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Buying time in the world of Warhammer,
This review is from: Warhammer Online 60 Day Prepaid Game Time Card (Video Game)
This is actually just a game card (buying time for an online game) for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and the price isn't too bad if you don't have another way to pay. Also, many gift givers just don't know how to shop for and what to buy a gamer and this is a great way to buy a gift for someone who already has the game.
The card itself looks very much like a credit or debit card and is very attractive, but, um, who cares? Your only going to read the numbers off of it once and probably throw it away. Honestly, why not save yourselves some money guys and just print it on a piece of thin card? Probably due to marketing factors and cosmic consequences that I, as a mere mortal, am not privy to.
As breif reveiw of the game: for Player vs. Environment (pve) play it's mediocre, but then it's not really geared for that. There are substantial rewards for pve play, but it's not why you should play the game.
The real reason to buy is for Player vs. Player (pvp) and Realm vs. Realm (rvr) combat. Real people fight smarter, are sneakier than any AI and even if you get killed a dozen times in a row, the feeling of finally getting payback is not to be underestimated.
It's very easy to find a group to rvr/pvp with and often there are groups for pve as well. The group finding mechanic is very well done.
Gear gives a nice boost, but it's far from nessisary to be decked out in the best gear, unlike the play in other Mythic fare. In a predominately pvp environment, this is a must.
The death penalty is almost nonexistant (which, again, in a game that's primarily pvp, is a must) and the looting system is vary inovative. The constant ebb and flow of rvr combat, with hundreds of players on each side struggling to capture territory is captivating but can also become exhausting (at least for an old dude like me) and so it's not for everyone and not for every day. This keeps the product from getting a 5 star rating from me.