Five Warhammer Online Grumbles!

I love Warhammer. Being an aged and famously irritable fellow though, that does not stop me from getting rather annoyed with it from time to time. Here’s my current top five gripes, as heard in our guildchat!

1. Public Quests. I love Public Quests! I love the way they are woven into the storyline. I love that everyone who participates has a chance at some class-appropriate loot. They’re a satisfying and substantial way to spend time with your friends, working towards a common goal. PQ are dripping with awesome-sauce. What I hate about them is that I hardly ever get to do any.

As you get further into the game, if you want to do PQ appropriate for your level, you will need an increasingly large team to deal with the insanely grim hero that is going to turn up at the end. On my low population server, it is frustratingly hard to get enough people together to get them done. The idea that was put about by the developers that they’d be active all the time and you’d just need to drop by, is a lot of twaddle. I also hate that I’ve never received anything higher than a green bag with my engineer. Curse you, random chance!!!!

2. I hate the friends list. Because there isn’t one! I can /friend people, and I get a message when they log in, but can I see them in a nicely organised list? No. No, I can’t. Which makes it kind of hard to get them all together for a Public Quest now, doesn’t it. It’s a basic system that players expect. I expect it by 1.1.

3. I hate the various UI bits that insist on fading. You can turn this fading off in the options, but it won’t stick. Stop fading my text window! And stop fading my group-members health bars! What’s with that? Why was that ever considered a good feature to add? The full green bars weren’t bothering me at all. Actually I find them quite reassuring, so please leave them alone. If you want to get rid of something, by all means remove their action point bars, because I genuinely don’t give two hoots about those.

While you’re at it, please make it so that when I turn off the visibility of my cloak, it doesn’t come back every time I zone.

4. I hate that I am accumulating a long list of things that CSR cannot do. They cannot return items that have been looted by my warband, yet gone mysteriously missing during the rolling process so that no-one got them. They cannot launch scenarios for a server which has never, so far as I can tell, had a tier 3 scenario. I don’t blame the CSR crew at all. Having been in tech support myself, they have my complete sympathy. They have been uniformly polite, and knowledgeable. They’re just not being given the tools they need to do their job properly.

5. Hmm. I’ve run out of things I yell about. Oh, I know! Gyrocopter ticket prices! In tier 3 it’s 25 silver a pop! When you’re chasing (or fleeing) a constantly moving adversary, that can seriously start adding up. With the absence of scenario to make some cash in, Makaisson RvRers are being reduced to, *cry*, hunting NPCs. Perhaps if taking Battlefield Objectives gave you a little bit of cash, that might help a bit. Alright, thats more of a grumble than a yell.

Anyhows, those are the things that currently have me hot under the collar. Well, apart from the things I’ve written about before that I’m sure you didn’t want to hear repeated.

What’s getting your goat at the moment? Or do you go placidly amidst the noise and haste?

2 comments to Five Warhammer Online Grumbles!

  • Malk aka "Gottfried"

    Heyas :-)

    1. Totally with you on that one.

    2. You do know about the friend tab? Press o for the community window then select the friends tab at the top. Voila! Although as you will soon discover there are gripes to be had about even this :-)

    3. Speaking as a dedicated healer – Yes in Sigmars name let us turn the health bar fade off!!! Start a petition, I shall sign. or better yet, form a warband to raid Mythics offices, Im your healer. Just so long as its not a scenario, on Makaisson we’ll be waiting another month til there are enough players in the right tier :-)

    5. In tier 3 mobs drop about one and half silver each. 20 kills pays your trip with change, so you’re supposed to level rather than just fly around, which I know is a sore point in and of itself but the ticket prices are not high compared to the loot in those zones.

  • Oh dear. Curse you, elusive friend list for making me look silly!!! I’d completely forgotten :(

    Well, that’s one to cross off my list!!!

    I hang my head in shame.

    I still stand by 5. though. I’m desperately searching for an open group, or any sign of tier 3 RvR action. A round trip through all three zones costs me 75 silver. Tonight I’ve been trying to get a group together to take some Battlefield Objectives, and we can’t even manage that.

    We did have enough tier 3’s til recently. I think they’ve all got tired of waiting, and are playing alts. I don’t know when we’re going to get critical mass for tier 3.