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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2010, 12:43:02 PM »
What's more disturbing to me is that the King's Quest Collection does not appear on any website owned or operated by B/A. They don't care about this franchise, they have no plans for it. It seems more and more, as I investigate, that they are doing an experiment to see how many customers they can lose in how short an amount of time. I think, if letters and petitions don't work, we should satisfy their scientific curiosity, don't you? It is a recession and it shouldn't be that hard to convince people to save their money for more worthwhile companies.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2010, 12:52:22 PM »
Me again.  I just can't believe it.  I am so devastated by this.  There are so many fun people here on this forum, and I like everyone here.

That being said, I feel like this isn't the end.  You guys are SO close! This can't be the end, it simply can't.  Call it denial, I call it faith. 

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My sincerest sympathies.. but a wish changes nothing.. like someone very wise on this forum always said. ;)

 :'(  Actually welling up here, Suzie.  Well spoken.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2010, 12:58:20 PM »
I can't believe they did this! It's like killing all the King's Quest characters! I mean, we all know there is pretty much NO chance that Activision is gonna make a KQ game of their own, and if they won't let us continue the story, then that whole world is basically gone. Sure, we can relive past memories, but there is no future for the royal family or anyone else in that world. I wonder what Roberta Williams would have to say....

This coming from a girl who was considering buying some Activision games and is now rethinking her decision....

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2010, 01:01:16 PM »
For those who are asking, the team is considering all their options, and are not giving up just like that.

As fans, the best thing to do is start a petition, or write/email the company, asking them to keep the game afloat. But remember; language is important! Activision is not going to respond positively if we slam them and call them names, demanding that they give us the rights to produce TSL.

So write to them, be gracious and tactful, and use proper grammar and spelling. (You wouldn't believe how important those last two points are in the corporate setting.)

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2010, 01:13:42 PM »
What's more disturbing to me is that the King's Quest Collection does not appear on any website owned or operated by B/A. They don't care about this franchise, they have no plans for it. It seems more and more, as I investigate, that they are doing an experiment to see how many customers they can lose in how short an amount of time. I think, if letters and petitions don't work, we should satisfy their scientific curiosity, don't you? It is a recession and it shouldn't be that hard to convince people to save their money for more worthwhile companies.

Unfortunately, the Blizzard part of their business is far too successful for them to rethink a few old gems would be of any use.

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2010, 01:14:42 PM »
To all those who worked so hard on this project, thank you very much!

To all the fans who supported the project I would like to offer my thanks as well.

Like all of you I am disappointed in the turn of events.  If the game will ever become a reality is beyond my control but everybody here has my gratitude.   Thanks again! Good luck everybody on their current and future endeavors!

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2010, 01:25:56 PM »
No!
No, no, no! :'( I've been looking forward to this game for years, and now this. I can't believe it. I'm glad you guys aren't giving up yet. I will definitely be writing to Activision about this.
I have looked around the Activision website and I am wondering why they even bought the rights, it is not their speed of a game at all!
Activision bought Vivendi's game division for other reasons; the KQ IP was just something that came along with it.
What's more disturbing to me is that the King's Quest Collection does not appear on any website owned or operated by B/A.
While this is true, they may still be receiving funds from the sale of the King's Quest collection on Steam and other places, and they recently released KQ4, 5, and 6 on GOG.com. So it's not as if they don't care about the IP as it is bringing them profit.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. Perhaps something good will come of this yet. After all, does not every cloud have a silver lining? :)
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2010, 01:52:02 PM »
What's more disturbing to me is that the King's Quest Collection does not appear on any website owned or operated by B/A.
While this is true, they may still be receiving funds from the sale of the King's Quest collection on Steam and other places, and they recently released KQ4, 5, and 6 on GOG.com. So it's not as if they don't care about the IP as it is bringing them profit.
Well, then it makes even less sense to cancel TSL. It's been shown before that when a new part of a series or franchise is released, all of the parts of the franchise experience a sales boom. A fan-made KQ game would make them more money from the KQ franchise.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2010, 01:53:35 PM »
After all, does not every cloud have a silver lining? :)

