Inspiration for Isle Of Doom storyline?

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Ensign
Jul 27, 2008
3
Hi,

I noticed some similarities between this storyline,setting and the film Apocalypse now, like Gortez acting liking Colonel Kurtz. I could be wrong but was that the inspiration for the questline?

Captain
Sep 19, 2012
629
morgwin on May 14, 2016 wrote:
Hi,

I noticed some similarities between this storyline,setting and the film Apocalypse now, like Gortez acting liking Colonel Kurtz. I could be wrong but was that the inspiration for the questline?
I just thought I'd say hello and welcome to the message boards! I hadn't noticed that connection yet myself, so glad you saw it :)
stormy jen silver

First Mate
Nov 01, 2012
433
morgwin on May 14, 2016 wrote:
Hi,

I noticed some similarities between this storyline,setting and the film Apocalypse now, like Gortez acting liking Colonel Kurtz. I could be wrong but was that the inspiration for the questline?
I, too have noticed the similarities. Between this and the frogfather, someone at KI must love Coppola films.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9181
morgwin on May 14, 2016 wrote:
Hi,

I noticed some similarities between this storyline,setting and the film Apocalypse now, like Gortez acting liking Colonel Kurtz. I could be wrong but was that the inspiration for the questline?
Yes.

Gunner's Mate
May 17, 2015
209
morgwin on May 14, 2016 wrote:
Hi,

I noticed some similarities between this storyline,setting and the film Apocalypse now, like Gortez acting liking Colonel Kurtz. I could be wrong but was that the inspiration for the questline?
Gortez is based off of Gortez, a general of the Spanish conquistadors but I do like your take on it

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
9181
SpellBinder Darius on May 16, 2016 wrote:
Gortez is based off of Gortez, a general of the Spanish conquistadors but I do like your take on it
The name was Cortez, but he didn't grow crazy and try to set up a kingdom in the jungle; this is a very obvious reference to that movie even with a character named "Hopper" ( the actor Dennis Hopper was in the movie. )

Ensign
Jul 27, 2008
3
Hi all, thanks for the replies, I too noticed Frogfather (any chance of a Frogfather companion? ).

Commodore
Sep 20, 2009
940
I'd like to also point out that both the quest line for Isle of Doom, and the movie Apocalypse Now were based on the Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness. However, I've noticed that there are more similarities between the movie and the quest line, rather than the quest line and the novel.