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Posted: Nov 24th 2008 9:27AM Nottom said

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Sorry to pick nits, but they play a generic fantasy MMO, for obvious copyright reasons.

World of Warcraft was not the first fantasy MMO, nor is it the only fantasy MMO. So, while I'm sure many people that play WoW find the show funny because they can see parallels to their own gaming experiences in The Guild, I can assure you that the sorts of weirdness documented in The Guild is hardly exclusive to WoW.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 10:59AM Riggs said

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Agreed...I would recommend changing the article to "a fictional story about the lives of a group of MMO players...."

The humor of The Guild stems from the interdynamics of a group of people not from the game the people are playing; hence, the reason The Guild has always kept their MMO of choice shrouded in obscurity...

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Posted: Nov 24th 2008 9:45AM postman said

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Gald to see them getting attention. i spend a few hours at work last week watching all of the episodes, pretty good stuff, funny.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 11:06AM (Unverified) said

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I'm quite sad that it's going to be released on Xbox 360 FOUR WEEKS EARLIER! There is no mmo's on the bloody 360.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 11:16AM Darkdust said

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For now... ;)
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Posted: Nov 24th 2008 11:47AM Anatidae said

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Great to hear of success like this. I hope this inspires more independent storytellers/filmmakers.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 12:26PM TheJackman said

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It will be on msn video so its pretty much all the same but with ads... the xbox360 thing sucks.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 3:41PM (Unverified) said

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It's nice that they got sponsored but, yeah, there's no MMOs on the 360, and no decent ones on the horizon. The show was inspired by PC games, is centered around a PC game, and only got an audience because of YouTube. Still love 'em to death, but it's a shame they went this route.

Posted: Nov 24th 2008 4:49PM Arashikou said

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I'm a little bemused - yeah, it's silly that a console with no MMOs is getting them first, but Microsoft seems to have given her a really fair deal, from the sound of it. No real movie or TV company would have been even half as kind. The creators keep their rights to the property and still get to do whatever the hell they want with the series, they just have to put it on Xbox first and shoot in HD. It's really awesome to see something as awesome and independent as The Guild get this kind of recognition and respect.

And, OK - I'm psyched about the chance to see The Guild on my actual TV without waiting for the season to come out on DVD. That may be the best part of this, for me.

Posted: Nov 30th 2008 2:57PM (Unverified) said

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why do Microsoft take everything from us?

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