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  • FinishingLastFinishingLast Posts: 3,796Registered Users
    sbkline said:

    sbkline said:


    Well in retrospect, with 3 new races and 4th (unsure if this one well be free), if they were dlc it be nearly the same price.

    "Four races, four outcomes, a single goal: control of the Great Vortex, for good or ill." -directly from steam page.

    Where are you getting that there may only be 3 races?
    An article saying that they've revealed 3 races for sure, and a 4th race yet to be announced but planned. So yes a 4th race is definitely coming but will it be free like Bretonnia. Or will it cost more then the initial game price.
    The 4th race comes with the game. Just like in the 1st game. They just haven't announced who it is yet. (officially)
    I am incredibly mad and angry at whatever someone insinuated could possibly, but not likely, happen in the WH series today and CA must answer for this with an explanation of why they might possibly, but didn't do this!!!
  • sbklinesbkline Posts: 3Registered Users
    edited March 2017

    Are you seriously still arguing with the actual steam page for the game? Clearly states there will be four races in Warhammer 2. I know everybody wants to find fault in CA's release of the game before it even happens but I'd say you are reaching a bit.

    Ur projecting, nobody is arguing, nobody is finding faults or "bitching". We're just stating. I've stated they are guaranteed 3 races with the base game, a 4th race yet to come most likely Skaven, but it will be a free race like Bretonnia or will be another pre order bonus (later dlc), like Chaos, this is yet to be seen.
  • OrionoxOrionox Posts: 152Registered Users
    sbkline said:



    Ur projecting, nobody is arguing, nobody is finding faults or "bitching". We're just stating. I've stated they are guaranteed 3 races with the base game, a 4th race yet to come most likely Skaven, but it will be a free race like Bretonnia or will be another pre order bonus (later dlc), like Chaos, this is yet to be seen.

    They are going to be in the game from day 1 and will be included for everyone for free. If we get another pre-order DLC race, I'm betting it's a minor factions, instead of a major faction like they did the the Chaos
  • TayvarTayvar Posts: 10,170Registered Users
    Jaggsauce said:

    "...and a fourth race, yet to be revealed"

    Oh you silly geese you :)
    showing that rat at the end of the trailer gave it away lol

    "There's no such thing as rat-men" :D, looks like CA want to keep hiding the Skaven as much as they can and not all Total War players knows enough about the Warhammer Fantasy Lore. :)
  • Ice_creamIce_cream Posts: 669Registered Users
    Dalakh said:

    Exactly what I expected apart from the inclusion of the Southlands. Tomb Kings as pre-order DLC ? I wonder.

    Rather as post-release DLC I would say.
  • TayvarTayvar Posts: 10,170Registered Users
    PaulH said:

    Yeah, the information regarding the combined map concerns me. I'd really been looking forward to it, but the idea of it being scaled down really does not appeal. The Old World map already suffered for shrinking areas such as turning Tilea into a single faction with only 3 settlements, rather than 7 or 8 city states who all despise each other or removing some of the Bretonnian Dukedoms.

    CA said that the New World's Grand Campaign Map would be roughly the same physical size as the Old World's Grand Campaign Map, so it's looks like there would be even more shrinking, unfortunately. But at least CA is honest about it, just as they was honest about not adding Naval Combat into this game. :/
  • BlackDragon1BlackDragon1 Senior Member Thousand Oaks CA, USAPosts: 391Registered Users
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  • DalakhDalakh Senior Member FrancePosts: 1,937Registered Users
    edited April 2017
    Ice_cream said:

    Dalakh said:

    Exactly what I expected apart from the inclusion of the Southlands. Tomb Kings as pre-order DLC ? I wonder.

    Rather as post-release DLC I would say.
    Yeah I think you're right. I really have no idea what the pre-order bonus could be.

    They did mention desert areas in the EGX stream as part of the Southlands so surely Nehekhara would show up ? It's weird because they kinda need them for the third quartet of factions.
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  • TennisgolfbollTennisgolfboll Posts: 6,857Registered Users
    CA_Whelan said:

    Hey – we hope you’re as excited as we are by the announcement of the second part of our epic fantasy trilogy! We’re setting out to make the most incredible and massive strategy game we can, and we hope you’ll join us for the journey.

