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Sue me, my lord! Evony slaps blogger with lawsuit

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Evony Online is a free browser-based real time strategy game that enjoys using inappropriate sexual implications to advertise itself. The game creators, Evony LLC, have been embroiled in a rather bitter fight over so-called "attacks" launched by blogger Bruce Everiss. Today, Evony LLC has announced that it has filed an official suit against the writer of Bruce on Games.

"For several weeks we have worked to avoid taking our grievances into the legal courts," states an Evony representative, "hoping instead to persuade Mr. Everiss to come clean and stop his online campaign of mistruths and outright falsities. His attacks have caused significant damage to our brand and the gaming experience for Evony’s millions of users and fans around the world."

For the past few weeks, Bruce Everiss has been attempting to uncover and expose alleged shady shenanigans that go on behind Evony's closed doors. He has stated that Evony hides who is really in control of the company, obscuring the facts with "a web of companies and proxies." He has also accused Evony of infringing upon intellectual property, most  notably 2K's Civilization series, and associating with Chinese MMO gold farmers.

Rather than ignore a relatively humble UK blog, Evony has instead pursued a lawsuit. Quite why it felt the need to do this is beyond me, but it's making for quite a funny and bizarre little story. We expect this one to get quite vicious (and thus hilarious) before it's all said and done.

 

As you may have heard, Evony, LLC has been under attack by blogger Bruce Everiss. For several weeks we have worked to avoid taking our grievances into the legal courts, hoping instead to persuade Mr. Everiss to come clean and stop his online campaign of mistruths and outright falsities. His attacks have caused significant damage to our brand and the gaming experience for Evony’s millions of users and fans around the world.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach a solution with Mr. Everiss and on September 4, 2009, we filed suit against blogger Bruce Everiss for posting defamatory and false statements online about Evony, LLC and our game.

You can read our press release explaining the details of this suit on our corporate Web site at: www.evony.net.

It is our intent to be open and transparent in this matter and as an industry opinion leader, we want to reach out to you personally about this filing and gauge your interest in participating in a blogger call this week. If you are interested, please respond to this e-mail and we will ensure you receive an invitation.

Finally, for the most up-to-date news, announcements and tips be sure to follow Evony on Twitter and join our fan community on Facebook.

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