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Marriage has been wonderful so far, and nobody sabotaged my computer while I was gone. The only negative thing going on at this moment is the Scrolls trademark lawsuit nonsense, and I think I came up with the perfect solution...

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Aug 17th, 2011

I am back, and I am excited.

Marriage has been wonderful so far, and nobody sabotaged my computer while I was gone.

The only negative thing going on at this moment is the Scrolls trademark lawsuit nonsense, and I think I came up with the perfect solution:

Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let's do that instead!
I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.

If we win, you drop the lawsuit.

If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you're fine with.

Regardless of the outcome, we could still have a small text somewhere saying our game is not related to your game series in any way, if you wish.

I am serious, by the way.

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Zealot671
Zealot671 Aug 17 2011 says:

What the hell Quake 3 to settle a lawsuit NOTCH LOGIC FTW

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Flash112
Flash112 Aug 18 2011 replied:

:D whenever there will be a problem in my life i will use NOTCH LOGIC... rofl xD

+16 votes     reply to comment
Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust Aug 18 2011 replied:

I betcha a stack of diamond that notch's guys will slam the bethesda ones in quake 3..

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stillstartreking
stillstartreking Aug 19 2011 replied:

after 20+ years of making successful game bethesda gose down to the the new kid on the block Mojang :)

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 20 2011 replied:

Riiiiight.

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Flash112
Flash112 Aug 22 2011 replied:

why are you telling this to me? xD

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 25 2011 replied:

not you, other dude. :)

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Flash112
Flash112 Aug 27 2011 replied:

yeah i know xD (its just the way the comments are nested, its all an illusion xD)

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griefmaster_00x1
griefmaster_00x1 Aug 18 2011 replied:

but John Romero in in id, which bekongs to bethesda!!!

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why_me
why_me Aug 18 2011 replied:

I would of said lets settle this over a game of spleef but thats just my opinon

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Zealot671
Zealot671 Aug 18 2011 replied:

+52 Karma thats the most ive ever gotten lol

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Lockdown323
Lockdown323 Aug 17 2011 says:

This should be how all lawsuits are settled.

+47 votes     reply to comment
TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead Aug 18 2011 replied:

Indeed. This is so far the best way to settle a problem I've seen so far! Way to go Notch! Good luck with the fight!

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codeblue666 Online
codeblue666 Aug 17 2011 says:

make sure Bethesda doesn't use an aimbot

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 18 2011 buried:

(buried)

Why would they do that? If they did it would be the worst move EVER for them publicly, plus I doubt they need it or would give any advantage to either side.

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neronix17
neronix17 Aug 18 2011 replied:

You are too serious, he was joking derp, plus its not the part of Bethesda that deals with Skyrim or the elder scrolls development, its just the boss companies legal department so why are you defending the soulless things called lawyers?

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 20 2011 replied:

Nice. Person that takes things seriously and thinks gets bad karma.

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AAAStudios
AAAStudios Aug 17 2011 says:

i would like to see this battle, u should livesteam it :D

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morgoth780
morgoth780 Aug 17 2011 replied:

they totally should

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sev......
sev...... Aug 18 2011 replied:

INDEED

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ReLiFeD
ReLiFeD Aug 18 2011 replied:

notch said on twitter that he would livestream it and record it for youtube :)

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RedBeardedGriff
RedBeardedGriff Aug 18 2011 replied:

If he does, I'll be watching it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Reeze17
Reeze17 Aug 17 2011 says:

THAT! is how you solve a problem.

+11 votes     reply to comment
unknow5763
unknow5763 Aug 17 2011 says:

quake three the cause and solution to most of life's problems

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 18 2011 buried:

(buried)

My moneys on Bethesda.
Sorry but I love Bethesda, they made some of the best games ever like FO3, Oblivion, Morrowind, and Skyrim will be epic. (FYI I NEVER say 'Epic' unless its utterly true.)

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InsaneStorm
InsaneStorm Aug 18 2011 replied:

Get the **** out.

