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11-24-2009 @ 6:09PM
Actually this year is the 27th anniversary of the idea behind Warcraft, because the first edition of Warhammer came out in 1983.
11-24-2009 @ 6:15PM
Does Warhammer even involve Blizzard at all? Its Mythic Entertainment if I'm correct, which is NOT Blizzard.
11-24-2009 @ 6:16PM
He's one of those "Blizz copied from Warhammer!' people.
11-24-2009 @ 6:24PM
Considering Warcraft was to be a Warhammer game then there was a fall out, it evolved into what we know now.But that is neither or nor there. Warcraft is Warcraft, no matter what it was intended to be originally.
11-24-2009 @ 6:25PM
Blizzard was the original owners of the "Warhammer" series. Back in the day, they made it a little bit bland. So, when their warhammer ideas were shot down, they went back, made the story awesome (ridiculously awesome, mind you) and gave birth to...WARCRAFT! HUMANS VS ORCS!And here we are...still loving blizzard for everything it is.Even if we are not a fan of WoW anymore (myself, including others), we still share the love for blizzard. And Whether anyone likes it or not, hats need to be tipped to show they in fact, do have the most played and popular MMO out to date.
11-24-2009 @ 6:31PM
Of course Blizzard copied many of the ideas behind Warhammer - there's no secret about it. Who cares? Warhammar copied their ideas from J.R.R. Tolkein, Tolkien copied his ideas from European mythology, and so on...
11-24-2009 @ 6:30PM
Did they do the same with Warhammer 40k/Starcraft?Space Marines/MarinesEldar/ProtossTyranid/ZergHm..
In other news, we're coming up on the 5,300th anniversary of the automobile. You know, because they found a wheel and axle in Slovania that's around that old. That's how this works, right?
11-24-2009 @ 6:37PM
@screwed73I think he is referring to Games Workshop. Mythic Entertainment just handles the MMO for them. It is still idiotic for him to mention, because D&D came out in 1974 and Tolkien before that, etc etc etc.... Does it really matter what came out first at this point?
11-24-2009 @ 11:13PM
No one can argue that WoW clearly lifted content directly from Warhammer. But Warhammer borrowed back by taking the best parts of their UI. WoW stole from EQ, but EQ stole from UO. John William's Star Wars stole a shit ton from Holtz planets. So there are two ways of looking at it. Getting angry cause Blizzard got it right - no - fucking NAILED it and Mythic, SOE, Origin all withered in comparison. Or accepting it as the highest compliment.As for kids ignoring the fact WoW stands on established shoulders, there are fires waiting for you fucking morons to die in.Superthurst - are you saying Blizzard owned the video game rights to the Warhammer IP? Cause Gamesworkshop created Warhammer. If so, huh, I didn't know that.Warcraft 1994 v Warhammer 1983Starcraft 1998 v 40K 1987Warhammer is still my favorite miniature game.WoW is hands down the kind of MMOs.
11-25-2009 @ 12:58PM
The first Warcraft video game was released in 1994.The first Warhammer video game was released in 1995.The first Warhammer tabletop game was released in late 1983.The first Power & Perils tabletop game was released in early 1983.The first Dunegeons and Dragons tabletop game was released in 1974.IF, Blizz copied Warhammer for WoW, who did Warhammer copy?
12-04-2009 @ 7:46PM
>IF, Blizz copied Warhammer for WoW, who did Warhammer copyTolkien. D&D. History. Alien. Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Probably could throw in a bit of Asimov, Norton and Bradley if I wanted to try.
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