    There’s a way to go before release yet, and you’ll have loads of questions, but don’t worry, we have loads to tell you and rest-assured we will tell you everything before we release. And as with previous games, the press, youtubers and members of the community will all have access to the game before launch to give you their impressions too. We will let you know which games shows we are at this summer and we will make sure reviews will hit before release again.

    Here’s a short Q&A to answer what we expect will be the most common immediate questions, let us know if you have any more and we will get to them all in due course.

    The race for the Vortex has only just begun….

    The Game!

    What is Total War: WARHAMMER II?
    The second in the trilogy and sequel to the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER, Total War: WARHAMMER II brings players a breath-taking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date.

    How many Races/Lords can we expect?
    There are four playable races each with two Legendary lords, for a total of 8 individual start positions.

    High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and a fourth race, yet to be revealed, will all feature.

    Each race is unique and will feel very different to play. Each has unique and iconic battlefield units, characters, monsters, war machines and tactical strengths on the battlefield. In campaign, each has its own suite of unique campaign mechanics built around its backstory and lore in Warhammer Fantasy Battles. In short, each race offers a very distinct way to play.

    What’s with the Vortex in the announcement trailer?
    The Great Vortex is a vast magical maelstrom that roils above the Isle of The Dead in the centre of Ulthuan, home continent of the High Elves. The Vortex was forged in a past age by a convocation of High Elf mages to drain the Winds of Magic from the world, and blast a huge daemonic invasion back to the Realm of Chaos from whence it came. It is a prominent part of the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world, a unique feature on the Total War: WARHAMMER II campaign map, and lies at the heart of the main campaign.

    How is Total War: WARHAMMER II’s campaign different to the first game?
    As the twin-tailed comet of Sotek made its recent journey across the skies, it caused the Vortex to become dangerously unstable. Each of the four races has its own objective regarding this: some wish to heal the Great Vortex and prevent calamity. Others see opportunity in disrupting it. That said, no two races have precisely the same objectives and they’ll need to accomplish them in their own way.

    The campaign is therefore a race for control of the Vortex, culminating in a cataclysmic series of endgame events. This is the first TW game where the AI can beat you to the end game objective.

    But the race for the Vortex isn’t the be-all and end-all. You will still have to build and manage your empire, treat with and betray your allies, research techs, develop settlements, all the usual Total War good stuff, with unique race mechanics and objectives defining the specifics of your campaign. You still need to further your aims, but there will also be a greater focus on confounding or supporting the other races in theirs.

    How big is the Total War: WARHAMMER II campaign map?
    The Vortex campaign map is roughly the same physical size as in the first game, though there are approximately a third more conquerable land regions in the WH2 campaign map than in WH1. These are spread across four continents, separated by perilous seas.

    What other new features can I expect?
    There’s a host of new gameplay features, some of which are tied to the specific narrative of the Vortex campaign, and some which will apply the huge combined campaign (see below). We’ll be detailing all of these over the coming months.

    Do I need the original game to play Total War: WARHAMMER II?
    No, you don’t need the first game in the trilogy in order to play WARHAMMER II. However, if you do own the first game as well as the WARHAMMER II, you’ll also be able to choose to play on a huge new combined campaign map (see below). So owners of both games will have three large and different campaign maps to choose from.

    The Trilogy!

    What do I get if I own both WARHAMMER I and WARHAMMER II?
    If you own both games you get 3 huge campaign maps; the original one featuring the Old World, a new one featuring the New World and the Vortex, and a Combined Campaign map featuring both of those areas joined together.

    If you own any DLC or Free-LC for WARHAMMER I (like the Chaos Warriors, Wood Elves and Beastmen, or Lord Packs) you’ll also still have access to their unique narrative campaigns of course, and will be able to play as those races in both the Old World campaign and the new Combined Campaign.

