The last day of operation for WOH will be March 29th, 2013. The servers will be brought down at 5:00 PM, EST, after this point in time WOH will no longer be available to play. Effective immediately, we have ended Gem sales in the store. We have slashed store prices to allow players to acquire as many new items as possible before the shutdown date. And, during the time leading up to March 29th, 2013, we will be introducing new Heroes and events leading up to the game’s final moments.
Launched in Beta just over a year ago, the free-to-play battle arena version of Warhammer Online was a grand experiment. We were able to test new server technology, learn more about the free-to-play market, and engage in endless quick, down and dirty, three-way battles any time of day or night. On all of these fronts, we were able to make great inroads and insights and deliver a fast and frenetic game. As a producer for this game from the start, I am proud of the hard work and effort that made the game possible and I feel sad that it is not able to carry on. I think we created something special and I would not trade the time creating it or playing it (on all those Friday Fight Fests and anonymously almost every day) for anything. I hope that those who have played it at any time in the past will stick through to the end, enjoy the special pricing so you can try out everything before it goes, and try out a few of the special things that were still in our pipeline.
Whether you just tried it out or have played it from the start of Beta, we thank you all for your patronage. I hope you will all join us and celebrate the final moments of WOH. See you online!
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