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News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

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31  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Star Control: Origins OST is up on Spotify on: September 28, 2018, 01:34:17 am
Quote from: meep-eep
If I'm not mistaken, the 'only' contribution of Riku to the original SC2 was the HyperSpace music.

Hm! I stand corrected.
32  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Star Control: Origins OST is up on Spotify on: September 27, 2018, 04:35:07 pm
The Origins' soundtrack is fantastic. I strongly recommend everyone here find the time to give these tracks a listen. You don't need to give any money to Stardock to hear these on Spotify, though if that isn't a concern for you, you should probably just buy the soundtrack on Steam or GOG. Roughly half of these songs are composed by Riku Nuottajarvi, who did much of the music for The Ur-Quan Masters decades ago and is apparently in great form today.
33  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: starflight 3 universe on: September 14, 2018, 03:11:41 am
Greg Johnson is running a Reddit AMA right now, so that's where that came from. It still needs more, though. I'll up my pledge even higher if it comes down to the wire. I hope others are willing (and able) to do the same.
34  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: starflight 3 universe on: September 02, 2018, 04:18:18 am
Awesome. I hope this hits the funding target, and am a little nervous that it may not.
35  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Support Dogar and Kazon, legal defense fund is up! on: July 28, 2018, 09:39:30 am
Replying to myself, it looks like $937 was donated this week so far, so good odds I'm may get maxed out to $1100. Smiley

Awesome. Thanks so much for helping out Paul and Fred.
36  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Support Dogar and Kazon, legal defense fund is up! on: July 26, 2018, 06:37:08 am
I don't see that you're providing coherent reasoning for disputing points I make in regards to the case, but I do admit I've been posting more than often that what it seems like many others have. The reason I did however is specifically because I investigated and I wanted to bring certain information to light that may have been overlooked as an expression of my perspective, but looking back I recognize now that even in that case it was excessive, so I apologize for that. It seems I was perhaps monopolizing the conversation and I will refrain from posting for a while.

I appreciate that. Perhaps I'm being excessively harsh and you do deserve more respect and consideration than I've given you. Sorry - I'm going to try to do that going forward.
37  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Support Dogar and Kazon, legal defense fund is up! on: July 26, 2018, 06:23:27 am
No, no, no, no... I wouldn't stoop so low to accuse anyone of being that guy.

Shepard was the username that was the correct way of spelling "Zelnick" on the Discord. Not "Zelnik" without the 'C'.

That "Zelnik" was "DreadCassowary" on Discord and was banned just as fast.

Tch! Such a shame. I figured ban evasion was enough reason to get rid of Chatty Cathy here. No such luck.
38  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Support Dogar and Kazon, legal defense fund is up! on: July 26, 2018, 06:08:36 am
So I was literally just about to give Brad the benefit of the doubt and suggest he more likely wasn't being emotional but simply was expressing what he understood to be true, and then ironically he strongly supported my original opinion of his emotional bias by banning or having someone ban me from his discord chat room.

Can't say I blame them if you act the same way there as you do here. On this forum, you're 50% of the forum activity right now. It used to be the Ur-Quan Masters forum, and now it's CommanderShepard's living room. I've griped to Death 999 over PM, and as has always been the case around here, they take a painfully laissez faire view of forum moderation.

Quote from: Serosis
He just banned you for being two-faced, "Zelnick".

One exactly wouldn't take it kindly to be talked down to behind their back while saying something different to their face.

Whoa, is this Zelnick too? I had confirmed that CmdrShep is the same guy as that horrible "Fake McCoy" troll poster from a few years back based on the email address he has on his profile. What are you using to determine that he's also Zelnik, exactly?
39  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: July 24, 2018, 04:09:44 am
Quote from: CommanderShepard
I suppose I could see a loose connection that could set precedence for this coercion of Stardock's, but I more mean to ask where your actual credible reference is for this sexual harassment allegation, because that's news to me and I don't think it's fair of me to make assumptions without seeing an actual report of it. It would still only be two points of data though, separated by years.

The tail-end of the dispute: https://kotaku.com/stardock-lawsuits-dropped-ex-employee-apologizes-1377925759

An article laying out the case itself: https://kotaku.com/5940401/pc-gaming-studio-said-she-ruined-their-game-but-only-after-she-sued-the-boss-for-sexual-harassment

I spent a few minutes trying to find links other than Kotaku, as people on Stardock's side of the fence consider the second link to be a hit-piece (if I recall correctly), but everything I found on my cursory search pretty much referenced the above article in some form. If it's of interest to you, feel free to feel free to Google search "Miseta vs Wardell" yourself. I'll only add that while this lawsuit was occurring, I was linked to Brad Wardell's twitter where he admitted to sending one of the more incriminating emails mentioned in the dispute, the one containing the words...

