Okay, I have a question about rights of priority.
In December I had an idea for a map. In January another player (let's call him Mr. X) and I began discussing that idea and making some preliminary plans for the map. However, we dilly-dallied and got busy with other things, and we didn't actually get anything ready to publish.
In February, I was stunned to see that yet another player (let's call him Mr. Y) had posted a map based on the same idea. I was sorely disappointed, but I didn't complain because I had only myself to blame for procrastinating.
Now, however, it is April. Mr. Y doesn't seem to have done anything with his map. His idea has sat there in the Melting Pot for two months without any apparent progress.
Can I safely now proceed with my idea? I know there is a procedure for asking a mapmaker of an abandoned map to take over his project, but I don't see myself as taking over anybody's project. I see myself as presenting my idea which just had the misfortune of being someone else's idea too.
Are there rights of priority that need to be observed? Do I need to consider Mr. Y's interest in the matter or can I go ahead and publish?
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