Star Frontiers Name Now Owned by Eve Online

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Ascent
February 17, 2010 - 2:49pm
Here is the site belonging to Eve Online that now has the Star Frontiers name:

http://star-frontiers.net/
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w00t (not verified)
February 17, 2010 - 3:03pm
Looks like a clan site for the game.

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Sam
February 17, 2010 - 3:09pm

It is an unusual site. Seems like an online game mixed with drug company offers.


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TerlObar
February 17, 2010 - 3:09pm
And it's been around for years.  They've been using it for a long time.
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AZ_GAMER
February 17, 2010 - 4:16pm
How is it possible that they "own" the name. If the rights to the name were ever available then why didnt we grab it or another SF club. Its gotta be some kind of legal loop hole that would allow for them to use if. I notice that they have a subtittle under the name maybe that is the loop hole. Is there any confirmation on them "owning" the name?

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TerlObar
February 17, 2010 - 4:33pm
No they don't own the name.  At least not the tradmark on it.  As far as I can tell, they are just using it.  Also, other than the name, they don't seem to have anything todo with the RPG.
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Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine

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Shadow Shack
February 17, 2010 - 7:09pm
I'm on dial-up...as the image loads the URL at the bottom of the screen has "wizardimages" in the tag. Is that image on the front page a WOTC file?

I find it disturbing one of the members there goes by "Wootmeister Tito".... now c'mon Larry, you been holding out on us? Foot in mouth
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Imperial Lord
February 18, 2010 - 1:09am

Seems like the ole situation of "not making any money off of it, so it is ok..."

I wonder if WOTC knows about this...?


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Zeram
February 18, 2010 - 1:56pm
I have accounts in Eve-Online (my avatar and name is my main char in Eve Online), although I really don't play all that much at all anymore. 
This is merely a corporation in the game that is called Star Frontiers.  They are just using the name of their corp for their group's website.  They do not own the name etc. as has been stated by others.
A corporation in Eve is the same as a guild in World of Warcraft, basically.

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Ascent
February 18, 2010 - 2:04pm
I see. Thanks for the clarification. I'm ignorant of online gaming. I chose not to get involved because I knew I would waste away like so many other people if I started.
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w00t (not verified)
February 19, 2010 - 6:12am
Ascent wrote:
I see. Thanks for the clarification. I'm ignorant of online gaming. I chose not to get involved because I knew I would waste away like so many other people if I started.


Before Coffee:
Ascent wrote:
...I chose not to get involved because I knew I would wast away so many other people if I started.


After Clue:
Oh.. doh, Ascent isn't a GOOD player that he would waste everyone, he would get addicted like most of us.
Sealed
w00t = FAIL


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Ascent
February 19, 2010 - 3:53pm
Tongue out
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Shadow Shack
February 21, 2010 - 3:15am
No sweat, Larry. I suppose lengthy hours of magazine formatting can do that to a guy.

Don't worry, you're not up for the Trojan Enz Boner of the Month award. Yet. Tongue out
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