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Old 04-20-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Mud Suggestion

Hey guys
I am not sure if someone already thought of it,but I would like to suggest the making of an EveOnline(EVE Online - a massive multiplayer online roleplaying space game - MMORPG) based MUD.
I know IRE is working on Tears of Polaris and from reading and participating on the ToP forums, it does sound something like EveOnline,but what i am talking about is a complete universe/game based on EveOnline.
What do you guys think?
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Mud Suggestion

I think there's a very good chance that CCP would come down like a ton of bricks on the idea...

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Besides, EVE is boring enough WITH the pretty graphics. I dread to think what it would be like without them.
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I forsee this being moved to the legal issues thread but we'll see how it goes
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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I know IRE is working on Tears of Polaris and from reading and participating on the ToP forums, it does sound something like EveOnline,but what i am talking about is a complete universe/game based on EveOnline.

What do you guys think?
I think there'd be a small... no, a rather large... problem with trademark and copyright issues. Considering that EveOnline is a online multi-player game, they'd likely see any mud, including a free mud, as direct competition. You'd be better off trying to rip off the game design because that's much harder to copyright and defend, but ripping off the EveOnline world would probably result in an injunction assuming that the game has any success.

I'm pretty down on the idea of people ripping off other people's worlds anyway unless they have the original trademark/copyright holder's express permission.

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Old 04-20-2008, 11:54 PM   #4
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Re: Mud Suggestion

I am not talking about ripping off what CCP is doing.
I am talking about a MUD that takes its ideas and is based on EveOnline.
Something different and at the same time similar.
We already have an example of that.NCSoft based their game Dungeon Runners on the Mud of same name.
Not sure if I make any sense
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Re: Mud Suggestion

From Dungeon Runners NCSoft page:

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NCsoft would like to acknowledge MudMagic.com for their willingness and consent in allowing NCsoft to use the mark Dungeon Runners. “Dungeon Runners” has been used by MudMagic.com as the name of a text computer game since 1998. It can be found at Mud Magic: Online Text Games - Muds - Exhaustive Resource Site.
This was done with the expressed knowledge and permission of the owners of the original Dungeon Runners. It'd be fine if CCP gave permission. I guess the real question is how likely would it be for them to give permission for an EveOnline based mud.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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I am not talking about ripping off what CCP is doing.
I am talking about a MUD that takes its ideas and is based on EveOnline.
Something different and at the same time similar.
We already have an example of that.NCSoft based their game Dungeon Runners on the Mud of same name.
Not sure if I make any sense
You'll likely run afoul of various intellectual property laws very quickly. The developers would have to (knowingly or otherwise) take the risk that their work could be shut down at any time.
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