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MMO Influences: J.R.R. Tolkien

The mmorpg games that we all love to play didn't just spontaneously create themselves in a vacuum. Just as a stone thrown into a river may divert its course and shape its eventual destination, so too were mmos impacted by certain events or people that many current players may have little knowledge of. MMO-Play examines one of these mmo influences: The legendary J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Beetey1381d ago

Ah, how I wish he were still alive today. Truly one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century.

Elwenil1380d ago

Agreed, Tolkien pretty much created modern fantasy, though I do believe he would be very disappointed at the foolishness done to his creations by Peter Jackson and his ilk.

WeAreLegion1380d ago

Jackson is the only person who could have done them any justice and he did.

Elwenil1380d ago

4 words.

Elves at Helm's Deep.

Or maybe I could mention dwarves that don't look or act at all like dwarves.

And honestly, the animated half done by Ralph Bakshi was much more loyal to the novels.

yezz1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

Movies are always going to be different.. I've realized that if I'm always going to think about loyalty towards books then every single movie made from books is going to suck.

So I try to keep movies and books away from each other and enjoy and rate them as such. The Hobbit movies are worse but the extended LOTR is still a great movie trilogy.