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8-10-2011 @ 1:41AM
@RoninRonin. First, you misinterpreted my comment about "who said they don't intend to use it?" That was intended to point out that the notion of it being "illegal" to register a trademark they don't intend to use is rather funny; all Blizzard would have to say is "who said we don't intend to use it?" then slap it on a comic or something. My point - there - was that I doubt seriously that Blizzard would be _remotely_ concerned about "breaking the law" by registering a trademark they don't intend to use... immediately.Second. I didn't backpedal off anything. I *suppose* I should have opened with "I think it could easily be a joke" instead of saying "I think it's a joke" to avoid being held to the card by overly literal trollish types. For you to say it has to be a joke OR have a purpose is myopic to a laughable degree. To further clarify my point - Blizzard is sophisticated enough to do something with a very specific purpose and still have it be a joke (note all the easter eggs they include in their game - both a joke and serious business). The intended purpose could be to throw off "dataminers" and the joke could be choosing to use a panderan reference instead of something more plausible (i.e. "The Emerald Dream"). For you to say my "joke" theory is "extremely weak" is equally laughable, considering that half the fansites covering WoW have written multiple articles on how Mists of Panderia is the next expansion based on nothing more than a trademark filing. I don't view my theory as being any "weaker" than that. Nor do I view the fact you disagree as particularly compelling.
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