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Give me a break. Just because they paid a fee and filled out some forms, that in no way doesn't mean their plan is completely ass backwards.Just because you don't like that they say they are an organization and purportedly have a 501c3 doesn't mean they aren't something. One guy with a DBA can be a company. We've seen games released by single people, one person doing all the work, so lets not pretend like 4 employees suddenly can't be considered a "company" any more than reporting what they are doing is any less of "news".IceAge said:And you call that a "company"? Really ? Wow! Also , you forgot to add "educational" , which makes it even less of a "company".The "non-profit organization" looking to start a studio.IceAge said:What company ?!Luckily it's not introducing a product, it's a story about a company trying to buy assets of a failed game.Vrika said:A journalist introducing a product should try to be careful that she doesn't introduce a scam as a product.SBFord said:For those arguing on the validity of a news story, let me remind you of the definition of "news":noun, ( usually used with a singular verb)1. a report of a recent event; intelligence; information:His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.2.The presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.3. such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.
Let me point out the salient phrases: INFORMATION, THE PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON RECENT OR NEW EVENTS.
This is why the story is being laid out. The charge of "fake news" is just a smokescreen to stop people from objectively determining the validity of the information presented and their personal reaction to it. The tactic is the new "thing" these days and is only used by those who want to see information flow in only one pre-determined direction.
The news item is not an endorsement. It is not an opinion. It is a fact about something that has happened with regard to a game that many people on this site have loved and miss since it shut down.
If anyone reading this is not doing their own due diligence when visiting the IndieGoGo page, then then that is on them, not on MMORPG.com. Once again I will reiterate that I have a lot more faith in the intelligence of this community to figure out what is legit and what is a scam. Everyone must decide for themselves.
Information is power. Critical thinking is key. Learn about all sides through research and make a decision based on all the facts.
Now, tell me again, whats so "educational" in buying a failed game and wanting to re-launch it with no fucking idea about the market , and many , many other factors?
If it's .."educational", that means they are learning. So go ahead and "donate" as much money as you want for them to "learn" that this is NOT the way to get into this business ( or other business ).
The true story is that there is this kid ( or kids ) , who played the game , and now they feel sad about the closer of their beloved game , and some days ago , they meet at McDonalds, and come up with this "Marvel" idea.
PS: Based on linkedIn , there are .. 4 "Employees" at Paragon-Institute. They are from : Pakistan, Nigeria, India and Nepal. ( That sounds so fucking scam lol ) .
PS2: Anyway , as I said , few kids crying for their game. So yeah! There is no "company trying to buy assets of a failed game".
It is what it is whether people like it or not. Nobody is telling you to back it. Nobody is agreeing that this is a good idea. It just is.