“We don’t want to be The Monkees,” says WAR creative director

Tuesday, 19th August 2008 10:27 GMT By Mike

Warhammer Online creative director Paul Barnett has told Gametrailers in a video interview that WoW is like The Beatles, “and if you try and be like the Beatles, you’ll and end up like The Monkees. We don’t want to be The Monkees,” he said. “We’re Led Zeppelin.”

Quite. More down below.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Tiger Walts

    The band was called ‘The Monkees’.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss


    Cheers, Tiger.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Morriss shows his lack of age. :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tiger Walts

    It’s not the kind of thing you’d think of checking, mind. Why would it be spelt any other way. On the other hand, I always spell Zeppelin wrong and would have had to have checked that.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. EdwardTivrusky

    I think that Monk-ies fits in more with the Warhammer/WoW fantasy genre. Just tell people it was meant as a pun, morriss. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    I don’t think you’re that much older than me, Blerk-o! :)

    I watched all of the TV series when I was a kid. My favourite was Micky Dolenz.(sp?)

    I just totally didn’t think! (excuses, excuses)

    /is 33 in 6 weeks. :’(

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    For some reason my spell-checker doesn’t flag ‘The Beatles’ as a spelling error. Did ‘Beatle’ make it into the dictionary? :-D

    #7 6 years ago
  8. morriss

    AAARGH! All done now.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Whizzo

    I’d be more concerned about ending up as The Rutles, although with an MMO I suppose “All You Need Is Cash” to keep going.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. ruckus

    They want to be Zeppelin? Well after reading ‘THE THIEVING MAGPIES: Jimmy Page’s Dubious Recording Legacy’ I’m not so sure he wouldn’t want to be The Monkees :/

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tiger Walts

    I’d say that they’re more Milli Vanilli than anything else.

    #11 6 years ago

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