Mr Mepps or any dev anyone... any hope for a Superman emblem return?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by Only Forever, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    Considering it's a Booster Bundle reward and BB rewards only came back that one time after ~10 years there's no realistic reason to assume it will come back for a third time.
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  2. MsTickle Fate Devoted Player

    Of course they can. That's what owning a copywritten and trademarked design means. They can write any sort of legal contract they wish to.

    What anyone else thinks is utterly irrelevant. You are factually wrong.

    What happens with the Feat, on the other hand, is entirely in Daybreak's hands.
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  3. myandria Item Storage

    Good point, but it would not surprise me if that Cosmic Shaded material did sneak back in at a future BB release.
  4. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    We'll probably see a variant yeah.
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  5. Forum Junkie Well-Known Player

    I am only missing Batman's 80th. It's a big drag not having it. I'm certain a lot of the population on this game frown when they see an anniversary emblem and live with the realization that nothing will be done to satisfy their hope of having said emblems. Perhaps they can release the emblems that are closest to the anniversary emblems, like Batman inc. and Supergirl emblems.
  6. Drathmor Unwavering Player

    I disagree with first point, technically if its in the game its in the game they can say oh we dont want this in the game but unless its removed its still floating around in the content. so did they say it cant be in the game or not. contract or not you cant factual be and not be at the same time.
  7. willflynne 10000 Post Club

    They own the license, so it's their toys, their rules. If DC says it can only be available for a limited time (as they did with the anniversary emblem), that's how it's going to be. They have to change their minds to have it come back into the game, and from the sound of Mepps' post, that isn't very likely.
  8. valiant Villian Well-Known Player

    What gets me is that the emblem is in the game. You see it on Superman's chest. You see variations of it on some chest styles. You see players who were lucky enough to get it still able to use it. It seems the licensing issue is about making money off the emblem by offering it for sale to the player base. So why not offer it for free or tie to it completing an open world collection?
    Stock answer: "That would be unfair to the people who paid for it."
  9. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    It was available for free. The only requirement was you had to run the Doomsday raid at least once during the entire 7 months the emblem was available. There was no luck or money involved.
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  10. Proxystar #Perception

    Free, I thought it was 150 tributes wasn't it? Or do you just mean no real cash, I guess.
  11. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    It wasn't hidden away in a lock box was my point.
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  12. Proxystar #Perception

    right, yeah I think the Batman Emblem was the same, but was on the Justice League Dark Vendor, only thing was it didn't have a 10pt feat attached, guess they learned that from the Superman Emblem cause let's be honest most of the people here don't even care about the emblem they're just after that 10pt feat :)
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  13. TheLorax 15000 Post Club

    How un-super of them.
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  14. Tiffany6223 Loyal Player

    It could have been a limited use license only. We deal with those kind of licensing agreements all the time where I work. It mainly has to do with IP owned by Colleges/Universities. They own the IP, it is theirs to license and restrict as they see fit. We have to abide by that contract. I am sure it works the same way for Daybreak in their dealing with WB.
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  15. Multiverse 15000 Post Club

    But... but.....

    I thought hope was like a river??
    Especially when you lose your car keys..... or something?? :oops:

    ;) ;)
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  16. Kurosaki New Player

    really? even on the 30th anniversary of supermans death they STILL were gatekeeping the rights?
  17. myandria Item Storage

    DC/WB has been gatekeeping since the beginning; as others have pointed out, their toys, their rules. One of the worse cases is the BvS (Batman vs Superman) swag bags that were available when the movie came out; they contained the BvS emblem and other shinies. Many players still ask for that one to come back, too. And lets not forget about a basic green aura that was absent from the first few years of the game.:mad:

    The main point is this; keep your eyes and ears open for any limited time iconic item availability and take advantage of it if you can. Once it's gone, there is no way to know if it will ever be available again.
  18. Dene Prince Devoted Player

    I swear you were playing when it came out...

    DISCLAIMER: I know OB lol

    I wouldn't be surprised. Took them years to even get permission to let ppl have a green aura :/
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  19. ObsceneBoy Committed Player

    I drag my feet a lot but do you really think I'd miss out on such an iconic emblem

    the iconic dc emblem

    the bragging rights alone would force my hand

    (and ofc it's obviously your fault for not telling me even tho I'd vanished off the face of the earth)
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  20. MsTickle Fate Devoted Player

    Copyright owners own their rights until the term of copyright, set by the most recent revision of copyright laws, ends.

    Licensing a right to something popular is a money-maker until the day it finally slips into the public domain (as the original Sherlock Holmes stories finally did as of January 1st; every year brings a new bonanza of old art/music/writing that's finally become public domain).

    As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For works first published prior to 1978, it's more complicated. Corporations outright buying copyrights, rather than licensing them from a creator/owner, which is the case with work-for-hire, is yet a further complication. Comics creators were all screwed until recent decades.)

    But Superman as he is depicted in Action Comics #1 will become public domain in 2033 (unless Congress changes the law again prior to that, but the politics of that make it a highly unlikely probability).

    So all you have to do is play for another ten years....