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Old September 13 2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

The Beta versions of the new intros for all the races in the new World of Warcraft expansion have been released....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay2Ze...layer_embedded

Skip to the 3:28 mark, when the intro for the Draenei starts.

Does any of this sound familiar to anybody else, especially starting at the 4:00 mark?
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Old September 13 2010, 04:07 AM   #2
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

Valin? The Shadows? lmao yeah, that's not even subtle.
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Old September 13 2010, 04:13 AM   #3
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

The crystal cities, too.
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Old September 13 2010, 04:25 AM   #4
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

Hah, cool. Not a fan of WoW, but I'm always tickled when I see what references they can sneak in to other properties.
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Old September 13 2010, 05:28 AM   #5
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

They've often had references to other media in the game. Usually it's done in a subtle way - nothing this in your face.

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Old September 13 2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

That's pretty cool.
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Old September 13 2010, 02:00 PM   #7
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

I might have missed something other than the prophet Velen I didn't notice anything too blatant. Crystal cities are very generic fantasy/SF hardly anything invented by B5 and there have been tales of armies of light and dark since time began.
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Old September 13 2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

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But how often do you see all three together?
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Old September 13 2010, 04:28 PM   #9
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Re: Babylon 5 meets World of Warcraft?

Ever since the Draenai and Velen were introduced, it's been a pretty commonly held speculation that they're a reference to the Minbari, in some rough ways.

Velen, the prophet, that communicates with beings of light, the Naaru, who arrived in a ship out of nowhere to help fight the Burning Legion.

Valen, the prophet, that communicates with beings of light, the Vorlons, who arrived in a ship out of nowhere to help fight the Shadows.

There are a few other B5 references in BC as well. The crystal cities don't have to be a B5 reference, but Valen and the Minbari were aliens who lived in crystal cities.

There are so many pop culture references in WoW (hundreds) that if it seems obvious or likely, it's really not a stretch to assume it probably is. Blizz isn't shy about that kind of thing.
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