    What’s going on with the mega combined campaign you talked about before?
    For owners of both WARHAMMER I and WARHAMMER II, our first content release shortly after launch (free of course) will be a vast, combined campaign map representing the geographical areas of both games in a single map. This will allow you to start epic campaigns as any owned race (including any DLC races you own). This will be shortly after launch, weeks not months, and will be our very first content release.

    Why won’t the Combined Campaign be available right at launch?
    The Vortex campaign, with its dedicated narrative, unique features, mechanics and flavour, is a big project in its own right. The Combined Campaign will be truly vast. Each requires significant playtesting and balancing. This being the most complex Total War campaign we will have released to date, we’d like to plan have a short period of open beta testing just before we release it, this requires WARHAMMER II to be out and for players to be familiar with all the new races and features.

    How will the third game add to this?
    We will let you know in due course.

    Other Stuff!

    Is naval combat happening?
    Only in autoresolve. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is principally a game about land warfare, so that’s where we’re choosing to focus our efforts in terms of full battle simulation. There are some new sea-related campaign features that we will detail in the future.

    What are your plans for multiplayer?
    Each of the races in TWWH II will be playable in single and MP campaign, plus custom and MP battles. As the two Legendary Lords for each race all have their own unique campaign start positions, you’ll be able to play a 2-player co-op campaign the same race. If you own both parts 1 and 2, you’ll be able to play in multiplayer as any of the races you own.

    What will the early adopter bonus or Collector’s Edition be?
    We’ll announce any news around these in due course.

    When is the release date?
    Later in 2017. We’ll announce a firm release date in due course.

    Will there be modding support from release?
    As with WARHAMMER 1, Modding using the Assembly Kit, and Steam Workshop support, will be both be available very shortly after launch.

    Will It be released on Mac and Linux from release?
    Plans for Mac & Linux versions will be announced later in the year.


    Either remove autoresolve battles from the water or add naval combat. I cannot accept losing autoresolves when i know i can win etc.
    Read all my replies as if we are having a pint and a good old time. I will always read your reply like that.
  • BierTempelierBierTempelier Posts: 172Registered Users

    ah - I really speculated on naval battles, with the high seas between continents and all...

    bit disapointed about that but still a fan and might buy nonetheless (we'll see)
  • TheBraveKnightTheBraveKnight Senior Member Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    I appreciate that CA is giving us 8 separate starting locations with the LL - Meaning two playable factions per race. That is great!

    Current Top 3 Total War List

    1) Thrones of Britannia - Art style, soundtrack, aging portraits, sieges, politics, and trait system!
    (Prob 3 Kingdoms after I invest more hours. Awesome awesome game!)

    2) Warhammer 2 - Eye of the Vortex

    3) Shogun 2

    Honorable mentions - Medieval 1

  • MorbidlyAbeastMorbidlyAbeast Posts: 188Registered Users
    @Tennisgolfboll It is a licensing issue and not CA's issue and there is nothing they can really do about it. Go beg at GW doorstep to put Man'O War to work on something that is actually making money. But telling CA it's unacceptable is futile.
  • matthiasssmatthiasss Posts: 18Registered Users
    Okay, I'm the first,

    Balancing issue.

    If I've taken over the old world, what will stop me from just steamrolling over the new continents.

    Remember Empire? India beats everyone, because as you've taken india as the indians, you were so rich the european factions couldn't stop you, even though you had the better units.
  • DraxynnicDraxynnic Posts: 4,939Registered Users
    edited April 2017
    sbkline said:

    Are you seriously still arguing with the actual steam page for the game? Clearly states there will be four races in Warhammer 2. I know everybody wants to find fault in CA's release of the game before it even happens but I'd say you are reaching a bit.

    Ur projecting, nobody is arguing, nobody is finding faults or "bitching". We're just stating. I've stated they are guaranteed 3 races with the base game, a 4th race yet to come most likely Skaven, but it will be a free race like Bretonnia or will be another pre order bonus (later dlc), like Chaos, this is yet to be seen.
    You appear to be setting up a false dichotomy, because your examples are a faction available as day 1 DLC (that you got for free if you bought the game early enough), and a faction made available as FLC long after the release.

