Return Of Reckoning (Warhammer Online Private Server)
Warhammer Online Private Server
Warhammer Age of Reckoning was an MMORPG based on Warhammer Fantasy created by EA Mythic, it was heavily focused on PvP (player vs player) and RvR (realm vs realm) content, The players must chose their Faction and enlist to an Army. Players inclined towards the Goodness will fight for the faction of Order as an obstinate Dwarf, noble High Elf, or brave human soldier of the Empire. Players inclined towards darker ambitions may chose the sinister faction of Destruction as a savage Greenskin (Orc or Goblin), a corrupt Dark Elf, or human worshiper of Chaos. RvR combat takes place on three fronts where ancient foes wage an unending war: Greenskins against Dwarfs, High Elves against Dark Elves and Empire vs. Chaos.
Sadly, after five years of it's deliver, EA Mythic, announced Warhammer Online shutdown due to the licence agreement with Games Workshop. Specifically, on December 18, 2013.
But for those who miss such epic battles or for those who had not the opportunity to try this game before (like me), there is hope in a form of a Private Server, I present you, Return Of Reckoning, a Warhammer Online Private Server. In RoR, Players usually begin the game fighting the Empire vs. Chaos front, but they can go to any other front whenever they want.
Return Of Reckoning Website; http://www.returnofreckoning.com/
Capacity: 3500 players
Level cap: Rank 40, Tier 4
Below, 5 Reasons to play, Warhammer Online classes and more information about this Warhammer Online Private Server.
Did you played the original Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning?
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Return Of Reckoning
Warhammer Age of Reckoning Online rises from the ashes thanks to Return of Reckoning, which despite being in its alpha version, this WAR private server, offers the possibility to play to rank 40, renown rank 80 and promises to reach to the original Rank cap (already there), which I'm sure they will manage to complete soon, considering the fast progress that has been achieved by Return of Reckoning staff. Constant updates that includes; bug fixes, adding new content, balance issues fixes, etc are very common on this private server. Moreover, the population on the server is growing quite well, at peak hours, you will find more than 3000 players online, at low hours around 1000 players, enough population to experience epic battles. The community is very nice and helpful, always willing to answer your questions or even give you gear they don't use. So far, the 2 factions are balanced, although sometimes, destruction seems more powerful due to their dedicated players.
5 Reasons To Play Warhammer Return Of Reckoning
1.- Free to Play. Unlike the original game, that was pay to play model, Return of Reckoning is of course, completely free to play.
2.- Epic Lore. Although there are many games based on this Tolkien universe, wich is mainly based in nordic mythology. Orcs, dwarves, elves and other fantastic creatures. The aesthetics and well managed lore of Warhammer fantasy, give to this game some epic feeling, that not any other similar game has, not even WOW. Oh by the way!, If you like anime-style characters, you will be disappointed. Warhammer characters are not well known for their beauty (except some elves), war scars, religious tattoos, penetrating gazes, fanatic worshipers, brutal ugly orcs... this is what you will find here.
3.- Great Classes. As I already mentioned, there are two factions to chose from; Order and Chaos, each faction has 3 different armies with 4 classes each and every class 3 specializations. (see below for more detail)
4.- Heavily Focused on PvP. If you enjoy PvP, you will find it here!. even tho Return of Reckoning server is pretty new (alpha version), You will find yourself very often in the middle of massive battles. especially during peak hours.
5.- Low System Requirements. You can't compare Warhammer Online Graphics with all those new generation MMOs, but in my opinion, it has pretty decent graphics that will run smoothly in almost any PC or laptop. You can also use reshade to boost the graphics a bit.
Warhammer Return Of Reckoning Classes
Order Armies (Good)
Empire of The Man; Led by the Emperor Karl Franz and blessed by the Church of Sigmar, the Empire is mainly composed by; Warrior Priests of Sigmar, Witch Hunters, Bright Wizards and Knights of the Blazing Sun.
The Oathbearers; The Dwarven army, primarily made up; Rune Priests, Slayers, Engieneers, and Ironbreakers.
The Shining Guard; The High Elven army, led by Prince Tyrion. formed by Archmages, White Lions, Shadow Warriors and Sword Masters.
Destruction Armies (Evil)
Green Skins; led by the Black Orc Grumlok and his Goblin Shaman Gazbag, the Green Skins are made up by Goblin Shaman, Choppa, Goblin Squig Herder and Black Orc.
Chaos; With Tzeentch the malevolent god as a patron, this army of ruthless mutated humans are primarly made up by Zealots, Marauders, Magus and Chosens.
Dark Elves; members of the House Uthorin and led by Lord Uthorin, this dark army is made up by Disciples of Khaine, Sorcerer, Witch Elves and Black Guards.
Warhammer Online, Return of Reckoning is far from perfect, and is not for everyone, but in my opinion, worth to play even in its current state, especially, if you are not looking for new generation graphics, if you enjoy PvP focused games or you like this kind of lore. So far, although I also play other games like, Guild Wars 2, Im enjoying this game a lot.
* the game and the population is still growing (March 2020)