The comedy train that is Alganon
just keeps on rolling. Ethic over at Kill Ten Rats
alerts us to a press release
for the newly relaunched fantasy MMORPG that copies, nearly word for word, the verbiage
used by Bioware
to promote Star Wars: The Old Republic
almost two years ago.
"'Traditionally, massively multiplier online games have been about three basic gameplay pillars – combat, exploration and character progression,' Derek Smart continued. 'In Alganon, in addition to these we've added the fourth pillar to the equation; a story. We delivered a fun, immersive adventure that gamers expect in a top quality massively multiplayer online game. To top it all off, we're not done yet. A whole new adventure with new updates will follow soon, starting with a consignment house, new classes, PvP and much more
,'" proclaims the offending release.
Sound familiar? That's probably because it was posted a while back on The Old Republic's
"Traditionally, massively multiplayer online games have been about three basic gameplay pillars – combat, exploration and character progression," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder and General Manager/CEO of BioWare and General Manager/Vice President of Electronic Arts Inc., "In Star Wars: The Old Republic, we're fusing BioWare's heritage of critically-acclaimed storytelling with the amazing pedigree of Lucasfilm and LucasArts, and adding a brand-new fourth pillar to the equation – story. At the same time, we will still deliver all the fun features and activities that fans have come to expect in a AAA massively multiplayer online game. To top it all off, Star Wars: The Old Republic is set in a very exciting, dynamic period in the Star Wars universe
," reads a BioWare release dated in October 2008.
Check out Ethic's post over at Kill Ten Rats
. Additionally, Massively has contacted Quest Online
for comment and will update the story as information becomes available.
[Update: Quest CEO Derek Smart has responded with this post
over on Alganon's official boards.]