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#0: 10-27-2011 @ 07:43:01 am
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For those of you who don't know what the topic here means, "Deathwing" is the big mean dragon who half-way destroyed the world in World of Warcraft Cataclysm.  In the upcoming patch, players will finally be able to confront the dragon who ruined the world and defeat him with the help of the other dragon flights.  Videos have been released on the internet of the Deathwing fight on PTR, and members of the community who know a thing or two about other MMOs noticed something...

It's a lot like the Akylios fight from Rift.  As in too alike for it to be a coincidence.

Here's the World-First Akylios kill in Rift.  Take note that the party must jump to another platform and attack tentacles while dodging waves of water.  This is the similarity.

Now here's a PTS video of the Deathwing fight. Notice that it involves players jumping between platforms to attack tentacles while avoiding waves of fire.

My primary point to posting this is awareness.  This is not the first time WoW has wholesale ripped off something from a current and competing MMO (See any-where BG queuing and achievements stolen from Warhammer Online), and I'm not even necessarily saying it's a bad thing.  The fight design is clearly solid as it kept Rift's Raiders STUMPED for weeks until Trion had to release a patch that, among other things, overall buffed the damage of all Rogue-souls. That said, I know that a lot of WoW fans get a real big head about how they are playing the best MMO and that the competition has absolutely nothing to offer.  I post this to be evidence to that kind of BS. 

That said - I feel like it's one thing to rip off a feature, especially one that is a damn good idea, like earning XP from doing PvP, and straight up stealing mechanics for a boss fight.  This feels a little bit closer to the not cool territory of borrowing.  At the same time though, I do notice that the Deathwing fight appears to be the Akylios fight filtered down to its core parts and done in less time (although it's PTR which means they are still tuning numbers and there's the jumping bug too).

Anyway, even if you don't think this is "stealing" you do have to acknowledge the eery similarities.


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#1: 10-27-2011 @ 12:39:40 pm
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The Ripped-Off fight mechanic in the Rift video is first seen at ~2:50, for those wishing to quick-browse.

-AHMAD


#2: 10-28-2011 @ 10:41:08 am
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Also just in case you were like me and thought the music that played during the Deathwing fight video was freakin epic use the player below. The entire album is a free download and the song in question is called "The Discovery":


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