Would like to see an mmorpg breed and raise pets like an EA sims game but alas there is nothing out there that even tries. Just finding a pet heavy game, where they don't follow you around as useless cosmetics or are forced on you in a skill line, is close to impossible. I played Mabinogi for years just because pets. Pets would make the big moneys if corporate had a clue - big clue: Pokemon franchise. Dumb corporate. Dummer investors.
when is the last time someone got prosecuted for a private server?
copyright laws should not be toyed with
you are not going to get off the hook by telling the judge you are autistic/underage/computer_coding_prodigy
making it free wont save/protect you
if this is real they need a lawyer fast - they need to get it copyrighted in their name - legalize it before EA sees what you have done - get advice to find out if it can be done or if EA still holds copyright - worst case scenario you might have to change the graphics to look like aliens/pigs/zombies/purple-people instead of human "sims" which could get around EA's copyright
I don't support indie crowdfunders but if they hit the market with a respectable paymodel I'll invest. I've got an eye on Ashes of Creation atm. If it delivers it might be nice. Any unreleased mmo caught your eye?