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12-13-2011 @ 1:24PM
I think its only fair WoW should steal a little ingenuity from other mmos if they work out, as every other mmo is built on a framework WoW has put in place. Even then there have been so many failures that looked really promising at first. Aion anyone?
12-13-2011 @ 1:42PM
And WoW stole from EQ1 and EQ1 stole from DikuMUD and DikuMUD stole from Zork and everyone stole from Dungeons & Dragons. ;)
12-13-2011 @ 1:46PM
And D&D tried stealing from Tolkien; halflings were originally called hobbits until the lawyers got involved.
12-13-2011 @ 2:57PM
12-13-2011 @ 3:16PM
A hollow voice says 'Fool.'
12-13-2011 @ 3:20PM
Gygax actually only put in halflings so the players would shut up, already. He's much more influenced by Fritz Lieber (the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories read like D&D novels decades before D&D was invented), Michael Moorcock (hello, alignment system), Jack Vance (the magic system), Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard.Take out hobbits, ents and orcs, and you've washed 99 percent of LotR out of D&D.
12-13-2011 @ 6:55PM
And the magic system in D&D was pretty much ripped off of Jack Vance's "Dying Earth" stories.
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