Pay-to-win respawn times, copied artwork, unfair forum bans, and much more.
By Tim Colwill on December 20, 2012 at 11:55 am
The War Z is no longer available to purchase on Steam (although its product page remains), as the developers struggle to sort out their issues under a fresh cloud of allegations regarding unfair paid respawn times and claims that their promotional art is lifted almost directly from The Walking Dead TV series shots.
A recent patch for the game means that respawn times for your character, which used to take anywhere up to 60 minutes, have now been changed to four hours — unless you pay an instant respawn fee of 50 GC (gold coins), or about $0.40 USD. The change has seen many gamers up in arms, with forum threads complaining that the new change makes the game even more pay-to-win than ever.
Meanwhile, a thread on the Steam Community Forum points out that The War Z‘s banner image appears to be nothing more than stills from The Walking Dead, mirrored and then slightly altered in Photoshop. Click here to see a comparison of the two, taken from this forum thread.
This news follows the claims in October that The War Z wholesale copy-pasted its Terms and Conditions from League of Legends, forgetting to even remove “League of Legends” from their final document.
If you haven’t yet, read yesterday’s amazing response from The War Z‘s executive producer in which he blames customers for the misleading information posted on the game’s official page.