Originally Posted by DarkMessiah7
LoL , HoN , blizzard dota and a pile of rip-offs do you think ice let them make these games without any profit ? He could sue every single one of them. I dont think the fashion of MOBAS is taking place when ice doesnt give a fuck.
1) IF can't sue anyone for one can't copyright a vague idea, just specific realisation of it. Otherwise every FPS creator would've been owed idSoftware money, for example. Blizzard can't demand anything either, because by the time WC3 was out, there was no license clause about "any map, mod etc is owned by Blizzard" (it exists in SC2, tyty IF).
2) IF wasn't even the one who developed an idea of DotA. He just taken over the project started by Eul. But even Eul just copypasted Aeon of Strife. And if it's not about idea, but about name "DotA", it's Eul's / Guinsoo's / IceFrog's problem that they haven't registered the name before it was too late.
3) DOTA was always used as a name for a genre before those "MOBA", and "action-rts" abominations were invented (those names don't even represent game process properly lol). It's ok that people started to refer to this style as "DOTA". Much more honest, plus free advertisement of original product, problem?
P.S. What the FUCK with you, community? Why so many such aggressive IF fanboys these days? Are you afraid of variety or what? If no, why the hell my noradrenaline-o-meter going off-scale?