Topic: Firefly Universe Online

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I don't know how good this will be yet, but I've signed up.

Ash

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You know, for a TV show that didn't even get through a full season, it's lasted surprisingly long.

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I've signed up too. Looks like it has potential.  smile

Deborah

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Likewise!

~Robert

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Signed up the other day. Woo, Firefly!

Surprises me they're considering making Reavers playable, though. It'd either be very boring ("kill anything in sight") or involve breaking canon ("these Reavers are sane") to make them fit with everyone else.

-Euan

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Well, Reavers DID have some sanity/intelligence/structure... how else would they have been able to fly a ship around? And why wouldn't they kill *each other* if they were simply mindless killing machines? I think there has to be some kind of sanity and/or intellect involved there.

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I always saw them as being somewhat akin to a pack of feral beasts. Sometimes they'd turn on each other, but they'd go for outsiders in preference, likely led by the biggest, meanest one on a given day. Not the playable faction they're intending of "like any other humans".

-Euan

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I've signed up as well!



-Mischa

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I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but today is the last day to get in for "first launch" (whatever that is).

I've also noticed that you can register "commissions" (looks like ship registry). I don't see Atlantis or Elemental taken yet, but I do see someone registered "Odyssey". I've registered "Umbra". Was thinking about registering Greenleaf Skyplex as well, or maybe Jane's ship... haven't decided if I want to do that yet, though. smile

I did add Brandon and Mei-Ling to my aliases as well as Carolyn's (for Umbra). I wonder if this can actually survive to release, but we can hope, right?

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What? The Odyssey's taken? sad

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I couldn't find anywhere to register for the beta.  sad  By signing up before the cutoff date am I already registered?

~Robert

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I've already registered Maczarek Security. Ultimately, though, any fuller commitment to this is going to depend on costs involved.

- Silent

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Likewise, and how well realised it is. I haven't actually set up any characters there based on characters from here and won't until I know when it's set.

As for registered ship names, I'm sure I saw an Elemental, and a Cydonia as well.

Ash

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I checked for Elemental, it wasn't taken yet (as of when I posted on the 15th).

I was also somewhat reluctant to post *everything* there, because their ToS don't spell out if content listed there becomes their property or not (which is why I didn't provide all the background details for the characters I submitted, just the names to reserve them).

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Prudent. I haven't posted anything there other than my initial ident, which isn't a character I have here anyway.

Ash

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I did a character name and Jericho as a ship name - nothing else.

-Euan

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I wouldn't have thought they could get away with claiming they own that much.

Actually, isn't there a general understanding in law that a thing is its creator's intellectual copyright unless someone else specifically owns it, for instance through a contract the creator signed handing their ownership rights over to the other person?

I haven't researched this, though, so don't stake money on it!

Ash

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It is recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...that is, *ahem*, if your country has signed off on it. *cough* AMERICA *cough*

~Robert

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I was just trying to figure out how this kind of thing became legal while I wasn't watching. That explains it. This might be a naive question, but I keep wondering: why does it matter so much that they might be able to claim ownership of your character? What kind of profit interest can there be in characters created for the purpose of essentially writing fan fiction? Heck, I don't know where we stand legally to begin with when using a setting not of our own making. What do you fear will happen?

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It'd suck for me if they suddenly turned round and issued me with a cease and desist. As in, ordered me to stop using my own gorram character cos it turned out they suddenly owned it!

As for the Universal Declaration, yeah, go inaccurate adjectives...

Ash

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Pretty much what Ash said. For now, I just change the char names if that were to happen. Yes, it's slightly paranoid, but it is possible that somewhere in the ToS I missed a clause that states all submitted data becomes property of them. It wouldn't be the first time.

Which is why I likely won't be adding much detail on the character in their system (even after the game launches).

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Got an email from them today suggesting I might want to donate $20 to update from a "Fan" to "Hero" account. One-off, gives access to all their games ever and so on, but I dunno. It implies the beta will begin this winter, though.

-Euan

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I say screw their "donation", I'll wait for the real thing.

~Robert

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Until I see some actual playable content, I'll be leaving my money in my pocket, thanks. More and more this is seeming like a fly-by-night type of operation.

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Same.

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