    Skaven are neither. They'll be free like Vampire Counts - as one of the main races of the game, playable from the moment you buy (apart from preorders) regardless if that's the day of release or a year after release.

    They're just being coy about showing them off. This may be for marketing purposes, or it may be because the skaven aren't as fully developed as other races (Game 2 was originally just going to be the two Elves and Lizardmen according to the datamine, after all, until CA expanded their plans due to the greater-than-expected success of the first game) and they're waiting until they're fully ready before they get shown off.
  • PaulHPaulH Posts: 1,218Registered Users
    Will Albion ever have a settlement?
    Will Be'lakor rule over it?
    Will we ever get an Albion mini-campaign?

    Will we ever get a Storm of Chaos mini-campaign?
  • House_OrdosHouse_Ordos Junior Member Posts: 17Registered Users
    (Question) How will the Vortex victory affect Campaign Co-op, for different factions/races? If my friend playing as Skaven and permanent ally obtains Vortex victory, would I lose as the Lizardmen or vice versa?
  • Commissar_GCommissar_G Senior Member Posts: 9,917Registered Users

    (Question) How will the Vortex victory affect Campaign Co-op, for different factions/races? If my friend playing as Skaven and permanent ally obtains Vortex victory, would I lose as the Lizardmen or vice versa?

    I can't speak for Warhammer 2 specifically but generally those victory conditions are removed for co-op play for more standardised, sand-box ones.

    For example Bretonnia doesn't get it's Errantry War quest battle to win the campaign in co-op and the objectives are just occupy/raze 80 settlements or something.
    "As a sandbox game everyone, without exception, should be able to play the game exactly as they see fit and that means providing the maximum scope possible." - ~UNiOnJaCk~
  • tkkreedtkkreed Posts: 13Registered Users
    Draxynnic said:

    sbkline said:

    Are you seriously still arguing with the actual steam page for the game? Clearly states there will be four races in Warhammer 2. I know everybody wants to find fault in CA's release of the game before it even happens but I'd say you are reaching a bit.

    Ur projecting, nobody is arguing, nobody is finding faults or "bitching". We're just stating. I've stated they are guaranteed 3 races with the base game, a 4th race yet to come most likely Skaven, but it will be a free race like Bretonnia or will be another pre order bonus (later dlc), like Chaos, this is yet to be seen.
    You appear to be setting up a false dichotomy, because your examples are a faction available as day 1 DLC (that you got for free if you bought the game early enough), and a faction made available as FLC long after the release.

    Skaven are neither. They'll be free like Vampire Counts - as one of the main races of the game, playable from the moment you buy (apart from preorders) regardless if that's the day of release or a year after release.

    They're just being coy about showing them off. This may be for marketing purposes, or it may be because the skaven aren't as fully developed as other races (Game 2 was originally just going to be the two Elves and Lizardmen according to the datamine, after all, until CA expanded their plans due to the greater-than-expected success of the first game) and they're waiting until they're fully ready before they get shown off.
    Oooooor, they're just playing to the lore since its an established and scientifically proven FACT that these so called 'rat-men' are an urban legend and don't really exist. :smile:
  • HoneyBunHoneyBun Senior Member Posts: 4,209Registered Users

    @Tennisgolfboll It is a licensing issue and not CA's issue and there is nothing they can really do about it. Go beg at GW doorstep to put Man'O War to work on something that is actually making money. But telling CA it's unacceptable is futile.

    @MorbidlyAbeast I absolutely agree

    And they are more likely to do that the more noise we make in our feedback to them.

    I love CA. I love TW:WH. But now we get proper sea for the first time, we NEED naval battles.

    I'm not sending over my precious stacks only to lose them in naval combat because 'autoresolve says no'

    I'd prefer no naval combat to forced autoresolve!

    They are making an FPS. Who knew a company could have a mid-life crisis ...

  • Nitros14Nitros14 Junior Member Posts: 1,557Registered Users
    Daemons of Chaos are probably the pre-order bonus. Skaven will be base game.
  • TayvarTayvar Posts: 10,170Registered Users
    Nitros14 said:

    Daemons of Chaos are probably the pre-order bonus. Skaven will be base game.

