Recently, the Blizzards presented the contents for the final WoW patch 9.2 "End of Eternity. We don't know when the update will be released yet. What is clear, however, is that players will be heading to the realm of Zereth Mortis. Somehow, our WoW hacks will find a way to chase the dungeon master into the realm of creation.
The Petri Dish of the First
In Zereth Mortis, "The First Ones" created all life in all worlds. Accordingly, obscure machines can be found everywhere there, stone formations fly through the air similar to Nagrand, we walk on water and the laws of physics are partly not the same as on Azeroth (hello, Wildstar anyone?). Giant spheres float in the sky, seemingly sending things through portals to other worlds. Everything resembles a mixture of familiar flora and advanced machines.
The inhabitants of Zereth Mortis are the Automa. These machine beings were created by the First Ones to help them create. They also help us take our first steps and learn their language, which is foreign to us.
Blizzard is stealing from Bungie?
But stop. Wait a minute.
Did the WoW artists take inspiration from Destiny 2 here, or is there no patent on the mix of future worlds with a dash of nature? It's not just the architecture, the robot helpers and the orbs in the atmosphere that seem to have been borrowed from, but also the sets of the heroes. These trials sets seem pretty cool in Destiny 2, but in Blizzard's MMORPG WoW they earn more ridicule than praise.
FFXIV and Guild Wars 2 - also there!
You wouldn't pick on it so much if the developers didn't try to sell the "something you've never seen before" aspect at all costs in their preview video for Patch 9.2. At the same time, there are several Reddit posts in which the comparison to Destiny 2 cannot be denied. And not only Bungie's MMO was used. No, even from FFXIV and Guild Wars 2.
The fact that they tried to copy FFXIV with Shadowlands has already been discussed several times on reddit. The passage in the trailer starting at minute 8:52 directly reminded many fans of a boss encounter in Final Fantasy 14.11:26
WoW Patch 9.2: Developer video on the end of eternity
And even in Guild Wars 2, you can find virtually the same instance entrance of the upcoming WoW raid and even a robot that resembles our helper from the 9.2 video (starting at minute 6:46).
WoW: The shocking similarities between Zereth Morthis and Destiny 2 (1) Source: buffed Whether other games have the patent for cute robots, angular instance entrances, flying columns and high-tech armor is debatable. However, there seems to be no doubt that the WoW developers of Destiny and Co. were inspired by Shadowlands for their final patch.
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