Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning linked over 2200 accounts in Twitch

    
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Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning linked over 2200 accounts in Twitch

We were pretty amazed last month when we heard that Warhammer Online’s rogue server, Return of Reckoning, was getting Twitch drops. It turns out that this was a pretty good move for the popular server, as 2,277 accounts were linked up during this promotional time. Even better, more than 2.5 million minutes of the game were viewed because of this.

The team also pumped out a new patch on August 13th that removed the 75% mitigation cap on toughness, randomized ranked scenario maps, and made a big change to HoT and DoT abilities.

“HoTs and DoTs will no longer refresh the tick timer when they are reapplied, and the remaining time of the current interval is carried over to the new HoT/DoT,” the team said. “This is different to how it behaved on the live servers, but is a system other MMOs have adopted since then as it is a nice QoL improvement.”

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Jack Pipsam

Surely at this point Games Workshop must know about this, this does seem to be a deliberate turning of blind eyes, which is great.

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Ironwu

Well, if Twitch is involved (which means Amazon is involved) and there are link drops involved, then *somebody* is making money. May not be the developers, but these things are not free.

The other problem I see looming for this particular project is the possible conflicts of ownership of the original IP, the game IP, and who knows what else.

Maybe lots of drama, or a short C&D order, coming.

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Hello Ironwu, Return of Reckoning project is a fan-made Warhammer Online emu that has kept the feel of the game thanks to skilled volunteers.

The project is strictly against any sort of income or donation, direct or indirect. Since its launch, the sole purpose of the project and its team was, is and will always be simply reliving the good memories. Monetization is something we totally refuse.

Since EA Mythic studio has been shutdown, Twitch has reviewed and accepted our request to host drops to a tiny community of veteran MMO gamers, most of them played WAR Live and want to experience it again. We just applied and their decision was the approval.

Furthermore, Twitch Drops are minimal in-game rewards that can also be obtained in-game even without the Drops. Twitch Drops do not ask nor give an incentive for people to subscribe or even follow a streamer, as anyone can get the rewards and subscribing or following does not affect their drops/rewards.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Way over in the distance a voice is calling, “Come baaack. Come baaack.” I’m not one for rogue servers generally, but for one of my favorite games to continue on, I might make an exception