With its official release looming - next Thursday at retail, pre-order head-starts on Sunday - Mythic and GOA have announced the types and names of the launch servers for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
There are four server types: Core, Open RVR, Roleplay, and Roleplay/Open RVR.
Core servers follow the standard game design, with unrestricted player-versus-player combat limited to Scenario maps and designated parts of the game world, and players can only fight each other when flagged for RVR (Realm-versus-Realm).
Open RVR servers offer permanent RVR flagging everywhere except the first-tier starting area. However, it's still the case that you can only fight players of the opposing realm.
Roleplay servers "are for those players who enjoy truly immersing themselves into the Warhammer lore by acting as their characters' personalities in-game. Players who opt to participate on a Role Playing server must agree to far more specific rules regarding naming, and it is suggested that players would adhere to WAR or high fantasy conduct and behaviour".
If you want to pick a server name in advance so you can get organised with your friends, you'll find a list of European servers at the GOA Warhammer Online site and of North American and Oceanic servers at Mythic's WAR site.
Check out our Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning review elsewhere on the site.