Thunderbolt writes: "MMOs have a lot to thank tabletop gaming for. Back in the dark ages before the mystical series of tubes known as the internets was carried into the sky by a fleet of big trucks, fantasy fans would have to actually sit and meet face to face to get their roleplaying fix. Online gaming juggernaut World of Warcraft owes a lot to the Warhammer series of games, sometimes resembling a pastel-colored version of the classic dark fantasy universe created by Games Workshop. In another twist of fate, though, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning now owes much to World of Warcraft. In theory, this is the theoretical meeting between The Beatles and U2: the melding of two pioneers in their respective fields. Unfortunately, the mixture isn't quite that amazing, but WAR has a good amount going for it."