Now, I can't believe this issue has arisen again. I thought it was solved long ago. So, let's see...
Legion wrote:I'm just going to put this out there.
Most of your briefing text from your first mission was completely ripped from my Dark Swarm briefing.
Are you sure? Let's look at them closely.
DARK SWARM BRIEFING
ECHOES OF THE SWARM BRIEFING
Awaken, my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright. Know that I am the Overmind - the eternal will of the Swarm - and that you have been created to serve me.
Behold that as my fiercest example, you shall lead our Grand Search for the legacies left by my creators, the Xel'Naga, and bring us to perfection.
Now, my children, we have arrived at the source of the swirling energies that reached us light years away: the planet Argus IV.
I have sensed the presence of an unknown lifeform upon this world, a species well-equipped with technology, but lacking true essence. Should they become a threat, you must eradicate them.
Go now, and make our presence known!
Awaken my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright! Know that I am the Overmind; the eternal will of the Swarm, and that you have been created to serve me.
Behold that as my greatest creation, you shall help the Swarm to achieve its long-desired assimilation of the Protoss and to bring us to perfection.
At last, our long journey from Zerus is over. Now, we have finally arrived at the source of the psionic energies we sensed light years away. Know that these energies lie deep within the species currently ruling this sector of space. They call themselves the 'Terran'.
While weak and young, they may be the difference between victory or defeat. We shall assimilate them, then use their psionic power to bring the Protoss into our fold!
Thus, it will be your mission to establish a foothold on the nearby Terran colony known as Mar Sara. We must learn more about them in order to know their weaknesses. Go now, my child, and fullfill your task.
Under green coloration are the sentences which are almost identical in both briefings.
Under red coloration are the sentences which are similar in both briefings.
The text painted at green is the Overmind's salute to every new Cerebrate. (Note that it is the same for Blizzard's first Zerg campaign too). At most, you can accuse me of ripping it from Blizzard. Not from you.
The text painted at red is similar in both briefings. I didn't ripped it from you, though I knew beforehand it was similar to your own (accuse me of that if you want. Oh, my fault). I decided to leave it, though, because I liked the way it refered to the Cerebrate as the primary character of the storyline.
At most, 1 out of 5 paragraphs could be said to have been ripped from you. Pretty much "most" of your briefing, indeed.
Lavarinth wrote:omega20 appears to have vanished, there's more "trigger copying" than just your campaign, Legion, as has recently been informed to me.
Not vanished. Just too busy to be active more often. Tell me what kind of trigger copying do you refer to. I'll be glad to discuss that, but of course firstly I must know what should we discuss about.
This surprises you, Legion? That is Don Flamenco's style and you should know that by now. You've defended him hard and his... "exceptional techniques", you remember?
Otherwise I have not played further because it became quite dull at the middle.
Wow. I don't remember you refering to these kind of techniques earlier in your posts about this campaign, or did you? I recall having a thread apologising about all my "exceptional" style, and that was quite a time before making this campaign. I'm not surprised you didn't noticed it, though. If all of you had payed more attention to what "Don Flamenco" was saying instead spamming his threads (yes, not one, but TWO; the first for apologising, the second one because the first had turned off-topic; both ended locked) and turning them totally off-topic, you'd have learned about it.
About it being dull, I cannot deny it. This is my first ever completed campaign. People's opinions may differ from one another. I know you for heavily criticizing all of my works. Perhaps you should make a campaign yourself, so Don Flamenco can have the opportunity to criticise it too
Who knows, maybe if you do it and he founds something in your campaign that is similar to other campaign, he can come and call it "plagiarism" too! Hell, why not?
Heh, so years pass and omega20 is still stealing stuff from other people.
I often found myself returning to SC just to play his maps and check if he was plagiarizing or stealing anything from me. In most of the cases, it turned out that I was right.
If you want to make a campaign using material from other people, that's fine, but keep it for yourself and do not distribute it. Or, rather, ask permission
. But a better alternative would be just to work hard and come up with original material.
I took care to avoid plagiarizing or stealing anything from anyone when making this campaign (I'm not talking about previous works, I already recognized it when it had to be recognized, and everything that had to be said was said. That's it). If I did "plagiarize" you in any of the maps of this campaign, please, report it to me. As I said to Lav, I'm glad to discuss whatever issues there may be.
But please, don't bother me calling me a thief without firstly saying what did I stole. Thank you.
omega20 A.K.A Don Flamenco