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World of Warcraft® Icons

Discussion in 'Art and Graphic Designs' started by Rispetto, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Rispetto

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    Well after some short searching I managed to find a guy that was able to pull most of the World of Warcraft® icons from the .mpq files.
    There are a lot of icons in here I didn't even know existed in the game.
    Seems Blizzard Entertainment® made a shit load and only used like 50% of them.
    They look awesome. Because they are a Blizzard Entertainment® resource they don't mind if you put them in your games, as long as they are SC2 maps, or anything else that has to do with Blizzard Entertainment®.
    Obviously taking these icons and using them in a game made by another company would be breaking their copywrite laws.
    Blizzard Entertainment® tends to be very lenient with their copywrite laws, as long as you (and/or) especially another company are not making money from their content, which they have worked tirelessly to produce for your enjoyment.
    The link below will redirect you to Megaupload which contains a 91.74 MB zip folder of all the icons I have gotten my hands onto. Please note that the reason it is not uploaded here is because the max filesize is 50.00 MB.
    Please give full credit to them if you use these resources in your SC2 map.
    If anyone feels I am breaking the law by posting these on this here website, please inform me and supply me with proof that it is illegal to use these images and I will happily remove them.

    Icons found here.

    Edit: Download at your own risk.

    -Risp

     
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  2. dizzt

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    you seem to be having a lot of trouble with your images and icons. :/
     
  3. Rispetto

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    Huh?
    I didn't make any of these.
    They are directly from the world of warcraft files o.o
     
  4. Tleno

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    Well, this is illegal. See, you got these without Blizzard permission, so you ripped the illegally. Plus If we disapprove the WoW model rips from XGM.ru, this is obviously disapproved too.
     
  5. Rispetto

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    Actually I emailed Blizz and asked them about it.
    They approved, lol.
     
  6. Arowanna

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    I don't think it's illegal to use these icons in Starcraft 2 (from what I've heard, we are permitted to use WoW models, same should go for icons yes?), but sharing them here, at The Hive, is actually illegal (breaking the EULA, I think? Someone should check it).

    I personally don't think it matters or actually give a damn, but still...
     
  7. Tleno

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    They didn't said they approve or disapprove the use of their models, and DSG said that if they didn't said no that doesn't mean yes.

    Oh, and could you show the Blizz's email reply that you use WoW icons in Starcraft 2, please?
    Since if they actually do allow that, it means you got their permission.
     
  8. Rispetto

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    The icons are fine.
    I'm sharing them in a StarCraft 2 and WarCraft III community, which just happen to both be Blizzard games.
    If it was illegal to use their stuff in their games, they would have filtered the many many many games published on SC2 that contain ripped models.
    And no, I'm not showing you anything.
    The email contains personal information regarding the topic, and cutting out all that stuff will make it look fake anyways.
     
  9. Miss_Foxy

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    Lol. How about asking Blizzard whether they were asked?
    I find that to be the easiest solution, and I don't think he's lying, because I don't think any user who spent a long time here and made such an explanatory post would actually want to get into trouble just like that without actually getting proof.
    But still, lawfully, maybe a PM picture with words censored would be nice:)
     
  10. Rispetto

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    Well if I can find it somewhere in the depths of my inbox if an admin would like to see it I'm sure it wouldn't be such a big deal.

    But anyways if an Admin was that fearful of breaching some copywrite laws then the best thing to do would be to simply remove the link.

    At no time have I argued that it was a wise thing to do. The topic of my email was about putting WoW icons in their game, not putting them up for grabs on a website. In that regard, I have no proof of anything. It's simply a guess.

    But think about it this way; if Blizzard really didn't want people putting their content on the net, A: they wouldn't make it so easy to get from them, B: they would have released an official statement considering they has been much uproar about this topic, and C: they would crack down on the thousands of sites which host their content.

    Anyways, I suppose I should update my main post, so I will.
     
  11. Aeroblyctos

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    Too many, too many icons!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tleno

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    Just paste the text from Blizzard letter and we won't need any other arguments, duh.
     
  13. Rispetto

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    Yes there are a lot of them :p
     
  14. Dr Super Good

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    Currently the state of this site on game rips is not too clear. We allow maps in the maps section to have WoW models (where anyone can extract them) yet do not allow the models themselves directly. Thus we are both supporting and opposing the porting of WoW models and content which is not a sensible approach.

    I also remember blizzard permiting the use of WoW icons in WC3 as a lot of them were from WC3 or just recolours of WC3 ones. Ofcourse this may have changed with all the content expansions but I am guessing it still applies. Infact the icon section has quite a lot of WoW icons (just not the newer ones). The rule permitting new WoW icons seems to have been degraded and curropted over time though.
     
  15. Tleno

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    Well yes, since Blizzard allowed to use thier WoW icons for Warcraft 3 and even gave some WoW icons with Warcraft 3 borders, this might mean they're not against people using their icons in other games of theirs...
     
  16. Rispetto

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    Why would Blizzard had a problem with it?
    People are using it for their custom games, which promote the popularity of the game itself.
    By allowing us to use their icons, they have essentially put money into their own pockets.
    Seeing as how Blizzard is not run by a pack of twelve year olds, I'd say they are okay with it.
     
  17. BlackArmsShadow

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    Activision, being their parent company might have issues, though.
     
  18. Adiktuz

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    Does blizzard even actually have a problem with it?
     
  19. Tleno

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    Dunno, but most companies dislike when random people use their resouces without permission.
     
  20. Adiktuz

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    maybe if used in commercial games they would really have a prob... but if for wc3, WoW icons have been in use for a long time now, and I haven't heard anything about Blizzard complaining about it...