"...
#3, however is not acceptable to me. I am an inappropriate, sexist, vulgar, and embarrassing person and I’m not inclined to change my behavior. If this is a problem, you will need to find another job.
#4, Again, I am not willing to adapt my behavior to suit others. IF you find my behavior problematic, I recommend finding another job.
..."


That was where I made up my mind about the case, personally.


Even if they find it though, it doesn't seem like a very strong connection to this completely separate legal case. Bringing it up seems like the same kind of tactic Stardock itself would use to paint Fred and Paul as morally reprehensible. If they bring it up with that intention, then they are no more legitimate than the party they claim to oppose.

It's interesting that you're expressing such a strong inclination on this particular issue. At the onset of this derail, I really only intended to express a strong distaste for the letter Stardock insisted on Fred and Paul publishing as part of their settlement offer. Who are you, again?
40  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: July 24, 2018, 12:57:03 am
I would go to great lengths to try and stop another one of Brad's godawful 'apology' letters from being published, if that were about to happen due to lack of money.
I don't understand the context for this. Why would you not want Brad to apologize for whatever it is you're referencing?

The sexual harassment case against Brad Wardell from a few years back ended with the victim (alleged, whatever) issuing a public apology letter to Brad. Brad's joke of a settlement offer to F&P also demands that they issue a similar public apology.
41  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Litigation Discussion on: July 24, 2018, 12:22:19 am
I've seen lists that put Paul Reiche at an estimated net worth of 19 mil.  While Brad Wardell's is estimated 1.9 million.  Both as of 2018.

I'd like to see a source on this. It seems like a very high estimate.


Quote from: Lakstoties
Sigh...  Does it really matter?  This just seems like a distraction from the important details of the situation.  Very similar to one of those useless details they throw into word problems or diversion topics that many political folks use.  It's a very superficial metric that simple does not matter in this situation.

It affects how much money I'm willing to donate to the legal defense fund. I would go to great lengths to try and stop another one of Brad's godawful 'apology' letters from being published, if that were about to happen due to lack of money. If Paul and Fred have more available funds than Stardock the company does, there shouldn't be a GoFundMe at all.
42  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Discovery Order on: July 21, 2018, 03:10:31 am
The discovery magistrate has responded to the joint letter of disagreement about the subpoena to P&F's PR company.  However, she didn't rule on it,  Apparently the letter was not in her specified format, so she told them to re-do it...and also told them that since their final briefs were in, they should also make any arguments about whether the material to be gained justifies the effort involved.

"To aid the parties in their meet and confer efforts, the parties are advised that the
undersigned is inclined to narrowly construe the attorney-client and work product privileges, such
that “[p]rivilege will only attach in the very limited circumstance where disclosure to [Singer] was
necessary for [Defendants’] attorney to render sound legal advice.”


This bit reads to me as though the judge is likely to eventually allow the subpoena of Singer & Associates to go through. Am I off base? If not, I hope whatever emails got passed back and forth between F&P and this company are nothing too scandalous. Stardock seems to think they must be.
43  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Can I use a different coding platform under the UQM2 Name on: July 16, 2018, 06:52:14 am
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I'm interested in making a UQM2 myself.

Please don't try to start a fan project named "Ur-Quan Masters 2".


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I see that part of the reason the P6014 failed, as I found out after finding these after seeing what became of the project after the Stordock game, is that it used a very outdated platform

A team that was too small and too inexperienced bit off more than they could chew. It wasn't going to get finished regardless of platform. Various people worked on it for a time, then left. I did too.


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I am still interested in an ETA if there is one, because if they will take a long time to settle, it will be enough to create a project that would pressure them into either settling or probably better yet, collaborating. If it will be settled soon however, such as before SCO is released, then I should likely wait to see what announcements are made, though fans have a long history of being told to wait with little payoff.

The court case is scheduled for June 2019. I suppose the case could be appealed afterward, but that's the optimistic ETA I've been operating with.
44  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: SC3 release, UQM-style might happen, according to Frogboy on: July 14, 2018, 01:42:26 am
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There are plans for when it's stable to basically tear into it and try to make it into a functioning game worth people's time.

It's either going to be a branch of the MegaMod or it's going to be called The Kessari Quadrant Mod (KQM).

Ooo, turn SC3 into a war game against the Crux. Have them actively invade your systems and stuff like that. Make that fight at the end of the game against the Heralds actually difficult.
45  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Supox Hints on: July 13, 2018, 10:29:51 am
I think you're cooked if you play by those rules. Even the Melnorme have no lines about the Supox.
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