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Community Spotlight: Treatment of IPs

Posted Feb 21, 2007 by Jon Wood

Community Spotlight: Treatment of IPs

This week, Community Manager Laura Genender returns to highlight a conversation on the boards that focuses on major IPs and the ways that they are turned into MMORPGs.

Star Wars Galaxies, Matrix Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Warhammer Online, even World of Warcraft - like any other media, our MMO industry has become host to a slew of games based on another IP (Intellectual Property). This week on the forums, poster Tristaan brought up the industry's use of IPs.

More specifically, Tristaan brought up the industry's misuse of IPs. "Developers have succeeded in destroying Star Wars, the Matrix, and LOTR," Tristaan says. "These should be on top...they are not and they won't be."

Read the whole column here.


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