Evony is in the news for a few reasons:
* They just launched a shiny new version, with 100% more queens to save!
* They stopped suing blogger/gadfly/really getting quite creepy stalker and not in a good way Bruce Everiss
* Walt Yarbrough, whom I worked with on Dark Age of Camelot, and who’s now heading up Evony’s Boston studio gave an interview with Ars Technica, where he did about as well as could be expected given, you know, hey, Evony.
It’s all very standard stuff, Evony’s rework looks very slick for a free to play game, they’re promising to stop shaking breasts in your ad banners, and all that. But as always the most intriguing things are in the margins, such as this line from the Guardian piece:
Everiss’s lawyers, led by Damian Sturzacker of Marque Lawyers, also established links between Evony and two companies, Regan Mercantile of Hong Kong – owned by a mysterious woman named Lu Lu – and Regan Mercantile of New York.
That’s right, one of the most popular free to play games in the world is apparently the property of A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN NAMED LU LU.
I’ve thought about this for the past ten minutes and I can’t think of anything funnier than just stopping right… here.