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2010, 02:01:23 PM »
Well, then it makes even less sense to cancel TSL. It's been shown before that when a new part of a series or franchise is released, all of the parts of the franchise experience a sales boom. A fan-made KQ game would make them more money from the KQ franchise.
Possibly. Activision simply wants to protect their IP. We can't fault them for that.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2010, 02:22:40 PM »
Well, I tried going to the activision website, doing the contact us, but it didn't seem to want to work. There is an activision customer support site on facebook, so I went there.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=15415&uid=173789739310#!/ActivisionAssist
I've been following this game for years, not sure if it was from the beginning or not, but it was before the demo came out anyways! I hope this gets to see the light of day. For everyone who has worked so hard on this wonderful creation, it seems morally wrong not to let it see the light of day! Good luck to everyone at Phoenix! Thank you so much for your effort! I will still cross my fingers for TSL!

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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2010, 02:28:45 PM »
I am speechless.


Really, I have no idea what to say, this is HORRIBLE.

But I agree with haids, there has to be something that we can do.  I mean, last time whis happened it worked out, didn't it?

but it needs to be done soon.

I havn't read the whole thread yet so....

edit: and what happened to the rest of the forum?
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #72 on: February 28, 2010, 02:34:44 PM »
They had to remove anything that pertained to TSL, and the whole forum was dedicated to it.  Activ-Blizz demanded  it.  :(

But Yonks said that he and Cat were going to sift through and try to save what they could.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #73 on: February 28, 2010, 02:42:22 PM »
They had to remove anything that pertained to TSL, and the whole forum was dedicated to it.  Activ-Blizz demanded  it.  :(

But Yonks said that he and Cat were going to sift through and try to save what they could.
wow......


I have to say that probably much less than 50 percent of posts here WERE NOT TSL RELATED.

that is really lame.

REALLY
lame.

I still hope this is a dream.....


Ok, so.... petition?

I dunno if that will work this time.  We do need to talk to activision though,
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #74 on: February 28, 2010, 02:50:26 PM »
My sincerest sympathies.. but a wish changes nothing.. like someone very wise on this forum always said. ;)

 :'(  Actually welling up here, Suzie.  Well spoken.
meh... it is the wish that is the seed of the decision. Without first wishing, there will be no decision.

That said: why don't we begin drafting petitions... I think we should draft a single good petition and do as was done before: get people to print it, sign it, and either scan or mail it to a single person who will send it to Activision. (New forum game: submit your ~300 word petition.)

I think it would be a good idea if in addition to the general petition, those who are so inclined could include personalized post-scripts.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2010, 03:28:36 PM »
This is sad news, indeed.  I've been following your progress for years and have been anticipating TSL.  Oh well :(  

Maybe all of your hard work can be used as an inspiration to make your own adventure game in the spirit of Sierra games?

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« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2010, 03:39:51 PM »
Maybe all of your hard work can be used as an inspiration to make your own adventure game in the spirit of Sierra games?
If worse comes to worse, that is a hell of a good idea.  Still though, a lot of work.

Good idea delling.  Too bad I'm terrible with words in general.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2010, 04:18:54 PM »
what really gets me is them telling the team to take forums down. They're just trying to quiet the aftermath and while they have the right to order the C&D, they dont have the right to try and shut down all conversation about it. 

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« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2010, 04:26:00 PM »
what really gets me is them telling the team to take forums down. They're just trying to quiet the aftermath and while they have the right to order the C&D, they dont have the right to try and shut down all conversation about it. 
free speech  -- exactly.

Not to mention most of this forum (if you had seen it before) was just fun, and pure fun.  Being here only about a year and a half, even I have some good memories here and hate to see this happening.

But he have to change this.  We really can't let them do this.  I mean...

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That's just not right.
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Re: The Silver Lining - Cease and Desist
« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2010, 05:14:12 PM »
Awww, this is really bad news indeed :(

Not been active on the forums last few years but have been taking a peek every now and then. I know many were looking forward to this and am extemely feeling sorry for all the people who spend lots of time over the years in making this game.

Lets hope it won't be the end of it all and that they can see the fruits of their hard work.

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