Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Q&A

MMORPG.com has conducted an interview with Games Workshop's Erik Mogensen, in which the licensing manager answers several questions about working with Mythic Entertainment on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. An excerpt to follow:
Q: With all of Warhammer's colorful armies, what made you comfortable with the choice of the six races of Empire, Greenskins, Chaos, Dwarf, High Elf and Dark Elf for launch?

A: We let Mythic suggest which races to put into the game initially. They're the guys that know the market and what would suit an MMO, plus they know what races interested the members of the development team. GW believes that in order to get the best out of a computer game, the dev team need to feel passionate about what they're working on, so there was no way I was going to try and enforce a choice of races. Of course we had made a list of races we thought would work, and as it happenes, it lined up pretty well with Mythic's own choices. Great minds think alike??

The idea of having 3 racial pairings has been around since the earliest discussions about WAR, and that helped us choose the 6 immensely. Greenskins vs. Dwarfs, High Elf vs. Dark Elf, and the Empire vs. Chaos are probably the three biggest baddest grudge matches in the Warhammer World so ended up being ideal choices for RvR.

The interview also features four new screenshots from the game.