A tribute to Terry Pratchett
Last month the world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. Even if the name of Sir Terry Pratchett doesn’t ring any bells, if you played our games, you are likely to be familiar with at least some of his quotes.
“Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.”
Pratchett’s amazing skill with words and unique ability to describe things in a completely different way everyone else seems to see them, made his books wildly successful across the world. If you want to read more about Pratchett, read the story CNN posted: Author Terry Pratchett dies If you want to understand his influence on millions of minds, read this web-comic strip: xkcd
I have been following Terry’s books since I first put my hands on Discworld, a parody of classic Fantasy world, where absurd was even more abundant than magic. Over the years, reading and re-reading his books I started gathering my favorite quotes. I often came back to them when the mood was down or when I wanted to chuckle. One day, after Dragon Lords were released, I thought that I should share those little sparks of laughter and wisdom, with people who might also enjoy them. Dragon Lords players seemed a perfect match, obviously fans of the genre, they often responded well to fun easter-eggs which we planted inside the game. That is how “exploration notes” were born.
Today, in tribute to Sir Terry’s talent, we are letting You share his legacy with your friends. Starting today you can share the exploration notes on Facebook (please make sure you have the latest version of the game client). Enjoy them, have a laugh, ponder the wisdom of Pratchett’s words and let your friends enjoy them as well. Additionally – you can share the note as an alternative method of claiming the daily Facebook coin (instead of the regular post).
Our collection of quotes includes reflections on life:
Natural selection saw to it that professional heroes who at a crucial moment tended to ask themselves questions like “What is my purpose in life?” very quickly lacked both.
Some women are beautiful in the way a forest fire is beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.
observations of social nature:
If a man has lots of money he’s not mad, just eccentric.
When You’re Up to Your Ass in Alligators, Today Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life.
and tons upon tons of good advices:
Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.
Pets are always a great help in times of stress. And in times of starvation too, o’course.
Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.
This is our way of saying “Thank you Sir Terry!”