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Is it me or is Fantasy Flight stealing the mech designs from fans and making them their own?

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 Its not the first time they have done it. I though that it was like the recon mickey…just awesome conversions that get made in to real game pieces but now the axis carrier (truck+heavy axis walker legs) and the new allies (heavy walker with open back and mounted cannon)…ive seen people here on the forums showing their conversions. My question is…do they get recognition or is dust just stealing the idea?

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 I would consider it kind of flattering? Also, this stuff likely has a fairly long tail dev cycle, so when the conversions come out, it probably just confirms something that they've already got in the pipeline

 

Any links to show us these prescient conversions?

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LedZep said:

 Its not the first time they have done it. I though that it was like the recon mickey…just awesome conversions that get made in to real game pieces but now the axis carrier (truck+heavy axis walker legs) and the new allies (heavy walker with open back and mounted cannon)…ive seen people here on the forums showing their conversions. My question is…do they get recognition or is dust just stealing the idea?

Yes i totally agree. These are items I made a while back and now some seem to be appearing. I do though agree some are a natural choice like the mortars and gun crews. Im not so sure about the axis half track walker though. I made this when the first heavies came out and now there are two on the horizon. Its a conspiracy !!!!!!!!

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The Ryu was the first "Wotan", that was a known model for a long time and well before the conversion contest.  Anyone can put a large cannon on a heavy walker, it's sort of made for it, I think that was just a natural design for that walker style.  I even posted a few pics of my allied heavy command vehicle on the Facebook group that didn't get finished in time for the conversion contest.  Should I cry foul that there is now an allied command heavy coming out?

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 Yea I posted the conversion contest. I think that is cool but you may be proud that you made something so cool that its implemented on the game but then again its your idea that a company used to make money.

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SeismicShock said:

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

SeismicShock said:

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

Thanks for the positive feedback.

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mgentile7 said:

SeismicShock said:

 

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

 

 

SeismicShock said:

 

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

 

 

Thanks for the positive feedback.

I'm simply suggesting that perhaps this is a case of parallel evolution rather than malicious theft.

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 On the other hand if i was a company like FFG i would start such a constest, made it clear in the rules that you don't have rights for your concept and then remade it and sell to ppl:D EVIL I SAY!

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SeismicShock said:

mgentile7 said:

 

SeismicShock said:

 

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

 

 

SeismicShock said:

 

 Open topped armored vehicles were used by the US (at least) during WWII, specifically artillery and anti air weapons… not sure strapping legs to them instead of tracks is revolutionary

 

 

Thanks for the positive feedback.

 

 

I'm simply suggesting that perhaps this is a case of parallel evolution rather than malicious theft.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Yes and I posted pictures of my French Foreign Legion Armor 3 Infantry several months back! CRY MURDER! LOL.

I seriously doubt they are stealing your ideas. As someone mentioned earlier, open topped vehicels really existed, its just an extension of that thought. It is more them looking at the molds they have and saying "how can we sell this again?" "Oh I know, less plastic and have it open topped!" Its like the SSU tanks, exact same body, two different turrets, four guns. And the SSU players (me included) are buying 4 of these! Its a good business strategy, lets them expand the game, we feel we are getting new units added to the game and they only need to make a few new molds here and there.

BBQ Squad, Hell Boy Squad? Extra flamer thrower? Exact same molds.

 

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