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War of the Roses Beta Impressions; Also Beta Keys
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7457 posts
Hey guys, figured some of you may be interested in this upcoming title from Fatshark. Basically it's a medieval game tied in with the combat style of Mount & Blade with a bit more sophistication and brutal nature. If you haven't played or heard of Mount & Blade, the combat features a more "realistic" measure of skill, with the ability to parry in directions, sword play is changed amount movement of mouse and how long you hold your mouse down.

So far I've played a few hours and it is quite fun. I can't say much because of the NDA that users are required to accept, but if you want to know more check out this trailer for a glimpse of gameplay. I also have five(5) spare keys available if people are interested, just simply reply below and I'll give them out to first come, first served.
10:23pm 08/09/12 Permalink
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DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2878 posts
Fuck yeah.

Got all of em on steam, warband my fave.

I'll give it a crack if i can, thanks.
10:31pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
513 posts
Ive been playing this beta for a week, i can tell you that i stopped playing bf3 for this so much fun, it has a lot of bugs and glitches but the hand to hand combat is fucking awesome!
I recommend it 100%.
10:40pm 08/09/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2880 posts
multiplayer or solo?
10:42pm 08/09/12 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6923 posts
mount and blade was awesome
keen pls
10:42pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7458 posts
multiplayer or solo?

Multiplayer only, but excels so much. It really is mount&blade combat but on steroids. Can also jump!

Sent to reload and Deadly, three more left.
10:47pm 08/09/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2881 posts
Works, DLing now, thanks.
10:51pm 08/09/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4364 posts
I have a beta key, haven't played yet. Is there any .au servers?
10:52pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7459 posts
I have a beta key, haven't played yet. Is there any .au servers?

Two at the moment, going to see if a server pack is available.
10:54pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Pirroh
Melbourne, Victoria
703 posts
I wouldn't mind receiving a key if they haven't been taken yet.
11:39pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Woblzz
Queensland
78 posts
been playing this game since the beta opended, at lvl 33 atm and loving it
11:45pm 08/09/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
514 posts
The feeling you get when strike a horse with your 2 handed sword and see the rider falling is just so much fun...or hunting down those assholes that are the archers pure WIN.
PS: beta finish on monday
12:04am 09/09/12 Permalink
Woblzz
Queensland
79 posts
The feeling you get when strike a horse with your 2 handed sword and see the rider falling is just so much fun...or hunting down those assholes that are the archers pure WIN.PS: beta finish on monday


Hey hey, dont be hatin on the archers : D
01:00am 09/09/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4366 posts
Just had a bash for a couple hours, this game is FUN! I seriously loved out loud several times when things happened, awesome.

Takes some getting used to though, and there's some obvious dudes who are using bugs as exploits.
03:07am 09/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3938 posts
Can;t seem to play it, keep getting a backend connection error
06:19am 09/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13011 posts
Any keys left?

If there are, I'll take one.

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 07:24:11 09/Sep/12
07:23am 09/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7460 posts
Just sent two keys to Toll and Pirroh, got one left. Also you can customise your own insignia, quite a lot of choices and designs.
07:41am 09/09/12 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
1104 posts
I'll grab one if they're still going Eorl, when's the beta finish, monday? If so, I doubt I'll be able to d/l and get a good crack at it. If not, swing 'er here partner =)
07:51am 09/09/12 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
2046 posts
I look forward to hearing everyone's feedback on it!
08:04am 09/09/12 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6924 posts

yep can't get it to launch atm, keeps crashing with an error. lots of people on the steam forums are reporting the same.
01:02pm 09/09/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7461 posts
I'll grab one if they're still going Eorl, when's the beta finish, monday? If so, I doubt I'll be able to d/l and get a good crack at it. If not, swing 'er here partner =)

Sent ya one Ivonin, though I'm not sure on when the beta finishes, I don't presume it will finish on Monday, will probably go until launch.
02:41pm 09/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13012 posts
I read it finishes on 24th. Perhaps closed beta finishes Monday with open starting then.
03:10pm 09/09/12 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6928 posts
so apparently the beta ended today and that's why it's not working.
release is set for the 25th, will have to check it out then.
12:37pm 10/09/12 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1221 posts
Execute!!!
04:20pm 10/09/12 Permalink
Olx
Sydney, New South Wales
93 posts
I played this quite a bit throughout the beta and I must say I loved it.

Combat was excellent - very satisfying when you take someone out. The graphics were quite nice also. Being a beta there were a few bugs, the main downside was consistent errors with servers dropping, but I suspect most of that should be iron out before release.

