One of the primary reasons I jumped in and decided to do a 10-day trial of World of Warcraft (and blog about my experiences) was my absolute ignorance of the mythos going in. I had never played a single Warcraft game, knew absolutely nothing about the world, and nothing about WoW culture. The only Blizzard game I had ever played was Diablo.
I am the same way with Warhammer. I know absolutely nothing about it, which was in evidence today in Icrontic IRC:
<Canti> it’s just the original starcraft
<Canti> and a halo ripoff
<@primesuspect> warhammer is like.. space stuff?
<@primesuspect> I thought it was like WoW
<winfrey|56k> 40k is
<@primesuspect> axes and dwarves and shit
<Canti> oh wait
<winfrey|56k> not mmo warhammer
<@primesuspect> < so confused
See? That’s how confused I am. I just found out today that there are actually TWO Warhammers – a Warhammer and a Warhammer 40K. Also, apparently there is a game played in real life with little miniatures of robots and space marines. I don’t know if those are in the Warhammer Online game I’m about to download.
Get ready for 10 days of transformation from utter noob to Warhammer expert. I’m downloading the trial right now. Wish me luck.