You have to PAY REAL MONEY to revive yourself

  • 83 results
  • 1
  • 2
Avatar image for assinass
#1 Posted by AssInAss (3254 posts) -

If you want to be revived for free, you have to now wait 4 actual fucking hours.

But if you want, you can pay real money for a revive spawn.

The bad news just keeps on coming.

Is this the biggest scam of a game ever?

Avatar image for artisanbreads
#2 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8096 posts) -

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

Avatar image for cmblasko
#3 Posted by cmblasko (2389 posts) -

Going to play the devil's advocate here... how is this any worse than putting a quarter into an arcade machine in order to extend your playtime?

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

The entire steam page about it is false advertisement. 

Avatar image for benpicko
#5 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

Going to play the devil's advocate here... how is this any worse than putting a quarter into an arcade machine in order to extend your playtime?

You also have to pay $15 to buy the game in the first place

Avatar image for dungbootle
#6 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Maybe the first line of your post should have been in the thread title too.

Avatar image for deactivated-57d4cf64585b7
#7 Posted by deactivated-57d4cf64585b7 (535 posts) -

Fuck this game and fuck the company. Honestly Valve needs to take this horse shit off their servers. I feel bad for anyone that bought into this.

Avatar image for mariachimacabre
#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Worst trend of 2012.: Free-To-Play mechanics in a boxed product. That's a huge load of horseshit and the more I hear about this game, the grosser is seems.

Avatar image for toowalrus
#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

Hey!

Don't play this game.

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

At least if they do a quick look it should be amusing. 

Avatar image for subjugation
#11 Posted by Subjugation (4963 posts) -

I was about to say that according to the video TotalBiscuit put up it was a one hour respawn time, but then I saw you embedded it in your post. So ... is his video just old or when did this change to a 4 hour respawn happen? Also, I'm not condoning the mechanic at all. I think pretty much everything I've heard and seen on this game has been terrible and I will continue to avoid it like the plague. It blows my mind that so many people have actually bought into it. Uninformed masses.

Avatar image for lukeweizer
#12 Posted by Lukeweizer (3276 posts) -

4 hours is a long time to NOT be allowed to play the game you bought (predicting that you're playing 1 character). While the arcade machine arguement is suitable, you do have to pay for the game upfront. I almost want to make the arguement that if the wait time was 15 minutes or something, having the option to pay wouldn't be so offensive... but no... it's just offensive any way you try to spin it.

Avatar image for coldwolven
#13 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

Well this game sounds like it will become a smash hit already...

Avatar image for killerklown907
#14 Posted by killerklown907 (70 posts) -

Oh shit, I almost bought this game. Good thing I saw this post, thanks for the heads up.

Also I hope the DayZ standalone doesn't have any crazy shit like this.

Avatar image for abendlaender
#15 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

Wow, the steam forums are just...wow

This game seems not thaaaat bad (still pretty bad) but how everything around it is handled, lying in the steam page, deleting threads on the forum, all the rumours about bans, "pay money to revive or wait 4 hours (it was only one hour earlier)......just wow.

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#16 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Abendlaender said:

Wow, the steam forums are just...wow

This game seems not thaaaat bad (still pretty bad) but how everything around it is handled, lying in the steam page, deleting threads on the forum, all the rumours about bans, "pay money to revive or wait 4 hours (it was only one hour earlier)......just wow.

What are the forums like? 
Avatar image for thephantomstranger
#17 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (565 posts) -

I kind of like the idea of crazy long respawn times in a game as a neat mechanic for consequences. Hell monetizing it still works if you do it well but from what's indicated here the game is crap and it's all done poorly.

Avatar image for thehumandove
#18 Posted by TheHumanDove (2520 posts) -

People sure do overreact about this game. I got it a long time ago for like $15, and had lots of fun with it, knowing full well it was in an alpha/beta stage. Sure, call it a scam or whatever and you have to pay for a quick revival (it was always a timed revival: originally an hour wait), but I dont feel I was ripped off at all.

Avatar image for envane
#19 Posted by envane (1225 posts) -

dont die then

Avatar image for idbloc
#20 Posted by idBloc (133 posts) -

and the game is at the top of the "Top Sellers" list...

Not sure if this image is entirely right: http://i.imgur.com/j9Q3f.jpg?1

And there is this Tumblr http://warzscam.tumblr.com/

Avatar image for dougquaid
#21 Posted by DougQuaid (1273 posts) -

How is the game now compared to the alpha people have been streaming? From what I could tell, not enough zombies, rampant hacking, and everyone is a fucking bandit.

