MMORPG.com is offering up a new preview of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, based on what they learned about the game during this year's Penny Arcade Expo.
Each character will have three areas of skills to build. They are core, specialization and secondary abilities and points are awarded in each category as your character advances. The points distributed will be roughly in a 10:8:6 ratio and you will be able to gain enough points to advance all your core abilities, but must pick and choose the specialization and secondary abilities. Abilities can also be further upgraded through trainers.
At launch, there will be six races, three from each opposing realm, to choose from. They are Greenskins (Orcs and Goblins), Dark Elves and Chaos vs. Dwarves, High Elves and Empire Humans. Each homeland is divided into a warring pair. The Greenskins are matched against the Dwarves, while the Elves do battle in the second pair and Empire fights Chaos in the third.