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Planet of Astrocraft?
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All I hear is, "Let me do this so you can see how awesome I am and then hire me."
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Pretty fail and greedy on Blizzard's part; they more than likely will never do World of Starcraft. The modder can simply change it's name and call it a day, though. World of Wars or something of the sort. World of Terran, Terran World, Terran Wars sound cool.

Please explain how is it fail?
Please explain how is it greedy?
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I can kinda see why they're pissed, call me crazy.
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call me crazy.
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call me crazy.
You crazy.

After this move i don't see any reason why not to name his project "Fcuk Blizzard"
    
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Please explain how is it fail?
Please explain how is it greedy?
All I was inferring was that they just don't feel like giving this guy the benefit of using "Starcraft" in the name of the mod. Greedy, they don't want to give it to him "just because," on top of maybe making a title in the far future and reaping $15/month off of it.

It's clearly not an official Blizzard release and everyone who plays it will know that and likely already does. (The fail, why make a big deal about it as if it may tarnish their WoW/SC belt?)

I know, Blizzard owns the Starcraft name and blah blah, but they've created a World of Warcraft game, leaving all the Starcraft fans that aren't fond of Warcraft (myself) with no similar game. If anything, having an SC2 mod like this will ATTRACT more sales of SC2.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 1/20/11 at 7:13am
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All I was inferring was that they just don't feel like giving this guy the benefit of using "Starcraft" in the name of the mod. (Greedy, they don't want to give it to him "just because")

It's clearly not an official Blizzard release and everyone who plays it will know that and likely already does. (The fail, why make a big deal about it as if it may tarnish their WoW/SC belt?)

I know, Blizzard owns the Starcraft name and blah blah, but they've created a World of Warcraft game, leaving all the Starcraft fans that aren't fond of Warcraft (myself) with no similar game. If anything, having an SC2 mod like this will ATTRACT more sales of SC2.
Nope, the world does not work like that. Go make a game called "Mario Universe" or create a search engine called "Gooogle"... see what happens. Even "nice" companies would ask you to not misuse their trademarks.

Companies have the right to protect their branding. While some companies do take it to a bit extreme, this case is clear violation of the trademark.


Your arguement about the mod itself is fail. Again, the issue is not with the mod but the name of the mod. Having this SC2 mod with a different name would still allow you to play it.
Edited by DuckieHo - 1/20/11 at 7:17am
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Nope, the world does not work like that. Go make a game called "Mario Universe" or create a search engine called "Gooogle"... see what happens. Even "nice" companies would ask you to not misuse their trademarks.

Companies have the right to protect their branding. While some companies do take it to a bit extreme, this case is clear violation of the trademark.
Unfortunately I'm aware of that. I know that the law is the law, and they are completely within their right to block out anything under their trademarked Starcraft name. I was just stating that it is rather weak of Blizzard in my view and they are probably only going to be frowned upon by millions if they don't work something out with this developer.

Maybe a legal way around this is to name the mod something else, but slogan it on the download site to say "The World of Warcraft Starcraft conversion mod for Starcraft 2"
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 1/20/11 at 7:20am
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Unfortunately I'm aware of that. I know that the law is the law, and they are completely within their right to block out anything under the Starcraft name. I was just stating that it is rather weak of Blizzard in my view and they are probably only going to be frowned upon by millions if they don't work something out with this developer.
There is nothing to work out. The developer just has to change the name of the mod. How easy is that?
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I think there's also the idea behind battle.net servers with this.
If his game mod would have a high success rate; it would mean that all the WoW subscribers paying 15$/mo + the game expansions could just get a "similar" game simply by buying Starcraft 2 and getting a FREE mod.

I'm on Blizzard side on this one; his idea was to create/copy an already existing game. Although he does have some specific ideas for it that comes from his own head, it's mostly re-creation. Which in my point of view should remain Blizzard's property.
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The problem is that he named it World of Starcraft instead of something like Starcraft Wars. It's like if someone use the source engine to make a mod and they called it counter fortress and it had similar styled classes to TF2 and pretty much the same play style, just using the counter strike models instead of TF2's. I'd bet my money on it that Valve wouldn't be too happy with that. I'm sure that if this modder changed the name of his mod and made it a little less similar to WoW then Blizzard would be fine with it.
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