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Controversial zombie survival game The War Z has been removed from Steam.

Although there's still a listing for the game on Valve's digital distribution service, you can no longer buy it.
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Valve: From time to time a mistake can be made and one was made by prematurely issuing a copy of War Z for sale via Steam. We apologize for this and have temporary removed the sale offering of the title until we have time to work with the developer and have confidence in a new build. Those who purchased the game and wish to continue playing it via Steam may do so. Those who purchased the title via Steam and are unhappy with what they received may seek a refund by creating a ticket at our support site here: https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php


http://kotaku.com/5969836/the-war-z-removed-from-steam
http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-war-z/1226985p1.html

And so justice prevails! wheee.gif

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The War Z defrauds customers by lying about key features and promising things that aren't even in the game. The game's store page makes many claims, most of which are said to be untrue.

http://www.destructoid.com/the-war-z-launches-on-steam-amid-accusations-of-fraud-240814.phtml

"Hammerpoint is very deceptive with the information about the game, verse what is actually being provided and sold to us gamers," writes a very stern user review. "They want you to believe the game is something it's not. An example is the fabricated screenshots on the Official War Z Steam page. Those are all in fact not of actual in-game footage. Instead, those were staged which is confirmed by the developers themselves in a past interview.

This is the full documented list. Before the developers change anything, THIS was what people were told they were purchasing.
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A Huge Persistent World: The War Z is an open world game. Each world has areas between 100 to 400 square kilometers.
The map in the War Z is far from persistent and consists of a single map which spans only 72 square kilometers.

No Classes, No Levels, No Caps: Create your own survival campaign, gain experience points and spend it to learn dozen of available skills
There are no skills you can currently use.

Dedicated Public Servers as well as Private Servers
There are no private servers.

Two modes of Play: Normal and Hardcore
There is no hardcore mode.

Up to 100 Players per Game Server
The max number of players per server is 50.

Edited by frickfrock999 - 12/19/12 at 11:31am
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As a WarZ player, I can tell you I wish I could get a refund.
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Lol dang man.

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And I was just looking at this game to buy 2 minutes ago
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I've been seeing a lot of bad press about this and watching TotalHalibut's(biscuit) video on this, it indeed looks terrible and looks like an Alpha at best. They shouldn't have released it to Steam unless the product was finished, which it clearly is not or at the very least say it's alpha.

 

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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post

As a WarZ player, I can tell you I wish I could get a refund.

I hear you man, I don't often regret buying games... but this one... I was almost embarrassed when I saw it on steam.
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I'm waiting for the "DayZ Ripoff" report.

This game has been so closely modeled to Day Z that the devs started releasing new updates literally at the time of to keep the War Z group from blatantly stealing.
Edited by Search - 12/18/12 at 8:47pm
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Here's the developer's answers:
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"We're constantly running surveys to ask our players what they think – how we're doing," Titov said. "As of right now over 93% of our customers like the game, with over 40% saying it's perfect and around 50% saying it's good, but they'd like to see more polishing and features. Yet, 4% don't like the game and decided not to play it, and 3% hate the game... My point is that absolute majority of our players are supporting us, yet, yes, players who don't like the game will be very vocal about it."

Titov also responded to a few specific complaints from the Reddit image:

On the game not being listed as Alpha or Beta: "Because it's not an Alpha or Beta. We've launched 'Foundation Release' for Steam on Monday."

On the missing hardcore mode: "There's a hardcore mode that you can select when you launch the game, yet most of the players are not using it. Single biggest difference between Normal and Hardcore is that once you die in Hardcore, your character won't be revived and will be lost (permadeath)."

On the lack of promised private servers or skills: "We're updating our Steam page to provide more information on this, but basically both features are coming soon.

"First thing players will get is private server rentals. They'll be able to rent both public and private (password-protected) servers – both Gameworld (ie Colorado map) and Strongholds (smaller maps that basically allow them to use those servers as "home base").

"Our plan was to launch server rentals around the end of December-early January and we're still on track to do that.

"And we're testing skills right now with small select group of players. As soon as everyone is satisfied with balance and design, we'll push it public. I honestly can't give a solid timeframe for this to happen, since it largely depends on how our player community reacts on our initial version of the skill tree."

On Reddit's claim that there's only one map, and that it's 72km: "The Colorado map, our first map to be released, is over 100 square kilometers."

On the max server limit being 50 rather than the promised 100: "I don't see 'LIE' in saying 'up to 100 players per sever' and having the current limit at 50 players. We've just lowered the number of players per map down from 70 based on requests and votes from our players. Ie - we've had 70 players per server - which was what we felt was the 'comfort level' for this map, but when we asked our players about it, the majority voted for 50 slots per server. So we did exactly what our community and our players asked us for."

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didn't Funcom claim a 90% approval rating among buyers for the secret world?
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