War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), the new MMORPG from the creators of Dark Age of Camelot. Based on Games Workshop’s popular Warhammer fantasy war game, WAR features next generation Realm vs. Realm (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict.
Upon entering WAR, players must determine their allegiance and join an Army. Those inclined towards the side of good may fight for the Armies of Order as an obstinate Dwarf, noble High Elf, or loyal human soldier of the Empire. Those inclined towards darker deeds may side with the sinister Armies of Destruction as a savage Greenskin (Orc or Goblin), corrupt Dark Elf, or marauding human worshipper of Chaos.
RvR combat takes place on three fronts where ancient foes wage an unending war – Dwarfs vs. Greenskins, High Elf vs. Dark Elf, and Empire vs. Chaos. Players begin the game fighting their ancestral enemy, but are free to journey to other fronts to help their allies in their ongoing struggles.
The ultimate goal in RvR combat is the sacking of an enemy’s capital city. To do this, an army must invade and take control of the opposition’s homeland. Deciding battles take place on objective-based battlefields and in instanced scenarios – point-balanced battles that make use of NPC mercenaries known as Dogs of War.
For the first time, WAR’s RvR system integrates both Player vs. Player (PvP) combat and Player vs. Environment (PvE) quests on the same map. Every aspect of the game, including PvE missions, is geared towards the greater war in some important way. However, players are not required to participate in PvP combat, and may aid in the RvR war effort and enjoy the game in its entirety via PvE content.
Drawing from a quarter century of highly detailed source material, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop’s fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.
Minimum System Requirements (Windows XP)
Processor: Pentium 4
2.5 GHz or Equivalent<br />Memory: 1 GB<br />Hard Drive: 15+ GB Free<br />Video Memory: 128 MB (Pixel Shader 2.0 Support)<br />Sound Card: DirectX Compatible<br />DirectX: 9.0c<br />Keyboard & Mouse<br />CD/DVD Rom Drive</p><p><strong>Minimum System Requirements (Windows Vista)</strong><br />Processor: Pentium 4 2.5 GHz or Equivalent
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 15+ GB Free
Video Memory: 128 MB (Pixel Shader 2.0 Support)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Keyboard & Mouse
CD/DVD Rom Drive
Supported Video Cards
9500, 9600, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870
FX 5900**, FX 5950**, 6600, 6800, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280
Intel® Extreme Graphics
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.
Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.
**The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista