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18Dec/133

A Reckoning Resolved

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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning shuts down today (Archive link: http://archive.is/1pghI Original Notice of Shutdown: http://archive.is/iozxa). I cannot even begin to express how important Warhammer Online, and Mythic Entertainment, have been to me. This was my first job in The Industry, and my first credited title. A whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this game - It was more than just a job, it was something I helped create; I put a lot of myself into this game, and it really hurts to see it close its doors for good.

Since it's an MMO, there will be no finding of a copy of the game years down the road and playing it for old-times-sake; there will be no stumbling upon the game on Good Old Games, and buying it to play again. No - It's an MMO, and once it's gone, it's gone for good.

Looking back, with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, there were things we could have done better, of course. I look back on arguments I never had, and points I was too timid to make, and wish now that I had been more forceful back then. Would we be in a different place today? Even if we had to close, could we have done it better?

I think of all those who worked on WAR, and the vast community of players, as extended family.We may have bickered and argued, but it was from a place of love. This game meant so much to me, just as it has meant a lot to so many others. I weep today for its closure.

Below is a 25 minute fan-made video, telling their own story through WAR. It is very well done, and brought me to tears more than once. I encourage any who share a personal connection with WAR to watch it.

please install flash

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  1. For all the bitterness I’ve gone through with this game over the past 5 years, I did love it. It hurts less to finally be buried than to let it continue to rot on the vine. I can finally stop talking myself out of throwing another 15$ at it for the pleasure of essentially fondling a corpse.

  2. Just chiming in that I still have fond memories of WAR; warts and all. It was a pleasure to be able to help build the addon community.

  3. Thanks for working on the game with us. I wish I could have showed off my first quest to my kids some day, but I guess that won’t happen.

    For Sigmar!


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