Selecting a Server
II. Selecting a Server
Your first task in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is to select a server on which you will play. Ask friends what server they have selected so that you can play with them. You will only be able to play with people who have chosen the same server as you.
Note: Free trial users will be automatically placed on a server, but can transfer to the server of their choice after becoming a subscriber. Brand new players will also be automatically placed on a server, but you can hit the "Server" button to go back and select a different one.
There are three different types of servers available to choose from. They are listed on the server select screen as Core, Open RvR (Realm vs. Realm, which is what Player versus Player combat is called in Warhammer Online), and Roleplay. All servers, regardless of ruleset, pit the two Realms against each other-Order and Destruction. Below is an explanation of each server ruleset.
Core servers are servers that have everything Warhammer has to offer, with no special changes to the normal ruleset. Realm vs. Realm (RvR) combat is confined to open-world RvR battlefields and Scenarios (instanced RvR battlegrounds). Players may only engage in Player vs. Player combat when flagged to do so in specific areas around the world. Select a Core ruleset server for the original exciting gameplay experience that WAR was designed to offer.
Open RvR Ruleset
The Open RvR servers feature RvR flagging everywhere except for the initial starting areas and the surrounding PvE (Player vs. Environment) content. Once players leave this area, they will be flagged for RvR anywhere in the game. Open RvR servers are perfect for those who want to add an extra challenge to their gaming experience. Players must constantly watch their backs or risk attack by enemies everywhere they go! Only members of opposing Realms may attack each other.
- Players are always RvR flagged from the moment they log in.
- Chapter 1 hubs and capital cities are safe zones.
- There is no bolster buff in RvR lakes.
- Players will be turned into a chicken and become easily killable when entering an area that is two Tiers below their current Tier level (ex. A Tier 3 player entering a Tier 1 area).
Any server flagged as Roleplay will follow the same rules as a Core Ruleset server, but with an additional set of guidelines. These servers are for those players who enjoy truly immersing themselves into the Warhammer lore by acting as their characters' personalities in-game. Players who opt to participate on a Roleplay server must agree to far more specific rules regarding naming, and it is suggested that players would adhere to WAR or high fantasy conduct and behavior.