+31 votes     reply to comment
Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Aug 18 2011 replied:

I'll be honest, I rofl'd at this post. +karma

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 20 2011 replied:

Funny how stating your opinion yields negative karma.
Not even try to debate it,
"Get the **** out" nothing better to say?
silly person, have some decency ^^

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neronix17
neronix17 Aug 18 2011 replied:

My #1 favorite games have been and will hopefully continue to be The Elder Scrolls, but their legal department are being ridiculous, if they can actually win then I will not only eat my hat, but also my cat. That's one hell of a thing cos I love my hat and I'm a vegetarian :D

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust Aug 18 2011 replied:

I'm mostly not a bethesda fan..In the RPG world i'd rather stick to the real masters,blizzard..I've been waiting for diablo 3 for such a long time,i just can't wait for it!

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead Aug 19 2011 replied:

I'll be honest with ya, Fallout 3 is the worst game created by Bethesda.

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu Aug 18 2011 says:

Notch hardly ever ceases to amaze me with his humor.
Oh, and i hope bethesda accepts.
They should livestream it.

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AVittoz
AVittoz Aug 18 2011 says:

Best idea ever! This is how we should settle wars too :P

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forehanddeath11
forehanddeath11 Aug 18 2011 replied:

What is livestreaming? and when is it happening? (sorry didn't mean to reply) :P, agree though

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu Aug 18 2011 replied:

Livestreaming is when somebody streams their game/movie/whatever live so everybody can see it happening live.

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Dunkelschwamm
Dunkelschwamm Aug 18 2011 says:

I think it's a great PR stunt and all but... Bethesda kinda owns id and id employees are generally the best Quake 3 players on Earth. I really, really don't expect this to end in Mojang's victory if they go through with this, even though I really, really hope that Mojang wins the lawsuit.

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LopperUK
LopperUK Aug 18 2011 says:

Q3? will it be instagib? :D

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Chino0023
Chino0023 Aug 18 2011 says:

Am i sensing an upcoming meme here? Notch challenge perhaps? XD

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GeneralOwn3d
GeneralOwn3d Aug 18 2011 replied:

Lawsuit in progress?
Settle it with Quake 3.
Yeah, that works!

+1 vote     reply to comment
insane55
insane55 Aug 18 2011 says:

i would call off work to watch this Q3 match

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mathinator
mathinator Aug 18 2011 says:

please if they accept the challenge you'll put the video on moddb!!! battle of the titans!!!

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rainerwain
rainerwain Aug 18 2011 says:

As many mentioned before me, id is now part of bethesda, so you might challenge the ones who invented the game , good lock with that one :)

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Akalonor
Akalonor Aug 20 2011 replied:

exactly! When I said it I get a total of -32 Karma just for stating the obvious which contradicts the majorities opinion.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Aug 18 2011 says:

I like how seriously Notch takes being prosecuted LOL

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Orac| Online
Orac| Aug 19 2011 replied:

Well, sued. But same basic principle I guess.

All law should be done like this.

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PredatorX
PredatorX Aug 18 2011 says:

...as if Bethesda agreed to that proposal...

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Drakel101
Drakel101 Aug 18 2011 says:

Notch Logic = A Game of Thrones Law = <3 <3 <3

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ShogunAssassin50
ShogunAssassin50 Aug 19 2011 says:

actually i think there is a better way. one that is both enjoyable and competitive. dont play quake three play Battlefield BC 2. Both notch and Bethesda create a team of gamers who actually THINK when playing a war game and use teamwork to win. and you settle it off in the only game close enough to a war simulator than ARMA2. think about it. Battlefield requires teamwork to win as well as common sense and thought of the situation. it will show who is better as well as which company doesnt work well together. its perfect!

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar Aug 19 2011 says:

How about tell Bethesda to go back to their roots, make games because they love making them, and not because they want money. If they love making (good) games, and people pay for them, why do they want more?

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robofork
robofork Aug 19 2011 says:

Games.on.net

Notch may have dun goof'd

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