Warhammer Online Reveals Multi-month Subscription Discounts

EA Mythic has unleashed the dogs of war as players from North America, Europe and the Oceanic territories take the battlefield in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The battle is not only online in the Warhammer fantasy universe. WAR is competing for the hearts, minds and money of MMO gamers.

WAR has released its subscription plan which offers a discount for paying for several months up front. Here’s the break down from Business Wire:

  • Monthly Subscription: $14.99 USD
  • 3-Month Subscription: $41.97 ($13.99 per month) USD
  • 6-Month Subscription: $77.94 ($12.99 per month) USD

WAR has met the three and six month discounts that World of Warcraft is offering, but I don’t think it’s enough to keep them competitive. The main problem WAR faces is that WOW has been around a lot longer. It’s faithful have been largely unfazed by many promising MMOs including FunCom hopeful Age of Conan.

Most gamers can afford only one subscription MMO at a time. It’s much easier to sell a new game to a new or solo player then it is to gamers that play with their friends. Since many PvP players belong to guilds, they often come as a package deal. WAR will have to do more than match prices to entice players to convert and bring their friends with them to compete with the entrenched WOW.

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10 Comments on Warhammer Online Reveals Multi-month Subscription Discounts

Buddy Love

On September 18, 2008 at 11:57 am

WAR will have to do more than match prices to entice players to convert and bring their friends with them to compete with the entrenched WOW.

Yep. And it won’t. WoW isn’t just about being a great MMO. It’s the Warcraft universe. People like me who realize that will succeed.

DeadlyFred

On September 18, 2008 at 9:04 pm

A universe which rips off plenty from the universe of Warhammer. That’s not really the issue though. The had the chance to make an awesome game with a great IP and have instead relegated it to “trying to be like WoW”. Sad.

Bounce

On September 19, 2008 at 5:44 am

Crappy game.

Russ

On September 19, 2008 at 7:43 am

By the looks of it, you guys saying its a bad game haven’t actually gotten into it… The PVP in WAR blows away WoW in every aspect. The RvR is great and just the world in general is much more immersive than in WoW.

Don’t get me wrong, I like WoW, but it just doesn’t seem to hold a candle to War. Sure WoW has alot more polish, but im tired of the cartoony like graphics and everybody working towards t6/s4 sets that everybody gets and looks the same. After raiding in WoW I can honestly say Im burnt out of it, maybe if they put some items that were unique to people it would be worth it. I just cant see raiding 3-4 nights a week to fight for a piece of gear that 10,000 other people have and look the same. Make a legendary item that is unique to the server or unique to the person that looted it. Like how TBC came out and Thunderfury was junk once people got into kara and ssc/tk, an item like that should have scaled with the expansion and had a quest to keep it up to par. Only for the simple fact is back in the day people actually had to keep fighting for that item, and its not something that you can just kill x boss x amount of times hope for it to drop, most people fought in MC for months to get that to drop, only for it to be junk now.

Russ

On September 19, 2008 at 7:45 am

Eh, I wasnt ready to submit..

I just think all legendary items should scale with level, and when the expansion comes out, there should be a long raiding/instance quest to upgrade it. Dont make it easy, make it a ing challenge so its worth it..

handisnacks

On September 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm

WoW is an amazingly easy and idiot-friendly game, which is what lead it to success. I played it for a short while and after two months and having a few 70′s I decided it’d be best to move on.

I’ve been playing Warhammer for about 2 weeks now and it definitely has to be my new favorite MMO. It’s focus strictly on RvR is what makes it shine. Old DAoC fans like myself are sure to claim it our new home. It still rewards people for failing at RvR but it’s nowhere near as ridiculous as WoW, so it really does force people to try and work together to succeed and win. There is no AFK’ing for Honor/Marks in this game, that’s for sure :)

Public Quests are absolutely awesome. It has the typical solo quests as well that we all know and love/hate. I enjoy that there are only 40 “levels” in the game, and the other “levels” are called renown ranks (there are 80) that can be achieved through killing other realm members. Having more “levels” for PvP/RvR definitely makes the game extremely enjoyable simply because fighting other players is always more entertaining that fighting some scripted NPC.

All and all this is definitely the best MMO available right now, IMO.

alaina

On September 20, 2008 at 9:46 am

wow is the best until there was “spore” now “spore” is the best :twisted:

alaina

On September 20, 2008 at 9:48 am

i still like wow but i just like spore :!: :lol: :cry: :roll: :idea: :grin: :cool: :mrgreen: :neutral: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:

Aaron

On July 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Warhammer Universe > Warcraft Universe. Always has, always will. They’re just starting to crack some really good concepts with their Computer Cousins, and it’s only bound to get better.

bert

On September 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

DAoC ownz all :)