Avatar image for abendlaender
#22 Edited by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@Abendlaender said:

Wow, the steam forums are just...wow

This game seems not thaaaat bad (still pretty bad) but how everything around it is handled, lying in the steam page, deleting threads on the forum, all the rumours about bans, "pay money to revive or wait 4 hours (it was only one hour earlier)......just wow.

What are the forums like?

Terrible. People are complaining about the game (rightfully) and some War Z Community Manager keeps deleting or locking threads. You don't see something as "scumy" as this often (at least I don't). It's just kinda amazing to read the amount of hate for this game. I guess it's more "enjoyable" if you didn't buy the game, cause wow.....just wow

Avatar image for dungbootle
#23 Edited by dungbootle (2502 posts) -
Avatar image for themangalist
#24 Posted by themangalist (1869 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Worst trend of 2012.: Free-To-Play mechanics in a boxed product. That's a huge load of horseshit and the more I hear about this game, the grosser is seems.

NO. The real worst trend is: "releasing" games in an alpha state. Minecraft did well but let that be the only example of a success. This game can't deliver any of the listed "features", and the devs could easily justify their incompetence and greed by saying it is still in alpha.

Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#25 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

dont you have 5 character slots though?

Avatar image for wewantsthering
#26 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

And this is after you actually pay $13+ for the game?...

Avatar image for andorski
#27 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

Alex should review this game.

Avatar image for darkvare
#28 Posted by darkvare (983 posts) -

can you log out and then log back in after 4 hours and revive? or do you have to wait logged in?

Avatar image for esci
#29 Edited by eSci (32 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

Going to play the devil's advocate here... how is this any worse than putting a quarter into an arcade machine in order to extend your playtime?

Yes, but arcades died out around the the 90s and this is not an arcade game. Also, last time I checked you don't have to spend $15ish dollars first to buy into an arcade game.

But seriously though, that comparison was silly.

--

On topic: On top of that, if you buy items with REAL MONEY you lose them upon death, no questions asked. If you bought into this game, I recommend to do a little more research next time. If you bought in right away, well, I hope the lesson of not buying into something until you hear others opinions has sunk in.

Because seriously, the only reason I heard of this game was the insurmountable amount of negativity from the very start.

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#30 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@eSci said:

@cmblasko said:

Going to play the devil's advocate here... how is this any worse than putting a quarter into an arcade machine in order to extend your playtime?

Yes, but arcades died out around the the 90s and this is not an arcade game. Also, last time I checked you don't have to spend $15ish dollars first to buy into an arcade game.

But seriously though, that comparison was silly.

--

On topic: On top of that, if you buy items with REAL MONEY you lose them upon death, no questions asked. If you bought into this game, I recommend to do a little more research next time. If you bought in right away, well, I hope the lesson of not buying into something right away and wait for others opinions has sunk in.

Because seriously, the only reason I heard of this game was the insurmountable amount of negativity from the very start.

I think the issue with people buying it they might have hear about "DayZ" and see" war Z" and get confused. Not to mention the massive false advertising on the steam page for the game. 
Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#31 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@eSci said:

@cmblasko said:

Going to play the devil's advocate here... how is this any worse than putting a quarter into an arcade machine in order to extend your playtime?

Yes, but arcades died out around the the 90s and this is not an arcade game. Also, last time I checked you don't have to spend $15ish dollars first to buy into an arcade game.

But seriously though, that comparison was silly.

--

On topic: On top of that, if you buy items with REAL MONEY you lose them upon death, no questions asked. If you bought into this game, I recommend to do a little more research next time. If you bought in right away, well, I hope the lesson of not buying into something right away and wait for others opinions has sunk in.

Because seriously, the only reason I heard of this game was the insurmountable amount of negativity from the very start.

I think the issue with people buying it they might have hear about "DayZ" and see" war Z" and get confused. Not to mention the massive false advertising on the steam page for the game.

most people bought it in beta when there wasn't a 24hour respawn timer

Avatar image for mordukai
#32 Posted by mordukai (8482 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

Avatar image for poppduder
#33 Edited by Poppduder (522 posts) -

I really wish I didn't buy this fucking game.  I literally thought it was the stand-alone version of DayZ, by the DayZ dev and Bohemia.  Boy was I fucking wrong.
 
EDIT: this was closer to late October when I bought it, and I was really disappointed then, back when you could respawn in 59 minutes or whatever.

