In the latest Warhammer Online newsletter, Mythic have released a video showing what Realm vs. Realm combat will (somewhat) look like when the game is released (they took out magic spells). As soon as you watch it, you’ll see that it looks very much like a high-end World of Warcraft. That’s only fair, since Warcraft’s storyline is pretty much a ripoff of Warhammer anyway.
We’ve seen other MMORPG’s attempt to mimmick WoW’s addictive gameplay, and fail. However, if Mythic can pull off what may essentially be “everything you like about WoW, and nothing you don’t like” and have it relatively bug-free, I can see a lot of people jumping ship. For instance, as soon as I saw that there was character collision in the video, I headed over to Mythic’s beta site and signed up right away. Also, Realm-vs-Realm combat with real consequences is much more appealing than lame Battleground combat, where people run around like idiots, or sit idle, leeching points from the team.