Posted on April 8, 2009 by arbitrary
To all of those surprised the World First(!!!!) capture of Karl Franz hasn’t made Mythic’s homepage or the Herald, I have simply one thing to say:
Mythic hate Europe!
(and yes, I did feel the need to openly say this was comedic in intent, even if it’s a phrase I’ve repeated many many times in seriousness)
NB: You can read GOA’s write-up on the event here, along with some screenshots.
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Posted on April 1, 2009 by arbitrary
And for the record, I’m setting this to post this afternoon so you know it’s not April’s Fool. But my confusion really made me second guess that for a moment, except GOA didn’t post it today.
GOA are instituting a system of ‘wildcards’. You get to use three a year. They can be used to change influence items chosen by mistake, to sort out mistaken server transfers or messed up guild transfers or to fix need/greed rolls (when you thieved an item from someone else by mistakenly hitting need).
Read all about it properly on GOA’s site. It’s not even a translation thing, just reading it made my mind go funny. Seriously.
Now, I do like the idea of being able to fix certain things, especially the server transfer stuff. The items and need/greed stuff seems a bit of a nightmare to monitor for CS staff, but I think limiting people to 3 uses of these things on a rolling year cycle is something and to then offer them is good and useful progress.
It’s just a bit confusing, but maybe that’s because I’ve never needed to do any of these things. Or, maybe I’m having a fuzzy-headed day!
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Posted on March 20, 2009 by arbitrary
…and Regis has posted the log of it. I had a quick look through and there was quite a wide range of questions, but I don’t think anything truly revelatory. I was a bit upset at the concept of introducing arenas though, even if it never happens, I’m not sure I wanted it discussed!
Anyway, go read!
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Posted on March 17, 2009 by arbitrary
It’e the last day to change your nickname in preparation for the European forums launch on wednesday. So if you feel the pressing need, or want to change it from your real name or silly punny name, it’s time to go do it today. You won’t get another chance.
After expressing some concerns about the EU/US forum split, I now find myself looking forward to our forums, in the hope they help solidify the European community for WAR and enable us all to get to know one another better. While Warhammer Alliance, the Vault and Freddyshouse all have their places in my heart also, the idea of all players in Europe having access to one set of forums pleases me. I look forward to it.
To celebrate the launch of the forums, GOA are hosting a dev chat on Thursday. Keep an eye on their site for details of how to contribute and ask some questions to the Mythic devs (if I forget, someone ask them to London on 9th May ;p Actually, I work late on Thursdays, so if I go it’ll all be down to when I get home and how tired I am).
There’s also some forum contests, a RP/writing one and a guide-writing one. These will give access to some of the goodies previously only on the US-servers (the skaven-skin cloak, and the uniques for Slayers/Choppas). Of course, Americans only had to show up to conventions to get theirs, but actually, in terms of distance they had to travel to do that (in some cases), entering a writing contest might be easier! Get your thinking caps on, the prizes are apt and desirable in a fluffy kind of way.
(ha ha, this was supposed to be a really short piece to pimp GOA’s news, oh well, I have some work to do on becoming pithy!)
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Posted on March 13, 2009 by arbitrary
Tier 1, when full of players, is incredible fun. The free trials, the Slayers and the Choppas and server consolidation have all meant for a return to the feeling of release week. And it’s too much fun to stop and post (especially when I’m supposed to be packing to go see Spinks and rest of family). Again, playing the game takes priority over blogging. Bad me :-p
So instead, here’s a picture of how I’d like my office decorated, showed off by Magnus:
Annnd, in lieu of any pics of the crazy pub-ness, here’s a pic of the lovely little FEMALE RUNE PRIEST miniature Magnus and Nic put together to give me for my birthday. It’s pretty awesome, and I meant to post it before now, but as I said before, time constraints. It now has pride of place where the cats can’t attack it!
(the Book of Grudges she’s holding even has blood splatter on it! Rar!!)
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