One small death…March 14, 2008
“Salutations means greetings. It’s my fancy way of saying hello.” (Charlotte the Spider)
Hi, my name is Syp, and I welcome you to WAAAGH!, a Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning blog. Over the past year or so, I’ve gone from being apathetic about WAR — a PVP-centric MMO that looks as if it’s trying to carbon-copy World of Warcraft? — to extreme excitement over its upcoming release.
As we move nearer to WAR’s (supposed) 2008 release date, I’ve been scouring the web for more information about the game, to little avail. Due to Warhammer Online’s lack of an official forum and only a handful of blogs and sites dedicated to regular updates about the game, I thought I’d take matters into my own claws and begin a blog to cover the game — from the current closed beta phase through release and beyond.
A little about me: I’m a 31-year-old lifelong gamer that’s been an avid devourer of online role-playing games. My MMO resume includes Anarchy Online, FFXI, City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, Tabula Rasa, Dungeons & Dragons Online and Kingdom of Loathing. (What? You’re unfamiliar with the greatest stick-figure MMO of all time? Get thee hence and make an adventurer is you!) I also write fairly regularly for a couple other blogs and my website, Mutant Reviewers From Hell, which covers cult movies in depth for eleventy-odd years now. As a gamer, I’d describe myself as casual-hardcore; I put in a good amount of hours into whatever MMO I’m currently playing, but I love solo goals and small-group dynamics far over serious raiding or soul-sucking grinds.
WAAAGH! won’t be a comprehensive Warhammer Online news blog, although it’ll certainly contain its fair share of news chunks. What I’m more looking to do is to create an outlet to dump my thoughts and experiences in WAR, which will hopefully include your thoughts and experiences as well.
We might also throw parties in which several tankards of ale will be consumed, brawls issued for the slightest perceived insult and off-key ballads to the immortal words of Dr. Seuss sung.
Thanks for visiting, feel free to comment, and I shall feel free to ignore!
“I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go along.” – Dr. Jones