Warhammers way of dealing with spammers.

#1 Posted by xxNBxx (976 posts) -

If your playing Warhammer and you get a message that pops up saying something like "'Tchar’zanek has ordered the slaughter of [Name] and all others of his kind who weaken the Raven Host by providing wealth and power to the unworthy'  You just watched someone get band from WAR. 

Seen it 2 times today as i was playing, so i looked around and found out this is Warhammers way of handling spammers.

I think its cool they are doing it with class and speed.  The only thing i don't like is that the message pops up in the middle of the screen and you have to click "ok" to make it go away.  they should have had it pop up more to the side and fade away by itself.

#2 Posted by yellownumber5 (366 posts) -

Its awsome that they are doing this.  Unfortunate that they get all in your face about it.  I guess it helps drives it home to spammers and helps fixate in a slight way the names of those spammers to the public.  Maybe the fact it is annoying to the normal player can help push out spammers.  What can you do...

#3 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

Honestly, the gold selling issue is one of the biggest problems with WoW, I myself have not got a good enough laptop to run War online. *sigh*

#4 Posted by CyborgNinja (24 posts) -

Mythic has already banned 1097 gold sellers lol :P

#5 Posted by demonbear (1860 posts) -

Btw did you know gold seller DO offer money to the devs directly to let them do their thing?

and apparantly thats a lot of money, check what Mark Jacob said on his blog :

BTW, for those who might be tempted to think that we are doing this so we could offer our own service or because we do make money off their boxes (traditionally, gold sellers will quickly shift to buddy disks and free trials though to lower their costs) let me tell you this. I’ve been offered “a piece of the action” both personally and corporately in the past if I will either turn a blind eye or help them in their actions. This would have netted me and/or Mythic a very, very tidy sum, far more than we would see from box sales. My answer was and always will remain the same:

Go to hell.

So yeah, they take gold spammers seriously.
#6 Edited by Out_On_Bail (1549 posts) -

thats comforting to know they are doing what they can to fight the gold sellers.  those people drive me crazy, and worst than the gold sellers is the people who buy the gold.  I consider it cheating. 

On another note, I was looking at http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsOverview.war and I noticed the 'banhammer' box that keeps a counter of how many people they've banned already.  That's great :)

#7 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -
Gizmo said:
"Honestly, the gold selling issue is one of the biggest problems with WoW, I myself have not got a good enough laptop to run War online. *sigh*"
It's not a big deal anymore. It's so easy to ignore and report them now.
#8 Posted by KindGalaxy (429 posts) -
Out_On_Bail said:
"thats comforting to know they are doing what they can to fight the gold sellers.  those people drive me crazy, and worst than the gold sellers is the people who buy the gold.  I consider it cheating. 

On another note, I was looking at http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsOverview.war and I noticed the 'banhammer' box that keeps a counter of how many people they've banned already.  That's great :)"
There are a shitload of Chinese compared to the number of banned. Rather be a Chinese Gold Farmer in Guangzhou City than a Timber Blind Mass Factory Line Worker in Guangdong Province. I've got personal friends who are gold workers in South China, they much prefer doing computer game farming than making jeans for Levi. Still, as a WAR subscriber, much rather no gold inflation or at least minimal gold inflation, really affects the game when we're buy 500 gold pieces of shit materials to ding up trades.
#9 Posted by xxNBxx (976 posts) -
demonbear said:
"Btw did you know gold seller DO offer money to the devs directly to let them do their thing?

and apparantly thats a lot of money, check what Mark Jacob said on his blog :

BTW, for those who might be tempted to think that we are doing this so we could offer our own service or because we do make money off their boxes (traditionally, gold sellers will quickly shift to buddy disks and free trials though to lower their costs) let me tell you this. I’ve been offered “a piece of the action” both personally and corporately in the past if I will either turn a blind eye or help them in their actions. This would have netted me and/or Mythic a very, very tidy sum, far more than we would see from box sales. My answer was and always will remain the same:

Go to hell.

So yeah, they take gold spammers seriously."
I really wonder now if Bliz took the money.  Hope not.
#10 Posted by Out_On_Bail (1549 posts) -
KindGalaxy said:
"Out_On_Bail said:
"thats comforting to know they are doing what they can to fight the gold sellers.  those people drive me crazy, and worst than the gold sellers is the people who buy the gold.  I consider it cheating. 

On another note, I was looking at http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsOverview.war and I noticed the 'banhammer' box that keeps a counter of how many people they've banned already.  That's great :)"
There are a shitload of Chinese compared to the number of banned. Rather be a Chinese Gold Farmer in Guangzhou City than a Timber Blind Mass Factory Line Worker in Guangdong Province. I've got personal friends who are gold workers in South China, they much prefer doing computer game farming than making jeans for Levi. Still, as a WAR subscriber, much rather no gold inflation or at least minimal gold inflation, really affects the game when we're buy 500 gold pieces of shit materials to ding up trades."
Oh I'm sure there are.  I'm just happy to see them trying.  It's a battle that will probably never be completely won, but some are worth fighting regardless.  Gold-farming is one.
#11 Posted by Patchinko (841 posts) -

Yeah, I get spammed a ton in WAR still. They'll probably stop with the whispering adverts after they realize it isn't productive to get accounts and games banned. Props to the Mythic staff for it. :)

#12 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -

So glad, they deserve to be fucking banned...those morons got away with too much before.

#13 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Haha ye i heard about that, damn awesome if u ask me

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