This is posted on behalf of Gomez Adams as it was he who posted it on the forum. The following is his forum post in it’s entirety followed by my commentary.
So I was thinking about trying another game of World of Warships. There was an update, so I needed to do that and re-install the mod pack. I somehow inadvertently deleted my browser link to the mod pack (Aslain’s is what I use) so I just Googled World of Warships Mod pack to get the link again. Aslain’s is almost always in the number one spot, but the second link, in a box (which of course means it’s a paid ad) said “Official World of Warships Mod Pack”.
So I clicked on it to check it out thinking that it was the actual World of Warships sponsored site and pack. Here’s what comes up:
FIRST THING IN THE MENU, GUYS! Cheats!
So you click on that and you see this:
And folks, that is all sponsored by Wargaming. That is THEIR LOGO on that site. That is THEIR NAME in those ads.
T1? Front page? Maybe?
Now for those not familiar with the history of this site, Wargaming actually sent a team of fucking lawyers after us for having one instance of their logo on this site at one point. (It was in a screen shot taken of a post on their official forum.)
I’m not fucking kidding.
So us posting the bullshit that happens in their game and on their forum warrants a fucking team of lawyers sent after us (which probably cost them several thousand dollars to make me take three fucking seconds to hit a fucking eraser tool in Photoshop), but this fucking illegal mod site has Wargaming’s logo, name, all of it all over a bunch of fucking illegal mods and they’re OK with that.
Folks, you can’t make this shit up.
It is CRYSTAL FUCKING CLEAR that Wargaming not only approves of the same illegal mods they CLAIM to fight against, but they actually pay to boost the sites that host them and promote them as their official mods and allow their logo and name to be used on them as well.
They’re not even bothering to hide the shit anymore. How fucking bad is that?