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the muppets
Posted - 2009.08.18 23:57:00 - [31]

Originally by: Veldya
Blizzard orginally based the Warcraft IP around the Warhammer theme, Games Workshop said the works of Tolkien and other great fantasy authors inspired them to create the Warhammer IP, the orginal release used demons that looked a lot like Balrogs.

Everyone steals from everyone else.

Rather than have s stick up your butt about it, people should take it as a compliment that they created something special. It is all about litigation and holding onto everything you could possibly flog off.

Greed is bad when it comes to creative sharing. If Tolkien and others were *******s then we wouldn't have fantasy RPGs, computer, games, etc that are all derivatives of their creative works.

There's a difference between inspiration and rip off.

Pandemonium Heresy
Posted - 2009.08.18 23:59:00 - [32]

Truly, blizzard rips everyone off and then manages to convince their fanboys they have the original content. Which is why Blizzard fanboys are lame.

Will Strafe
The Praxis Initiative
Majesta Empire
Posted - 2009.08.22 10:34:00 - [33]

Äs an update on this speculative thread, at Blizzcon 2009 it has been revealed that one of the monsters in the upcoming Diablo III is called a Sleeper!

Malthros Zenobia
Posted - 2009.08.22 20:27:00 - [34]

Originally by: Hoo Is
Starcraft2 was supposed to be out in 2000. They are running a little bit behind.

Also Blizzard dropped the ball, it should have been World of Diablo, not World of Warcraft.

It is world of diablo. They took their original ideas (which were more of a UO/DAOC thing) and changed it due to them realizing there were millions of people that were happy doing nothing more than grinding the same 3-4 mobs for hours every day in Diablo 2. WoW takes so much of its original design from Diablo 2 that it's not even funny. Then again, D2 didn't use ******ed things like "Bind on Pickup" or "Bind on Equip". Those are handicaps and simply take away from games. It's funny and sad that they used it, considering bind on pickup/equip would've ruined diablo games pretty badly since the games had such active trade communities.

Anna Kommenos
Posted - 2009.08.22 20:35:00 - [35]

Originally by: Discrodia
Now we just need a 40k MMO and the world will be at peace.

it really wouldnt. there would be nought but an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting (mouth-breathing) gods.

Slave 2739FKZ
Posted - 2009.08.22 20:36:00 - [36]

Originally by: no pants
Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: no pants
if you'd work at blizzard like me, you'd know that the new MMO doesnt even come close to anything related to EVE or starcraft.
If you work for blizzard you've probably signed an NDA, so shush.

well they cant track me via an EVE alt can they? :P plus i didnt say what the next mmo is about.. just what it's not about :)

hello kitty online?

will it have free pvp and "full loot"? if not gb2wow

Joe Skellington
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2009.08.22 21:49:00 - [37]

Edited by: Joe Skellington on 22/08/2009 21:49:37
I don't think we have much to worry about, the Borg that is "Bobby Kotick" will not touch it if he can't exploit it for 10 million a year with endless sequels.

Posted - 2009.08.22 22:01:00 - [38]

Blizzard has more than enough on their plate with WoW.

Starcraft II has been in development for, what, eight years? It's starting to feel like Duke Nukem. At this rate I'll be very surprised if Starcraft II ever comes out at all.

As for people moving into each other's space: The natural progression would be for CCP to release an RTS heavy planetary warfare game like Starcraft. Tie the game directly to the MMO worlds of Eve and Dust.

If Blizzard ever wants to get anything out of Starcraft II they'd better release it soon. Otherwise CCP will have their own RTS leveraging a much stronger back-story and there won't be any need for Starcraft.

Posted - 2009.08.22 22:26:00 - [39]

Edited by: Bazuka on 22/08/2009 22:27:09

Originally by: Will Strafe
Äs an update on this speculative thread, at Blizzcon 2009 it has been revealed that one of the monsters in the upcoming Diablo III is called a Sleeper!

Well, There was a dragon called Sleeper in Everquest 1(about 7-8 years ago?), legendary unkillable mob, that was eventually killed (2004-2005 I think?) with geniusly simple strat by few guilds and the fight was followed live across servers.
And since they managed to kill what was supposed to be an unkillable monster very important to the lore SoE had to remove Sleeper from the game and change the lore heh.
Daaam EQ was such a cool game.

Kyra Felann
The Scope
Posted - 2009.08.22 22:27:00 - [40]

Originally by: Will Strafe
For example there´s been an ongoing feud between Blizzard and the Warhammer franchise, copying and referring to each other through Easter Eggs and ingame details.

You mean Blizzard has blatantly ripped off Warhammer and 40k? I see nothing at all that has been copied the other way. Color codes of items is pretty damn minor compared to ripping off two whole settings with races and everything (plus, that's not Games Workshop, that's Relic).

Kyra Felann
The Scope
Posted - 2009.08.22 22:31:00 - [41]

Originally by: Sigvald Gottschalk
Originally by: Will Strafe
For example, the April fools joke of the new Diablo III game was a character class called the Archivist. A mockery of course of the Warhammer Librarian class.

I've played WAR since launch, and a "Librarian" class is news to me.

Please tell me that you're aware that Warhammer and Warhammer 40k have been around for about 20 years before the MMO called Warhammer Online.

Sigvald Gottschalk
5 Guys With Internet
Posted - 2009.08.22 22:59:00 - [42]

Originally by: Kyra Felann
Please tell me that you're aware that Warhammer and Warhammer 40k have been around for about 20 years before the MMO called Warhammer Online.

Actually I've played WHFB since 4th edition (WE, HE, VC, Empire). Haven't played the utter abortion that is 40k since the end of 2nd.

Since he said "class", there was absolutely zero indication that he was referring to the tabletop games.

Hiroshima Jita
Posted - 2009.08.23 01:41:00 - [43]

I love the 'WoW is gnawing on EvE' threads. Great trolling.

Blizzard has no interest in touching this ****. WoW is pve friendly EvE is a pvp game. Many more people play WoW because they don't want to live in a world where a single ****up can leave them in a bloody sprawl. People who play EvE for pvp veiw WoW as the carebear paradise.

There is very little crossover. EvE is not in direct competition with WoW in the same way that Civilization and Age of Empires weren't directly competing titles. And because #1 WoW makes way more profit, and #2 EvE doesn't chew into that profit because we already established the audiences are different, Blizzard will leave CCP alone.

The Excecutorans
Posted - 2009.08.23 01:47:00 - [44]

Blizzard has stated flatly multiple times, they WILL NOT make a World of Starcraft as they see no point competeing with themselves. WoW= 11 million players @ $15 a month, do the math. :)

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