Tencent’s Tarisland: An MMO with a Familiar Look, drawing inspiration from World of Warcraft
As the gaming industry continues to grow and expand, it’s not unusual for producers to take inspiration from other games and brands. However, the newly released MMO Tarisland from Tencent has raised some eyebrows because of the uncanny resemblance between its graphic design and that of World of Warcraft.
Tarisland, which is characterised as a multiplayer fantasy MMORPG, has enormous locations and an action-based combat system. While the gameplay looks to be separate from World of Warcraft, it’s the overall design and finer features of Tarisland that have sparked worries. From the time the announcement video starts, it’s evident that Tencent has drawn influence from World of Warcraft. The first person displayed on-screen is a not-Sylvanas, with her purple complexion and burgundy cloak, and the conspicuous parts of her clothing, especially her shoulder pieces and gloves, also strike out as plainly inspired by World of Warcraft.