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Interesting EA Cross-Promotion

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Masuo Kenji, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Masuo Kenji

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    I thought I'd like to share this with you all. Since I have a UO account and I beta tested Warhammer Online, I was sent this email by Mythic:

    "The worldwide WAAAGH! has begun and the Realm War is under way in
    Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning. As a WAR Beta Center account
    holder with the ULTIMA ONLINE SUBSCRIBER association, we'd like to
    reward you with a special in-game trophy: THE AVATAR'S ANKH. Wear
    this unique trophy proudly on the battlefields of WAR to show your
    allegiance to the MMORPG that started it all, Ultima Online."


    Kinda funny seeing something come from the Ultima universe put into Warhammer.
     
  2. Crysta

    Crysta Babbling Loonie
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    ... the hell kind of name for a promotion is "WAAAGH!"?? o_O
     
  3. Teeshy

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    My husband's just read over my shoulder, and told me to tell you it's part of the Warhammer Universe, it's like a battle/warcry of the Orks - they have banners and stuff with WAAAGH on them ;)
     
  4. lucitus

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    hehe iam living in euro lands, and i only got an email for DAoC and Warhammer Combo, iam asking what is with UO Costumers ;).

    But first, UO is and will be the best MMO out there, Warhammer is :sleep2: compared with classic UO Faction Wars.
     
  5. Crysta

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    Still doesn't make it an appropriate promotion name though. :p
     
  6. Lord Kynd

    Lord Kynd Guest

    and you suggest better ?
    or just complaints on something you don't know about ?
     
  7. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    It's the Orc Pronunciation of the human word "WAR", if I remember by Warhammer lore correctly (Warhammer as a tabletop miniatures game in both fantasy and 40K settings has been around for over 20 years, about half that as an RPG - long before the MMO, and has built up an INSANE amount of universal lore - a lot of it through the fans' creations in things like White Dwarf magazine)
     
  8. Rix/\

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    sounds like failure to me, I'm pretty sick of seeing mmo games with orcs trolls wizards warriors. I wanna play cowboys, I wanna see a Western MMO game, everyones got a MMO game either about space or midevil times. Warhammer doesn't sound all that great, I see the advertisement thinking gee just what we need another midevil MMO like this ones gonna be different.
     
  9. Coppelia

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    If the target is Games Workshop players, it's totally appropriate. They will know what it means and identify to it.
     
  10. D'Amavir

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    Me too! But, I am not sure how successful a western themed MMO would be in this day and age. Not saying it won't happen of course, just that I don't know if it would be a big seller or that the designers could come up with enough depth to make it long lasting.
     
  11. Silly Seadog

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    Arrrrr, mayhaps a Rodeo Roundup UO test shard would work for Rix... We could break out our lariats and lasso us some horses and centaurs and nightmares! Rawhide!!
     
  12. GalenKnighthawke

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    Many thanks for letting us know about this.

    Potentially many positive implications from this.

    -Galen's player
     
  13. Rix/\

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    um no


    I want bank/train robbery, gunfights at the UOK corral, rolling into town with my posse. I can lay it all out but I want to save the ideas for someone that can put them to work. Of course this is possible with any RP game just need some imagination. But I'm pretty bored with wizards warriors orcs trolls dungeons dragons and all the mid evil.


    .....wait maybe UO could evolve. Lay down the primative swords modify that cannon to a smaller weapon. 11yrs old UO mid evil technology advances. Races mix resulting into players being able to choose not only human elf or gargoyle but a half breed races.
     
  14. Sheridan

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    Ever play the Deadlands tabletop RPG? I'd love to see an MMO based off that system and world.
     
  15. Cyrah

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    !!! I am impressed with whomever did this!

    I think it was very nice. Thank you for sharing it.
     
  16. Ceridwen

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    All I can say is:
    Awesome! :) Finally some advertising for it.
    Thanks Mythic! :)
     
  17. LOL , this is a game like UO COULD have been....
     
  18. Coldren

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    I got one as well. Really liking Warhammer. A lot. I got into beta and stopped playing UO almost completely.

    But can you imagine? UO's gameplay with WAR's engine?

    One can only dream.
     
  19. monnie101

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    WAAGH! :D It's our battlecry! We always see it and be prepared to hear it a lot lol

    The game rocks! It's a ton of fun. I actually posted on it last week or so. Click my videos link in the sig I have vids on YouTube for it. The collectors edition is absolutely a beatifully put together piece.

    The game launch was great and the game is definitely a success. Mythic is being great so far (except for the headstart code end date change). Mark Jacobs posts all the time and helps us out a lot. Paul is hilarious. The game has a lot of funny quests and you can get titles for all kinds of stuff. I left loot on corpses a lot and just got "The Litter Bug" lol