The Future of Orion = Up To You
After a nights rest I am ready to comment. I will not be taking legal action over Activision. Despite easy justice, I need to play the long game. If we approached this in that manner we would be no different than what we are fighting against. We will not be the DMCA, patent-infringing types that hinder production and creativity.
That being said, we will be ensuring that Activision covers for the damages they've inflicted, both by removal of the game during the largest event of the year as well as malicious and invalid claims which acted as slander and defamation.
But we will ensuring this in a way that doesn't have us wasting time in a courtroom, obliterating production - and still allows to develop the game at full speed.
We will be starting a crowdfunding event later today. This is to cover:
1. what we are missing out on the largest event.
2. the damages we've taken on from Activision.
As of yesterday, Activision cut out 70% of our profit. My calculations put it at 90% today. What they did is devastating.
I can't believe that there are gamers who are defending the money-abusing, ♥♥♥-wiping turds that is Activision who walks all over gamers with annual $60 releases, season passes, $15 map packs, doesn't involve or listen to them in any way.
Then you have US, who literally pay money to do amazing fan service for content like you mentioned above which we GIVE away.
This is by far the most disappointing aspect and the largest core to the new idea I am developing, scheduled to debut later today.
It is now up to the gamers as to whether or not they want Orion, or what we do and what we stand for. Otherwise this is not what we signed up for and I am personally far too old for this crap rodeo again.
If you like Orion, get ready to show your support.
If you don't - well, then don't.
*Side Note: CD-Keys given out in the crowdfunding campaign WILL work via Steam, you can authorize it, download it AND play it.