Mentioned this a few times on twitter already but I figured I’d put up a better explanation than 140 characters will allow.
The short of it is that my intellectual property was ripped off and I refuse to give them money because of it.
I don’t care if you believe me, in fact I expect to be heckled and trolled for saying this since in my experience men who abuse people (especially women) tend to stick together and cover for each other, and well, this is the internet. Despite that this has happened to many people in this and various other creative industries, people will pretend that it can’t possibly have happened, or try to tear down my character with various troll attack attempts. Hey, even my own friends refused to believe me at first, joking that I must be psychic and have unconsciously ripped off GW2 over a decade before GW2 was even thought up! Because a well-respected company wouldn’t possibly act like this right?
So, to offset the inevitable trolling, have any of your ideas ever been ripped off by someone, a boss, a coworker, a friend? How did you deal with it?