Dec 20, 2013
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
Players! Knights! Dearest community members!

Patch 1.9.0 is live with a plethora of balance changes and tweaks. We hope you enjoy this Winter Patch and have an awesome holidays filled with fun and games :)

Please make sure to leave your feedback in the patch thread.

Full patch notes here.

Regards,
The War of the Roses Team
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
Greetings warriors!

Some news for all of you engaged community members and wonderful Roses players.

First of all, we have a new Anti Cheat system being implemented into War of the Roses. This will be added within short. More info here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/42160/discussions/0/648811126860491571/

Secondly the Balance Beta is now once again in use. We have deployed a drastically rebalanced version of Roses on this client and would love to see your feedback on the changes. More info here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?734898-Balance-Beta-is-BACK!

Regards,
The War of the Roses Team
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
Greetings dear community!

Today, as of 10:00 CEST, we are proud to announce that we are launching Early Access for War of the Vikings via Steam.

As a gift to all our loyal customers who own War of the Roses: Kingmaker (F2P/Demo not included) and the people who participated in the War of the Vikings alpha, we are giving you instant free access to this Early Access until October 4th 19:00 CEST. After this you will need to buy War of the Vikings if you wish to continue playing - as an owner of War of the Roses (or Mount and Blade: Warband) we will give you 10% off for the first month!

Want to know more about War of the Vikings Early Access? Head over to the SteamHub now and check it out!

If you do not own War of the Roses: Kingmaker and want to get access you can get it now by heading over to the store page and buying the game. This will grant you instant access to War of the Vikings as well as the finished product once it's released!

Best regards,
The War Franchise Team
Community Announcements - BjornB
We need to bring the backend down once more.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
Community Announcements - BjornB
Hi guys!

We will bring the backend servers down for a short maintenance between approximately 09:00 am - 10:00 am on Wednesday the 4th of September 2013.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused!

Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
Greetings community!

This is a friendly reminder that all of you that own War of the Roses: Kingmaker (F2P Demo not included) have access to the War of the Vikings Alpha until 9:00 CEST September 1st.

So take this chance to test our new upcoming game and get in on the brutal, bearded action now!

The game is in your steam library already, ready to be downloaded.
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
And if you own this game (F2P Demo not included) you are invited!

You'll find the Alpha in your steam library, ready to be downloaded and played.

Please note that by downloading the Alpha you will agree to a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Regards,
The War of the Roses Team
Community Announcements - [PDX]TotalyMoo
Sharpen Your Axes, Prepare Your Armor, and Groom Your Beard for a New Close Combat Experience


NEW YORK — August 6, 2013 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a cultivator of epic facial hair, today announced War of the Vikings, an all-new multiplayer game built upon the technology that drives Paradox’s medieval squad combat title War of the Roses. Developed by Fatshark, War of the Vikings is a new standalone entry into the War franchise that will pull players into the brutal and bloody Viking Age, challenging them to design a personalized warrior and sack England as a mighty Norseman – or defend it as a brave Saxon. Featuring intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, War of the Vikings will add a new unforgettable experience to Paradox’s close combat arsenal.

View the teaser trailer for War of the Vikings here: http://youtu.be/5SCDhF2d3AE

War of the Roses was a fantastic experience for us to launch, and as it’s evolved over time, eventually growing into its current Kingmaker edition, we’ve been inspired many times over by the possibilities of the close-combat genre,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Executive Producer for the War of the Roses franchise. “It’s clear to us that that there are many more experiences we can share with our players, and War of the Vikings is our next step in establishing Paradox and Fatshark as leaders in the art of online war.”

The intensity is greater and the beards are longer in War of the Vikings, where players must band together on the battlefields of 9th and 10th Century England and fight to conquer or defend Britannia. Environments, weapons, and visuals drawn from Viking Age history will immerse players in a bloody new conflict between the Vikings and the Saxons, with each warrior hand-designed by its player from a wide variety of customization options. Built on skill-driven gameplay and a deep combat system, War of the Vikings will bring close combat closer than ever.

Players can apply to join the Alpha for War of the Vikings by heading to http://signup.waroftherosesthegame.com/

War of the Vikings we’ll be shown at Gamescom from August 20-22, to set up an appointment please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com.

War of the Vikings features:
  • History Comes to Life (and then you kill it) – Historically inspired content from the Viking Age, including levels and environments, weapons, helmets, shields, and heraldry
  • Close Combat and Ranged Ravaging – Skill-driven fighting blends swinging, blocking, and dodging with intense ranged combat, including arrows, spears, and throwing axes
  • Mod Your Squad – Enhanced squad features allow players to define a role for their warriors in battle using custom squad perks to buff your hirdmen
  • A Viking to Your Liking – Design your own Viking or Saxon warrior, choosing everything from weapons and armor to battle perks, customized taunts to unhinge your foes, and a variety of beard options
  • Pick Your Battles – Game modes include up to 64-player epic battles, new hardcore
  • “Pitched Arena” mode with 32 players and no respawns, and a Training Ground to test out new character builds


War of the Vikings is scheduled to release in Q1 2014.
Community Announcements - [Fatshark]LiVam
Community Announcements - BjornB
This is merely a change in the placement of the game in Steams game store. There are no changes made to the game or how it’s sold other than that the free version (previously known as War of the Roses Demo) is now just War of the Roses. If you purchased War of the Roses: Kingmaker, everything will continue as before. Nothing has changed in the packaging or what you get with the various versions.

So here is how it looks now:
War of the Roses (F2P) contains 4 base locked profiles and the Conquest + Team Death Match game modes.
War of the Roses: Kingmaker contains all game modes (Conquest, TDM, Pitched Battle, and Assault) and the ability to customize additional character profiles.

To confirm whether or not you have the Kingmaker edition, right click the game in your Steam library and select "View Downloadable content".
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