Before getting the Warhammer Video Game, there are certain essentials you need to know. Here are some of them:

1) It's online – this game is played over the internet with millions of players around the world. This means you need to have a reliable internet connection in order to play it properly.

Unfortunately, dial-up connections just won't do: this type of connection would require hours just for your character to take a couple of steps. Get a broadband connection if you want to play the game.

2) PC requirements – If you wish to play the game, you'll need to have the proper hardware. First off, you'll need a P4 2.54 Ghz Processor (Or equivalent). You'll also need 1 Gig of RAM (2 Gigs for Vista) and a 128 MB Video card that supports pixel shader 2.0.

Understand that these are the bare minimum requirements for playing the Warhammer video game, and you'll need to upgrade if you want a more satisfying game experience.

3) The setting – The game is set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe, where Humans have joined forces with High Elves and Dwarfs in order to protect their world from the forces of Destruction composed of Green Skins(Orcs and Goblins), the forces of Chaos and the Dark Elves.

In this universe, magic combines with technology in a clash of forces that determines the fate of the whole world. No wonder the game is called Warhammer: Age of Reckoning.

4) The gameplay- If you are familiar with the Warhammer tabletop game, then you have to realize that this is nothing like it. Being an MMORPG, the Warhammer video game allows you to take control of one character instead of a whole army.

However, it does translate the fantasy universe quite accurately and you'll be able to enjoy the game very well. It also focuses on Realm Vs Realm, where you get to clash against players who choose the opposing force. In fact, the PVE (Player Vs Environment) aspect opf the game is considered by many to be designed for making your character strong enough for the RvR battles.

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