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Wing Commander Saga Correction

The Wing Commander Saga Website corrects part of the recent report on this fan-created Wing Commander game has official approval from EA. Here's how they explain the situation:

We would like to post an official correction about something that has been misreported about "Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn." We are not officially or unofficially sanctioned or endorsed by Chris Roberts, Origin, or EA. We are thankful to them for permitting us to make Saga- as manifested by them taking no action to shut us down but allowing us to develop it, just as they have done with other projects like Standoff and Privateer: Gemini Gold- but they have in no way, shape, or form sanctioned our project, nor have they done anything to make it official. They have not contacted us and we have not discussed it with them. Once again, we are thankful that they are permitting us to do this, but no endorsement of Saga by these entities should be implied from that fact.

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17. Re: Foxed =! EA Mar 19, 2012, 19:16 Orogogus
 
Prez wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 18:33:
hb3d wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 09:30:
Prez wrote on Mar 18, 2012, 23:21:
Well, it's conjecture, sure. But baseless?
It's baseless until someone can show an example of where EA has done this to another mod or fan game project especially recently. I'm all for EA bashing but do it for the right reasons.

I disagree. I take "baseless" to mean that there is no evidence to suggest its possible, not that there's no precedence, which is what you are talking about. Apples and oranges. There is certainly enough evidence to point to that illustrates that EA can and often does behave in a manner that is counter to their customers desires and distinctly lacking in class. Given EA's general lack of class and goodwill towards its customers, it's easy to see them FOXing a mod if it gets enough attention.

And yet, there's a ton of precedents, in the other direction. A look at WCNews' fan projects pages shows 6 completed and 14 in progress. The argument that EA does classless things and therefore it might do this classless thing thing seems mildly ridiculous. It's nice (for me) that Valve holds steep sales twice a year and carries a lot of indie games. It would be nice if someone would buy me a new car. Valve does nice things, therefore it's easy to see Valve buying me a new car? You kind of expect a company to behave badly or well in a consistent manner rather than sporadically picking the dick option with no rhyme or reason.
 
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    Date Subject Author
  1. Mar 18, 12:20 Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Wildone
  2. Mar 18, 12:45  Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Dmitri_M
  4. Mar 18, 12:53   Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction nin
  5. Mar 18, 16:53    Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Prez
  6. Mar 18, 17:07     Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Teddy
  8. Mar 18, 18:40      Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction s1mon75
  9. Mar 18, 20:12       Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction ASeven
  10. Mar 18, 20:58       Foxed =! EA hb3d
  11. Mar 18, 22:38        Re: Foxed =! EA entr0py
  12. Mar 18, 23:21        Re: Foxed =! EA Prez
  15. Mar 19, 09:30         Re: Foxed =! EA hb3d
  16. Mar 19, 18:33          Re: Foxed =! EA Prez
>> 17. Mar 19, 19:16           Re: Foxed =! EA Orogogus
  18. Mar 19, 20:09            Re: Foxed =! EA Dev
  19. Mar 19, 20:32            Re: Foxed =! EA Prez
  14. Mar 18, 23:56      Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Silicon Avatar
  7. Mar 18, 18:06     Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction nin
  3. Mar 18, 12:48 Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction Dev
  13. Mar 18, 23:30 Re: Wing Commander Saga Correction KilrathiAce


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