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    As many have noticed, the Westeros: Total War forum is no longer visible to those without Full Membership. On the 22nd of May, TWC site-owner, GrnEyedDvl received a letter from the lawyers and publisher of George R. R. Martin. Westeros: Total War must be removed from Total War Center in - as of then - ten days or the forum will face legal action. Needless to say, this is not an option and Total War Center will have to comply. Nevertheless, no one on the team plans to stand idly by and let several years of hard work disappear. We currently aim to send a reply to G.R.R.M. but until then we will have to migrate the bulk of this subforum, the submods, the hotseats even, to somewhere else. Yet the hardest part will be the community, the Total War fans whom we largely leave behind, the Westeros ones who will hopefully follow. We are currently considering possible venues and will continue to keep you updated, particularly through Twitter, and will update this thread with details as they become clear.
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    Well well, it is within theyre rights to do so. and they can. But i dont see the harm in a mod for now. this will only increase sales for GRRM effects, not decrease them.

    But good luck to you.

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    Good luck Inarus and all of your minions, take your time as we shall be patiently waiting to breach and butcher.
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    Blimey... I never heard of this happening, did he (Martin) give any indication as to why? I know he is against fan-fic but a mod isn't really that.

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    Hey, best of luck man!

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    I feel ill. Those monkeys have been content to sit back with steepled fingers while Cyanide studio and (god save us) Facebook drag their sweaty nuttsacks all over the face of ASoIaF with their , cash grab games, but when genuine fans produce a work that does service to the source material without encroaching on or bastardizing the lore, they try to scour it from the earth. I think I'm going to go and live in the woods for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnxiousAndroid42 View Post
    I feel ill. Those monkeys have been content to sit back with steepled fingers while Cyanide studio and (god save us) Facebook drag their sweaty nuttsacks all over the face of ASoIaF with their , cash grab games, but when genuine fans produce a work that does service to the source material without encroaching on or bastardizing the lore, they try to scour it from the earth. I think I'm going to go and live in the woods for a while.
    Very true.

    This also happened with the Middle Earth Roleplaying Project for Skyrim. That would have been an epic game but Warner Bros decided to remove it in favour of their own crappy Lotr game.

    Anyway, best of luck in overcoming this.

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    Okay, a front page announcement in all TW fan sites asking the members to flood their emails should be a good start.
    ^this post deserves some +rep!


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    This is the sort of ridiculousness that makes me ashamed to be a member of the legal profession. People litigate just for the sake of hurting other people and taking away something that makes them happy. Everyone involved should be ashamed, including George R. R. Martin if he's involved.

    They don't care that this mod does no harm to the ASoIaF franchise. They don't care that it keeps people interested in the franchise while we're waiting a LONG time between books. They don't care. They look out over the world from their big offices and say, "how can we earn our ridiculous legal rates today?"

    Well, congrats, George R. R. Martin and his publishers. You've probably spent thousands of dollars on lawyer fees shutting down something that only helped to put more money in your pockets.

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    Well, those guys.
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    Oh, this is terrible news! I still dont understand the reason behind those kind of actions by the publishers since this mod can only lure fans into the Westeros world. Really sad news.

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    A Sad day for TWC, therefore the World.

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    Well this sucks, does anyone know if anything similar has happened to the Song of Ice and Fire Crusader Kings II mod? It is such a shame when people try to take away a project from the dedicated fans, which in my mind is in no way harmful to GRRM or his works, and try to erase years of hard work. I for one will try to remain optimistic and wish the Westeros team all the luck in the world in overcoming this setback.

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    Wow....

    I must admit I am not 100% surprised.

    I am not o fay (I have no idea how to spell that!) with current forum standards, but back in my days of being an admin proboards was a popular site? I am sure there are loads of other free forum hosts....

    This will truely be the end of an era as far as hotseating...

    [Thanks for Inarus to pointing me in this direction]

    Gonna miss my postcount too :-p

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    It's unknown currently wherever or not the Hotseat forum will be effected by this, hopefully it wont.

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    That sucks! It shows something fundamentally wrong with our society but I'm sure there are other, less visited forums, to host the mod.
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    Well this is unfortunate

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    I got some big words from a small men to grrm: Frist of all he brought me tears when he killed SPOILER
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 
    ( Ned,Robb,Catlyn (Lady Stoneheart),Jorry Cassel,Theon Greyjoy To Reek,Balon Greyjoy).

    And then he comes from knows where and destroy some dedicated fans, mod he is a dick a must addmit sorry for my language but that the truth.
    Any ways don't give up guys keep up your heads and the good work
    I tip my hat to all of you from a legend to a legend.
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    This are terrible news. Good luck to you.
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    Wow. This is an incredibly sad announcement. In any way, wherever the mod wonders, I will follow, despite my deep effection to TWC :/

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