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Blizzard really could have handled this better. If I was in his position after being spit on by "The company"...I would put my Full "Astronaut vs Aliens" Mod on the Interwebs, for free of course, as it is a Mod fully promoted by blizzard.

Just let the Koreans have it and all is right in the world
post #42 of 87
Blizzard has always been mod unfriendly.
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It sucks how people can come up with good ideas and a higher power denies them the right to put it into effect.
Thats the way the world works.
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This makes me sad.
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In response to every last person who says that Activision has no say in Blizzard's operations, I am not convinced. We might be seeing something more subtle, such as a spread of Activision's corporate culture into blizzard, which would be more subtle but every bit as ruinous.

For evidence, I remember that back in the WC3 days, back in '03 or so, a mod came out titled "World of Warcraft," that was basically trying to replicate MMORPG elements into WC3. You could even create save files that would let you continue your character from one game to the next, had professions, exploration, bosses, etc. It was pretty good actually. What exactly is the difference between TFA, and that 7 year old custom game?
    
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How can Blizzard file him with a copyright infrigment claim if they themselves did the mod tools for the game and support using their models, sounds, textures, character names etc?
 
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post #47 of 87
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It sucks how people can come up with good ideas and a higher power denies them the right to put it into effect.
Until said higher power copies the idea and decides to make it later on down the road... >.>

It's happened before...
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How can Blizzard file him with a copyright infrigment claim if they themselves did the mod tools for the game and support using their models, sounds, textures, character names etc?
The name of the mod.

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post #49 of 87
Blizzard Have the biggest name of all the video game industry.

As soon as you ear World Of . what are you thinking about . about Blizzard . so this guy taking the Starcraft TM name plus the World Of from World Of Warcraft on purpose is enough to piss Blizzard off . And I understand their attitude against a mod like that.

Blizzard do not want a crowd to believe they are working on an IP ( the video on youtube ) that they do not want made or not want developt right now . And blizzard know a World Of Starcraft would piss the fan base of Starcraft off ( hence the reason of the new IP Titan to maybe become the new MMO from blizzard set in a futuristic atmosphere/time.)

A company as big as blizzard have to make decision and avoid mistakes as much as possible . We're not talking about activicrap here we are talking about a company who make good quality games and take time to make games . Blizzard isn't a cow and will not want to be one soon they want a fanbase happy from customer service and quality of gaming over dollars made by one game. That's why it pay so much with wow no game had as much moderator and service as Wow have and that's why people don't mind paying a monthly fee to play a game with as much service as Wow.
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post #50 of 87
Are people so quick to forgot how anal Blizzard has been in the past in regard to mods? They've only gotten worse as time has gone by. Post-WoW Blizzard is a wealthy, blood sucking, clattering mess of a monster.
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