weekly news #5
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The
Past Week in Warhammer Online



November 30th - December 6th,
2008








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It Was a
Dark and Stormy Knight

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A rumble was heard throughout
the Warhammer Online lands on Tuesday, as thousands stampeded the Dark
Elf and Empire starting areas. For those who had completed the Heavy
Metal event the week before, the href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50412" target="_blank">two new
classes were unlocked and
readied for new character creation. Reports from Narthain Beach and
style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Grimmenhagen Village confirmed that
the areas were flooded with new people. And you thought the Praag open
battles were choked with lag... style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">



Brasse expressed the mood perfectly in her comic: style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50520" target="_blank">Begun,
the Clone Wars Have. For
those of you that have yet to experience the rush of creating your own
Knight or Black Guard, I have one bit of advice for you: use Armor Dyes
early and often.
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The hype around the new classes continued with Mythic Entertainment
releasing more chapters from their ongoing fiction series. style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50696" target="_blank">The
Sword is Forged Chapter 3
sees Knight of the Burning Sun
Regina leading a small group in an effort to rescue a group of slaves
from the wretched Marauders. The Black Guard story continues in
style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50416" target="_blank">Cruel as
Ice, Cold as Steel Chapter 2,
as Rathann takes the Dragon Oath.






Three Times the Fun

Game
style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Update 1.0.6 ushered in the new
classes, but they were just a very small part of the content. In fact,
there was so much packed in to this Update that it wouldn't all fit in
just one news posting. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50415" target="_blank">Parts 1
and 2 of the notes were posted on
Tuesday, followed shortly by an href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50518" target="_blank">expanded
Part 3. What did this Game
Update contain? Changes to 9 classes were extreme enough for their
Mastery and Renown points to be reset. Every class had wide ranging
ability changes. Murderballs and flags will not pop at the beginning of
scenarios anymore, giving time for both sides to arrive at the spawn in
force. The list goes on and on. Do yourself a favor and read through
all the notes yourself.



You'll notice in the Game Update patch notes that a significant amount
of
attention was given to RvR, including the way that zone control is
calculated. A href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50517" target="_blank">new game
client was released that aimed to improve the
performance in the heavily populated RvR encounters. Friday saw style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50698" target="_blank">more
downtime as additional coding work hoped to end the crashes. A long
held suspicion that RvR contribution was just plain broken was style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50709" target="_blank">confirmed
by Paul Barnett, and you can see the admission in his video.





style="font-weight: bold;">On the Test Track 


With Game Update 1.0.6 moving to Live, the Test Server needed a little
sprucing up. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50604" target="_blank">Patch
1.1.0 arrived for testing, with the server once
again opened to all WAR subscribers. Load up the testpatch.exe file to
get a preview of what will be moving to Live sometime this month. Item
linking? Done. Main Assist mechanic? Done. Statues in the main cities
tagged with the names of the Best of the Best? Done. Easier PQs, RvR
Influence system, more Gold Bags and style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50617" target="_blank">much,
much more are all up for review.





style="font-weight: bold;">A Little of This, and a Little of That

The Warhammer Online Community team grew this week. style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50561" target="_blank">Jess
Folsom has
moved over from NCsoft to serve as a new Community Coordinator with
Mythic. Welcome, Jess!



City Dungeons are getting some href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50697" target="_blank">much
needed attention. The theme of the
changes is loot: more loot, bigger loot and better loot! Pack up a few
of your friends, and take a trip into the darker areas of your local
City for a special adventure.



As Ten Ton Hammer's self-professed style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/member.php?u=14416"
target="_blank">Rambo Kitty, I have to make special
mention of another of Brasse' Comics. Her look at the style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50372" target="_blank">Heavy
Metal
Froofy Quests left me giggling, and not just at the appearance of
her
special guest. A future WAR race, perhaps?



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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



Every point of
the Wounds equals 10 points of Health. So next time you're deciding
which gear pieces to choose, make sure to watch for the wounds stat: it
could mean the difference between life and death!



To keep track of all your stats, open your character window. Just below
your name you will find a drop down menu that will let you choose
between Stats, Defense, Melee, Ranged and Magic.








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


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Warhammer Online is a
game that admittedly is focused on RvR, or Player versus Player combat.
For those that cringe at the thought of fighting other real people, Ten
Ton Hammer's Brokain has just the thing for you. In his style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50594" target="_blank">Secrets
to Ultimate Pwnage - The Black Orc and Shaman, even a dedicated
Care Bear will learn what it takes to succeed, Destruction-style.

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You have a few jobs in RvR, first and
foremost being to hit stuff and
by "stuff", I mean whoever is beating on your healer. The healer will
then in turn shower you with affection and by "affection", I mean heals.
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style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
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!


    Features
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50594" target="_blank">Secrets
    to Ultimate Pwnage - The Black Orc and Shaman

  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50665" target="_blank">WAR 1.1
    and You: A Look at the Next Patch
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50305" target="_blank">WAR
    Comic: Of Iron Maidens and Holy Divers

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50303" target="_blank">Seven
    Day WAR Report: November 23-29, 2008


    Guides
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50398" target="_blank">Quick
    Guide to Knight of the Blazing Sun

  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50545" target="_blank">Quick
    Guide to the Black Guard

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50575" target="_blank">Black
    Guard Abilities - Levels 1 - 20
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50595" target="_blank">Knight
    of the Blazing Sun Abilities - Levels 1 - 20
  • style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50666" target="_blank">Chaos
    Leveling Guide: Chapters 10-12


    RvR Info
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50680" target="_blank">Open RvR
    Reward Screenshots

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/50600" target="_blank">RvR
    Guide: The Knight of the Blazing Sun







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




The
hot bed of the Warhammer Online Community can be found right here in
href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39"
target="_blank">our forums. This week, your fellow players talked
the most about:



  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38832"
    target="_blank">What Was the Best Part of Patch 1.0.6?

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38836"
    target="_blank">Petition for Rank 40 Only Scenarios

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38886"
    target="_blank">Things in Scenarios That Drive Me Monkey Drunk Crazy

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38878"
    target="_blank">Tanking Question for Non Tanks

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38889"
    target="_blank">PTS Patch 1.1 - OMFG ORvR Rewards

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38827"
    target="_blank">Petition: Nerf BW

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38847"
    target="_blank">Major Problem With Character Transfer, Need Help!

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38848"
    target="_blank">Why Can't We Be Friends? (Funny Video)

  • href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38793"
    target="_blank">List WAR Changes You Want to See



Special mention goes to our featured thread from style="color: rgb(238, 232, 170);"
href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/forumdisplay.php?f=518"
target="_blank">Da Threadz Wot is
WAAAGH! forum, where all the conversations that get a little heated
or
off topic are laid to rest. In href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=38756"
target="_blank">Subscription Ran Out. Uninstalling, one
poor poster hoped to share his woes of leaving a game he wants to
love. As the conversation devolves, RadarX runs in to try and save us
all.



I have no issues with anyone
discussing current issues they have with
WAR but could we PLEASE keep WoW out of it for just one thread and
avoid the rush of defense from it's fans? Thanks!




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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