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28th May '18 12:12:28 PM RedScharlach
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''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning'', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team.

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''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning'', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly spectacularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired acquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved received great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team.



Unfortunately, the game was shut down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has with Games Workshop came to an end at that time.

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Unfortunately, the game was shut down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has had with Games Workshop came to an end at that time.



** Not really in the game itself, but one of the tie in novels had Kormak - a Chaos Marauder that was the living, breathing personification of this trope.

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** Not really in the game itself, but one of the tie tie- in novels had Kormak - -- a Chaos Marauder that was the living, breathing personification of this trope.



* ChainmailBikini: Mostly averted since the armor for both genders is almost identical, but played straight with Witch Elves (which are female only) and Sorcerers which have far more revealing armor models for females. To lesser extent, [[WalkingShirtlessScene Dwarf Slayers]] who are bare chested but in practice have 'medium' armor. As comparison, Witch Hunters' longcoats are considered 'light' armor. At least we're not expected to believe that the skimpy clothing of the Witch Elves and Sorceresses actually provides protection - both careers are lightly armoured and die if you poke them.

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* ChainmailBikini: Mostly averted since the armor for both genders is almost identical, but played straight with Witch Elves (which are female only) and Sorcerers which have far more revealing armor models for females. To lesser extent, [[WalkingShirtlessScene Dwarf Slayers]] who are bare chested but in practice have 'medium' armor. As comparison, Witch Hunters' longcoats are considered 'light' armor. At least we're not expected to believe that the skimpy clothing of the Witch Elves and Sorceresses actually provides protection - -- both careers are lightly armoured and die if you poke them.



* HorseOfADifferentColor: Cold Ones (giant lizards) for the Dark Elves, wolves for Goblins, boars for Orcs. The other races just get horses (Chaos Steeds for, er, Chaos, Elven Warhorses for the High Elves or plain horses for the humans). Dwarves get a horse of a VERY different color, steam-punk personal helocopters that allow them to hover a few feet off the earth but act as a mount in every mechanical way.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Cold Ones (giant lizards) for the Dark Elves, wolves for Goblins, boars for Orcs. The other races just get horses (Chaos Steeds for, er, Chaos, Elven Warhorses for the High Elves or plain horses for the humans). Dwarves get a horse of a VERY different color, steam-punk personal helocopters helicopters that allow them to hover a few feet off the earth but act as a mount in every mechanical way.



* MagicKnight: On destruction side there is Disiples of Khaine and Chosen, and on Order side there are Warrior Priests, Knights of the Blazing Sun, and Swordmasters.

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* MagicKnight: On destruction side there is Disiples Disciples of Khaine and Chosen, and on Order side there are Warrior Priests, Knights of the Blazing Sun, and Swordmasters.



* OrgasmicCombat: Present and done quite almost over the top. If those kind of screams disturb you, even if you always play female characters in games like VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, DO NOT roll a female character.

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* OrgasmicCombat: Present and done quite almost over the top. If those kind of screams disturb you, even if you always play female characters in games like VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, DO NOT roll a female character.



** The core mechanic of the class also involves inproving your ability to set other things on fire by setting yourself on fire (as in, actually adversely affecting your own health pool).
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Chaos, Greenskins, Dwarfs, the Empire - pick your poison.

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** The core mechanic of the class also involves inproving improving your ability to set other things on fire by setting yourself on fire (as in, actually adversely affecting your own health pool).
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Chaos, Greenskins, Dwarfs, the Empire - -- pick your poison.



** Averted with Chaos Chosen and Marauders; mostly because in the former, they're horrifically mutated and covered in unholy armour (though in the greater background there is at least one case of a female Chaos Chosen), it's odd why Marauders can't be women, though. Female Marauders are even present as N.P.Cs.

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** Averted with Chaos Chosen and Marauders; mostly because in the former, they're horrifically mutated and covered in unholy armour (though in the greater background there is at least one case of a female Chaos Chosen), it's Chosen). It's odd why Marauders can't be women, though. Female Marauders are even present as N.P.Cs.
25th Jul '17 11:59:52 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* AchievementMockery: There is a series of titles unlocked by failure, including dying via mobs up to a million times ("The Tragic"), being killed up to 100,000 times by enemy players ("The Feckless") or falling to your death up to 5000 times ("The Pancake"). In addition to this there are specific titles for being killed by each enemy class, drowning in lava and several other dubious rewards that people nonetheless wear with pride.
4th Jun '17 4:53:46 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in what was dubbed the "plungers of the world" during dev-vlogs. Plungers, in this case, referring to [[StuffBlowingUp Looney-Tunes style explosive detonators]]. When play-testers find secrets like "If you jump from exactly this spot, aim yourself so you hit that tree on the way down, slide through the gray patch of dirt, and use a dash right before you land, you can run around on an infinite field of nothingness," most game designers put up an InvisibleWall or InsurmountableWaistHighFence rather than make it reasonably unreachable. These guys put in little do-dads like said plungers, an achievement for getting there, and (if you were lucky) a pretty explosion that blew your corpse all the way back to the graveyard, since that was the only way to get out of the glitch-hole. Why exploding you instead of say, teleporting? [[RuleOfCool Because big explosions are awesome.]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in what was dubbed the "plungers of the world" during dev-vlogs. Plungers, in this case, referring to [[StuffBlowingUp Looney-Tunes style explosive detonators]]. When play-testers find secrets like "If you jump from exactly this spot, aim yourself so you hit that tree on the way down, slide through the gray patch of dirt, and use a dash right before you land, you can run around on an infinite field of nothingness," most game designers put up an InvisibleWall or InsurmountableWaistHighFence rather than make it reasonably unreachable. These guys put in little do-dads like said plungers, an achievement for getting there, and (if you were lucky) a pretty explosion that blew your corpse all the way back to the graveyard, since that was the only way to get out of the glitch-hole. Why exploding you instead of say, teleporting? [[RuleOfCool Because big explosions are awesome.]]
11th Jan '17 8:50:55 AM Xtifr
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'''''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning''''', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team.

