Post news RSS The eventual release, and the legal documents

Me and Jens have only two more major features we want to implement before the release in November. The plan it to stop all new development on October 18, and resume them again after the release on November 18. That will give us one month to focus on just fixing bugs, cleaning up the code, and optimizing the performance to make sure the release will be as good as possible.

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Me and Jens have only two more major features we want to implement before the release in November. The plan it to stop all new development on October 18, and resume them again after the release on November 18. That will give us one month to focus on just fixing bugs, cleaning up the code, and optimizing the performance to make sure the release will be as good as possible.

Celebrating the full version with the fan is going to be an amazing experience. I am a bit nervous about it, to be honest. I'm not sure how many people are going, and I'm terrified of public speaking. I can handle one-on-one discussions or handshakes, and I can even deal with giving autographs, but when it gets too big, I just start freaking out.

Carl and Lydia have been doing an amazing job organizing it all, with plenty of help from Vu and Meeting Expectations. To keep up with the latest news there, follow Carl and Lydia on twitter, and read the Mojang blog.

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In other news, we're totally going to court over the whole Scrolls / Skyrim thing.

We are claiming one thing. They are claiming another. We've tried to negotiate, but we can't reach an agreement, so we're going to court. I'm personally very opinionated about things like these. I asked our lawyers, and apparently the documents ZeniMax submitted became public once they were filed.

So here they are: [ Click here if you have a decent torrent program installed ]

It's in Swedish, it's unedited, and I haven't read it myself. Our lawyers have, though.

Speaking of lawyers, they told me that:

1. essentially it all boils down to whether the relevant public are likely to be confused into thinking that our “Scrolls” game is connected with Bethesda or its games, taking all the circumstances into account; and
2. apparently the “moron in a hurry” doesn't count (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_moron_in_a_hurry)

(Development blog link)

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ThisIsGamer
ThisIsGamer - - 39 comments

How does "Moron In A Hurry" not count? Scrolls doesn't look anything like the Bethesda game!

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InsanityPays
InsanityPays - - 1,833 comments

funny, heard that the #1 thing people fear in the world is public speaking...thats above death and rape...

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P3ACE753
P3ACE753 - - 651 comments

Now hold on, I always confuse:

Age of Empires with Empire Earth and Empire at War. Let's not forget City Life, CivCity: Rome and SimCity. Grand Prix Challenge, Grand Prix Circuit, Grand Prix Legends, Grand Prix Manager...OMG SO MANY!

They should all sue each other and make reality TV shows, so they can get the most $ out of it!

/sarcasm

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Captain-Arse
Captain-Arse - - 467 comments

i think that would be worse that The Hills. uurrghh

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Darthlex
Darthlex - - 1,050 comments

I know it's sad, but I would probably give that a watch >_>

Real life lawyers talking smack about the other lawyers' games? Sounds fairly humorous!

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander - - 1,114 comments

Lets not forget Call of Pripyat vs Call of duty, Battlefield vs Starwars Battlefront...

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Copperhell
Copperhell - - 48 comments

Call of Duty, Call of Pripyat, Call of Juarez, Call of the Wild, Call of Cthulhu, Call of the Fighters, Call of the Yeti, Call of Youth, Call of the West, Call of the House, Call of the Cuckoo, Call of the Flesh...

Only three of them are games, I know, but seriously...

(None of the names are made up, and this list goes on a lot longer)

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23 - - 683 comments

Frivolous lawsuit, imo.

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander - - 1,114 comments

It is funny, the one and only reason you connect Scrolls to the Skyrim games is because OF Bethesda's messing about with sueing.

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 - - 3,475 comments

Hey guys, i got an idea.. my IRL name is on several games, movies and books, sooo... i'm going to get myself a lawyer and gonna sue EVERY SINGLE ONE of them.

Hold on your pants guys, once i win this, i'«m gonna go off and buy Beths with all that money i got from this :D



No seriously Beths.. you're making yourself look so bad >.<

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Riccars
Riccars - - 270 comments

if i torrent skyrim and get a pdf full of playing cards I'm going to have a feeling I got the wrong item

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LonelyKnightess
LonelyKnightess - - 841 comments

The guys who made Pong should sue Cod because it uses the letter 'O'

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Fib
Fib - - 381 comments

You should practice your speaking in front of your friends and/or family. The more you practice in front of people, the easier it will get for sure. Also, don't just practice talking in front of people, but arrange the whole talk first, then practice that talk over and over. Don't just go up there and wing it. Plan it, then practice it.

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Smoth
Smoth - - 1,098 comments

What is sad is that probably a nice chunk of the money mojang made off minecraft is likely going to the lawyers for this. I certainly hope mojang is awarded damages after they win this. Bethesda is making a bonehead move here and honestly, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx - - 4,807 comments

If they only let the fans decide... Notch would rape Bethesda.

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jimmy.pl
jimmy.pl - - 89 comments

personally i didn't even think elder scrolls until i read about the news of them wanting to sue .. (which said it anyway..)

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