China's Joyland Park Rips Off StarCraft and WoW

Ghengis John

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I wonder if they could use any white people to play any of the characters? I mean it could make an interesting job for a couple of months... There's one thing I have to ask about though.



Why is the splendor index 4 stars in chinese but 5 in english? This must be the difference between metric and standard index happiness?

Eh actually why would I want to work in a chinese amusement park?

Nice gams. Okay sign me up. I'm sold.
 

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Exterminas said:
I don't think this is that big a deal.

As far as I know Blizzard does not have a theme park and does not plan to open one in the Future. So they don't lose money by there being one in China. Making the thing irrelevant from a financial point of view.

Sure it sucks from an artistic point of view, but from that perspective, being ripped off is also kind of flattering.

In the bottom line this actually could benefit Blizzard, since it is free Advertisement.
This park is horribly designed and shoddily made. This can only hurt Blizzard's image and the image of it's properties. If I thought this was a blizzard designed park (and many may be stupid enough to believe that), I'd have a much lower opinion of Blizzard.

Besides the brand deterioration, what a fantastic idea about stealing. Beating a company to market with their own product is ok because they hadn't gotten there yet. If they ever do get there, well sucks to be them. Everyone has already seen a Blizzard park; it sucked.

Companies must protect their trade marked properties or risk losing that trade mark.
 

Therumancer

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Alar said:
I do recall hearing about this a couple months back. Such a blatant rip-off... and yet I doubt Blizzard will be able to do anything about it, Chinese copyright law being what it is (practically non-existent).
The last time I remember this coming up was them ripping off Gundam.

That said, your correct. China is a robber economy, to put it bluntly China doesn't actually produce or innovate much of it's own (not to be confused with me saying nothing of it's own) and instead knocks off the achievements of others, which it then repackages and resells for trillions and trillions of dollars. This not just limited to things like IPs connected to entertainment, but eletronics, drugs, clothing, and other assorted things.

Stupidly, we (the US) and other nations turn around and continuously "borrow" money that they are basically stealing from us to begin with.

The World Court, as far as there is such a thing, has been sitting on the issue of international property rights and such due to it likely seeing off World War III. Simply put if copyrights are protected it means nations like China are in a position where they will lose all of the money they are making, and what's more become liable for substantial penelties to the rest of the world.... being forced to go to war for survivial. At the same time if copyrights are NOT going to be upheld this means nations like the US and other first world countries whose power is dependant on their developments and control of the things they have created will need to go to war in order to protect that. It's a complicated situation and things remain the way they are as groups like the UN drag their feet because there is no GOOD way things can turn out here.

This not surprisingly gets to the core of certain issues like the US debt to China, and it's very validity when you consider the amount of money on the line through the violations China is already on the hook for. Things like "Joyland" (which itself is sort of a rip-off name of Japan's "Joyopolis") are really pretty minor, the REAL issues are products like Viagra which had billions of dollars invested in them, and which represent billions of dollars a year in lost profits due to nations like China knocking it off, and then selling the duplicate product. The share of that going to the goverments (US and France mostly) through Pfizers itself doesn't seem like a huge deal, but when you compound that by hundreds of thousands of products being knocked off... yeah... you see why China's sweatshops have created a booming economy.

Honestly, with the economy in the shape it is, I half expect that if the world ends (or ends as we know it) next year as some nutjobs predict, it might very well be the result of a war over this, as the lines are very quickly being drawn between East Vs. West. A lot of those with anti-US sentiments will talk about the US's debt, but at the same time they tend to overlook what's owed to us, including by some of those creditors, and the same applies to a lot of countries as well. Things like the US's reduction in borrowing power might have those with anti-US sentiments cheering for a number of reasons, but in the end that's simply moving things closer to a head, because it's making it more crucial that the US get things sorted with China, and while Blizzard's IPs are a drop in the bucket you can pretty much point to Joyland as an example of EXACTLY what I'm talking about accross a spectrum of thousands upon thousands of differant products and properties, both physical and purely intellectual.
 

Therumancer

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I can't think of any comment that doesn't have some tone of anti-sinoism to it.
That's the problem with political correctness, it prevents people from addressing issues that need to be addressed. Like it or not we ARE looking at a cultural war that's all about who is going to wind up controlling the planet, East Vs. West, US Vs. China. We might want to try and pretend otherwise but that doesn't make it so.

