Originally Posted by flammable
I just looked at the covers for some of those books and besides the obvious fact that they depict fantasy characters, they look nothing like WoW. Have you ever played WoW?
On the other hand, the characters in this game look exactly like the characters in WoW. It's a bit more than similar. It's like taking the Apple logo and flipping it so that the bite is on the left side instead of the right.
I find it funny that you guys are even defending these guys.
You didn't look at the right ones -- there are many versions of the characters. I'm also reminded of the Jewel in Skull Series. I'm not a WoW player, but I am a gamer, and I've seen plenty of the artwork (my godson is completely addicted).
As I said earlier, this is not my kind of game, and I have no interest in "defending these guys." I'm just sick of the rip-off accusation; none of this stuff is original in any way. If it's not Moorcock, it's Tolkien, or Brooks, or Donaldson, or LeGuin, or (Lord help us) Anthony. Getting up in arms about it is just silly.