Mythic Quest Review – How accurate is it?

Mythic Quest Review – Just the office for Gamers?

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Mythic Quest is a Sitcom about a game development company behind the world’s largest online game. The show is fictional, and the game is Raven’s Banquet, a game that draws similarities to World of Warcraft. The show was created by Rob McElhenney, and Megan Gaz, and Charlie Day, three of the brains behind FX sitcom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While the game seems to be based on World of Warcraft, the show was produced by Ubisoft’s film division, as the companies first attempt at breaking into the Television world.  

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The show involves Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney), the creator of the game, who serves as the creative director of the game. He is Egotistical and self-centered. Then second down on the chain of command is Poppy Li (Charlotte Nicdao), who keeps the game running, including being in charge of the coders and what else. However, she has to rely on David Brittlesby (David Hornsby), who is always fighting to keep things at MQ moving.

The show does poke some fun at video game companies, and it does bring up real modern-day issues within the industry. For example, in one of the episodes, Brad Bakshi (Danny Pudi), the head of the game’s financial operations, creates an item for sale that lists for $250,000. Not expecting anyone to buy it, he lists it on the game for giggles, and it turns out that someone spends their whole life savings on the game. 

The show does paint a picture of greedy pigs when it comes to video game development companies—trying to show the viewer that the companies behind the games we love are just dirtbags trying to get a profit. Additionally, there is the issue of the game’s biggest streamer, “pootie shoe” (Elisha Henig), who often has beef with the creators of the game (even though they are tailoring the game to him.

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Overall, this show did a good of capturing what life can be like in a video game development company. The ironic part of this show is that Rockstar Games received allegations of misconduct much worse than what the show portrays. While it may not be entirely accurate, there is some accuracy in there.

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