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Hey

I was just wondering if Activision Blizzard is aware that there is some other company that makes some crappy game about jumping through a bunch of rifts with a bunch of tentacles, and they think that their game is the next best thing since sliced bread, and they are so convinced that it is so much better than WoW, they even put up a bunch of banner ads that say "We're Not In Azeroth Any More".

Now, I'm pretty sure Azeroth is a part of the trademarked franchise, they can't just come in and blatantly infringe upon the copyright and keep creating a PR for themselves, while piggy - banking on Blizz's IP by putting the word "Azeroth" in their commercials.

Can't ATVI sue those guys?
Edited by Heret|c - 2/7/11 at 5:56pm
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post #2 of 23
You mean the already dead Rift game? Hahaah
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This is a useless thread.
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Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
Hey

I was just wondering if Activision Blizzard is aware that there is some other company that makes some crappy game about jumping through a bunch of rifts with a bunch of tentacles, and they think that their game is the next best thing since sliced bread, and they are so convinced that it is so much better than WoW, they even put up a bunch of banner ads that say "We're Not In Azeroth Any More".

Now, I'm pretty sure Azeroth is a part of the trademarked franchise, they can't just come in and blatantly infringe upon the copyright and keep creating a PR for themselves, while piggy - banking on Blizz's IP by putting the word "Azeroth" in their commercials.

Can't ATVI sue those guys?
They don't need to sue them. The game is the biggest ripoff that I have ever seen, and for that reason it will fail. People don't want the same stuff, they want new things. If you're going to copy ideas from previous MMO's you have to expand on them and make them better. Rift did the complete opposite.

The ad is on top of my page right now, hah.
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Rift will be going the way of APB very soon It doesn't really offer anything new. "Rifting" has already been done in Aion

I think the next major successful MMO in this genre will be Guild Wars 2
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I think the next major successful MMO in this genre will be Guild Wars 2
That.


I have a good feeling a lot of people will be let down by SWTOR. Just my opinion though. It's also really the only true competitor of GW2 as far as unreleased and super-hyped MMOs go.
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Yeah I am going for Guild Wars 2 Just going go try it though... kinda done with MMO's,

Time for Diablo 3 and Battlfield 3!
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I wonder what C.J. Cherryh thinks about Blizzard ripping off the name Azeroth from her novel.

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I wonder what C.J. Cherryh thinks about Blizzard ripping off the name Azeroth from her novel.

Fires of Azeroth
Blizzard uses the names of many well known ideas from others as a tribute to the things they love. It is generally known where the names come from, and it is usually done in a very positive light.

I'm not praising them, just stating what their intents are. There is very little in WoW that you can't find a deeper meaning to, and almost always from their (and our) geeky childhoods.
     
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Blizzard uses the names of many well known ideas from others as a tribute to the things they love. It is generally known where the names come from, and it is usually done in a very positive light.

I'm not praising them, just stating what their intents are. There is very little in WoW that you can't find a deeper meaning to, and almost always from their (and our) geeky childhoods.
The developers are huge H.P. Lovecraft and Tolkien fanboys, that is quite obvious.
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