    There is no need for another pre-order bonus/day one DLC backlash, and the Daemons of Chaos are expected by the fans to be added in their full glory in Warhammer 3.

    https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/193201/what-i-think-game3-will-be-chaos-realms-edition/p1
  • UrgatUrgat Posts: 992Registered Users
    edited April 2017
    Abonzo said:

    any clarification on Combined Campaign Objectives???


    will they be independent of G1 Grand campaign and G2 The Great Vortex Campaign??

    I'm wondering about that too, will the vortex mechanic be in the combined map as well?
  • corvocorvo Junior Member SpainPosts: 2,878Registered Users
    Urgat said:

    Abonzo said:

    any clarification on Combined Campaign Objectives???


    will they be independent of G1 Grand campaign and G2 The Great Vortex Campaign??

    I'm wondering about that too, will the vortex mechanic be in the combined map as well?
    I would **** off if there was no vortex function, when you play the combined campaign as Dark elves or whatever factions of the new world, so yea I really want that the vortex feature works in the combined campaign. (but only if you choose those 4 factions)
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  • JagermorderJagermorder Posts: 25Registered Users
    So will the "Vortex" Campaign and the "Combined" Campaign have separate victory conditions? Or is that still being fleshed out? Will the Old World and New World be in the same time period?
  • Duc_de_ThanatosDuc_de_Thanatos Posts: 1Registered Users
    They have say that the vortex mechanic will NOT be in the Big, combined Campaign.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-30-total-war-warhammer-2-creative-assembly-answers-the-big-questions (I hope it is not the wrong Interview)
  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users

    So will the "Vortex" Campaign and the "Combined" Campaign have separate victory conditions? Or is that still being fleshed out? Will the Old World and New World be in the same time period?

    As they have said in the eurogamer interview, the "mega-campaign" is meant to be the more sandbox option with less focused end games. No scripted end game events at all would be a good change from the other campaigns!
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  • KrunchKrunch Junior Member Posts: 3,629Registered Users
    edited April 2017
    I hope the Chaos Invasion is still in though. I feel it is very integral to the theme of the Empire Campaign as you make your build up to it over the entire campaing. I could see why the Vortex was removed though, if I was playing as Dwarfs I wouldn't expect to have to make a play for the stability of the Great Vortex and would be pretty miffed if I had to travel accross the continent and the ocean to do so.
  • LestaTLestaT Senior Member Posts: 3,190Registered Users
    The mega campaign probably just hold certain number of provinces or raze certain numbers of provinves where the numbers will have to include all maps.

    If the victory condition the same as current then there's no point of going over to the other side of the map.

    Old world factions may still have regional occupation in the old world but they can build outposts in the new world. Maybe on one settlement, or settlements only in province capitol.
  • Bel_KorhadrisBel_Korhadris Posts: 30Registered Users
    What scale will the combined campaign map be? I really hope the provinces aren't shrunk down (so we end up with a one-region Athel Loren, for instance).

    How will the Warhammer 2 vortex map work geographically? I mean, if we have Ulthuan, Naggaroth, Lustria and the Southlands, but not the Old World, won't there be a big empty space above the Southlands?

    Will magic be overhauled with a system that reflects the power of casters like Teclis and Mazdamundi? Will High Elf and Lizardmen mages have access to all 8 lores of magic, as well as High Magic? If they don't get all 8 lores, while the Empire does, I'm gonna riot...

    Will we have three-way/free-for-all battles?

    Will the multiplayer experienced be improved from its present bare-bones state? Will we get an army painter, and some sort of Avatar Conquest system, for instance?

    What about the Old Friend free-lc for Warhammer 1 (and Wood Elf ancillaries for that matter)?
  • Bel_KorhadrisBel_Korhadris Posts: 30Registered Users
    Carnak said:

    WHEN CAN I GET MY LIZARDMAN AVATAR?!?!?!

    When can I get my High Elf avatar?
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