I am fine with copyrights laws. I have done 4+ years of it, believe me. I again stress the fact I worked with PWO strongly and as you can see they still go on to make 60k+/month, Nintendo knows very well of their existence. Also please look into Pokie Ninja as well as another prime example, they use not one but 3 franchises, One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto.
Just because a company has money and threatens the little guys all the time does not mean jack to someone who does the research and knows the loopholes, the scenarios to avoid, and what is aloud.
Adsense is allowed on any content based site that excluded illegal and or pornographic content. In terms of Nintendo I am making money from my site not a game, as it is not recorded as sales from a game. On top of which I am not demanding players to go to the site and view my ads, nor click them. It is a "choice" thing. Plus the site is a portal for all content under my company and therefore is also protected under my own IP's.
I can even get a kickstarter for the project under several protecting laws.
All these shutdown rumors, and letters you hear about only tell one side of the story, they claim to have been bullied to close down, when in fact they usually screwed up and went over the line with their content and even tried to scam funds from players. Also if you try to use an IP in a threatening way you can also be hit with the shut down notices. there is many ways to go about it in a great way and many to not, most people think simply giving credit to the creators is enough and it is not. I like some took the long hard hours for years to establish what is what and what the grey area allows.
Thus PWO, Pokie Ninjas, and many others are capable of running day to day freely.
I could make my own original idea sure, but then why when I know I am allowed to make this? This in which has more than 200 Million fans word wide. On top of the fact Nintendo owns no IP's to a Pokemon MMO nor Online RPG based. If I am lucky they may even give me a contract to run this officially if it is done right. Would be awesome for sure. But anyways like I said it is what I plan to make and for most of you saying MMO's are like OMG too hard, too long, etc. False, almost every game that is worth a crap is a 2-3 year project. Plus you take it in paces, do not think months ahead think today. I have worked on many MMO project already 4 of which are due to release this year in beta, so I am well experienced there.
Thanks to all who read this all and understood. I will gladly answer any questions you have.
PS: I am a long time fan and wish to see a proper game made as Nintendo stated they will not make one. So I do not wish to make an off brand version of my own when I can just make a great legit version. :)Prion Games2013-03-06 22:04:17