Warhammer Age of Reckoning, or online WAR, is one of the biggest online games today. Through this game, you are able to interact with millions of players around the world, explore the worlds of the Warhammer Fantasy universe and fight against the opposition.

However, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as they say. The first step in your epic journey on this universe is character creation.

The first choice you'll encounter is whether to join the forces of order or destruction. Today, most players actually choose destruction –a choice motivated by the willingness to be a part of the majority and have an easier time leveling.

However, you should know that different servers have different realm balances, so you should definitely look into what you really want to play as.

When you've picked a realm, you'll need to pick a race. Each realm is divided into three races. The Order has Humans, High Elves and Dwarfs, while Destruction has Green Skins, Dark Elves and Chaos. Picking a specific race determines your appearance and your main opponent, so you need to read up and decide carefully.

After you've picked a race, you'll next need to pick a character class. Each character class has different specialties and abilities. In order to determine the right class, you'll need to do your research and find out which class appeals to your playing style.

At the PVP stages of Online WAR, winning is all about using your skills reflexively, and that requires you to be comfortable with the character. However, you'll have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with any character class you pick.

After those stages, you'll have the chance to customize the appearance of your character. If you want, you can make your character as distinctive as possible (great for screen caps!). This stage doesn't really affect the way you play your character, but it can have a huge impact on your enjoyment of the game.

Remember that playing Online WAR is all about enjoying yourself. Your character creation plants the seed of that enjoyment and allows you to fully explore the universe offered by this awesome game.