I should thank Stardock for allowing me to speak about these things on their forum. One of many reasons that the true history of the modern game industry is not known is because there is a very long history of silencing me and not allowing me to speak. You think I should be saying these things somewhere else, there is nowhere else that will allow me to say these things. If I attempt to reveal their true history, they silence me. They censor me. Ban me for life, close my threads. They have been supressing this information for many, many years. The only reason that my blog on GameDev.Net exists is that a single, apparently very powerful person, at that site will not allow the other moderators to ban me again. But I am still not free to talk about many subjects that I would like too, they'll still close any thread where I try to do that. I have to severely censor myself, or they will ban me for life again. Anyone who knows my history on that site can tell you this. So there is nowhere else for me to say these things. They won't allow themselves to be exposed for the second-string amatures who are about 300 years behind the proffesionals... the people who they regularly plagiarize in an attempt to make themselves appear to be competent. They steal our work, and our reputation, and make child-like imitations of what us proffesionals would be doing if we weren't intentionally kept out of their industry. We are the PHDs of the gaming world, they are first graders playing in a sandbox at the edge of our field.
The people who made Master of Orion, Star Control, Rules of Engagement, etc, etc, etc, stole the reputation of the Star Fleet Universe. In doing that, they also stole my life from me. The fact that you have no respect at all for the SFU, and hold high reverance for all of the people who stole our work in an attempt to make themselves look like geniuses, is the whole reason that I haven't been making computer games for the last 30 years. Today I should be a damn legend in this world, not on the verge of homelessness living 30 miles from the nearest small town and unable to afford the medical care that I need to stay alive. It wasn't a victimless crime, I am one of their victims. They stole and destroyed my life with their theft and plagiarism of the Star Fleet Universe.
Which brings us to now, and the relevance of this issue to the current battle between Paul & Fred and Stardock. On top of all this... now Paul & Fred are going to start suing people essentially saying “nobody else is allowed to use anything that we stole from the Star Fleet Universe”. No!!! That's the last straw. I will not be silent about this unless I am silenced. Paul & Fred stole it from us. It's ours, not theirs. They are amatures. Plagiarists, thieves, and liars. Any reverance you hold for them is horribly misplaced, it's Steve Cole and the SFB Staff that you actually admire so much... even if you don't realize it because people like Paul & Fred have been lying too you for so long.
I'll stop now. I made my point again. I don't want to turn these forums into being about me. But this is not just about me, this is also VERY relevant to the issue between P&F and Stardock... obviously.