The concept is there though. So, to me, it is silly when people imply that SE based its material system on WoW, rather than its own Material system.
Dude, it's ok to make a comment about something without realizing that it's out of context. Usually you just say something to the effect of "Oh, well I thought we were talking about FF in general still" and everyone moves on...
There's really only 3 pieces of information we need here.
1) The materia systems from VII and XIV are different.
2) Only one of them is similar to WoW's enchanting system.
3) WoW's enchanting system came before XIV's materia system.
No one said WoW invented anything, just that a similar system was used in WoW before it was implemented in XIV. The system from VII isn't nearly the same as either WoW or XIV so I'm not sure why it's even being brought up.
There's nothing wrong with saying that WoW borrowed from games before it. Why then is there something wrong with saying that WoW did something that other games borrowed?
Edited, Jun 25th 2013 2:22pm by FilthMcNasty