A former War Z forum mod by the name of Devin has revealed behind the scenes details including how the developers randomly ban accounts and plans to abandon the game if it doesn’t become profitable.

Posting on the Rhino Crunch forums, a former War Z moderator has posted several telling facts after being banned both from the official forums and from the game following a hacking incident.

Clearly irate about the situation and stating that the developers never made him sign an NDA, Devin began to list several “interesting facts” about the games developer, Hammerpoint Interactive.

WarZ is a direct port over from War Inc.
According to Devin, the developers “literally took the game and added NPCs, made a large map, and changed around camera angles and gun settings while adding more functionality and switching over some things. ALL ART however was actually done in-house by their amazing ART team. (Those were the best guys to know, they were in touch more with the community than Kewk)”

The developers ban accounts of players they know will pay again
“They randomly ban accounts that have a certain amount of time spent playing in-game, knowing they are hooked on the game so they re-buy the game.”

The majority of the games player base is hacking
The former War Z mod states that the games anti-hack is actually functional, however an “extremely large portion” of the player base is hacking. He went on to say that if Hammerpoint banned everyone, “they’d have a mass refund issue on their hands”

If The War Z isn’t profitable in 6 months, they’ll abandon it
Devin states that Hammerpoint plan to “halt development and abandon the game in six months if “revenue is not enough for them”. The former mod states that they already have enough revenue to pay for the game development for over a year, but if they don’t earn enough to give themselves regular raises, they will stop making the game and shut down the servers and website.

Of course any details from a disgruntled former employee, even if they were volunteering, is expected to be taken with a pinch of salt. However, hacking truly is rife within The War Z and many players have commented on random and suspect permabans.

It’s fairly unlikely that a forum moderator would really be privy to this level of information, but there could be some level of truth to what he says. Hopefully others from The War Z team will come forward and clarify the fact and the fiction.

More on this story as it develops.

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3 comments
Mario
Mario

Ok seriously? The developers ban accounts of players they know will pay again “They randomly ban accounts that have a certain amount of time spent playing in-game, knowing they are hooked on the game so they re-buy the game.” This topic first: They wont make money certainly by banning people that like the game, people who will be banned will actually tell anyone who wants to buy the game that the game sucks cause of banning if you play too much? The majority of the games player base is hacking The former War Z mod states that the games anti-hack is actually functional, however an “extremely large portion” of the player base is hacking. He went on to say that if Hammerpoint banned everyone, “they’d have a mass refund issue on their hands” This I do understand, I have been killed by hackers too many times. BUT “they’d have a mass refund issue on their hands”???? Reality check? Who the fuck would actually demand A REFUND if being banned for using hacks? Not just one but too many other hacks? I mean if you use hack, logical outcome if being caught is ban. Its like you steal in a store, get caught and complain that the price of the stolen product is too high LOL If The War Z isn’t profitable in 6 months, they’ll abandon it Devin states that Hammerpoint plan to “halt development and abandon the game in six months if “revenue is not enough for them”. The former mod states that they already have enough revenue to pay for the game development for over a year, but if they don’t earn enough to give themselves regular raises, they will stop making the game and shut down the servers and website. How can people expect to have profitable game if they havent finished it yet? The game is in an ALPHA mode and there is a hell of a lot people playing it. What about the BETA? What about the ENITRE GAME? The first Zombie MMO IN HISTORY? I mean, who the hell would wanna miss that? Fucking excellent games are never missed, especially like these ones. Anyways what they said (I hope) is just a one biiiiiiig bait for people to buy more and play more. It would really be a shame if they actually shutted down the production of the game. Fingers crossed everyone :)

Captainhowdy
Captainhowdy

The War Z is not by any definition a MMO. Besides that Dead Nation IS a zombie MMO and been out for years now.

Technosti
Technosti

What are you talking about? It's already happened. Innocent legit players are getting permabanned for no reason.

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