When the World of StarCraft mod by Ryan Winzen starting spreading across the gaming blogs, quite a few people were worried that Blizzard would take issue with it. While that did technically happen, it may not be what you think. Here's a snippet from Blizzard's official statement.
"With the name so closely resembling that of World of Warcraft, we wanted to discuss the title of the mod with the developer, and as part of our routine procedure, we contacted YouTube to request the video be removed while that discussion took place."
"It was never our intention to stop development on the mod or discourage the community from expressing their creativity through the StarCraft II editor." So, the name was the issue, not the content.
Interestingly enough, Blizzard has offered to have Winzen come to the company campus to talk with the StarCraft II team. And, according to The Escapist, League of Legends developer Riot Games wants him to apply for a position at the studio.
World of StarCraft Modder Gets a Job Offer [The Escapist]
"Earlier this week, a player-made StarCraft II mod called World of StarCraft and described as a “StarCraft MMO” was featured on a number of prominent gaming news sites, catching the attention of gamers as well as our own. With the name so closely resembling that of World of Warcraft, we wanted to discuss the title of the mod with the developer, and as part of our routine procedure, we contacted YouTube to request the video be removed while that discussion took place. We were also curious about the project and wanted to discuss with the developer what the mod entailed.
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