I would highly recommend this game!
06:42pm 10/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3939 posts
I wanted to check it out before buying it, ended up buying it on steam anyway damnit, why do they make it so easy to buy stuff on it!
07:09pm 10/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13014 posts
I couldn't get it to run. There are many, many people who could not get it running and the devs said nothing. I'm assuming they wern't taking new users right near the end of the beta and that caused the error. Hopefully that is the case, otherwise scary times for them.
07:57pm 10/09/12 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1193 posts
If there is another key I'm keen to try it out.
11:41pm 10/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13015 posts
The beta is over d^, even if you did manage to get the key you would not have been able to play. As many of those who got keys towards the end of the beta (even those that pre-purchased) could not load the game, strangly as soon as the beta ended everyones game started loading. Loading to a screen that said the beta is over. A bit dodgy if you ask me.

Also to add insult to injury the steam store is still selling pre-order copies with the line 'access the beta immediately' even though the beta is over. A quick check of the forums show people are still buying it then finding out the beta is over.
The devs where increadibly quiet about the problems people where having trying to get the game running, they still have said nothing really.

Sounds like it was a good game, I'd certainly wait until after launch to purchase it, to make sure there are no problems.
09:06am 11/09/12 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1194 posts
Yeah good plan Toll, thanks for the heads up.
10:59am 11/09/12 Permalink
Shroud
Sydney, New South Wales
284 posts
Had a lot of fun in the beta, played for about 2 weeks, got to level 60.

The combat is a lot of fun and there are a lot of different weapons to try out. A lot of whingers on the beta forums and in the actual game, complaining about different weapons being OP.. but if you ask me it's fairly balanced and is a good challenging game.

A few silly things that should be changed and the battlefield style squad spawn is annoying and out of place for this sort of game, IMO.

Lookin forward to the release!
12:10pm 11/09/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
847 posts
http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/au/en/pc/games/action/war-roses-digital-deluxe-edition/

25% off above price with Voucher Code: GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G

Might pick it up sooner or later. Have not really herd anything about it.
12:58pm 11/09/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
516 posts
Never had an issue opening and running the game, glitches and bugs yes....BETA!!!
01:23pm 11/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13016 posts
Beta is not an excuse to ignore the customer and potential customer base. Those that couldn't get the game running where essentially ignored. Perhaps on the possibility that it was done on purpose to reduce stress on the servers? Maybe they overextended on their beta. They couldn't close beta to new comers because of their pre-order 'access the beta immediately'..
03:09pm 11/09/12 Permalink
Pharoah
Brisbane, Queensland
1 posts
Are there any more keys floating around? I'd love to get into this kind of game.
11:31am 13/09/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2918 posts
lol.
11:47am 13/09/12 Permalink
sharkuul
Brisbane, Queensland
527 posts
Sup guys =D

so I couldnt wait and pre-ordered war fo the roses on steam, only to find out i cant access the beta.

did anyone else preorder recently and get in? if so how?

It could be that I'm just retarded.

i did go to the nda.waroftheroses.com or whatevs to register my steam key but it failed.

thanks
07:45pm 16/09/12 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6930 posts
the beta's been over for a week. release is fairly soon
08:48pm 16/09/12 Permalink
sharkuul
Brisbane, Queensland
529 posts
it said instant access if u preorder ...

oh well fml if its no good till next month

last edited by sharkuul at 20:54:46 16/Sep/12
08:51pm 16/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13028 posts
It is possible to still play, you go to steam WoR, right click and under the beta category select test - latest patch and the pw is found on the WoR forum under 'how you can help further' or something like that.

P.S. it has a combination of the words fat and shark and ends with a !

The servers are based overseas though, so don't expect a great play experience. Also I think it is incredibly rude that they had that access the beta messages for so long after the beta finished. It is removed now as far as I know.

12:08pm 17/09/12 Permalink
sharkuul
Brisbane, Queensland
531 posts
Thanks tollazor! I'll give that a crack =D
08:50pm 17/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3944 posts
I can't seem to find that forum section tollazor :/
11:18pm 17/09/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13030 posts
Did you sign up to their forum using the key that gets you a steam key? The forum is hidden to non-beta testers.
08:52am 18/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3945 posts
Nope, havent been able to, I've opened a ticket with them that seems to be the only way to get access.
11:57pm 18/09/12 Permalink
Shroud
Sydney, New South Wales
285 posts
You have to click "My profile" and register your games and register war of the roses as a game, only then will the forum be revealed to you in all it's beta glory!
12:10am 19/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3946 posts
Yeah the registration part is what is broken, it doesnt recognise my key :( I've bought it through steam.
12:16am 19/09/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3947 posts
So they've now added my key to their forums but I suspect I still don't see the right sections. Is it a sub forum? I only see 5 sub forums and none of them are related to the beta. I suppose I should just wait till the games released ...
10:44pm 19/09/12 Permalink
sharkuul
Brisbane, Queensland
534 posts
If October 2 is the release date and pre-order-ers get 7days early access, we should have it on the 26th of September. Only another week or so. Besides the beta servers are in USA and the ping means my sword doesn't swing as fast as the yanks and can lead to some frustration. Sit tight for release imo
06:26am 20/09/12 Permalink
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