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Sounds like reselling
Feb 11, 2002, 06:16
Sounds like reselling Feb 11, 2002, 06:16
Feb 11, 2002, 06:16
“Mythic’s attempt to stifle competition in their own game makes it possible for only full-time gamers to succeed in the game and most MMORPG players can’t compete on that level. The person that plays just a few hours a week, can’t put in the time required to build their character or collect the items needed to join others in the online battles. No one has stood up to any of these software giants, until now.”

That's from this press release over at camelot exchange, quoted as being said by the Director of Sales.

The crux of this statement being it's unfair for a person who can't invest time to be high level. Being the Director of Sales who is saying this, it sounds like a sales pitch. He even evokes the noble act of "standing up to the software giant."

I suppose each side has a case, depending on how you see the world. There's something very marxist about the quote above. It implies that players without much free time should be entitled to purchase high characters.

It's an issue of reselling. Mythic owns the data on their server. As this press release has us understand, even they aren't disputing this. Therefore, the choice of whether or not to allow reselling of their property to others is at Mythic's discretion.

Pesonally, I'm with Mythic on this one. I play DAoC every so often. Since November I've built up a single character to level 30, which is not fast by most "hardcore" standards. I've contemplated, yes, that I might sell my character when I'm through with the game. That, and other players doing this, seems fine to me. It isn't so much compensation for time as a reasonable method of parting with an account without letting all those game hours disappear into the ether. What BSI is doing is making a livelihood from this (7 full time employees farming characters and items). As a business, they are commercially reselling data belonging to Mythic without their permission.

This may not be how we want it to be, but that's the law as I understand it. I'll be the first to admit I'm not too familiar with intellectual property, but I agree this might be an interesting precedent if it even makes it to a civil court. If there's a hole in my legal arguement, I'd like to hear it.

As noble as it sounds to go after a "software giant," not everything said giant does is wrong. In this case, I think they're in the right.

No biggie
Nov 14, 2001, 07:48
No biggie Nov 14, 2001, 07:48
Nov 14, 2001, 07:48
If it's really going to be that simple to opt out of the survey, this shouldn't be too controversial. I've never been put out as a result of anything Blizzard's done, so I'm going to be a naive, ignorant soul.

Hey Blizzard! I have a Duron 750, 256 RAM, running winxp with a geforce 2 gts and a soundblaster live.

How, exactly, is letting Blizzard know this a problem?

Announcing this is probably just a CYA routine. On the forums, Bill Roper can't take a piss without someone complaining about it.

Re: Honestly
Sep 11, 2001, 14:41
Re: Honestly Sep 11, 2001, 14:41
Sep 11, 2001, 14:41
I hear you, shul. Then again, I for some reason I can't help but think about the beginnings of WW1.

Of course, the best solution would be for this to never have happened. I'm not trying to be pacifist, but I'm a firm believer in doing things for the right reason.

Sep 11, 2001, 14:25
Honestly Sep 11, 2001, 14:25
Sep 11, 2001, 14:25
Who cares about two buildings that you probably never really thought about before and, had they not been attacked, never would? I hope everyone is taking a moment to regard the people who have lost their lives today. That's why this is a tragedy.

It seems like everywhere I turn, now that people are beginning to find out what happened and who's likely responsible, that people are screaming for blood. I can understand revenge; this whole thing made me angry. I just hope everyone with such thoughts realize the implications of what those actions could potentially get us into.

I honestly don't want a war. Do you?

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