New classes! New battleground! Events! New ‘Darkness Falls’! And forums!

Hurrah for GOA and not having to wait up until midnight!

Unfortunately, can’t give any more details just yet because although we know Eurogamer.net as a reliable source, there’s nothing on the GOA site. Was this a press release that slipped the net a bit early perhaps?

But fair play to Mythic, I’m really excited again for the first time in awhile. Definitely want to know more and read the full press release when it’s available, but I’m looking forwards to poking around the new fun things with my old characters and maybe a new alt or two also.

And a Tomb Kings dungeon? That means skeletons and where there are skeletons there could be …. ZOMBIES!!!! *massive excitement*

Incidentally, spare a thought for those brave, foolhardy souls who decide to start a new healer or ranged dps alt when the Choppas/ Slayers are released, ravening for their blood.

Kotaku are reporting Call to Arms as the first live expansion. It’s not a paid expansion but a series of events and new content feeding into the game between February and June this year. Loads more info about all the new stuff at the link above.

The Morning After

Well, I don’t know about you but my head is still reeling. I got home after a day of small and petty annoyances, and read the big Mythic announcements and then had the (dis)pleasure of telling people about them over Teamspeak. One of these people being the person who originally got me interested in Warhammer Online – who had his heart set on a Hammerer.

And we talked about it for hours, while trawling forums and expressing differing levels of disbelief, disappointment and (from some) disgust. And like Syp I feel it’s better left a few days to mull before making any really comments about it.

Of course, I’ll still be playing the game, and I’ll make my reactions then. I agree with those who commented that if they’re making these cuts to better the game, then I expect a pretty bloody good release. I sympathise with those who did have their hearts set on the cut classes – you may not have been many on polls, but we’ll never know how much that was because no-one knew much about these classes compared to the others.

On a very personal level I may have lost someone I planned on playing with, one of my favoured classes may now have to tank a bit as well as heal, and I’m feeling a little numb over how to actually react to the news.

But I am hoping it all turns out well.