weekly news #4
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Past Week in Warhammer Online

November 23rd - 29th, 2008

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The Grass
is Always Greener

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Another round of style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50068" target="_blank">free
character transfers surfaced this week, but with a few surprises.
least one Destination server
was reverted to a Source, and
cleared their mailboxes for yet another move. The continued
consolidation of server populations is great in concentrating the
number of players on certain servers, but the whole thing smacks of
impending closures. That's right, I said it, and I'm style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
target="_blank">not the first to
do so. All new MMOGs go through a period of server shut downs, once the
mad hype of a game's launch period passes. What I don't understand is
why gaming companies try to hide their plans for said shut downs. While
there will always be a few doom sayers in the world, I have faith that
most players realize that consolidating game servers makes for a better
experience over all. Shutting down the less populated servers does not
mean the end of the WAR.

In any case, server shut downs are still just speculation. Mythic
Entertainment has made no announcement about them, yet. style="font-style: italic;">
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Fame! I Want to Live Forever

Mark Jacobs promised many improvements to the
state of the RvR system in the game this week, with his style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50024" target="_blank">Open RvR
Update. A separate influence system for Renown will arrive in a
December Game Update. A second bind point will aid travel around the
RvR campaign, and Tier-wide messaging will allow for better
communication. Daily Quests aim to help bring people into the RvR
lakes. A new Fame system gives players even more reason to broaden
their player vs player combat experience, with titles, rewards and more
goodies earned and tracked in the Tome of Knowledge. More guilds should
be claiming and holding Keeps, and Mythic Entertainment style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50160" target="_blank">made
adjustments to make the process more appealing. Lag in the large
scale battles href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50161" target="_blank">continues
to be improved (so those 100 vs 100 Praag
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RvR is a the focus of WAR, as Jacobs has said: style="font-style: italic;"> Our goal is to
ensure that oRvR is the place where players can level the fastest, get
the best items and overall, have a great time while doing it. It is
supposed to be riskier, more
challenging but ultimately, more rewarding than any other place within

style="font-weight: bold;">The Art of WAR

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The Herald featured a How-To guide for style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50067" target="_blank">painting
that miniature that
came with the Collector's Edition of Warhammer Online. From a broken up
set of metallic pieces, to a flawless work of Greenskin art, the
painting guide will show you the way. Artistic talent not included; you
must furnish your own.

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49825" target="_blank">Last
week's fiction about a young Knight of the Burning Sun was
continued this week with href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50066" target="_blank">Chapter 2
of The Sword is Forged. Read as
Regina and her new allies venture to the Village of New Emskrank and
come across a dark Destruction canon that uses souls for ammunition.

style="font-weight: bold;">WAR is Everywhere

Were you lucky enough to attend DreamHack in Sweden this week?
If so, I'm sure you saw that WAR was in attendance.
Magnus, a WAR EU Community Manager, and the rest of the WAR team style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49967" target="_blank">brought
several demo computer
stations to the LAN party,
and offered 7 Day Trials to everyone there.

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The WAR EU site finally got
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49987" target="_blank">first
round of free character
transfers. If all went
well, the battles should be larger and more
glorious on their servers.

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style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(153, 51, 0); font-size: 14pt;"> style="color: rgb(255, 204, 51);">Tip
of the Week

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RvR Armor Sets are part of the
fun of leveling up your Renown in game. The Body piece comes from Gold
Bags after Keep Sieges, the Boots are
dropped in scenarios and random oRvR; but did you know the Shoulders
and Gloves are purchased at Renown vendors at Keeps and in the Cities?
So gather up your gold and go shopping to complete your full armor set!
You can even earn a special title for your efforts. (T3 Devastator set
shown here.)

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Wow! Take a look back in time
at this first iteration of the Warhammer Online logo. One hammer, and
no "Age of Reckoning?" We've come a long way, Baby!

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style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(255, 204, 51); font-size: 14pt;">Ten
Hammer Works For You

Americans celebrated
Thanksgiving Holiday this past Thursday, and dinner tables everywhere
groaned with the weight of turkey, pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes.
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for giving thanks for all that you
appreciate in life, and players of Warhammer Online are no different.
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50020" target="_blank">We asked,
and you provided us with all the things your character is
thankful for in game. See it all here as style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50159" target="_blank">WAR
Players Give Thanks.

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Bildo Grudgekeeper of
Karak Eight Peaks is thankful for
style="font-style: italic; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">"the wee little
keg he keeps in his beard. It comes in handy during long days of travel
through High Pass, working for the Empire sods."

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href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/war" target="_blank">Ten Ton Hammer
never sleeps,
as the following articles prove. Check out the latest in our ever
growing collection of guides, interviews and more!

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50170" target="_blank">Editorial:
    WAR: Over the Horizon
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50050" target="_blank">Public
    Quests: Hey, Where is Everybody?

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49900" target="_blank">Comic:
    WAR-Torn Issue #14
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49971" target="_blank">WAR
    Journal: Heavy Metal, Week 2

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49846" target="_blank">Seven
    Day WAR Report: November 16-22, 2008

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49937" target="_blank">Greenskin
    Public Quests: Chapter 4
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50073" target="_blank">Heavy
    Metal Objectives Recapped

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50183" target="_blank">A Guide
    to Praag

    RvR Info
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49857" target="_blank">Tier
    Scenarios: Doomfist Crater

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50001" target="_blank">RvR
    Guide: The Witch Elf Part 3

style="color: rgb(255, 204, 51); font-size: 14pt;">Forum

hot bed of the Warhammer Online Community can be found right here in
target="_blank">our forums. This week, your fellow players talked
the most about:

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38688"
    target="_blank">Happy Thanksgiving

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38592"
    target="_blank">My Lil Opinion
  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38406"
    target="_blank">Slayers and Choppas

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38545"
    target="_blank">Going Back to WoW - Lag is Unbearable

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38585"
    target="_blank">Random Thoughts

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38633"
    target="_blank">Rating Destro, From an Order PoV

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38581"
    target="_blank">Choppa or Hammerer
  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38617"
    target="_blank">Pong Anyone? The Woes of the Flying Zealot!

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38726"
    target="_blank">How Do Healers Get Gold Bags in Keep Battles?

With all those character transfers, do you find yourself alone? Looking
for a guild to join? We have the answer for you in our style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
target="_blank">Guild Discussion
and Recruiting forum. You may even be able to style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
target="_blank">Moo with the CoWs.

Have a story you'd like featured in our weekly report? Screenshots, fan
art, fiction and links can be sent to style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);" href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]

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