The War Z accused of copy-pasting its Terms and Conditions from League of Legends

The War Z

By on October 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Reader Bradley writes in to let us know that The War Z, often accused (rightly or wrongly) of copying DayZ, has now been caught out actually copying League of Legends.

Alpha players who have purchased access to the early game report that the Terms and Conditions actually show an explicit reference to the League of Legends Terms and Conditions in the second section of the agreement, under ‘Requirements’.

The duplication was spotted by Redditor sesquip, whose Reddit thread has since reached astronomical proportions. The War Z developers — or Riot, for that matter — have yet to issue a response.

In a related story, you can now download The War Z‘s alpha client files from the games.on.net file library by clicking right here.

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I don’t see why this is a thing. Who cares. I imagine 99% of electronic T&C’s are copied anyway. Someone just failed to Find + Replace properly.

 

it just shows that this game is a rushed piece of junk not worth anyones time. I’m sure they all use templates for these T&Cs, but they would have this stuff in house surely. Copying from an entirely different company is something a bloody 15 year old kid would do with a game he made in a pirated copy of Game Maker.

 

texelate,

This. Playing it now. Not terrible. I’ve been clubbed a few too many times by people with flashlights though. Yet to actually be killed by zombies…

 

The War Z’s weapon attachment menu looks copy-pasted straight out of Crysis.

Besides all the War Inc content: http://imgur.com/a/SvNg5

Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that, but either way it suggests the project has taken shortcuts or been rushed following DayZ’s popularity.

The developers claim to have been working on it since last year but I’d bet it was a significantly different game before DayZ existed.

Anywho, that’s the matter of how and why it was developed not the quality or gameplay of the resulting product.

 

snazz,

Ahuh…I don’t think things are going to end well for these guys.

 

snazz,

So what? Rainbox Six Vegas 2 reused pretty much every single weapon model from the first game, and it was still amazing.

And on the Crysis thing; big deal. FPSes have blatantly ripped off far more vital things than that and gotten away with it.

It seems this game is being ripped to shreds before it’s even been released just because it reuses models and gameplay elements. And no, that does not make it rushed. It’s a perfectly legitimate way of implementing things.

 

Played it last night – it’s probably the worst game I’ve played in my entire life. It’s kind of like dayz, and in to it’s credit it has alot of systems that dayz need, and they ACTUALLY work, but the gameplay is just effing HORRIBLE. Dodgey base player mechanics straight out of the unity engine, which looks AWFUL by the way. I couldn’t hate it more.

 

toastyfresh:
snazz,

So what? Rainbox Six Vegas 2 reused pretty much every single weapon model from the first game, and it was still amazing.

And on the Crysis thing; big deal. FPSes have blatantly ripped off far more vital things than that and gotten away with it.

It seems this game is being ripped to shreds before it’s even been released just because it reuses models and gameplay elements. And no, that does not make it rushed. It’s a perfectly legitimate way of implementing things.

Defend it all you want, it’s a garbage game.

 

toastyfresh:
snazz,

So what? Rainbox Six Vegas 2 reused pretty much every single weapon model from the first game, and it was still amazing.

Is WarInc and WarZ made by the same developer?

 

toastyfresh:

So what? Rainbox Six Vegas 2 reused pretty much every single weapon model from the first game

That seems like lazy/rushed development to me even for a direct sequel, which The War Z is not.

toastyfresh:
And on the Crysis thing; big deal.

Big deal or not, it’s a pertinent example of copying.

toastyfresh:
it reuses models and gameplay elements…that does not make it rushed. It’s a perfectly legitimate way of implementing things.

It may be a generally acceptable practice but it doesn’t look good. Hence the high amount of skepticism.

 

elliotengi: Defend it all you want, it’s a garbage game.

Aren’t opinions great? I love being able to have opinions.

exe3: Is WarInc and WarZ made by the same developer?

I dunno. I’d assume so, otherwise there would probably be legal action taking place against them for stealing assets.

snazz: Big deal or not, it’s a pertinent example of copying.

Dude, you’re complaining about things been copied in videogames. It’s proven time and time again to be a stupid argument because not a single game dev is innocent of copying from something else. Deal with it. It works in Crysis, it will probably work in the War Z; Who gives a damn.

snazz: It may be a generally acceptable practice but it doesn’t look good. Hence the high amount of skepticism.

But what I’m saying is that people skeptical over a game because of that are overreacting and getting worked up about something that doesn’t affect the game in any way. And like I said, R6V2 copied models and it was awesome. But if you want to avoid playing a potentially fun game just because they reused assets from a game you more than likely haven’t played, go right ahead.

 

I love how people are complaining about WarZ reusing content from another game by the developer when the DayZ stand alone will be doing the exact same thing and people are actually praising them for doing so.

The BLATENT copying from other games is worrisome, but how else could you use the great real-time weapon customisation system Crysis had any other way? Changing up the angles or HUD or whatever is one way, but then you’d get people saying “it’s basically the same thing” and condemning it for that reason. In a way out right copying at least says (if they choose to admit it that is) “Yeah that system was great and we went straight for it!”

I kind of like the direction that this game is taking, but there are a lot of other negative issues that outweigh the good ones. It seems like a shoddy production.

 
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