Well, I just got word back from Wargaming.net about the viability of the Java MOO project existing as a fan-made version of the original Master of Orion.
They are cool with it under two conditions:
— Cannot use “Master of Orion” in the name
— Cannot generate revenue from it
So there it is. Java MOO will be receiving a new name, since “MOO” is just an abbreviation for “Master of Orion”. I’ll let everyone know what it is once the various domain and twitter accounts are locked up.
But this means that race names like “Mrrshan”, “Klackons”, etc are permitted for the time being. If they change their mind on that, then those can be renamed at some point as well.
This is great news because it allows me to continue to invest in the development of the game without fear of losing it all due to a Cease & Desist order!
Thanks to Wargaming for being so cool about this project. I have no doubt that certain companies would have just shut this down on Day 1.