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Hello Eternity people! I'm a huge fan of RPGs and such, those like the original Fallout and I'm a diehard fan of Arcanum.
I was nosing around, and I came across a few topics that have asked about 'Arcanum 2' or similar.

​I know PE won't be an official Arcanum 2, since after Troika fell, and Sierra was bought out by Activision the publishing rights would fall to them and Blizzard (I read that on House of Lords I believe.)
But none the less; I look forward to PE.

 

Loving Arcanum so much, and reading into both Eternity and Arcanum, whilst fiddling with the worldmaps, I came to an amusing discovery.
It seems that if you rotate the Eternity worldmap by 180 degrees, you can start to make out some similarities between both worlds, albeit slight ones, but still interesting.

Here are some images I've taken the time to comprise:

 

"StoneWall Mountain Range":
http://i.imgur.com/cB4uB42.png

"Vendigroth Wastes":
http://i.imgur.com/K10Kujx.png

"Thanatos":
http://i.imgur.com/D9pVQal.png

"Shrouded Hills' River":
http://i.imgur.com/Nmpq5n7.png

Though I have unmeasurable love for Arcanum, there are more inconsistencies than similarities between both maps, but I thought I would share this with the forums, perhaps to amuse fellow Arcanum and Eternity fans alike.

Who knows... maybe Eternity is what its name denotes; maybe Eternity is a prequel to Arcanum or something, perhaps set before an extinction event, millions of years ago before a polar reversal and great landmass change. Otherwise perhaps we can at least hope to see a 'Virgil' Easter egg. xD

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Arcanum is actually Eternity: 40K.

 

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Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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I like Arcanum as much as I like this idea - it is GREAT. Count me in as a supporter of this.  :)

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Lawful evil banite  The Morality troll from the god of Prejudice

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I adored Arcanum, but despite some broad similarities (fantasy world on the verge or in the midst of industrialisation), the general air I've gotten from the developers and Sawyer's Formspring is that P:E will have a far more serious tone and what humour that will be in it will be in-universe rather than meta or based on references to pop culture (which Arcanum was out the ass with, not that I minded it).


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To be fair I also noticed that at somepoint , but I really hope it is only a case of shout-out , and not actually twist , mainly because arcanum shtick was that it was generic fantasy that entered in to industrial revolution if you take away steampunk of it , setting ends up pretty bland.

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