Warhammer Online’s Jeff Hickman and Paul Barnett

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MMORPG was able to catch up to EA Mythic’s Jeff Hickman and Paul Barnett at the recent Games Day for Games Workshop’s Warhammer. Part one of the interview talks about the many incarnations of Warhammer, game day, and Warhammer fans. Part two covers the new revolutionary addition to the quest system for Warhammer, and the Tomb of Knowlege.

Barnett: “It’s an evolution of the questing system. It’s saying what about MMOs do people really love? It’s doing a quest that means something. I like having a lot of fun, they like doing big things and the way it’s been done in the past, you forced people to group. What we’ve done is given people the ability to just go in and say, “My God, there’s a giant over there and he’s smashed the hell out of that wall, and I’m gonna go help.” That’s why you can join up at anytime, you join at any stage, there are three hundred of them (public quests) across the land. They’re all epic, we just saw one recently that ends with a dwarven train… “

The Tome of Knowledge is a part of Warhammer I’m looking forward to. Its reminds me of the Lord of the Rings Wiki completely personalized for each player. We’ll have to see how it plays.

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