Archive for Warhammer Online

A Tribute To Mythic

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on May 29, 2014 by theerivs

iwarhammer-age-of-reckoningi-the-hordes-of-chaos-20061121045650831It was just announced that Mythic is being closed by EA. The writing was on the wall, and I knew it was coming, but it’s still bittersweet. Mythic is among giving me the greatest moments of gaming history, and the biggest heartbreaks.

Mythic made the first MMO I ever played, and it was the most brilliant thing I ever played. Dark Ages of Camelot, where I played a cleric named Riverian. I forged friendships in this game that would transcend the game, and after 12 years I’m still sharing these peoples lives, and they mine. I mean moments that I will always remember like killing Salisbury giants, or the sound trees use to make while farming them. Standing at the wall at emain to hold off attackers, or waking up at 2am for a relic raid. I can go on and on.

Then came Warhammer Online, this was suppose to be another great triumph but sadly it just well didn’t live up to all that I hoped it to be. I still loved Mythic they embraced blog writers like myself, and included me in a special promotion that to this day I’m very proud they chose me. When I closed my Warhammer blog, I kind of knew that things weren’t going well for them.

I wonder if Mark Jacobs still checks in here once in a while. I’m real curious as to his thoughts on the matter. My thoughts are with the employees, with out them all the great memories wouldn’t be there. I wish them the best and hope they find new homes.

Thank you Mythic, and salute.

A Moment of Silence

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on December 18, 2013 by theerivs

WillFerrell-WeddingCrashers-funeralWell Warhammer Online officially closes it’s doors….let us have a moment of silence….


…Ok, Warhammer Online or WAR will always have a special place in my heart. It had such great potential, and it just fizzled out.

Out with the Old, In with the New.

Camelot Unchained keeps taking shape and it’s one of those games I am eagerly awaiting. Hopefully the lessons of WAR were learned, and this game reaches the potential that it should be.

Just if there are Clerics, don’t fuck with the smite.




The Changer of Ways Has Deemed It So

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on September 19, 2013 by theerivs

dark__elf__witch_by_i_tavaron_i-d41aeezWarhammer Online is closing it’s doors, and even though I haven’t played it in awhile I’m still very sad, why? Cause me and WAR have a ton of history. I could say alot of bad things about WAR, how it had potential, and it failed to do this, or failed to do that. The bottom line was this game gave me alot, it started my blogging adventure, it opened the door for me to meet a bunch of people, it entertained me tons….so how is that bad?  As others post their goodbyes, I think it’s time I give this game a fitting tribute here.

Let’s set the wayback machine. When I first got the blogging bug in late 2007, start of 2008 I started just writing a personal blog, and once in a while I would write about my video game stuff.  I started reading about this new game coming out called Warhammer Online. Now let me tell you I’m a Warhammer Nut, yes I used to paint my little army men, and go to war with them. Then I fell on hard times, and couldn’t afford to do it, or had the time to do it, but with games like Dawn of War it fed my Warhammer fix. But here was an MMO coming out about the IP that I loved…ALOT…how much so, I have a Warhammer tattoo a symbol of chaos, it’s from 40k…but I still loved all of Warhammer.

Now I started to digest everything I could about this game, and started reading some awesome video game blogs that were dedicated to this game. One of them was the best, it was Syp’s blog WAAAGH! that inspired me to create my own blog. I called it WAY OF THE CHOSEN, because I loved Chaos, and knew I would only specialize in being a Chosen.

Some fond memories of that time…

My First Post – I wanted to start off with a story, I was actually borderline very RP’ey back then.

This Video – It still sends chills of excitement through my veins.

Mythic Loved Me – It was an honor to be a part of their Land of the Dead promotion, and I felt like my hard work was noticed.

Getting my Drunkard Title – One of my all time favorite titles…anywhere.

There are many…many more memories about this game, the people I met, the people I played with, dealing with Mythic. I wanted to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart, to Mythic, and the people and bloggers who worked, and wrote on Warhammer Online, and made it special.

May the Raven God Bless You. 

Every Party Needs a Pooper

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on August 17, 2011 by theerivs

Everyone is excited about the new Wrath of Heroes announcement, and I guess I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into it. I have to say I am not excited at all about it. I have some serious worries.

1. Taking players away from Warhammer Online – The serious PvP’ers on WAR will be gone, leaving the landscape even more barren.

2. No New Players in Warhammer Online – Why would a new player start from scratch, when they can hop into the action right away.

3. What happens if this is more popular then Warhammer Online? – Yeah WAR will be gone.

4. What does this mean for the MMO genre? – Are MMO’RPGs becoming a thing of the past, for the quick fix of play like League of Legends, and World of Tanks.

5. Where’s my Nurgle Champion? – Make this shit happen!

For more info check these guys out…






Overall this looks like a real interesting game, and I look forward to playing it, but it won’t take the place of my MMO diet.  I like having some ownership over the toons I play. I like it when someone goes, “Hey look it’s Rivs….That Douchebag.”

Gamesday Warhammer Online News

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on August 2, 2011 by theerivs

Others have posted the technical stuff way better than I could. Like Artiee recorded it. Gar Transcribed it. Werit, and Bootae went over it.

Me I’m just going to give my over all impressions.

I was first one there.  This one guy was setting up, and I was talking to these other two guys.  We had a huge laugh at a new ability Squigherders will have called “What the Fungus” it allows them to fly, and their arrows shoot more arrows, and nuke an area.

