YouGamers writes: "Mythic's much-delayed MMO, Warhammer Online, is finally going live on next week (18th of September) simultaneously in US, Oceania and Europe. Mythic is best known for their first major MMO, Dark Age of Camelot, which they self-published. This time EA has picked up the tab - Mythic Entertainment was actually called EA Mythic for a while, and they are still a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. Last time Mythic managed to make a noticeable dent to the subscription numbers of EverQuest, but this time the competition is not fumbling at every step like SOE was back then. Just like DAOC, Warhammer Online takes player vs. player combat seriously, twisting the familiar formula more towards "Kill other players, not stupid AI monsters". We took a quick spin with the WAR Open Beta to see if Blizzard has any reason to be worried."