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    Default Blizzard Connection To Rift

    http://www.trionworlds.com/en/about/investors.php

    There seems to be a connection -at least financial- linking Trion and Blizzard. Activision Blizzard / Vivendi and NBC Universal seems to share Board Members and percentage ownerships.

    Philippe G.H. Capron servers is on the Board of Directors for Activision | Blizzard and he is also on the Supervisory Board for NBC Universal.

    Jean-Bernard Levy is also on the Board of Directors for Activision | Blizzard amd is also on the Supervisory Board for NBC Universal.

    There where serveral of the people on the Activision | Blizzard Board of Directors that where part of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and that company is a key funding member of Trion Worlds. Not as big as NBC Universal though.

    Also seeing as how SyFy is 80% owned by NBC Universal it would seem NBC has a huge stake in Trion Worlds. Makes me wander just how much of the company they own.

    Whats funny is Vivendi owns a 12% stake in NBC Universal.

    Some of the communication we get from Trion sound so much like blue poster! Any way, there you have it money does flow between Blizzard and Trion.

    What got all this rolling for me was when I learned that Trion HQ is across the street from BioWare HQ! Can some one say Star Wars!

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    Star Wars

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    and china owns us all....

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    No, China owns U.S.A. only.
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    Been hearing some pretty dismal things about ToR from various sources that are in the closed betas....hope they are unfounded and not true. Still will absolutely give ToR a shot just cus its starwars alone.

    But on topic, not really suprised at your findings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joi View Post
    If Ghost Crawler comes here, consider me gone!
    I'm seconding that motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joi View Post
    If Ghost Crawler comes here, consider me gone!
    You don't like being put in your place?

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    Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three
    I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
    This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
    My father fell in love with her and soon they, too, were wed.

    This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
    For my daughter was my mother, 'cause she was my father's wife.
    To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy
    I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

    My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad
    And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
    For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
    To the widow's grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my step-mother.

    My father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
    And he became my grand-child, 'cause he was my daughter's son.
    My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue
    Because, although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too.

    If my wife is my grandmother, then I am her grandchild
    And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
    For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
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    As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpaw.

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    Venture capital is invested to serve the interest of venture capitalists. Which is basically one: we put money into you to get started and you provide a mammoth knees-up-mother-brown more than we could get anywhere else return to us.

    I am not particularly perturbed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireforge View Post
    You don't like being put in your place?
    hahaha ...I bet hes already here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friar Tuck View Post
    Venture capital is invested to serve the interest of venture capitalists. Which is basically one: we put money into you to get started and you provide a mammoth knees-up-mother-brown more than we could get anywhere else return to us.

    I am not particularly perturbed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joi View Post
    If Ghost Crawler comes here, consider me gone!

    Oh god if he comes here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cempa View Post
    http://www.trionworlds.com/en/about/investors.php

    There seems to be a connection -at least financial- linking Trion and Blizzard. Activision Blizzard / Vivendi and NBC Universal seems to share Board Members and percentage ownerships.

    Philippe G.H. Capron servers is on the Board of Directors for Activision | Blizzard and he is also on the Supervisory Board for NBC Universal.

    Jean-Bernard Levy is also on the Board of Directors for Activision | Blizzard amd is also on the Supervisory Board for NBC Universal.

    There where serveral of the people on the Activision | Blizzard Board of Directors that where part of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and that company is a key funding member of Trion Worlds. Not as big as NBC Universal though.

    Also seeing as how SyFy is 80% owned by NBC Universal it would seem NBC has a huge stake in Trion Worlds. Makes me wander just how much of the company they own.

    Whats funny is Vivendi owns a 12% stake in NBC Universal.

    Some of the communication we get from Trion sound so much like blue poster! Any way, there you have it money does flow between Blizzard and Trion.

    What got all this rolling for me was when I learned that Trion HQ is across the street from BioWare HQ! Can some one say Star Wars!
    Ok now you've only got 2 jumps left to connect all of them to Kevin Bacon, GO!

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    You are a nut.. There is NO link to Blizzard. NBC is NOT activision or blizzard. All they are is investors in projects they think will make money and that is all.
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    joi:
    If Ghost Crawler comes here, consider me gone!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aillis View Post
    Oh god if he comes here....
    Ghostcrawler... he is already here.

    http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/247...tlycrawler.jpg




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