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'''''Warhammer ''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning''''', Reckoning'', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team.
16th Dec '16 6:12:53 PM TwilightsHerald
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Unfortunately, the game was be shut down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has with Games Workshop came to an end at that time.

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Unfortunately, the game was be shut down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has with Games Workshop came to an end at that time.
16th Dec '16 6:11:58 PM TwilightsHerald
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'''''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning''''', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team. Nonetheless, it maintains a strong core playerbase and continues to be maintained and updated.

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'''''Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning''''', usually abbreviated as [[FunWithAcronyms WAR]], is an MMO set in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the second of its kind. An earlier ''Warhammer'' MMO made by Climax was in development around 2003, but that first version fell through spectatcularly when it tanked at the E3 and Games Workshop pulled its funding. Several years later, the license was aquired by Mythic Entertainment, who chose to develop it in a graphically brighter, more accessible format than their predecessor. It was released in late 2008 to record breaking sales, and recieved great critical acclaim. Unfortunately, early issues in server stability and a population thinned out over too many, combined with the release of the second ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion at the height of these problems, led to it losing much of its early subscriber base and having large reductions in its development team. Nonetheless, it maintains a strong core playerbase and continues to be maintained and updated.
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Unfortunately, it has been announced that the game will be shutting down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has with Games Workshop comes to an end at that time.

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Unfortunately, it has been announced that the game will was be shutting shut down on December 18th 2013, as the licence agreement Mythic has with Games Workshop comes came to an end at that time.
21st Mar '16 2:16:14 PM WhatRayDid
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** The core mechanic of the class also involves inproving your ability to set other things on fire by setting yourself on fire (as in, actually adversely affecting your own health pool).
26th Jul '15 11:49:19 AM Kakai
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24th Apr '15 5:10:46 AM erforce
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* AgeOfTitles: Used as a subtitle.
19th Apr '15 10:58:44 PM erforce
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* PurelyAestheticGender: Most Order classes (except Slayers) and a few Destruction ones.

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* PurelyAestheticGender: PurelyAestheticGender:
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Most Order classes (except Slayers) and a few Destruction ones.



* ReverseGrip: Witch Elves

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* %%* ReverseGrip: Witch Elves



** A couple to VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft. One of the Scenarios is The Guns Of Nordenwatch, named after either the ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' quest The Guns of Northwatch or the book ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'' (or both), and the '/charge' emote in this game is something like 'X orders you to charge. Who does he think he is?' to Warcraft's 'X orders you to charge'. Also, StopPokingMe is present.
** A quest in one of the Greenskin tier 4 zones is called "I Smish on your Grave", presumably after the infamous "video nasty" ISpitOnYourGrave.

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** A couple to VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft. ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. One of the Scenarios is The "The Guns Of Nordenwatch, Nordenwatch", named after either the ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' quest The "The Guns of Northwatch Northwatch" or the book ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'' (or both), and the '/charge' emote in this game is something like 'X orders you to charge. Who does he think he is?' to Warcraft's ''Warcraft'''s 'X orders you to charge'. Also, StopPokingMe is present.
** A quest in one of the Greenskin tier 4 zones is called "I Smish on your Grave", presumably after the infamous "video nasty" ISpitOnYourGrave.''Film/ISpitOnYourGrave''.



** The Choppa also has a career mastery called Red Goes Faster! which is a reference to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, where orks would paint their vehicles red. Because of their psychic powers, red vehicles actually do go faster just because the orks believe that they should.
** In Norsca you meet a sorcerer named [[{{Dragonlance}} Majere]] who happens to have golden-hued eyes with slit pupils. Not hourglass-shaped but still close enough.

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** The Choppa also has a career mastery called Red Goes Faster! which is a reference to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, 40000}}'', where orks would paint their vehicles red. Because of their psychic powers, red vehicles actually do go faster just because the orks believe that they should.
** In Norsca you meet a sorcerer named [[{{Dragonlance}} [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Majere]] who happens to have golden-hued eyes with slit pupils. Not hourglass-shaped but still close enough.
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