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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
Cop out. Lul!
The OP's article is old. Blizzard just didnt want him using the "World Of [insert Blizzard franchise]" name. They like the mod and the work he's doing.
 
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post #72 of 87
They see this as a threat to their bread and butter that is WoW. So they will do anything to keep it from catching on and drawing paying customers to something that is free.
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The OP's article is old. Blizzard just didnt want him using the "World Of [insert Blizzard franchise]" name. They like the mod and the work he's doing.
This. They're giving him a tour of their facility too. Some other company is offering him a job.
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They see this as a threat to their bread and butter that is WoW. So they will do anything to keep it from catching on and drawing paying customers to something that is free.
Doesn't seem like it. I doubt anyone would really pay to play this thing. It looks extremely unpolished and there is only so much decent programming a single person can do for no profit. I think their beef was with him using the World of moniker with the Starcraft name.
 
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lol yeah i can see why they'd want to. the guy's getting job offers from all sorts of other companies. it'd be foolish of blizzard to screw this one up.
Hey hey, misinformation spreads.

He is getting a chance for an interview with one company.
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Why didn't he name it something that didn't involve words "Starcraft" and "World of ***Craft?"
O wait that's right because he wanted to take advantage of publicity
associated with copyrighted trademarks which are an intellectual property of other people.

The Starcraft brand is worth 100's of millions of $$'s, it's a valuable property,
In fact Brands such as WoW, COD and SC2 are very lucrative opportunities,
because it doesn't matter what the content is, they can just make a texture pack for existing COD game and release as a new game under COD brand, and they are guaranteed profits. Just look at Starcraft 2 sales, the game is outdated barely looks better than any of the 100's of wc3 starcraft mods, and features cliched story line and same old tired gameplay, but the sales did pretty well. Why - because of the Starcraft brand.

Or to give another example: A company releases a cartoony ovehead rpg called Torchlight.
Almost no one cares, some people buy it say it was ok, the developers earn mediocre profit.

A company releases a cartoony overhead rpg called Diablo 3:
It sells millions copies and everyone immediately proclaims it the best game of the year
and 5 expansions are on the way.

The difference - the brand. Once the company developed a successful brand
they are pretty much guaranteed huge profits.

So it's entirely understandeable why no one wants to let their brand which was built upon years and years of hard work to be diluted by some no - name guy in the basement.
In fact blizzard is just telling him to stop making the mod, if I understand correctly they are not even suing him.

So they are actually being nice to the guy who steals their $$ and offering him to just stop stealing and giving him an opportunity to not get sued it's sad to see their efforts are being met with dark ingratitude.


All the pirates should get sued and stop infringing upon other people's trademarks and copyrights.
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Just stop buying crap from these companies...done and done. Support compaines that conduct themselves the way you think they should.
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post #78 of 87
I could care less how a company acts, or if they are percieved as "evil".

In the end of the day I just look at the game as a product.
If the game is good I buy it if I don't like the game I don't buy it.
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The entire industry sickens me anymore.

Please Google... make us some games.
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This. They're giving him a tour of their facility too. Some other company is offering him a job.
And his family and friends never saw him again
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