The Fourth War

It's unfortunate that most of my entertainment, as of late, is all about wars. I started reading a book entitled The Forever War, last February, and then I followed it by playing games with titles like Dawn of War II and Empire: Total War. Now, the staple game on my PC is also another war, a MMORPG called Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR).

A huge warband, and I'm part of it.

I bought Warhammer Online a couple weeks ago, and I'm having tons of fun with it. I don't regularly care too much about MMORPG but, for the third consecutive year now, I always get a bad case of MMO itch during spring (I played World of Warcraft last year, and Lord of the Rings Online two years ago). So it really needed some serious scratching. That and, also, Dawn of War II made me want to delve more into the Warhammer Universe -both the 40,000 and fantasy settings.

Like I said earlier, I'm having a blast playing this game. Unlike other MMOs, WAR actually understands the most common enemy of their subscribers/players: Time. Most of the quests in the game are marked on the map. So you won't make simple mistakes like going South when your quest is actually in North. Travel is also easy and fast. Most MMOs will force you to watch your character ride an auto-piloted horse or gryphon, from point A to B, which can last for eternity. In WAR, when you travel, you just enter a cut-scene and then it will load a new area. Fast and easy.

But what I really love about this game is the Realm Vs. Realm content. It is where players from the side of Order and Destruction meets in a designated area to own and pawn each other. It's a lot of fun. Especially when both Forces have huge warbands and good team work.

Anyways, to those of you who are already playing WAR, you can find me at the Phoenix Throne server. My current character is a White Lion named Aethenbrior. I'm not role-playing yet, because my Warhammer lore isn't sufficient, but I will. I'm also looking for a good guild (possibly leaning towards heavy role-playing). If you're not playing WAR, however, I'll get 6 trial-keys by the end of the month. I'll post it here so you can try playing the game.

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