Ten Ton Hammer was able to track down Games Workshop licensing manager Erik Mogensen for a two-page interview about both Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and their upcoming Warhammer 40k MMORPG.
Q: I know very little has been revealed about the High Elves and Dark Elves, do you have any hopes for these races? How do you think they will be brought to life in the game?
A: These two races are, I think, one of the bigger challenges facing us. Elves are tall, thin, pointy-eared folk right? Easy, right? Well.not so much. They are those things of course, but Warhammer Elves have a unique spin on that archetype. They have an air of mystery about them; an alieness that needs to come across. My hope is that we'll do them justice, and that players will have a slight feeling of unease around both races.
In terms of how they'll be brought to life, they give us an opportunity to really explore the magical and more '˜fantasy' elements of the Warhammer World. The Elves are all about magic, and giant eagles and dragons, and elegance (evil elegance in the case of the Dark Elves!). Like with the other races, I'm really looking forward to seeing people walk around in the Elf lands and to finally see that side of Warhammer Elves.