The War Z Developers Can Do Nothing Right
To say that The War Z has had a bad start would be a huge understatement. We’ve covered many articles relating to the development process. They developers disappointed with the latest patch, have been accused of passing off art as in-game screenshots, been accused of banning legitimate players and even been accused of unprofessional acts, but the list continues to grow.
A few weeks ago one of the volunteer moderators, Devin, had his forum account compromised which resulted in many threads and posts being deleted. Soon after he posted a message on both 4Chan and the RhinoCrunch community, expressing his concern over The War Z, warning players that the developers were going to close the game. Of course, every conspiracy theorist jumped on the band wagon and immediately believed the comments from Devin, without any solid proof or reasoning.
Now Devin has posted a couple of videos on his personal Youtube channel retracting his comments saying they were untrue and fueled by rage. This has of course given the conspiracy nuts even more ammo, accusing The War Z developers of threatening Devin with legal action should he not retract his comments.
This is the first video. He pretty much says everything he said was a lie and apologized to the developers. The comments then exploded with theories that he was paid off or threatened to make the video.
He then responded with this video, shooting down the accusations and saying he made both videos of his own accord.
Sergey Titov, producer at The War Z, recently created a forum post saying the following:
Normally I wouldn’t even comment on this whole deal, but in this case our lawyers were prepared to send him pretty nasty letter and before they did that, I’ve reached to Devin and basically asked
- why you spread all those lies. And he replied to me which was unexpected and explained that he felt really bad that he was banned from being voluntary moderator after spending dozens of hours and being passionate about game for what he thinks was a small mistake.
So we’ve talked and I didn’t even mentioned that we may go do anything legal against him – there wasn’t any point in doing this – he offered to apologise and asked to be back helping community. Some of his ideas are actually quite good, so I decided that he deserve second chance.
You may see him on forums, and it’ll be up to community to decide if you want him managing community or not. We’re making this game for players, so it’s up to players to tell us HOW game and community should grow.
Bottom line – we’re all humans, we’re doing stupid things, and sometimes those things are bad enough so we should pay price, and sometimes they’re not that important and people should be given second chance.
So even when The War Z developers have an honest apology from the person in question, the players are still screaming witch and running around with pitchforks. What do the developers have to do to earn the trust of the player base? Thousands moaned about hidden charges in the recent patch, they were addressed.