar. Many guildies were discussing options should a merger occur. Guess it’s always good to be prepared.

Mind you … none of this is official. The guildie who found this also commented that they weren’t able to actually transfer toons there. This could be a number of things … a hiccup … perhaps the start of open transfers where players may opt to leave and go elsewhere of their own accord … or this could mean an actual server merge is coming. I’m not laying odds any which way. I dunno.

What I do know is that many players have rerolled elsewhere. We’ve lost a lot of RR80 Order and Destro players to other servers as they try different player communities, classes, and seek to continue their enjoyment of WAR. So if a merge is forthcoming for IR … I guess I’m not surprised … but it would be a shortsighted decision. It goes back to the RR80 dilemma of “What do I do now?” — the lack of new and fresh content to entice players to continue playing once they’re capped. Many of those RR80 players would come back to their main toons if cool new stuff were added. Here’s hoping the big end of Summer “announcement” is a doozy. It better be good or even the most hardcore might find greener pastures beyond other servers.

This could be all for nothing or perhaps there’s some smoke there. Those who regularly read my blog know I love to speculate about fun things, not these sorts of things. So we’ll have to wait and see. Kro’s optimism meter is currently around 85%.