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1/26/07 10:34:09 PM#21
Ok, after doing a little research, apparently the game Mourning, was created by a Romanian based company called Nuanced Entertainment which was run by a 16 or 18 year old kid named McCall? Ooookay.
Because Mourning was selling preorders before the game was even playable, it was later shutdown because of this debacle. Nuanced Entertainment then sold their game and all it's virtual properties and designs along with it's engine to a Portland, OR based company called Loud Ant Software LLC. The company is run by CEO Colton Burgess who as we have seen in recent forum activity, a not so bright individual.
During LAS's ownership, MMORPG.com investigated the company to verify it was indeed a separate entity from NE. After verifying this to be true, it was later discovered that LAS had a few individuals from NE working for them as consultants. Not a really big deal as most of the game was in Romanian and needed to be interpreted. However, there were rumors that one or more employees of NE were going to be moved to LAS's company permanently. This is when MMORPG stepped in again and delisted Thrones of Chaos ( previously known as Mourning ) due to conflicting information.
After other recent MMO failures such as Dark and Light and Horizons, it's becoming quite a trend for gaming companies to attempt a bait and switch tactic to defraud customers of money. Colton of course has been allowing pride and ego to get the best of him, spouting off claims of going on a nice vacation as if his hard earned money was truely earned legally. After threats of IRS involvements by one or more game enthusiasts, Colton has stepped it up a notch with his own tactics of proposing the initialization of investigations into the legal activities of these people.
Basically, it's come down to who owns this game or who is about to own it. Simply because whoever touches it ends up getting their reputation drug through the mud thanks to the two prior companies already involved. I seriously don't care anymore what happens to those companies, so long as future involvements with the gaming community are prevented. The world has enough problems and we don't need selfish crooks who have nothing better to do then try and steal suckers from babies so they can live a better lifestyle.
Colton exclaims that he's done nothing wrong, which is fine and dandy. He does however seem to know a lot about Dark and Light's illegal earnings of $700,000. Thats right folks, you better believe it. MMO's are now probably one of the hottest criminal areas on the internet. Companies making promises and not keeping them, illegal. Companies selling products that don't fall under the detailed description provided by their website, illegal. Companies charging money to cancel subscriptions, illegal.
Welcome to todays world... isn't it wonderful?