Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning celebrates sixth birthday with new scenario

    
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Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning celebrates sixth birthday with new scenario

Are you aware that it’s been six and a half years since Warhammer Online ended its official run? What might be even more astounding to you is learning that the rogue server that picked up the WAR ball and ran with it started up a mere half-year after that sunset.

In fact, this week Return of Reckoning is celebrating its six-year anniversary of offering an online home to WAR players. The team crowed about this moment: “We have had deep battles with over 1,000 players in, almost 4,000 concurrently connected players, over 300,000 registered accounts, over 1,000,000 characters created, over 1,000,000 scenarios played, over 30,000,000 items, over 100,000,000 Tome of Knowledge unlocks and over 1,000,000,000 player kills.”

All of that calls for a celebration, don’t you think? The volunteer team is hosting an anniversary event and has added a new scenario to the game, the Twisting Tower. Are you feeling the call to WAAAGH! this week?

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Das

I kinda forgot RoR existed. i am super excited to see this because just a few months ago i was missing my squig hunter. cant wait to get back in now.

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Roger Melly

So this rogue server is actually getting new development ?

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Sorenthaz

I might give it another attempt but last time I tried it gave some dumb errors that had no solution to them as far as I could find.

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Bryan Cole

I hopped into RoR 2 weeks ago and I haven’t been able to play anything else. It’s hooked me more now than it did in 2008. Best PVP in any MMO I’ve ever been in, mainly because I can actually survive fights with strategic LOS or partying with apt healers and tanks, plus using CC at certain points not spamming it like that other “war” game.

I do wish the PVE side was being worked on as much, namely quests, but PQs work as do dungeons and going after gear sets makes sense and is fun with varying ways to do it from RVR, Scenarios, PQs, dungeons and getting tons of currencies to use to buy gear from all of the above.

I truly wish this was the game that came out in 2008 and that EA didn’t just “give up” and put money into it, the IP is loaded with so many possible lands and races and classes it would have easily kept going with great expansions. Ah well, maybe another fantasy warhammer MMO will come along one day but for now, this will serve.

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partiesplayin

Anyone know if they have fixed the horrible server lag since the player population grew a few months ago ? I started playing it but they the lag started and that’s when I went somewhere else. But I was and did enjoy my time there. That lag tho

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Bryan Cole

I’ve been playing for 2 weeks now and haven’t seen lag at all.

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Mr Ish

Yep, a number of server upgrades sorted it out.

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Chris Walker

Warhammer was ahead of its time at the wrong time.

Glad the RoR server is keeping the game alive after the official sunset.

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Sorenthaz

Unfortunately it was kind of set up to fail considering it was rushed out and then the team was gutted when it didn’t perform as well as EA wanted it. Didn’t help that the PR guys were trying to hype it up like crazy and treat it like this would be the first of many failed “WoW killers”.

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Techno Wizard

It’s so sad but also sweet that fans have to do something like this when the official establishment has turned its back and shut down what you love, putting profits before art. I’m glad that someone’s carrying on Warhammer Online in some way, shades of grey instead of rigid right and wrong keeping private servers like this and similar ones functioning. Do it for love and Wwaaarrrggggh.

“Because it is on the anvil of pain that the gods forge heroes.”
― C.L. Werner, Blighted Empire

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Dankey Kang

I’m really glad this game was given life after death. I played it a ton back in the day (got to RR100) and had a lot of fun, it was heartbreaking for me when it closed down and I’m not gonna go through the grind again. I’m happy that it still lives on though and others are enjoying it.

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xpsync

My only temptation here was that from what i remember Warhammer Online was a flash, it was here and then it was gone. Ofc i bought it, but there were so many other mmorpg’s all coming out all the time, and i was most likely deep into some other one…

That all i really remembered was checking it out, expecting to get back to it at a later date, but was taken offline before i was able too.

My interest would be to actually dig in and check it out now that it’s in the hands of people whom care about the game.

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Eamil

It’s not perfect by any means. Public quests in particular have some issues, and if you like to actually read quest dialogue about half of it is missing. (Apparently back in the day Alla scraped pickup text but not turn in text, so a lot of that has been lost, possibly forever.)

But it’s still a fun romp, especially if you like organized PVP.

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xpsync

That is the one thing i do remember Public quests. Yeah i might, it’s not going anywhere, been around for quite some time now, so probably check it out eventually, it does sound fun.