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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:21PM (Unverified) said

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haha, that snippet is laughable, but I have no love for Curse, so I'm gonna go with Games Workshop on this one.

Posted: May 7th 2010 10:23PM projectkmo said

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Failing game seeks money anyway it can get it. Anyone can sue anyone for anything nowadays. It's really sad.

Posted: May 7th 2010 10:27PM Birk said

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Im almost positive that Games Workshop makes the bulk of their money from their tabletop game...Im not sure how the royalties work for Mythic using their IP.

Could be wrong though!
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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:28PM Birk said

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(Ah, just meant to illustrate that their tabletop game is indeed...VERY successful)
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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:29PM Seraphina Brennan said

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Indeed, this suit is Games Workshop, not EA/Mythic.

The MMO itself is not involved in this suit. Just the tabletop game maker (Games Workshop) and Curse.com.
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Posted: May 10th 2010 12:31PM JustPlainJim said

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What Seraphina said. This is Games Workshop doing what Games Workshop does best: sue the crap out of anyone that may be enjoying their tabletop games and/or anything based off their tabletop games.
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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:34PM (Unverified) said

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its pretty sad that GW are being dicks about this especially with them even having

"This web site is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited or Mythic Entertainment."

at the foot of the site...

Posted: May 7th 2010 10:37PM Anatidae said

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How lame. -1 respect to Games Workshop.

Posted: May 8th 2010 7:39AM Blazeddc said

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I'd say make it two, but it never had any of mine to begin with. ;o
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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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Warhammer Alliance was around from the very beginning of WAR..., and Games Workshop just noticed it?

They've got a top notch legal adviser.

If anything, the "any publicity is good publicity" would apply to Warhammer Alliance. But Games Workshop just entered my "no buy zone"

Posted: May 8th 2010 12:13AM DevilSei said

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Eh, maybe they are low on funds? Hell I don't know anybody that buys their crap anymore. Hell, I've been to that alliance site, and the last thing that comes to mind for me is the tabletop stuff.
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Posted: May 8th 2010 2:53AM Dumac said

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My first thoughts too.

Maybe people are reluctant to switch to the official forums, that launched in mid 2009 if i remember correctly, and they are trying to get rid of the competition. Maybe the dwindling player population is making the official forums too expensive to run.

In any case, this is lame.
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Posted: May 8th 2010 9:31AM Holgranth said

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Well having just gotten into Warhammer 40k through the aptly named Dawn of War RTS I was actually seriously considering buying some Necron and Tyranid minis.
I was also extremely excited about the possibility of a 40k MMO. After this bit of dickery I WON'T be buying any games workshop minis and my excitement about the Warhammer 40k mmo just shot down six notches.
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Posted: May 7th 2010 10:43PM (Unverified) said

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Are GW trying to kill off WAR before their new Warhammer 40k MMO emerges onto the scene? As if Mythic wasn't doing a good enough job of angering their subscribers on their own.

Posted: May 7th 2010 10:55PM Dandmcd said

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What the hell? Warhammer Alliance are the biggest fans of the tabletop genre, and have been following Warhammer Online even when the rights to the game were owned by another developer before Mythic managed to snag it. Why would Games Workshop possibly go after a fan site for a game that promotes their product? Someone got Games Workshop angry over at Curse, because this is bad news for Mythic to see their fan sites getting sued by a partner.

Posted: May 7th 2010 10:57PM DrewIW said

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Didn't want that community anyways?

Posted: May 8th 2010 10:42AM GaaaaaH said

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I don't think non-eve players will get that
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Posted: May 9th 2010 4:34PM Laephis said

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The funny thing about EVE memes is that they almost always make their way to mmo pubbies at large. And really, it was Goonswarm that spearheaded most of them.
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Posted: May 7th 2010 11:01PM Duulin said

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I actually subscribe occasionally to Warhammer Online just to show my support. This will end that...

Posted: May 8th 2010 3:12PM foofad said

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You're retracting your support from the wrong guy. Warhammer Online is run by EA/Mythic, and is a licensed product of Games Workshop. GW doesn't actually have a hand in Warhammer, they just get royalties. Games Workshop runs the Tabletop Wargaming end of the franchise; i.e. they produce miniatures, rulebooks, etc. for the tabletop games. In other words, Games Workshop is suing a fan group of one of it's licensor's products, rather than EA/Mythic suing a fan group of its own product.
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