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    Thread: We need staff tracker

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

  1. We may have a volunteer to code this plug-in. Will know more later.
     
  2. Thread: We can delete comments O_O

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

  3. Use it wisely. The Shadow knows.
     
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  4. Thread: Latest XenForo

    Xeevis Well-Known Member
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    Ember Dev

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    Ember Dev

    Xeevis Well-Known Member
    Max Kahuna Forum Tech

  5. [​IMG]

    I vote it should be kept regularly updated
    it will end up like Firefall forums! :eek:
     
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    Ember Dev

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    Ember Dev

    Thread: Does Udon art style really fit Ember universe?

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    Ember Dev

    Ronyn Ghostryker
    Community Manager

    Ronyn Ghostryker
    Community Manager

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

  7. I'm torn on it, personally. I agree that a stylized art style holds the test of time much much better. But I also really love the new PBR materials and realistic looking frames. We're going to experiment with Udon and non-Udon styles. Maybe even try to mix it a bit...Udon style characters in realistic frames. Might work, might not. Might look like Appleseed (the CGI version), which would be cool.
     
  8. Ronyn Ghostryker
    Community Manager

    Ronyn Ghostryker
    Community Manager

    Thread: The line between Red5's IP and Crixa's.

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

    Grummz Administrator
    Ember Dev

  9. The irony of a Chinese company enforcing IP is hilarious.

    But keep in mind I studied law, have a degree, and my specialty was intellectual property law. Names can be trademarked, but Thumper and Frame were never trademarked by Red 5. Copyright doesn't protect names, per se, but can be used to show that one book or movie is a derivative work of another.

    Trademarks protect the source of origin of a product. The key on infringement is consumer confusion. If a consumer mistakes your products name for being made by someone else, then that is confusion of the source of the product. I don't think we have any issues there. Nobody is confusing Ember as being from Red 5 or The9.

    Copyright protects the *expression* of an idea, but not the idea itself. If you wanted to write a book about hunting a giant white whale, you'd be fine and not infringing on Moby Dick so long as you did not use the same characters, plot, etc. But its the WHOLE of the work that is judged together, not individual elements in isolation. So Ember is quite different as a whole, and its "thumper" is vastly different from anything Firefall ever had.

    There is a ton of confusion about IP law out there, but I'm pretty well versed in it. I think we'll be fine :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016