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Does anyone else think living story 5 is a nearly exact representation of Game of Thrones?

I mean it's not like you can copyright dragons, but the trailer for season 1 was almost to a dot the fight against the night long in season 7. And with the entire mood of the new story and the wall to the east revealed with season 2 it just seems very close to me.

Does anyone else think living story 5 is a nearly exact representation of Game of Thrones? 27 votes

Yes
7%
Thornwolf.9721cptaylor.2670 2 votes
No
92%
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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2020
    No

    Well, they're both poor quality fantasy writing, but other than that...no

    Anet have been inspired by the episodic success of GoT as something they wanted to replicate in their Living World, but it hasn't translated really all that much, especially given they are very different fantasy sub-genres

    I do expect to see correlations between trailers and other medias though. That is part and parcel of marketing to a wider audience

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • No

    The only similarity is as I see it the trailer of Episode 1. But nothing really beyond that.

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  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    I got the same vibe when I saw the wall in the new side of the map. But I'd actually have to change my vote to No. They're similar in a lot of ways, but Jormag uses manipulation and seems to have some ulterior motive. The Night King just sought total domination through force. The magic they wield feels pretty similar, and the environments are same, but that's about it.

    I do have to agree about the Wall though. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it in the new map, and I love the feel it adds to the map. The whole aesthetic of this map is so much better than the other side in general though.

    Now if Braham pulls an Arya and guts Jormag completely out of the blue, that's another story. lol

  • Arden.7480Arden.7480 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    @cptaylor.2670 said:
    I got the same vibe when I saw the wall in the new side of the map. But I'd actually have to change my vote to No. They're similar in a lot of ways, but Jormag uses manipulation and seems to have some ulterior motive. The Night King just sought total domination through force. The magic they wield feels pretty similar, and the environments are same, but that's about it.

    I do have to agree about the Wall though. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it in the new map, and I love the feel it adds to the map. The whole aesthetic of this map is so much better than the other side in general though.

    Now if Braham pulls an Arya and guts Jormag completely out of the blue, that's another story. lol

    That's what basically Aurene did to Joko, so basically GW2 prepared me for such a plot finale of the Night King xD

    I think Season 5 will not be as rushed as other season, I can already say it's all about building a psychological tension, not leading us to have some cheap thrills.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    i guess not. theres much more with WoW: Bangar = admiral proudmoore; crecia=jaina proudmoore.

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020
    No

    @cptaylor.2670 said:
    I do have to agree about the Wall though. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it in the new map, and I love the feel it adds to the map.

    That's not a wall though.

    That's the frozen sea. That's Drakkar "Lake".

    Walls have "another side". This thing doesn't (or rather, shouldn't).

    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    @Arden.7480 said:

    @cptaylor.2670 said:
    I got the same vibe when I saw the wall in the new side of the map. But I'd actually have to change my vote to No. They're similar in a lot of ways, but Jormag uses manipulation and seems to have some ulterior motive. The Night King just sought total domination through force. The magic they wield feels pretty similar, and the environments are same, but that's about it.

    I do have to agree about the Wall though. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it in the new map, and I love the feel it adds to the map. The whole aesthetic of this map is so much better than the other side in general though.

    Now if Braham pulls an Arya and guts Jormag completely out of the blue, that's another story. lol

    That's what basically Aurene did to Joko, so basically GW2 prepared me for such a plot finale of the Night King xD

    I think Season 5 will not be as rushed as other season, I can already say it's all about building a psychological tension, not leading us to have some cheap thrills.

    It's doing both though. The psychological stuff is there, but the payoff comes too quickly and too rushed. Drakkar is mentioned and a couple of events later we are assaulting it. We then go into a cave and Braham kills it with the Spirits. There's not much build up and a very quick pay off. This is the issue with only getting half episodes now, not full ones - we aren't getting much story depth

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .