Ken has written previously about Evony, formerly known as Civony, the "free-to-play-forever" online game which promises players, through spam and a barrage of offensive Google ads, the prospect of dominating large-breasted submissive women, forever. What Evony actually is is a badly implemented clone of Sid Meier's Civilization games, with artwork that looks, well, borrowed from other games.
For instance, you won't see anything resembling this in a game of Evony:
But we're amateurs when it comes to criticizing Evony for its offensive and misleading marketing strategies. The professional is Bruce, of Bruce on Games, who, stung like us by a barrage of spam advertising, delved deeper into what Evony actually is than anyone else on the web.
But as it turns out, deceptive marketing through pictures of large-breasted women isn't Evony's only sin. They're also libel tourists. They're now threatening to sue Bruce, a citizen of the United Kingdom, in Australia, a third-world country which, like North Korea, censors its citizens' access to the internet.
I'll leave aside criticism of the amateurish take-down letter, by one Dean Groundwater, of the firm of Warren McKeon Dickson, Lawyers, of Miranda New South Wales, to note the irony that Evony proposes to sue a resident of the United Kingdom, famous for its draconian libel laws, in Australia. At least in the United Kingdom, truth remains a defense to libel, and Bruce's posts on Evony are demonstrably true.
God only knows what Evony's case is, if they didn't think they could win a UK libel suit. Evidently in Australia, the winner is the party that brings the most soft-core internet porn to court.