Turns out the guy setting up was producer of Warhammer Online, James Casey, and the two guys I was talking to was Steven Engle, a designer. and Will Austin, an artist.  My first impression was that these guys were just laid back, cool dudes like most gamers I met. I envision producers being bossy, and micro managers.  Mr. Casey was setting his own stuff up, which blew my mind.

Mr. Casey went through his spiel, where you can check on my friend’s sites for more info. Things I’m looking for.

Forts are back, and Relics make a come back into this game – I had good memories, and lack of sleep with relics in DAOC, I hope it brings more Open RvR back.

New Armor – At least for the Chosen, it’s so different. I really don’t know if I like it or not…..It has me confused…in a good way, not in a bad way when that old guy at the mall touched me…moving on.

Tzeentch Familiar – What can I say I like Demons.

Some usage of unused assets – Sylvania puhleeze, and some Land of Dead scenarios…inside a huge pyramid would be cool .

When the Q&A hit, there was this angry person who went on the attack. I was totally shocked and angry. I would have told him to go fuck off myself. Mr. Casey was alot nicer then I would have been but he was honest, and upfront. It takes alot of resources to create a new race, and new content like that.

Something else got me excited there were some people saying they were new subscribers. New Blood in a game where everyone thought was dying is a real good thing.

Well I’m looking forward to my 3am Relic Raid with my Chosen, and downing a gallon of caffeine, and when I see something off the wall, I’ll scream “What the Fungus” over vent.

I would like to thank the people over at Mythic trying to do the best they can, with what they got. You know what it really feels like we are all kind of in this together. I may take a step back once in a while, but here I am back into the fold, swinging my Chosen’s axe, because no matter what WAR has the most fun PvP I ever played, hands down.

P.S. I need some more Nurgle stuff though, maybe a set of armor that looks Nurgle inspired. 🙂 



What’s Mythic Up To?

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on July 6, 2011 by theerivs

Mythic invited bloggers down to it’s office, and some via Skype.  As one that came from the trenches, and got my video game blogging chops from Warhammer Online, I am intrigued as to what the hubbub, There are some news of fortresses returning, class reworkings, and more scenarioss, with more news to come. These Bloggers are under an NDA so they can’t rightly say, but if they can’t say why invite them there to get others hyped up.

Mythic is the master of hype, and they know how to tickle a funny bone, which they once sent me for a promotion. Is it a little too little, too late though. Can this pull Warhammer out of the muck, and mire. I don’t know…My heart wishes it will……but my head thinks there is a bell tolling somewhere, and it tolls for Warhammer.

What could save it? A third faction that we always been begging for would be a great start.

Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing!

Posted in MMORPG with tags on June 13, 2011 by theerivs

So I’m back playing Warhammer, I noticed alot of changed things. Like some machine that turns you into a Skaven, which I didn’t play around with. Then I came to a manticore sitting on the keep. I clicked on it, and it started flying on its own, I didn’t have no control over it, except bombing, and a dismount button. At first I felt like George Jetson, screaming “Get me off this crazy thing”  Then I was like ok lets see what it does. So it flew over to the other keep in the area which order owned, Oh look a bunch of Order, I started bombing them, and the damage was mediocre at best.  After a bit I got bored, and dismounted. I flew right in the middle of the Order group, oh I got my ass kicked, but imagine their surprise of me landing right in the middle of them. I love it.

There’s a lot of new toys in Warhammer, but I still get a joy of the viseral PvP that it offers, groups of opposing factions facing each other, and the joy of 4 or 5 order trying to kill me, as I watch a Witch Elf from my guild kill them off. That’s part of the joy of Warhammer for me, teamwork, and people knowing their jobs.  In Warhammer mostly thats all that’s left in WAR, just killers.

Back to Tanking.

Posted in MMORPG with tags on April 30, 2010 by theerivs

I do requests, For Perle, Ask and ye shall recieve.

I decided to go back to what I enjoy, and what I do best. Tanking.  I tried 2 hander, and I just don’t enjoy it. So I’m back to sword and board. I let others do the killing, I like to get in there, and try to disrupt the healers and they really get pissed off. I also love having 5 order beat on me, and my loyal Sorcs opening up Pits of Shades under me, to Order’s Doom.  Also my latest obsession is farming Land of The Dead, and I got to say…It’s awesome. 

Let me give you a back story. If you followed my adventures of my Chosen, you know I ran Bilerot ad nauseam, and I never seen the shoulders drop for me. So I’ve been at 4/5 Greater Wards for the longest time….I mean forever.

Last night, I figure I had all these emblems, and medallions, and I had to have enough to purchase something. So after taking the longest time. I finally figured it all out. (Just in time for the changes to them. LOL!), So I finally got my Conq, Shoulders, and my fifth Greater Ward. I also hit Renown Rank 45, and I keep grinding.

Plea to the Raven God!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on April 20, 2010 by theerivs

Dear Great Changer of Ways,

I am tired of grinding renown ever so slowly all my friends are RR60+, and since in my career as a Tank and Chosen, I have focused on PvE side of things. Which by the way the vile followers of Nurgle, the God of Pestilence have blocked my attempt to get my Sentinal Shoulders.

I grow weary of grinding away, and try to play catch up with my friends.

I beseech thee oh master of fate to perhaps see to it that we may have other way to get renown.

Suggestions Oh Mighty Tzeentch.

1. Token based turn-ins – You turn in tokens for Renown.

2. Renown on PvE boss kills as well – Not alot, but don’t punish those that like PvE as well.

3. Bump up Renown for people at certain Ranks – Say Under RR40 you get a bonus, under 50 a slightly smaller bonus. Then nothing when you hit RR70

Thank you for listening to the please of this worm of a Chosen, Oh Great Raven God.