Many of us who are associated in different cross region line groups have come across people who offer coin loading services which they claim are completely legitimate. I won’t name names specifically but there is one well known coin loader in particular who is associated with a lot of well known community figures. People who have encountered him I’m sure know who he is, he roams around with his army of bots offering his deals on cheaper coins and claiming that scopely is “totally OK with it” and there is “no risk what so ever of a ban”. This person claims to do it for many different games and claims he is able to do it because he gets a cheaper deal on coins by purchasing in bulk directly from the developers. In many discussions I have had with people they are unsure if this person is telling the truth, and I am putting out this thread to clear this up.
I feel there are a number of clear signs that point towards this service being a sham. First of all, a scopely affiliated coin peddaler would not be floating around different line groups, asking for log in information to peoples accounts to load up coin packs. That idea is absurd, and it baffles me that anybody buys that alibi. If anything game developers just turn a blind eye to this industry as long as they are getting paid. I don’t know how these people do it, and I don’t want to speculate, but I strongly feel it is not a sanctioned purchase from the developers.
The other thing is this particular person is closely associated with many well known community figures, even moderating certain chats. I am not naming names, but many people in the community probably have an idea what I’m talking about. It makes me wonder how many people are actually using these services. It bothers me to think that rival players, and maybe even players within my own factions, are going through illegitimate means to get an edge over the competition. I hope to hear some input from scopely on this. If this is in fact illegitimate, and players who use these services are violating the TOS, then why aren’t players getting banned for this? Is scopely simply turning a blind eye on this, or is this just impossible to control? Or is the far-fetched and ridiculous alibi of buying bulk coins for cheaper actually the truth? Lets put this out in the open because quite frankly I’m tired of seeing this go on, and I’m tired of widespread cheating in this game. I just think that everybody should play under the same restictions. Nobody should be able to use services like this to gain an unfair advantage in this game. Feel free to share opinions and information and I hope to hear something from scopely on this.