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12-24-2011 @ 9:51AM
Yeah, but what about all the licensing money that Blizzard pays to Games Workshop to license the Warhammer setting? Doesn't that kill Blizzard's profits as much as the Star Wars license does to Bioware?
12-24-2011 @ 12:20PM
There is no paying for licensing the "Warhammer setting", nice attempt at a troll. While it's true Blizzard started out working on a Warhammer game years ago, then Games Workshop decided to make the game themselves, Blizzard does not use the Warhammer universe or setting. That's like saying LOTO needs to have a license for using standard fantasy stuff outside of the setting of the books.
12-24-2011 @ 3:03PM
What a bunch of crap about this Warhammer TT copy.There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that proves this theory that Blizzard worked on a Warhammer kind of game. EVER.What IS correct is that CEO Mike Morhaime and Co played Dungeon and Dragons at school and High school. And they derived a lot of that game. Morhaime admits that he played D&D (just like everybody else in the late 70's/ 80's who were interested in Fantasy gaming (made by Gary Gygax)).BTW the first miniatures fantasy game was invented by the same Gygax back in 1973 and was called "CHAINMAIL". Chainmail was the miniatures branch of battle of D&D. That was more than a DECADE before Warhammer miniatures was even born and had orcs, goblins etc LONG before Warhammer.The complete MYTH that Blizzard was working on a Warhammer game was launched back in 2005/2007 by the Bioware/EA crowd to justify they would launch the "real MMO" against WOW based on Warhammer.There is NO PROOF to be found that both Games Workshop or Blizzard had ANY talks about the franchise and frankly... it is one of those BIG internet lies that keep popping up on forums. It is enough that one crazy fool mentions it on a website and it can be considered a source.Just ask Morhaime or the Directors at Games Workshop: such talks were never made.It is the result of smart marketing of the old Mythic/EA and to this very day people still believe this myth spreading.
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