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11-15-2009 @ 10:20PM
This sounds like fanboys at work. The reason Warhammer Online is named as such is to differentiate it from the tabletop and RPG versions of Warhammer. That's really a fact, so being downrated for stating that fact is pretty much either spite or ignorance of the history of Warhammer.As far as the read/heard comment above. That definitely sounds like someone that is not familiar with Warhammer 40k. Admittedly Warhammer Fantasy/Warcraft can all draw from Tolkien. Warhammer 40k and Starcraft do not.. Now I imagine we'll see the typical "I've been playing warhammer 40k since launch blah blah blah". Thats ok because we probably won't believe you anyhow.I'll even point people to Wikipedia, which has some decent informaiton on how long Warhammer has been around and how small the online version is compared to the tabletop version.BTW, neither I nor the other poster stated anything about Blizzard/GW deal/non-deal being fact. I said Warcraft and Starcraft would not be the same which I stand by. It's pretty obvious Warcraft and Starcraft was influenced heavily by Warhammer and Warhammer 40k regardless as to whether there was an actual deal being worked or not. If there had been and it had followed through we would not have the extra lore that Warcraft and Starcraft bring with them. In fact the posted commenting to me (yes I knew about the rumor but did not state the details purposely) stated specifically it was only a rumor. That leads me to believe the follow-up to that was either just trolling, venting, or being a fanboy of some sort.I also realize Magnett may have been using sarcasm. I normally assume people posting on the internet are stupid until proven otherwise (it works) so I chose to respond as though he had no clue. That may or may not be the case, which isn't really relevant to the answer. The fourth reply of course proved me correct.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_%28setting%29http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_Battlehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000There's the facts about Warhammer. You can come to your own conclusions I suppose as to why their online version is called Warhammer Online. I'm sure someone will revise wiki to state that Warhammer Fantasy was somehow influenced greatly by Warhammer and that Warhammer 40k (since it never existed before Dawn of War for many people) will take heavy influence from Starcraft.
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