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Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« on: August 03, 2012, 05:01:13 AM »
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Use of the Infamous Quests website and forums is subject to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions do not use this website. Use of this website indicates that you accept these terms and conditions.

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Any and all feedback on Infamous Quests or our products is most welcome!

Infamous Quests shall be the exclusive owner of any material you post on our forums or submit to us via any other method, unless otherwise arranged with us in writing. This is to avoid any disputes which may arise if the future content or actions of Infamous Quests appears similar to those suggested in unsolicited creative material submitted to us. Bottom line, we are discussing things about puzzles, gameplay and other creative actions in relation to computer games, there's going to be occasions where somebody comes up with an idea we're already working on and might attempt to claim credit or monetary reward.

We do not accept submissions for games or content unless requested by us. We are open and honest, but we don't want to be caught in a compromising position with our works. Talk to us in general terms first and see if we're interested!
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 02:46:56 PM »
It is sad when things like this happen, but I know it does happen.

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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 07:34:59 PM »
Agreed. I don't like it either, but gotta cover our own asses as well as other peoples!
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 08:51:21 PM »
Its sad that sites nowadays have to post the obvious in their terms and conditions. LEts all thank the fucking lawyers for that. hah!  Well always look  out for #1, but don't step in #2. haha. ;D
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 12:23:43 PM »
One stupid thing is, let's say one of us on here did happen to post a good idea that you hadn't thought of, but did want to use. You would think that the having one of your ideas in a game would be enough then to try and claim some of the profits of the game.

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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 07:17:04 PM »
Well, precisely. And that's why the T&C specifically spell out that no, you get nothing. You lose! Good day, sir! Well, it's sort of a win because your idea went into the game, but it's no longer your idea; it's theirs. Hence, if you want any credit for your idea, keep it hush-hush and arrange with the developers privately. Personally, I love the idea of my input being part of a creative work, but I wouldn't ask for money in return. Heck, in this case, I paid $5000 for the privilege of possibly having some of my ideas used in the game.

Hey, there's an idea for a T&C modification. If you post a gameplay idea on the forums, and it gets used, you owe QFI $5000. That would keep people honest! "Oh, no, that idea in the game is NOTHING like what I suggested! I have no claim to it whatsoever!" Now there's a way to reach your stretch goals!

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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 09:09:08 PM »
Haha...nice.  :)

I like to think about it this way, when I first started doing art and other work for IA's free remakes, we all had an understanding that every piece of work produced was considered a donation the minute it hit the forums.  This is basically the same concept.
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 12:18:50 PM »
Just a simple question.  If i want to submit an idea or two, will you not even read it? Do i make a thread "suggestions for the game?" Should i P.M. to someone at I.Q.?  Even tho the T&C of this website says "we do not take suggestions and all posts become property of I.Q." How does one make a suggestion in general terms?  If i give an idea and it is used "as is", or modified and becomes implemented into QFI, well that would make me very pleased and i would'nt want money or even recognized.  Should i keep my ideas to myself??  Please make more clear to me the rules.  Thanks Chadly.
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 01:31:37 PM »
Just a simple question.  If i want to submit an idea or two, will you not even read it? Do i make a thread "suggestions for the game?" Should i P.M. to someone at I.Q.?  Even tho the T&C of this website says "we do not take suggestions and all posts become property of I.Q." How does one make a suggestion in general terms?  If i give an idea and it is used "as is", or modified and becomes implemented into QFI, well that would make me very pleased and i would'nt want money or even recognized.  Should i keep my ideas to myself??  Please make more clear to me the rules.  Thanks Chadly.

Going by what has been said in other threads on the site, the staff won't accept any ideas personally from us, otherwise their inbox would just be full of emails from us fans going "HEY, I'VE GOT A REALLY COOL IDEA FOR QFI" and we all know that would really annoy them.

Also, we have all been discussing general ideas in the forums as a whole, of various game elements we like, or ideas that we think is cool. So if by random chance the staff members do like an idea that you have put down, then maybe they will discuss it with you. Otherwise, I would just leave it alone.

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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 01:47:53 PM »
What Lupin said.  It's really not a big deal.  Nobody's trying to say not to suggest things or discuss ideas you think might be cool for the game--in fact, I'm pretty sure everyone enjoys it and encourages it.  Just don't necessarily expect your idea to get used, and if it does get used, basically the only reward you get is the satisfaction of knowing that your forum discussion may have in some way contributed to the coolness of the game.  ;)

Additionally, I think the implication is, discuss whatever you like in the forums, but don't privately submit ideas via email or PM and expect that to somehow make them legally binding or something.  ;)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 01:49:41 PM by Lambonius »
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 02:21:54 PM »
Understood. Thanks for the clarification. :)  Chadly.
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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012, 03:34:40 PM »
Yeah.  There won't be an official "submit ideas" forums.  Because, officially, we are not accepting any submissions, thank you.


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Re: Infamous Quests Forum and Website Policy
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2013, 10:51:31 PM »
Agreed. I don't like it either, but gotta cover our own asses as well as other peoples!

You're not planning on making Rayford's home robbable, are you?  Cause I'll sue you if you are!  There's no way ANYONE could have come up with that idea without my input!  8)










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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 11:23:53 AM »
Nit picking over a game's content  ::) Heck, if I had an idea and later found it in a product, I'd be honored even if nobody acknowledged it. What if I stood on a busy street corner and contributed a raucous sum of methane. How many people would sue? If my life were so miniscule where finances were concerned, I still would not seek accolades in someone else's work. I have a lifetime of successes and failures that nobody can rival. I don't need or even slightly want what is not mine. I'll even endeavor to help someone else acquire something and be satisfied just knowing it has come to pass or been made possible.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 11:40:46 AM »
It covers our asses because there are people out there who go crazy if there's money involved.
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