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Fredfuchs285

Can we please not support thieves?

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I'm talking about the link to buy RCT2 from G2A at the home page. As many already know G2A is a gray marked key reseller. However, Many keys are obtained from stolen creditcards with G2A doing nothing to prevent this. In fact, they are profiting from this.

Link dump courtesy of TotalBiscuit:

http://www.pcgamer.com/tinybuild-clai...
https://lockesjourney.wordpress.com/2...
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/201...
http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/9/80066...
http://kotaku.com/g2a-scammer-explain...
http://imgur.com/gQhoEmH
http://twinfinite.net/2016/06/dev-goi...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBakP...
https://www.pcgamesn.com/how-to-cance...
http://imgur.com/gallery/PUwPC
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/201...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpCnG...
https://unknownworlds.com/blog/beware...

 

Can we please not get this project associated with G2A in any way?

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I believe this has been brought up before. I'm not 100% sure but I believe that the website is owned by JarnoVgr, so try asking him about it. I do agree with you though that it should be changed due to G2A's shady reputation.

Ping @JarnoVgr

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On 22-5-2017 at 01:31, Keithybub said:

How can you tell if a key is stolen

 

You can't. But does it matter? When you buy from G2A you support a company encouraging and profiting from theft. A fact that has been proven over and over again with them having no intentions to do anything about it.

On 22-5-2017 at 11:45, JarnoVgr said:

This has been requested before: https://github.com/JarnoVgr/OpenRCT2.org/pull/18

I'll make work of it.

Edit: Removed

Wait, G2A was source of income? According to what you said in the request were you aware of G2A's shady reputation yet there was still agreed to keep using it. Which is something I definitely don't agree with. no matter how much it pays.

But atleast the link is removed now. So thanks for doing the right thing.

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13 hours ago, Fredfuchs285 said:

You can't. But does it matter? When you buy from G2A you support a company encouraging and profiting from theft. A fact that has been proven over and over again with them having no intentions to do anything about it.

Wait, G2A was source of income? According to what you said in the request were you aware of G2A's shady reputation yet there was still agreed to keep using it. Which is something I definitely don't agree with. no matter how much it pays.

But atleast the link is removed now. So thanks for doing the right thing.

The referral link came from the time when these forums weren't official, and I needed to pay for the Windows code signing certificate in order to sign the (unofficial) Windows builds. I never profited from it. However, I fully agree that it should've been removed earlier.

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