As for the part about ripping off others, the term is defined in a negative fashion rather than positive. That is why you say "inspired", instead, which pretty much means the same thing without all the negative baggage to it.
It's pretty much like when one uses the words "risk" and "chance" when talking about probability. They mean pretty much the same thing, but one is more positive/negative than the other, which is why both terms exist. "Rip-off" and "inspired" are pretty much used in the same fashion.
---------- Post added 2013-01-07 at 10:31 PM ----------
Last edited by Frozen Death Knight; 2013-01-07 at 09:32 PM.
I wouldn't say a ripoff, but it is heavily influenced by Warhammer.
Pretty sure WoW borrowed from EQ. Pretty sure RIFT borrowed from WoW. Pretty sure all games share each other. Pretty sure that I'm pretty sure.
I'm a Forsaken. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.
Besides, trying to sue now would be in bad taste considering how long WarCraft has been around, now (not that they would have a case, anyway). Except for the original influences back in WarCraft 1 (possibly a few more in 2 and 3, but I digress), it really does not resemble Warhammer that much, anymore, when there are plenty of other influences that has shaped the current product.
---------- Post added 2013-01-08 at 12:36 AM ----------
Last edited by Frozen Death Knight; 2013-01-07 at 11:43 PM.
I watched the Lord of the Rings movies for the first time recently, its cool seeing Elijah Wood and Rudy make their way to Icecrown Citadel before Icecrown Citadel