Lineage III Programmers Under Investigation

NCSoft LogoSeven former programmers at NCSoft, Korea’s largest game developer, are being investigated in connection with the theft of code from Lineage III. Chosun Ilbo, a Korean newspaper, is reporting that the programmers are suspected of allowing a rival game company to review and copy software technology from Lineage III during a job interview. They are also suspected of leaking the the entire program design of Lineage III through email or on portable disk last September. Apparently, NCSoft has had some recurring internal problems since removing an unnamed senior game designer for poor leadership skill. Unfortunately for NCSoft, most of their 90-member development team left with the fired leader. The damage, according to NCSoft, is estimated at over W1 trillion (where $1 US = W927).

Moral? Giving software from your previous employer to prospective new employer = jail.

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4 Comments on Lineage III Programmers Under Investigation

luke

On May 16, 2007 at 8:30 am

Yeahh i know of another case, the thieves are under investigation by the F.B.I.

“I strongly advise that you do NOT go to ruletheseas.com; they are an illegal site and the ‘owners’ (can you call them that?) stole the code, images, etc. from a beta version of another site.
PayPal has stopped honoring their accounts, they are switching servers all the time because the original owners of the code show the proof to their hosts and the host pull them.

It’s only a matter of time before the ‘owners’ go to jail – and you’ll be out any money you give them. The real site it’s ripped from (and badly at that!) is [url=http://www.piratequest.net]Pirate Quest – Online Pirate RPG[/url] – this is a much better game and the reps there are honest.

Paul

On August 20, 2007 at 7:29 am

How sure are you about this serious accusation?

Do you have proove of this?

regards

Paul

Morgan

On September 15, 2007 at 9:50 pm

re: Rule The Seas (ruletheseas.com)

Check out…

http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.php?threadid=502912&cache=45

…scroll down to the last post on Page 1 for a more detailed version of the allegations against the “owners” of RTS.

Squish

On August 12, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Thats really funny…because none of it is true. Ruletheseas.com is in no way under any investigation, and definitely has open and working paypal accounts. Morgan is a tool.