What brought you into the ROTK world?

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The novel itself
The Dynasty Warriors series
The Kessen series
The ROTK game series
The television series
This forum
I'm Chinese, so its my nation's history
Any other way?
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Unread postby Ma Chao's Rage » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:19 pm

I didn't even know about anything besides the games before I visited this sitel. I just got DW4 for my PS2 because I had played it on Xbox previously and I enjoyed it. It was definitely the Dynasty Warriors series that got me into the ROTK thing.
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Unread postby Champions of Wu » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:48 pm

The Dynasty Warriors games are what got me started. After that, some of my friends introduced me to the romance games and I have never been the same since. I think the personallitys portrayed in these games has totally captivated me. The only thing I don't like is I wish the DW games would not portray Zhou Yu as such an egotistical ass.
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Unread postby Jordan » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:56 am

The ROTK series sucked me in. I was a fan of strategy games and I played ROTK VII and I liked it. Then somehow when I was looking for guides for Dynasty Warriors III later (To unlock characters) I came across the link to the http://www.threekingdoms.com site and then I read the book from there.
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Unread postby The Zibbuto » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:36 pm

It's a quite difficult story:
My mother went to buy Tomb Raider 4 (or 5? I can't remeber) and, I don't know how and why, she took DW3 istead. And it was in Japanese (and I'm Italian.... :shock: )! I stared to play, I liked it very much, but I wasn't able to understand the story and I called the characters with other names (Liu Bei, for me, was similar to Tadaoki Hosokawa from Kessen so I called him so). Then the game stopped to work. I was so in love with the game that I've bought it, this time in English :roll: . Looking for some cheats for the game I've found the KongMing archive and now I'm here! :wink:
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Unread postby Kongming's Prodigy » Tue May 17, 2005 4:37 am

Ok, this is an odd (and long) story.

Before entering the world of Rot3K, I remember my (chinese) grandfather plaguing me about reading the novel. I didn't care much for it, since I thought it was just any other work of boring historical fiction. He used to read me some chapters, but I would just forget them or not really care. This was when I was about 5-7 years old. I left China at the age of 7 and came to the United States. My grandfather had given me as a present a copy of Rot3K, which i disregarded.

Growing up in the United States, I became interested in the Age of Empires series, and took to making and downloading campaigns for AoE 2. This was when I was about 11. One day, a popular campaign based on Rot3K (called "Heroes of the Three Kingdoms" by Tsunami Studios) was released by a group of community makers and I downloaded it, having a lot of fun. When I discovered that it was based on the novel that my grandfather gave me, I was delightfully surprised. But unfortunately I lost my ability to read chinese. :oops:

I actually got into the Rot3K world when I first played DW1. My big bro and I used to play PS1 fighting games when I wasn't designing for AoE. I remember we used to play "Bushido Blade". When he told me one day that he got a chinese fighting game, I was initially disappointed (since I was only interested in samurai). But when I discovered that the names of the characters corresponded to my AoE2 campaign, I was even more thrilled. Finally when DW2 and the PS2 came out, I quickly got it and decided I was gonna learn everything there was to know about Rot3K.

My family and I travelled back to China to visit our old friends and family, and I decided to purchase both an english Moss Roberts translation of Rot3K and the 58 disc VCD collection of the entire television series. When I came home, I purchased DW3 and my San Guo experience skyrocketed.

I have always associated Rot3K with KOEI since, and my KOEI journey went about like this: DW->DT->Kessen->Rot3K.

...and I also thanked my grandfather for originally initiating me into the wonderful sanguo world. :)
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Unread postby ShuWeiYan » Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:59 am

Novel, ROTK series (3-6) 5 was special because of the part where you can threat messengers (I always loved doing that), anime, and then the DW series, which really got me into the history. But I knew about some history of the ROTK already from the ROTK series.
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Unread postby Mike » Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:50 am

I thought I'd expand on my past post.

What happened was one day, at EB, I saw some guys playing a game with elephants and a bunch of people running around. Of course, I thought that the game looked like a piece of crap. A few months pass...I get my X-box and go to Roger's Video to rent a game. I scanned the shelves and saw a game called Dynasty Warriors 3. I looked at the back and it looked like the game those people were playing at EB. There was nothing else to rent, so I thought that I might as well try it out. So, I put it in my X-box, and to my surprise, one of the characters was called Guan Yu. And another was called Zhang Fei. Now I recognized these two names from stories that my dad used to tell me. I realized that DW3 was based off of SGYY. I eventually bought the book when I went to China.
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Unread postby Sierous » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:24 am

I came here when I was learning of china past also my favorite chinese hero is Sun Jian who was important to the three kingdoms.
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Unread postby No Bu » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:52 pm

After playing DW3 I became obsessed with the story and started doing research to see if this really happened which led me to the novel.
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Unread postby Jade_Moon_Dragon » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:53 pm

i like to play dynasty warriors, so i go here.
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