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Topic: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

See our discord for details.

https://discord.gg/5akWap6

Last edited by Catbert (May 20th, 2020 4:45 PM)

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

This server is soon heading over to open beta where everyone can tune in to the server and have a good time playing the new Faldon. In the beginning there are always bugs in betas. If you post the bugs you find in the Discord channel under bugs-alt, that would help us a lot!  big_smile  Planning on finishing the whole server the end of this year, maybe earlier.

Hope to see you around!  cool

Ingame Character(s): Aeglaeca / Vetriix
Level: 866 (Aeglaeca)
Title: the Pure Celestial Berserker

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

WWWHHHHHAAATTTTTT???
That's what up my friends!

2013 MS3 w/SRI, TIP, FPI, CT 302WHP

"If you have never made a mistake, then you have never done anything of significance."

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

That's not how Fair Use works... the situations in which you can stand up your own server with Fair Use protecting you from the DMCA are extremely narrow, and "Zer doesn't care enough to keep updating the game" certainly doesn't meet that bar.

He probably won't do anything about it, because as established he is completely disengaged, but you still shouldn't be going around telling people it's a legal alternative when you're using a name and game assets clearly protected by copyright.

Also, the forums you told everyone to come check out are password locked.

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

Mumblee wrote:

That's not how Fair Use works... the situations in which you can stand up your own server with Fair Use protecting you from the DMCA are extremely narrow, and "Zer doesn't care enough to keep updating the game" certainly doesn't meet that bar.

He probably won't do anything about it, because as established he is completely disengaged, but you still shouldn't be going around telling people it's a legal alternative when you're using a name and game assets clearly protected by copyright.

Also, the forums you told everyone to come check out are password locked.

Sure...  wink

Ingame Character(s): Aeglaeca / Vetriix
Level: 866 (Aeglaeca)
Title: the Pure Celestial Berserker

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I don't intend to debate archaic legal matters on the Internet, Eric. It's sufficient to say that "Zer has stopped caring about the game" and that Faldon has for all intents and purposes died outside the community. As active development is not in progress for over a decade, this is a logical conclusion.

In standing up our private server, we did not use Zer's server code nor have we modified his client at all. We've merely allowed the client to connect to a private server that happens to use Zer's client. Legal grey area. If James were to contact us, we'd work something out. I am sure he wants to see Faldon survive, and even thrive, as much as we do.

We are all grateful to James for making this game, and we are grateful to the former GM staff of OG faldon as well.

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Catbert wrote:

It's sufficient to say that "Zer has stopped caring about the game" and that Faldon has for all intents and purposes died outside the community.

At the risk of being exactly as pedantic as I've always been... this is correct. It IS sufficient to say that, and in fact that's exactly the way you should be promoting it. tongue

Here's an interesting article from a couple years ago about this exact topic: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zm9a … me-history

If you're not providing a modified client, I'm interested to hear how you're getting the client to direct to your servers instead of the primary ones - I'm guessing you're messing with the hosts file instead?

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We did not modify Zer's client. We did not use any of his server code. Any NPCs were rewritten or given to the former GMs by Spectre directly, implying consent for open development as well. Private server emulation is not copyright infringement, although it is not specifically allowed under the DMCA either. It's worth noting that development of this project has taken place primarily outside US jurisdiction, and our server is also not hosted in a participatory nation with DMCA. Let's not even get into Implied Consent with James aware through these and other forums that the project was under way for well over a year.

It isnt a cut and dry thing, which is why hundreds of UO and Everquest, even Tibia shards exist.

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

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Last edited by Aeglaeca (May 21st, 2020 8:16 AM)

Ingame Character(s): Aeglaeca / Vetriix
Level: 866 (Aeglaeca)
Title: the Pure Celestial Berserker

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Re: Open Faldon: A New Beginning

Mumblee wrote:

That's not how Fair Use works... the situations in which you can stand up your own server with Fair Use protecting you from the DMCA are extremely narrow, and "Zer doesn't care enough to keep updating the game" certainly doesn't meet that bar.

He probably won't do anything about it, because as established he is completely disengaged, but you still shouldn't be going around telling people it's a legal alternative when you're using a name and game assets clearly protected by copyright.

Also, the forums you told everyone to come check out are password locked.


Mumblee wrote:

Also, the forums you told everyone to come check out are password locked.

I know about the forums. The official site has not been launched either, so not that big of a deal now. Can change that anytime.

Have a good one, Mumblee.  wink

Ingame Character(s): Aeglaeca / Vetriix
Level: 866 (Aeglaeca)
Title: the Pure Celestial Berserker