The single lynch-pin IMO on this whole debacle was the fact that the Elder Scrolls games aren't really that well known as "The Elder Scrolls" in the first place. I know it's been stated in past threads but Bethesda's games are most well known by their subtitles. i.e. Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, etc.
Their confusion angle was weak. As was stated in another thread, the only reason Bethesda pursued this is because they're kind of obligated to to keep their posture in the legalities of it all. Otherwise they likely wouldn't have cared.
hmm, who gives a ASDFASDFAA =D?! now we can get back to the important thing, releasing 8 more buggy pre-releases b4 we get a complete patch 4 months from now, imo their was to much hype on this b4 minecon
I am glad Majong is in favor so far, I am just disappointed a bit at the fans. Everyone keep cursing Bethesda and their new title on the way. Saying how much they hate it and what not. A few points noting.
-Its Zenimax, not Bethesda. Don't kick the kid cause his dad insulted your dad.
-A trademark dispute ain't just as simple as playing a game of Quake (although that would have been awesome). It's a business thing between two companies, and in the business world, things tend to work a bit differently than what we would like it too.
-Its a fight between the lawyers. A lot of people have mentioned this and its true, Notch need to learn to keep his mouth shut. It might have made this whole thing a bit less messy.
I am not picking Zenimax's or Majong's side. I am a fan of both companies and I like what they do. I am just tired of people not having a bit more of an open mind and just let the lawyers have their fight and we can all move on.
Its a sad day when you cannot use a single word from the dictionary without being sued. Whats next? I cannot publicly say a sentence without paying some sort of payment to whoever owns those words? Do I have to pay money for this very post? Thats where I see society going.
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Woo go Mojang!
Read the english version you put out and it sounded like Zennimax were saying that consumers aren't smart enough to tell the difference.
Heh, i read it too. And it sounded like the main point they were defending was that consumers weren't smart enough to tell the difference. And they might buy Mojangs game instead of theirs... Way to go, the main reason you sueed Mojang was because you thought the consumers were too stupid to NOT read the game logo, to NOT actually read the full name, and most of all we are NOT smart enough to see the diference.
Does anyone else find a that a littttlllleee offending?
Was there really ever any way this could have turned out in Bethesda's favor? xD
The lawsuit was frivolous at best and shouldn't have even got as far as it did. Mojang can relax (more than usual) now =P
Gratz guys and gals ^^
Exactly, it was stupid >.> They'll prolly try to sue Mojang every few years now ^^; it's the latest trend with big companies. Shame for them that Mojang doesn't wanna play ball, they just wanna play Quake xD
Interm Injunctions are a Temporary Ruling, prevention of further action by one party on another until all the facts can be fully examined in a full on court case. So, while "Scrolls" can remain "Scrolls" For now, it's still possible for Mojang to lose this. Don't celebrate yet, this has only just begun. Hopefully it will lead to a full on Win for Mojang, but just keep in mind that the chickens haven't hatched yet. It's way to early to count them.