Diablo, obviously is based on Judaic-Christian myths and fables, words like nephilim are derived from these very same myths, but are used in Diablo as well. This got me thinking, I can understand taking a bit of the story and twisting the name, maybe something like nephilar, or nephil, or even nephilac, but why does Blizzard so blatantly take things to create the lore?
This find got me thinking, I began linking every blizzard story or piece of lore directly to a piece of history, or ancient mythology.
I know, I know, I'm kind of speaking the obvious here, but why do we care so much about the story when it is so contrived and stolen that even The Barenstine Bears have more creativity.
I realize that all cultures and stories stem from pre-existing lore and myths from pre-dating cultures, but why does blizzard so blatantly copy them?
The Titans in World of Warcraft and all of their followers are directly taken from the ancient Norse and Greco_Roman Pantheons. The Titan's foes the "Old Gods" are direct copies from H.P. Lovecraft's "Old Ones". Living in the desert, trapped under water, being outside the cycle of death as well as many other sci-fi horror themes are all taken from H.p.'s work. Even the appearance is based heavily upon Lovecraft's general descriptions and depictions.
The dwarves are basically carbon copies of Tolkien's work, which by extension is lent partially through Norse mythology. This goes for goblins and elves too.
Nearly everything in the Blizz-verse is a contrived, bland, carbon copy of a pre-existing work.
Not to mention how terrible the story telling, I swear, I have never heard the word corrupt so much in one game, of course I speak of WoW and Diablo.
SO my question is, why do people care so much about the story? after playing through the game once and seeing not only all the flaws with the storytelling, as well as all the copying of the lore, how can people care?
I'm not trying to insult anyone here, if you are interested in the story, then that's great, but it seems like people take it way to seriously considering all the discussion in every blizzard related forum on the web. Is it because it is easily understandable and accessible
I realize I may be speaking the obvious here, but what does everyone else think, why do YOU like the story more than the original works?