Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

China's Massively Illegal World of Warcraft Theme Park

MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,255Member Uncommon

China's Massively Illegal World of Warcraft Theme Park

 

Wow WTF <-- and I mean that literally.

 

>.> dont say it!

 

here some more pictures if you interested.

 

the concept seem kinda cool I guess.

image

Comments

  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member
    China does that a lot. They copy everything from architecture, to movie/tv manuscripts, to whole towns. They pretty much copy everything because they have no laws against it
  • ShmawShmaw Edmonton, ABPosts: 85Member
    Happiness index huh?  I like it.  China is notorious for stealing basically anything of value from a foreign company / country, and then reproducing it for resale.  Take BMW's X5 for example. 
  • wartyxwtwartyxwt margatePosts: 172Member
    It's not actually illegal you know. But way cool, if I had money to do such things I would certainly have a looksie.
  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,918Member Uncommon

    What they don't tell you is that it is actually an experiment in mutli-dimensional space.

     

    On entering the park, your family is divided up into multiple parallel realities and cannot access each other except in the food court.  Fortunately, the entire amusement park is completely soloable and can be completed quickly.

     

    Once completed, the family is regrouped in the food court where they wait in line and get teleported to a "dungeon" ride which they do over and over for several weeks until everyone has received their prizes.

     

    *grin*

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now turned Amateur Game Developer.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  Realm Lords 2 on MMORPG.com
  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    All true, there was once on article about them stealing Disney Parks piece by piece. Even taking on jobs there to get measurements of things inside.

    One of my old professors had a story about China messing up some things in the early days of the internet. Because they didn't think they should have to follow rules, they re-used mac addresses on network cards that weren't numbers assigned to them. 

  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon
    Thats taking WoW clone to whole different level.
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by Fearum
    Thats taking WoW clone to whole different level.

    hahahah :D true

    And we can safely say that WoW is 100% themepark

    Secrets of Dragon?s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

    Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
    .


    .
    The Return of ELITE !
    image

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,255Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by Fearum
    Thats taking WoW clone to whole different level.

    hahahah :D true

    And we can safely say that WoW is 100% themepark

    Yes perhaps the person that designed that THEMEPARK reads this forum a bit to literally when people talk about WoW clones being Themeparks

    image

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    The first picture is ripping off the first lotr movie.
  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Chicago, ILPosts: 2,231Member Uncommon
    The great thing about having a billion people in a market-driven world is that you are never wrong.  What's Blizzard going to do, sue?  Yeah right.  They may be able to get away with that "sue" stuff here, but over there, they'll just take WoW away in response. 

    __________________________
    "Its sad when people use religion to feel superior, its even worse to see people using a video game to do it."
    --Arcken

    "...when it comes to pimping EVE I have little restraints."
    --Hellmar, CEO of CCP.

    "It's like they took a gun, put it to their nugget sack and pulled the trigger over and over again, each time telling us how great it was that they were shooting themselves in the balls."
    --Exar_Kun on SWG's NGE

  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCPosts: 464Member

    I looked at the pictures at ign and I really don't see where they stole anything from Warcraft. Everything looks like it is generic fantasy stuff.  There are centaurs, dragons, etc... in almost every game out there.

     

    Blizzard doesn't own the rights to dragons, centaurs, or pandas.  

     

     

     

     

  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIPosts: 565Member
    We should put together an Alliance raid and invade the Horde's city.
  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewherePosts: 1,805Member
    Originally posted by Beatnik59
    The great thing about having a billion people in a market-driven world is that you are never wrong.  What's Blizzard going to do, sue?  Yeah right.  They may be able to get away with that "sue" stuff here, but over there, they'll just take WoW away in response. 

    You can't really sue somebody in a country that has no laws against that sort of thing. That's where the IGN reporter is kind of a moron when he uses words like "illegal" and "lets see how long it stays open"

     

    Even though China has signed international copyright agreements they rarely if ever, inforces them

  • TalmienTalmien Hopewell, NJPosts: 78Member

    I think IGN is just trying to stir up controversy to get hits on their site.

     

    Looking at those images I don't recognize any of them as being from World of Warcraft. It seems themepark designed with a fatnasy / catroony theme in mind, so its similiar but its not ripping off WoW.

  • TrunksZTrunksZ PanamaPosts: 263Member
    Originally posted by slickbizzle

    I looked at the pictures at ign and I really don't see where they stole anything from Warcraft. Everything looks like it is generic fantasy stuff.  There are centaurs, dragons, etc... in almost every game out there.

     

    Blizzard doesn't own the rights to dragons, centaurs, or pandas.  

     

     

     

     

    My thoughts exactly, is like saying that Warcraft  is a rip off of Warhammer.

  • bigcheeseukbigcheeseuk manchesterPosts: 112Member Uncommon
    Hardly going to harm sales though is it?
  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member
    Originally posted by TrunksZ

    My thoughts exactly, is like saying that Warcraft  is a rip off of Warhammer.

     Ahh, but Warcraft IS a ripoff of Warhammer...Blizzard lost the rights to Warhammer while the game which magically became Warcraft.

    Anyway...if I go to China I would go to this place, looks great.

    “I hope we shall crush...in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." ~Thomes Jefferson

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Looks nothing like WoW to me and the panda looks more like Po than any of the artwork I've seen from Blizzard.

    image
    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • voxnorvoxnor os , CAPosts: 121Member

    I'll post here what I posted in the other MMORPG thread about this:

     

    I'd like to point out that almost (read below) all of the photos I can find via that link and through a few more are loosely, if at all, based on WoW. They appear to be generic fantasy elements (dragons, centaurs, elves, etc).

    The one photo you can confirm is a WoW reference is a sign mentioning Kael'thas - and this could simply be a nod from the themepark designers to WoW.

    While I would love a WoW themepark - this is a strecth.

    0
  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,945Member Uncommon
    In the same context I guess you could say that WoW ripped off China for the Panda's and the Far Eastern theme of MOP.

    "If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you." - Bruce Lee

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,209Member Uncommon

    I like it.

    Too bad i have been drinking a bit too much and can't tell you what i further think about it. It would derail this thread and be way to off topic.

    image
  • storm219storm219 LehrtePosts: 13Member

    The Greeks already filed a lawsuit! The statues in LOTR, Warcraft and this theme park are copies of the colossus of rhodos. Do I see a centaur there?! That will be expensive!

    Prepare to pay, greece WANTS (& needs) your money!

  • RealbigdealRealbigdeal Vimont, QCPosts: 1,625Member
    That centaur got some balls of steel

    C:\Users\FF\Desktop\spin move.gif

  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    it's china and there's nothing you can do about it.
  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Originally posted by slickbizzle

    I looked at the pictures at ign and I really don't see where they stole anything from Warcraft. Everything looks like it is generic fantasy stuff.  There are centaurs, dragons, etc... in almost every game out there.

     

    Blizzard doesn't own the rights to dragons, centaurs, or pandas.  

     

     

     

     

    ^ This

Sign In or Register to comment.