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IceIYIaN talks about the past and future of the Elements of War brand.

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Elements of War 2012!

The Good:
Elements of War was created sometime in 2002! This year marks a DECADE of Elements of War!
Elements of War .NET turns three next month!
Elements of War: 1337 Board v7 was downloaded nearly 4,000++ times! On ModDB.com alone!
EoW 1337 Board v8 was released!
Elements of War is now on social websites, although totally useless.

The Bad:
In 2010/11:
--- A third party Elements of War Tower Defense game was released. Commercial.
--- A third party Elements of War RTS game was released. Commercial.
--- A third party Elements of War book was released. Commercial.

Even though I created the website, started the book, and other projects to make money, I may not even have the trademark rights to the IP I created.

Those third parties lowered my stuff on search engines, taken social website addresses, among other things. Which is actually a good thing, cause now I've actually gotta fight for Internet spots.

Valve's EULA is still for, "The love of the game!". Unless you're making TF2 models, of course :p

The Ugly:
Microsoft is raising the price on domain names and website tools. From $15 a year to $15++ a month I believe...

Some computer issues seemed to go away after some tinkering finally. I just needed new ram. However, my graphics card appears dead. Amazingly the integrated graphics card works again. Integrated graphics are useless for video games and 3D tools... It's hit or miss.

I still have a wireless modem. Been too lazy to ask for a second, dedicated wire only modem. My niece was already doing mad surfing on her laptop, but now they have a Wii too and found Netflix...

Elements of War Next:
Decided I'mma dabble as an indie game developer and not a modder. I'm going with a simple 2D game, making it using Visual Studio's XNA Game Studio 4.0 framework. Right now I'm calling it, "Elements of War: cSharp". However, with all the legal issues regarding Elements of War, I may simply create a new name.

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The other day I figured out a new name for my first game. Kind of ****** I'm moving away from Elements of War, but this name is actually cooler (: I'll have more to annouce on 8/9/12 or 12/20/2012 ;)

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