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Posted: August 3rd, 2009, 12:52 pm
 
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All the World's a Stage, and all the orcs and humans merely players. They have their stories and their characters; and one man in his time plays many roles.

Mythic Entertainment released a beta version of Warhammer Online for the Mac this week, along with a free 10-day trial, so I decided to give it a try. I noticed, quite happily, that there was an option to choose a roleplaying server, and as soon as I selected it, I was surprised to see an introduction pop up, about what sorts of names characters were expected to have there, as well as a bit about what roleplaying is, too.

Why doesn't Blizzard have a proper introduction to RP servers special rules in WoW, you ask? Maybe they felt that most players would know what "RP server" was supposed to mean and respect it better, or perhaps they felt explaining RP a bit on their website would be enough. As time went on, however, RP servers have filled up with people who have no interest in roleplaying and Blizzard seems unsure what, if anything, they should do about it. Perhaps Warhammer's RP introduction built into the game is just the solution that WoW needs too.

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Author: SUPPORT@WEBLOGSINC.COM (David Bowers)
Category: all-the-worlds-a-stageblizzardfeaturedintroductionmacmythicmythic-entertainmentroleplayroleplayerroleplayingrpwarhammerwarhammer-online
Publish Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 11:00:00 EST
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