Avatar image for wrighteous86
#34 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3927 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

At least if they do a quick look it should be amusing.

God, if Brad was hosting the Quick Look CBS would be bankrupt by the end of it.

Love you Brad!

Avatar image for cronus42
#35 Edited by Cronus42 (371 posts) -

@Poppduder: You fell into the exact trap the War Z team is trying to make. The have generated a ton of confusion in the market place. I'm going to assume since you are somewhat active on this site you spend a reasonable amount of time following games news. If they could get you with this, its easy to see how many others will make the same conclusion you did. It's shady, wrong and really disgusting honestly.

@dungbootle: That is possibly the funniest thing I've read in weeks. Someone should send Alex a copy along with that information. He would be THRILLED.

P.S. In case anyone isn't sure what that's referring to, a piece from the Gamespot of old: The Big Rigs video review

Avatar image for mariachimacabre
#36 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@connerthekewlkid

dont you have 5 character slots though?

It does but any items you bought with real money that are on your dead character are locked on that character until he respawns. TotalBiscuit's video from today is a great showcase for all the terrible things in the game.
Avatar image for artisanbreads
#37 Edited by ArtisanBreads (8096 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#38 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Avatar image for artisanbreads
#39 Edited by ArtisanBreads (8096 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists. From there sales take off.

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#40 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet? 
Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#41 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

changed it to 1 map right now, but the servers now are 100 people

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#42 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@connerthekewlkid said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

changed it to 1 map right now, but the servers now are 100 people

What about the RPG elements and what not? 
Avatar image for artisanbreads
#43 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8096 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

No. I believe he's saying they altered the wording. I haven't seen it if they changed it myself.

The stuff that was blatant lies on the description are things you'd add in later builds and updates. The game didn't even mention that it was unfinished.

It'd be as if Minecraft sold at the start saying it was a final game and talking about features that are in the latest builds of it.

Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#44 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

changed it to 1 map right now, but the servers now are 100 people

What about the RPG elements and what not?

skill trees were always planned for new years patch, well of course until they had to put this on steam and dig there own graves

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#45 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@ArtisanBreads said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

No. I believe he's saying they altered the wording. I haven't seen it if they changed it myself.

The stuff that was blatant lies on the description are things you'd add in later builds and updates. The game didn't even mention that it was unfinished.

It'd be as if Minecraft sold at the start saying it was a final game and talking about features that are in the latest builds of it.

Wonder if we could write steam to try and have the game yanked. 
Avatar image for artisanbreads
#46 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8096 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Wonder if we could write steam to try and have the game yanked.

There's been blow back all over the internet about this so I'm sure they know. The ball is in Valve's court.

Avatar image for the_laughing_man
#47 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

TB also said something about the pictures on the steam page not really showing what was in the game. Stuff that could never happen. What was he talking about? 

Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#48 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

TB also said something about the pictures on the steam page not really showing what was in the game. Stuff that could never happen. What was he talking about?

someone told me that steam employees write the game descriptions can someone confirm/deny this?

Avatar image for themangalist
#49 Edited by themangalist (1869 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

TB also said something about the pictures on the steam page not really showing what was in the game. Stuff that could never happen. What was he talking about?

http://warzscam.tumblr.com/post/37403063494/unrealistic-screenshots-from-the-war-z

@connerthekewlkid said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@mordukai said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

hahah what. This game is hilarious. And it's doing very well on Steam right now. I hope Valve does something and doesn't let this crap go on.

What can they do really? The only thing they can do is pull the game out but then they lose money. It's now up to the people who want to buy and voting with their money. Frankly if after all this bad news and people still are buying then they deserve to have their money exploited.

I'd agree if they were not blatantly lying on their Steam page about the features and state of the game.

When so many legit games are struggling right now in Greenlight for this to be at the top of the sales charts? Gross.

well its changed now

Damage has been done though. Plenty of sales already and most of the battle on these types of digital sales services is getting onto the "Top Selling Items" lists.

Have they added the stuff that was on their steam page yet?

changed it to 1 map right now, but the servers now are 100 people

What about the RPG elements and what not?

skill trees were always planned for new years patch, well of course until they had to put this on steam and dig there own graves

They took out the "experience" part I think. Now it just reads there is "no class, no levels". Pretty smart, I'd say.

Avatar image for connerthekewlkid
#50 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Wonder if we could write steam to try and have the game yanked.

There's been blow back all over the internet about this so I'm sure they know. The ball is in Valve's court.

well technically its not lying anymore so id be pointless removing it now

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.