Crush Your Enemies, Even When They're Not Online, in War of Legends

Crush Your Enemies, Even When They're Not Online, in War of Legends

The makers of RuneScape try to muster a more mature audience by publishing a free Eastern-themed MMORTS called War of Legends playable in your browser.

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Certainly an intresting concept but it seems to remind me or another, certain game where you do the exact same thing but in a medievil setting (The name escapes me at the moment, but, I know it looks similar)

Sounds evil, a MMO that punishes you for not playing...

That sounds a lot like Tribal Wars. Actually, that sounds exactly like Tribal Wars. Except Chinese.

Oh, one small mistake I noticed: "Just like RuneScape, War of Legends is a completely free, Flash game"
Runescape is a Java game, not flash.

Thanks, LoopyDude. I edited the article to avoid confusion.

Sounds a lot like Evony(?). Looks interesting though and I may try it sometime. Thanks Greg.

Hrm... if we could make an Escapist alliance made up of all escapist members then we could make an unstoppable army of mega-dooooooooom!

So it is pretty much exactly like every other free to play MMORTS out there, just set in a different period of history? I'll pass

There're a number of such games already out there on the market, yes...

...but I have faith. As a latent Runescape addict, I know what Jagex can do :)

sound to hardcore for my taste, i do enjoy those types of games, im in the top 100 in Nile online, but while that games focuses more on trading and establishing contacts this game seems more focused on war, and that what have turned me off other similar games, that my city and all my work can be destroyed completely if i choose to take a weekend in the country, we have a lovely huge house on this little island that my family share with 4 other families, I probably wont be playing this game.

I'd be willing to give it a go if the site wasn't insisting I put in my parents e-mail address, I'm pretty sure I don't need their permission at the age of 22 :/

Ill give it a try.

Hopefully they wont change out all the good things like they did in runescape..

While it doesn't look all bad, if I wanted to spend hours on a small game online I'd just go back to Kingdom of Loathing...

Tribal Wars, Evony, Ikariam, Travian... Nothing new, I believe.

There's already a bunch of similar games out there, and Jagex didn't even make it themselves?
Think I'll just let this one pass.

While Jagex does fit in with news, I'm more concerned with a review. I'd like to know if the game is good or not. Anyone played it yet? Even better if the Escapist would do an official review, or at least let a guest submit one.

There are simiular other games out there why should I play this one?

I played Evony religiously for about 3 weeks (think 8-10 hours a day) and it was a fun experience until it became obvious that late game combat and tactics were completely broken. Even then it was hella fun and a much deeper experience than it seems on the surface. It will be interesting to see Jagex's take on the genre.

Lol, my alliance got tired of our leader telling us not to farm or start wars with weaker alliances (we were rank 2 of several hundred and had a very friendly relationship with the #1 alliance). So a bunch of us got together and said, "F(*^ THAT", and in the course of a couple hours held an insurrection, overthrew our leader, and created and even stronger alliance and proceeded to ruin everyone else's experience!

So yeah, if Jagex can improve upon the formula I would definitely check it out.

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LMAO! Looking at the overworld screen shots, the overworld layout and resource/hero system look almost exactly the same as Evony's!

I don't have much experience with MMORTS, so can someone explain how they make their money? Do they use adds in game or do they charge for extras?

Ikariam set in China....

This game is part of the larger clone army of shitty web pages claiming to be games that are desperately trying to convince you to go premium so they can milk their to headed cow. Meh.

The "completely free" statement from the article is incorrect by the way, since there is a way to pay real money to the developer to gain advantages over your fellow player.

So I take it this has been done before? You negativistic f***s...

LoopyDood:
That sounds a lot like Tribal Wars. Actually, that sounds exactly like Tribal Wars. Except Chinese.

Oh, one small mistake I noticed: "Just like RuneScape, War of Legends is a completely free, Flash game"
Runescape is a Java game, not flash.

And not completely free.

ma55ter_fett:
Sounds evil, a MMO that punishes you for not playing...

Infact, I'm pretty sure that's the Definition of Evil!

Sounds pretty cool. Especially since I like the setting. However, if I could have that game offline... Anyone knows such things? ;d

I'd have expected better from Jagex. This saturation of browser games needs to DIE, and for the company that claims has the most popular web-based game on the internet of all people to support this?

Nothing new, as games goes.
Travian is based on the same basic idea; and you can lose your whole empire, wich took weeks/months to build, while you sleep.
If you join early on, you can hardy lose if you know what you are doing.
Late players are doomed to die a pointless death.
Early players can utterly and completely crush all efforts made by late players, by themsleves. Its not even hard at all... and its rewarding to do so; you steal ressources, crush their armies into paste (wich makes the next several waves of soldier encounter no resistance whatsoever AKA you are doomed if you are the victim), you might even steal their lands... permanently.
You must spend countless hours on it everyday in order to stay "competitive".

Basicaly, a huge waste of time, where you can lose everything in a heartbeat or do it to others.

Yep, sounds like travian.

I made an oath to never go back to that game. 33 villages was more than enough to make me give up.

For clarification for those who don't know, it wasn't as cutthroat as this sounds, when someone's attacking you're given a timer on how long they'll take to arrive (which may not be long, but you have friends help you etc). I'm assuming the attacks won't be instantaneous so you're not as defenceless as it sounds, unless you literally are defenceless in which case the general reaction is 'tough luck, you should learn to play'

My assumption: best played with a team of nice (and good) people from across the world (so you can cover different time zones) in a strong alliance.

Runescape meets Evony? ...No...just another Evony clone

I do not usually care for games like this. I was turned off the subject by evony and tribal wars, but I like WoL for the same reason this article is criticising it. I love being able to destroy people who aren't online. I am in an alliance with two other people. One spies, the other defends our cities, and I attack. That way we can all channel our resources to one thing at a time. Every month we rotate positions.

 

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