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Offline Criminal

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Message from the Founders
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:43:27 PM »
Greeting Living Legends!

In light of recent confusion and rumors, the co-owner of Wandering Samurai Studios and I are here to clear some things up.

First and foremost there has not, nor has there ever been, any legal action or threat of legal action leveraged against the MechWarrior: Living Legends development team. This was an assumption of a small amount of volunteers based on incomplete information.

To clarify, the decision to discontinue development of MechWarrior: Living Legends was made by the founders and owners of the project. On behalf of all the people involved in MechWarrior: Living Legends we must sincerely apologize to all parties affected by this miscommunication.

In closing, development on this project has officially come to an end. We thank you for your support and express our hope for the continued success of the MechWarrior franchise.

-Criminal and Kamikaze

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 10:52:31 PM »
Would it be possible to explain what were the factors that contributed to the "decision to discontinue development of MechWarrior: Living Legends"?

Thanks for everything Crim

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 10:58:24 PM »
Conflict of interest.

They work for Crytek, PGI is a customer of Crytek.

Not logical to own a company making a perceived competitor of a client

Pretty simple stuff, but a shame nonetheless
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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:59:56 PM »
So does this mean no 0.7?
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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 11:00:36 PM »
Thanks for the clarification Crim, but it is still a very sad day for all us old and newer players.

Been following this since the early days, something will be amiss without checking in here and looking forward to updates.
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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 11:07:44 PM »
#mwll, where all the anuschat happens
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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 11:10:37 PM »
So does this mean no 0.7?
Please know, that it is very rare that I bring this one out, but it is extremely apt.


Seems strange to be saying it at a time like this, but LURK MOAR
"Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam"
If you take this seriously, you're some kind of mouth-breathing fappwit that shouldn't have survived infancy.

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 11:15:55 PM »
Conflict of interest.

They work for Crytek, PGI is a customer of Crytek.

If that's the case, then people can create another studio and get the rights to use from Microsoft?

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 11:20:09 PM »
Conflict of interest.

They work for Crytek, PGI is a customer of Crytek.

If that's the case, then people can create another studio and get the rights to use from Microsoft?

Only if there is not anything in Piranhas lease that says "We are the sole leaseholders for the IP"

And then if there isn't, you'd have to get the moneys to buy the rights.
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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 11:22:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure that getting the rights to develop MWLL as a real game would preclude using Crysis as a platform to mod off of. Which would mean having to rebuild the game from the ground up as a standalone not dependent on Crysis in any way.
#mwll, where all the anuschat happens
(2:46:59 PM) Pytak: vicious anus
(2:47:09 PM) haarp: it hungers
(2:48:01 PM) Pytak: for moar

(11:38:04 AM) Merf: I can touch everything.
(11:38:07 AM) Merf: Prepare your anus
(11:38:50 AM) Merf: It is okay. I am your father, which makes it totally not creepy

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 11:23:49 PM »
In closing, development on this project has officially come to an end. We thank you for your support and express our hope for the continued success of the MechWarrior franchise.

Just please let them bug fix the big stuff (like thanatos not appearing etc) before shutting it down completely.

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 11:25:59 PM »
I'm not satisfied with the post up here. Anyone who read a certain post in another certain topic already knows what happened. I'm sorry the two of you got screwed with by *certain people* like that. That's downright dirty and ugly. It's utter BS that a freaking coverup has started, but if that protects your livelihoods...

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 11:26:26 PM »
So does this mean no 0.7?
Please know, that it is very rare that I bring this one out, but it is extremely apt.


Seems strange to be saying it at a time like this, but LURK MOAR
I'm sorry but as of late i've deemed the forum  well Generally CRAp and have only looked for things Worth posting in and leaving the game for a while to play some others i recently bought Forgive me for acting stupid but I just saw this today and was freaking out okay.

now it's time for the all important http://nooooooooooooooo.com/
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  I am The wolf Chosen of Kerensky. As a  Warden clansmen i protect those who cannot fight for themselves and seek only to find peace in humanity. The Wolf's Dragoons were the spies of the clan sent by the clan wolf. It was through them that we  both realized that the inner sphere were people just like us.
Runway is the only one who can make it to Khan rank without ever moving.
Do not mess with the runway, runway always wins.

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 11:27:22 PM »
I'm pretty sure that getting the rights to develop MWLL as a real game would preclude using Crysis as a platform to mod off of. Which would mean having to rebuild the game from the ground up as a standalone not dependent on Crysis in any way.

Unreal Engine ?

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Re: Message from the Founders
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 11:35:17 PM »
There's tons of Crysis code that MWLL relies on. The engine isn't the big deal.
#mwll, where all the anuschat happens
(2:46:59 PM) Pytak: vicious anus
(2:47:09 PM) haarp: it hungers
(2:48:01 PM) Pytak: for moar

(11:38:04 AM) Merf: I can touch everything.
(11:38:07 AM) Merf: Prepare your anus
(11:38:50 AM) Merf: It is okay. I am your father, which makes it totally not creepy