A Dark Night for DarkSphere

by Alphaville Herald on 20/01/08 at 8:59 am

by Metaverse Muse

designer Wingless Emoto

Maldavius Figtree, notorious for having destroyed builds in the Woodbury University sim last summer, is in the news again this week after his controversial firing of avatar designer Wingless Emoto.

According to reliable sources, Figtree held an suspiciously timed staff meeting last Friday morning – a meeting timed for when Wingless Emoto would be asleep and therefore unable to attend. During this meeting it was determined that the talented avatar creator Emoto was earning too much and should therefore be removed from staff. The terms of service for Figtree’s company, Darkphere Creations, were then conveniently changed, and Miss Emoto was removed from her position, all before she awoke to the news.

Wingless Emoto was also accused of “sitting on her ass” despite the fact that she had been unable to work for a short period of time due to technical malfunctions. Her remaining avatars and creations continued to sell well throughout this period, generating significant real life money for the company. Now that Wingless is gone, Maldavius Figtree is continuing to sell her avatars, refuses to return her creations, and has ceased paying her the commission they had agreed upon.

Maldavius Figtree

This isn’t the first time that Maldavius Figtree has been involved in heated debates over ownership of content creation.

Last summer Figtree was contracted to work for Brautigan and Tuck Holdings to script their orientation island in North. When disputes over direction arose between Figtree and BNT CEO, IntLibber Brautigan, Figtree insisted on removing his own creation. It is perhaps ironic that the shoe is not on the other foot today as Figtree continues to sell Emoto’s designs.

Wingless Emoto refuses to be put down by this incident. Others have suggested she form her own company for quite some time, and she sees this new development as an opportunity to do so. Commenting on Figtree, Emoto said, “I always knew he was an ass but this is just low, even for him.”

It remains to be seen how well Figtree’s Darksphere Creations will weather this storm – particularly if public sentiment is roused and consumer boycotts follow.

55 Responses to “A Dark Night for DarkSphere”

  1. Anon

    Jan 24th, 2008

    Shame on everyone who slandered Maldavius in this tabloid!

    Without even hearing both sides of the story you all had your pitchforks out and were ready to attack Mal.

    Well you know what? Wingless and Maldavius talked and they are friends again.

    Everyone has there bad day and im glad to see that Mal was able to forgive and forget. and hopefully Wingless will think before starting this kind of uneeded drama next time.

    Boycotts off! Go home drama lovers!

  2. Luna

    Jan 24th, 2008

    Seriously do you people have anything better to do? I mean i’m sure there is better ways of making time useful rather then typing comments on a blog and getting at each others throats for thier opinions thru text and pixles on a screen. Seriously

  3. Perefim Cao

    Jan 28th, 2008

    I myself can testify to Maldavius Figtree’s half ass, shady business deals.. during a 4 sim build, he would use freebie scripts and do them poorly which caused me to fire him after failing to follow through with a contract to teach scripting to two of my interns.. If I were to be properly refunded for what he had done it would be close to a sum of 100,000L$. He talked about stuff all the time, saying that people would steal his ideas and blah blah this and that… the guy is a scammer, and that is why I fired him half a year back when he was working as a freelance scripter.

  4. My brain bleeds.

    Jan 30th, 2008

    Gods, this guy sounds like he needs a beating ‘WOO DADDEH MADE STARCRAFT BFD. Starcraft was boring as hell. ZOMG ITs BLIZZARD sniff.. Grow a pair, ban him before he does this again to someone else. Life goes on with one less asshat. Ifone person has such a bad need for control he needs to get a life off the net becuase his ‘matchbox of power’ will burn up in his face. Its called nature, the bigger meaner fish will come along and snap him up like a cookie.

  5. Stevenozzy Turkel

    Jan 17th, 2010

    Heh, Mal is definitely an ass. I can’t believe I rented a parcel from him.

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