[WAR] Looking Back – The Trailer

Posted: September 1, 2010 in WAR

WAR is on the verge of its two-year anniversary.  Long before the launch date, people had been buzzing about the fantastic lore, and all it had to offer the MMO world.  The first hint to the public was the cinematic trailer.  Seen below, it offered a glimpse into what was possible with the lore as a guide.  Now, trailers aren’t accurate.  But how inaccurate is the WAR trailer?  Let’s take a look-see!

  • 0:15 – Slayers fighting Greenskins! – Partly True – Eh, not until about 6 months later in version 1.2.
  • 0:25 – Warrior Priests do something besides spam group heal. – False – Everyone knows they just spam group heal and stand in the back.  Also, where the hell do they get a shield from?
  • 0:40 – Keep walls can be blowed-the-hell up.  – False – Only in DAoC, my friends.  Only in DAoC.
  • 0:55 – Giants in a Keep Siege? – Mostly False – There were giants you could get, but haven’t been in for a while.
  • 1:00 – Tchar’zanek rides into battle on a siege thingy – False – Only available in a city siege!
  • 1:10 – Siege equipment does something – False – Right now? Not so much.  Improvements are coming, they say.
  • 1:17 – Squig Herders are Annoying – True – Holy smokes.  So annoying.
  • 1:41 – Engineers holding the line – False – I played an engineer.  You don’t even really need to use your turret.  Really.
  • 2:00 – Bright Wizard snaps fingers.  Someone dies – Very True – This happens all the time.  Insta-gibbing Destruction is a way of life.
  • 2:06 – One Bright Wizard can hold off four Destruction – Mostly True – AoE has been toned down some, but it is still the only way to ride.
  • 2:19 – A Marauder killed someone – Very False – lol Seriously.  Just lol.
  • 2:35 – Elves still look somewhat homosexual. – True – I can’t tell if this is a he or a she.  Maybe it’s both?
  • 2:56 – A Shadow Warrior pwns a Marauder.  – Mostly True – It would probably happen a lot faster.  And there would be complaining about having to switch stances five times during the battle.
  • 3:07 – Sorceresses are hot. – Mind-Numbingly True – Besides eating babies, they like long walks on the beach, listening to Jazz and hanging out in public places wearing almost nothing.  (call me!)
  • 3:16 – Sorceresses can one-shot people.  – Pretty True – It can happen, sure.  But not so much melee style.  The Sorceress is still hot and stuff.
  • 3:20 – The Shadow Warrior is still alive – Insanely False – After 13 seconds, the Shadow Warrior would be dead, released and have fun back to die four more times.  Complaining the whole time.
  • 3:20 – An awful horn sounds. – False – Have you heard this in game?  You might have heard its little brother, the greenskin mount summoning sound, but it sounds like something dying under a cement truck (which are not part of the lore, apparently).
  • 3:36 – Sorceress blow kisses – False – Only Witch Elves do.  And when they do, people die. (Sorceress is still hot, just like a Witch Elf, though.)
  • 3:41 – Bright Wizards always get resurrected – True – They will instantly be resurrected, and kill people.  This Bright Wizard has likely killed so many people, he has heartburn.
  • 3:48 – A Shadow Warrior one-shots a Squig Herder – Sorta True – This may happen, but will shortly be followed up with flames and hateful speech on the forums, complete with a rundown of how Legolassss thinks Squig Herders are still overpowered and need to be more like the Shadow Warrior.  Shadow Warriors will cry about it and go listen to some Coldplay.
  • 4:08 – The Lord of Change rocks. – True – This big-ass bird wasn’t really an integral part of the game until the city rework, but is still pretty sweet.
  • 4:13 – Crash to Desktop – Unfortunately True – It still happens to quite a few people.  Just when crap gets interesting, you are confronted with the cute cat background on your desktop.  Now you’ve got the Quitter Debuff. 😦

So that’s how it plays out, in reality.  Did I miss anything?  Let me know!

  1. RanknVile says:

    Quite funny. I only missed the “Crash to Desktop” scene…

    Oh wait…because it never happens to me.


  2. Rikker says:

    Hah, nice list.

    Although, I run with a Marauder pal of mine fairly often and let me tell you… he KILLS THINGS. DEAD.

    That said, I approve of the list!

  3. Blaq says:

    Pfft, I’m appaled at the bias and misinformation in your list.

    First of all, the sorc and the SW have exactly the same faces except for the eyes and the hair, and yet you find the Sorc hot while you think the SW is a homosexual male. I CALL BIAS!

    And second, the lord of change was in the game before city sieges, get your facts straight.

    Plus you forgot the bit where the Engineer drinks after the battle. Fact: every engineer has a drink after battle (sometimes during) and everyone roleplaying dwarfs have a drink after battle. IRL.

    With that, I call for an edited version of the list. 8)

    • Rancid says:

      Yeah, the Lord of Change was in before the city siege, but how many people ever got to that stage? 😛 I’m also pretty sure that all elves are homosexual males. That’s fact. You can call bias, but what’s that say about you, eh? 😛

  4. Syrioq says:

    Shadow Warrior can dual wield – FALSE – But they should be able to…

  5. xXJayeDuBXx says:

    Love the list, I laughed out loud quite a bit.

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