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Old 05-23-2016, 03:36 PM
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It is an age of endless conquest, thousands of warriors clash in titanic battles as entire races wage war on one another, each led by a formidable hero seeking dominion over the world.

All at your command.



The valiant Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, seeking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common enemies.

Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnage.

High King Thorgrim orders the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to vengefully right the grave injustices dealt to them over the millennia.

Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstein are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the rotting ranks of the dead.

And while the Old World becomes torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a greater threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckleā€¦
I figured this warranted its own thread away from the standard Warhammer one.

Surprise, surprise, I'm going Dwarfs for my first campaign. The question is which Lord I'll choose... High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer or Slayer King Ungrim Ironfist.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:45 PM
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I'm honestly considering picking this up. I haven't liked any of the TW games since Rome (which is one of my alltime favourite games), and I've never played any Warhammer game at all. Or know much about the lore except the basics. Let's Plays are pretty fantastic to watch.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:49 PM
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greenskins and dwarfs ALL DAY erry day
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:08 PM
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"Awake O Dead, for there can be no rest for ye beneath the earth. Let the splintered bones burrow from the grave pall. Let cold fingers grip time-worn blades, and unseeing eyes survey the fields of slaughter. For your time has come once more. And the dead shall walk."
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Best part of all this, no elf.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:19 PM
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Best part of all this, no elf.
I was surprised at that. Going for Vampire Counts myself. Gotta love the undead hordes.

Chaos DLC is a pisstake though.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:35 PM
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I was surprised at that. Going for Vampire Counts myself. Gotta love the undead hordes.

Chaos DLC is a pisstake though.
It makes sense. The only Elves in the Old World are the Wood Elves, and they occupy such a small space that in Total War terms they're a minor faction. I would not be surprised if they're the first DLC race after Bretonnia, however.
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It makes sense. The only Elves in the Old World are the Wood Elves, and they occupy such a small space that in Total War terms they're a minor faction. I would not be surprised if they're the first DLC race after Bretonnia, however.
wood elves before skaven? no way, man.
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I would appreciate a honest review. I am definitely stoked, but I burned myself too many times with Total War to just blindly buy it.
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I would appreciate a honest review. I am definitely stoked, but I burned myself too many times with Total War to just blindly buy it.
I'm looking for one myself too. No TW since Rome has come close and has always had severe issues in my opinion.


Seems like a fairly independent opinion.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/to...iew_id=6426639

Scores seem decent, I never really trust outlet reviews but a generally favourable user score is always a good sign.

I've watched a few Let's Plays and while it does seem like city management has been significantly dumbed down since the original Rome, they've done a great job with the IP and the immersion.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:13 AM
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I've only played for a couple of hours, but thus far I've yet to experience the avalanche of issues I had with Rome 2.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:38 AM
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When do the mods begin to come out?
This game desperately needs a supply system, and I have it roughly planned out.
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Are 40k and this universe really totally unrelated? Seems like a waste to not connect the two somehow.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:54 PM
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Are 40k and this universe really totally unrelated? Seems like a waste to not connect the two somehow.
There's this fan-theory that the fantasy world is located in the 40k universe, but it's cutoff by warpstorms to the rest of the universe, hence all the races being stuck in the middleages instead of having futuristic technology.
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That theory is just made by fantasy haters wanting to stole the dignity it has left even though fantasy came first.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:03 PM
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That theory is just made by fantasy haters wanting to stole the dignity it has left even though fantasy came first.
Sounds about right.

Games Workshop has gone on record a few times to say the two are unrelated.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:39 PM
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So...is Neferata here? because if she isnt then i literally dont give a shit.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:12 AM
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Well, I find that sad. I think I remember reading up on this before and being disappointed. To me it just seems like a huge wasted opportunity for creating a vast timeline, and to create so many more interesting periods along that timeline. I mean, how about a Victorian/Gothic space exploration age, with the original Warhammer planet being overrun by Chaos and every race fleeing to space.
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Well, I find that sad. I think I remember reading up on this before and being disappointed. To me it just seems like a huge wasted opportunity for creating a vast timeline, and to create so many more interesting periods along that timeline. I mean, how about a Victorian/Gothic space exploration age, with the original Warhammer planet being overrun by Chaos and every race fleeing to space.
40k is pretty much Gothic sci-fi anyway.

Keeping the universes separate was always better in my opinion. It meant they could do things - not that the timeline ever moved forward - without thinking, 'Is this how it works in 40k?'. If I remember right, there's some subtle differences with how Chaos works in Fantasy compared to 40k.
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So...is Neferata here? because if she isnt then i literally dont give a shit.
no she isn't
you get a lot of banshees and femVampires though.
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I've only played for a couple of hours, but thus far I've yet to experience the avalanche of issues I had with Rome 2.
That sounds encouraging. I wonder if this game will eventually cover even some of the factions not featured before, like Ind or Cathay.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:14 PM
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One word.

Dwarfs.






Though I find myself looking forward to the Glittering Host too.
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Been watching more LP...I really, really want to buy this now, i have to wait for my graphics card to return though :x


Sooo. Who's the Medivh-like dude with the raven?
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Been watching more LP...I really, really want to buy this now, i have to wait for my graphics card to return though :x


Sooo. Who's the Medivh-like dude with the raven?
Some people think he's an emissary of Chaos, a Keeper of Secrets, in disguise. Trying to incite war in the whole Old World.

I think there's more to that than just that.

Or maybe less. Maybe he is 'just' an advisor with unusual tricks.

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Some people think he's an emissary of Chaos, a Keeper of Secrets, in disguise. Trying to incite war in the whole Old World.

I think there's more to that than just that.

Or maybe less. Maybe he is 'just' an advisor with unusual tricks.
It is a pretty important 'plot' point.


Also the mods that are coming out are kinda all over the place.
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