Preview weekend plus took place the last few days, and today is the first day of Open Beta for Warhammer Online. Unlike the first preview weekend, Mythic did not slip in a last minute gamebreaker like borked NPC pathing, and the game played closer to what is expected when WAR goes live. It was not perfect, as at times NPCs became ‘stuck’ and invulnerable, but this could be fixed by moving away and letting the NPC chase after you. Annoying, yes, but not gamebreaking. I’m also guessing this is something that will easily be fixed before WAR goes live.
I got a chance to play with Keen and Graev’s guild, Happy Fun Guyz, on the Chrace server, and also squared off against a few Casualties of War members in scenario play. I was playing a squig herder, mostly just to test the pet pathing, and I’m happy to report it worked without issue. I still got the feeling the squig herder was slightly underpowered in RvR, but I only got to Rank 9. In PvE the SH worked well, thanks to the squig pet being such a good tank, and the fact that the SH could run and gun if needed.
While having access to Open Beta is nice, I just want the week to hurry up and end, Sunday to arrive, and create my live characters. Only a week!