Warhammer online is a massively multiplayer online role playing game. It is also known as WAR. It is based on the successful Warhammer Fantasy from Game Workshop and thus the conflict that Warhammer Fantasy is renowned for lives on in Warhammer Online.

The Warhammer Fantasy universe itself is the inspiration for Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning, so rather than the online game being specifically based on either Warhammer Fantasy Battles or Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

It is a RvR game (realm versus realm) and there are 2 factions in the game. These are Destruction and Order. There are three armies within each faction and there are career choices within these factions. Some careers will only be allowed as an option if you are either a male or female character.

The Order armies are the Dwarfs, High Elves and Empire. The Destruction armies are Chaos, Dark Elves and Greenskins which are made up of Goblins and

Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning has won countless awards. In 2008 it won the best MMO game for the IGN PC Best of E3 2008 awards. It won the same award from Voodoo Extreme.

Due to the high quality of games exhibited at E3 each year, this is no small feat and gives you an idea of just how successful this game is.

Expansion Pack

Mark Jacobs posted to the Warhammer blog recently that there is no work being done yet on an expansion pack and that they are still developing the core of the game itself before considering any expansion packs.

There will however be a patch called the Heavy Metal patch in December 2008 that adds the 2 classes that were removed from the game before release. This was announced in October 2008.

The game was only released in September 2008 so there may be some time to come before we see an expansion but for now we can enjoy the utter joy and excitement of being immersed in this online world of a classic universe with familiar characters.

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