After reading slanderous fabrications sent our way, and receiving concerns from several members, we feel we need to address the situation whereby another “business” has accused us of copyright infringement, and of operating at a level that is less than above board.
We would like to first state that we had endeavored to rise above this type of unprofessional, and frankly immature, behavior and conduct. We are well-familiar with the individual operating this business, and we are well-familiar with the underhanded tactics that they’ve engaged in. These include throwing around names assumed are involved with PixelAddictions business operations, blackmail (yes, actual blackmail), and ridiculous claims and threats against several on our team; to include our extended family members. And we’ve ignored it.
The individual behind all this entered Metropolis several months ago as a member and immediately set about criticizing the community and making change demands of us. Once the individual realized that they were not going to get their way they set about trying to purchase what they believed to be a viable business from an individual who allowed it to crash and burn.
Remember. That business left hundreds of loyal members adrift, and out a lot of money.
No “license” exists, only promises and handshake deals behind doors. Extensive due diligence was performed prior to opening Eden and Metropolis. That is not something that can be said for this other company. There have been many bold and inaccurate statements made by the individual who is now attempting to take the leadership reins, and we do see how it can be appealing to think you’ll get back your old virtual life.
We urge caution. That is all. Don’t invest your emotions again in something and someone who has a proven track record of doing the wrong thing.
The negativity, the blatant lies, all of it is an effort to undermine what we’ve spent more than 3 years building with Eden and Metropolis. We have and always will be a community.
We operate a legal business, and we have the right to operate our business from the legitimate owners of the underlying technology. We do not operate the business for financial gain, and we’ve made this VERY clear from the get-go. The business is self-sufficient. And that is all we’ve ever needed it to be.
Several have left our shores to seek out paying work through this other business. We understand that money is a strong motivator, and we would never seek to halt your right to seek out an income. Please know, however, that we will not permit anyone to spend their time in Metropolis causing instability and attempting to undermine what we have ALL worked so hard to establish.
Again, we understand the allure of trying to regain a former virtual life. We all lost so much. But we stood together, as a community, and rallied. Metropolis is not perfect, but we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our growing community.
- PixelAddictions, LLC is a legitimate business
- PixelAddictions, LLC has full written permission, with backup documentation, to operate our worlds directly from Fujitsu
- We do not plan on going anywhere, despite rumors to the contrary; despite the bullying and underhanded blackmail tactics from the other “business” in question
- We need your support, if you want to continue to be part of our growing family of friends and part of something special then stick with us. We’ve loved having you all here and want to continue to move forward together
Going backwards rarely brings about positive changes. Metropolis, our home, will continue to move forward.