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Khalen 01-19-2011 09:55 AM

@Riot - Is the "World of starcraft" thing true ?
 
So, I was reading some stuff about blizzard throwing the copyrighthammer on those dudes making World of starcraft as a SC2 map.

And then I found this : http://pixelatedgeek.com/2011/01/wor...date-bad-news/

This article mentions that "Epak from Riot Games is offering him a job", but clicking on the source, it appears that the source is a simple comment with a @riotgames.com email.

Sooo...Out of pure curiosity, I thought I'd post it there to know wether it's true or if it's just a bad joke. If it happens to be true, you guys are truly awesome.

EDIT : For those too lazy to skip to the third post, Zileas confirmed that riot contacted Ryan. Awesome :)

Reppuken 01-19-2011 09:56 AM

Interesting....

Yugi 01-19-2011 09:58 AM

YES LET HIM WORK FOR League of Legends.

World of League.. of Legends..

wait wut?

Better yet..

WORLD OF LEGENDS!!! :d

Zileas 01-19-2011 09:59 AM

When I see a modder with a lot of drive that has done something cool, I tend to contact them. I shot him an email recently asking if he was interested in exploring an opportunity here. As to what comes of that, who knows -- that depends on the mutual fit and his own goals.

Regarding this trademark/copyright business, I don't know because I'm not a Blizzard employee, but I seriously doubt this is anything other than the fact he named the mod World of Starcraft, which has an air of legitimacy that borderline infringes on Blizzard. Blizzard is very supportive of their modders, but also vigorously depends certain aspects of their IP (as they should and must).

jokull 01-19-2011 10:34 AM

dark templar perma stealth? ill take it in a MMORPG

Lemefiuqa 01-19-2011 10:46 AM

Ooh, fantastic stuff... both at the mod and Riot's reaction. Bravo!

Sandie 01-19-2011 12:09 PM

Maybe he could get a PVE mode in this game? I'd love to have some kind of group of players versus computers (yes I know this would be a just for fun mode).

Skytorn 01-19-2011 12:53 PM

Withing 36 hours of the story breaking Riot shot the guy an email, not to mention 2 public comments on the story so that everybody knows who's pulling this guy out of the muck. Brilliant PR play Zileas.

Zileas 01-19-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skytorn (Hozzászólás 5526956)
Withing 36 hours of the story breaking Riot shot the guy an email, not to mention 2 public comments on the story so that everybody knows who's pulling this guy out of the muck. Brilliant PR play Zileas.

It's not a PR play. I don't want this on a news article. We like employment discussions to be private. Epak is one of our recruiters -- usually she messages people privately, but has been really hosed with all of our positions, and wasn't able to find his private info quickly.

- Zileas

Malak al Maut 01-19-2011 01:12 PM

What a power play. So pro.

Quote:

I would be a complete idiot not to… I’ve waited my whole life for something like this. I feel like I’m in a dream man… been up for 36 hours straight with all this craziness going on… How did this even happen? My thanks to your entire staff.. You guys played a part in something that may change my life of sitting in this crappy chair forever.


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