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Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M

PDFcast has word that Stardock is suing Alexandra Miseta for one million dollars, accusing their former marketing manager of deleting the company's analytics and marketing data before she left the company without notice a few weeks before the release of Elemental: War of Magic, going so far as to say this exacerbated the issues they had to deal with relating to the game's initial problems. Polygon summarizes the situation:

The case alleges that Miseta deleted, destroyed and/or stole Stardock's Elemental materials, analytics, and trade show information just before quitting, causing the company to lose all their marketing data and analytics for Elemental: War of Magic only three weeks before the game's scheduled launch.

Stardock claims that it was forced to spend more than $5000 assessing the damaged caused by Miseta's actions and attempting to restore the Elemental materials, analytics, and trade show information, and that the interruption in availablility of this data caused Stardock to lose more than $1 million in profits.

Stardock says in its filing that the loss of the materials led to a detraction from programming, debugging, and other responsibilities, and Elemental was subsequently unsuccessful in the marketplace, "earning a fraction of its anticipated profits and causing [Stardock] damages of over $1,000,000".

In addition to this, Stardock claims that Miseta did not return the company laptop she had been using, and had in fact been running side businesses during work hours using the company laptop.

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11. Re: Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M Aug 16, 2012, 12:22 Prez
 
I am having a hard time seeing the possible correlation between the quality of Elemental at launch and some dumbass deleting important analytical data. They claim Elemental underperformed because they had to divert resources from its development to recovering marketing data? Maybe if they had delayed the game and then sued for the added expenses incurred for delaying the launch I would have an easier time swallowing this, but as it is not so much. No one forced them to go ahead and release a broken game (with Wardell yelling at people online that there was nothing wrong with it!). Regardless of why it was broken, it was released that way and shouldn't have been.

On a side note, the game is actually pretty fun if you like the genre. Reminds me of Age of Wonders.
 
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