As I explained in the last message I wrote in this thread (in more detail), this is a BIG problem. While the knock off of Blizzard's IPs is in of itself a drop in the bucket, China (and a lot of other eastern countries) are based off of stealing ideas and patents from other nations, it's a BIG issue that isn't going to be resolved without global warfare in all likelyhood, and things are coming gradually to a head. Due to all the money they US owes China, it's recently taken a blow to it's international credit rating, which of course causes a lot of people to increasingly start looking at the elephant in the room which is China's robber economy and how China only has money to lend because it steals the products it produces from others while creating very little of it's own (very little does not mean nothing however). When China was a lot humbler and the US wasn't in the same position it was now, the US didn't care much because "borrowing" back money that was technically ours to begin with, kept things running peacefully. With China eagerly jumping at the possibility of becoming the dominant world power, and the US running into economic problems... well, we obviously need to start evaluating the situation rather brutally. Economic wars are never fun, but truthfully I think that's where we're heading... and sooner rather than later.

This whole situation with the park is minor in the scheme of things, but kind of summarizes the problem. How much money are they making at that park (condition of it aside), that's money that should be going to Blizzard, with a portion of it being taken by Uncle Sam as taxes and such. Compound this little incident by hundreds of thousands of similar cases and products, not to mention some pretty major ones involving knock off of drugs and such... and yeah... things get interesting REALLY quick and it can't help but influance how one things about our "debt" to China and who owes who what.
 

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Therumancer- could you please give me directions to the WoW/Starcraft theme park in the U.S. that China so blatantly ripped off? Because I'd sure love to go.
 

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Kopikatsu said:
From the page:
Intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been acknowledged and protected in the People's Republic of China since 1979.
So? They are still part of the WIPO, which means, they still have at least some kind of law against plagiarism or law to protect Intellectual property. But since I'm no expert on Chinese copyright laws, I can't really disprove your statement "Not illegal."

Maybe you can enlighten me, by providing a link to reinforce your argument. (No Sarcasm, maybe you know something I don't know...)
 

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bahumat42 said:
kajinking said:
I'm not too familiar with WOW but I'm a huge fan of starcraft so for the first couple screens there was some doubt about the ripoff. Then I saw written in plain English WOW, ok maybe that can stand for something else. However when I saw the words STARCRAFT written in giant golden letters over the park even I knew this was a rip off. Sad thing is that the only real thing I KNEW was from WOW was the gnome picture.
you didn't notice the two giant statues of arthas (thats clearly the lich king)
God i hate china
I've never played a warcraft game or WOW so I'm not familiar with even the biggest lore characters
 

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Ohh China, you do so want to be like the west and cool. But your just so damn bad at trying to be so. Just like a white kid trying to be gangster. It don't work very either.

It's best to create your own image, and not to copy others.

OK Blizzard, you may send in the lawyers.
 

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I'll never understand how these places think they can go undetected. They're not ripping off some obscure web content forgotten by time. They're ripping off two of the most popular game franchises on Earth.
 

ShakenBake

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Tiger Sora said:
Ohh China, you do so want to be like the west and cool. But your just so damn bad at trying to be so. Just like a white kid trying to be gangster. It don't work very either.

It's best to create your own image, and not to copy others.

OK Blizzard, you may send in the lawyers.
I know! Those poor, stupid Chinese trying to build big awesome theme parks based on video games like us. Say, do you know where our WoW/Starcraft theme park is located? Or at least give me an idea which state it's in? I'm still trying to find it.
 

harvz

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c'mon, this isn't a world of warcraft knockoff, its a planet of fightcraft knockoff though.
 

FarleShadow

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"China seems like a pirate country, everyone else says "Yea, we'll play fair" and China says "No way!", uses hax and earns tons of money.

Until they get nuclear kick/banned by everyone else for being a douche."

-Excerpt from "The Third World War: How Chinese aggression precipitated nuclear armageddon"

Also known as: 'HW CHN LKE TTLLY STRTD WW3!'
 

Jessta

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Is there a deep run tram? I always wanted to go on the deep run tram and kill alliance for reals.
 

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Gent closed down? Ha, I dont thing so. You see you forgot Chinese copyright law section 1287, Paragraph 834, Line 17 which clearly states
"If the Copyright was filed outside the borders and/or territories of China, then the people of China and her governmant simply dont gine a f**k, And reserve the right to do what ever the f**k we feel like regardless of what you do."
Yeah, thats about the legal side of it.
 

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Fappy said:
Imitation is the strongest form of flattery.

Also, is it bad that 90% of my ideas for posting on this article involved racist "you must be this tall" jokes? I need some new material >.>
What no "must construct additional pylons"?
 

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a shameful poorly built theme park based off of stolen IPs, not much more to say other then maybe we should take a closer look at our dealings with china.
one good turn deserves another, right?
 

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pretentiousname01 said:
Fappy said:
Imitation is the strongest form of flattery.

Also, is it bad that 90% of my ideas for posting on this article involved racist "you must be this tall" jokes? I need some new material >.>
What no "must construct additional pylons"?
Oh no! Don't start that now! DX

EDIT: Now that line will be stuck in my head all of tomorrow.