17 is the new 13.

I can’t wait for November, and I don’t mean the 13th. On November 17th (right around the time you run out of unique WotLK content) Mythic is bringing us Heavy Metal, Warhammer Online’s next live event.

It’s a bit crazy to think about another live event on the day one starts, but the details of Heavy Metal sound even crazier. The event’s major focus is the return of two tank classes, the Knight of the Blazing Sun and the Black Guard, and Mythic has come up with a rather unique way to give dedicated fans an early chance to play them. Each day the Tome of Knowledge will contain a new task, and only be completing each task will players earn the one week early start for the new class. I think that’s a rather novel way to reward dedicated players, and certainly can’t hurt to draw them away from WoW and into WAR.

The other major piece of the event is a limited time only scenario, one that can be accessed from all tiers. This will be the first time that different tiers will be able to experience the same scenario, which could lead to some interesting comparisons on strategy between each tier. The scenario will not count towards the war effort, but will grant increased renown.

It’s clear Mythic is really ramping up the news and updated for Warhammer as WotLK draws near, and as much as I love taking shots (in good fun mind you) at WoW, this really proves that the MMO genre NEEDS some serious competition. WoW had its edgy zombie event, and now Mythic is really going out of there way to reintroduce classes in WAR. Hopefully WAR and WoW continue to try and one-up each other, and fans can continue to reap the benefits.

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6 Responses to 17 is the new 13.

  1. Bonedead says:

    Competition = consumers win

    hooray consumers!

  2. Chris F says:

    Fun Stuff.

    I do wish, SO BAD, that I could have been in the boardroom where many Mythic-folk were begging the powers to be to launch it on the same day as WOTLK. Smarter heads prevailed though, giving people the 4 days to play with WOTLK will ensure more people attend the daily events.

    But still.. would have been sweet to have been in that meeting!!

  3. Bodie says:

    Not entirely groundbreaking… and as for ‘rewarding dedicated players’ – dedicated after how many huge weeks of playing? Everyone is still testing for effect… a positive move for MMOs, nut not rocket science.

  4. Cecilia says:

    Wah, wah, wah, everything Blizzard makes is shit, but Mythic practically poops gold out of its ass …

    yeah, like I never read enough of that from you.

  5. Graktar says:

    In a game of one-upsmanship, we win. Go go Blizzard and Mythic!

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