For the Record: About the Dakillzor affair
Hello everyone, so, here it is, the awaited (by some) post about the Dakillzor affair. First and foremost, at first, I didn’t want to get involved in this sordid business, because I asked around and pretty much everyone told me the main protagonist, a player named Dakillzor, is an asshat and deserves what he got. Naturally, seeing such a negative reaction from a lot of people (some of which I actually respect greatly), I was very reluctant to get involved. I still am, but recently appearing screenshots from Stormshadow (yes, he’s also involved in this issue) convinced me that I should at least post the summary of the whole thing and let you decide for yourselves. So, what happened… Dakillzor was a player in the PIRATES (furthermore referred to as “PTS”) clan (which is kinda a big thing), as was another player, back then he had the nickname “LUK4AS”. This was in August 2013 or so. Now, what happened – Dakillzor was sharing his account (that is a confirmed fact). It is currently unknown, how many people had access to it, but from what I gathered, the purpose of this was something with Clanwars and it seems to be common practice amongst some people. Either way, there was some clan drama, argument and such and as a result, Dakillzor got kicked from PTS by Luk4as. Now, this sounds like a classic clan drama, nothing interesting. However, it turned for the worse. One day (5./6.8.), Dakillzor logged on his account only to find it empty. All the tanks were sold, all the crews were disbanded, the gold was gone. Naturally, Dakillzor was not happy, and was trying to find out who did it (eventually, he got his stuff back via a support ticket I think). Here’s a twist to the story though. By the time it happened, LUK4AS was already joining Wargaming as an employee on trial in the Customer Service Department for Polish and English community. His Wargaming nickname was Weaponman, but it appears to have been wiped. Currently, he (according to Stormshadow) uses the nickname WilliamDrake (are WG employees allowed to actually play on their alts in regular clans? Conflict of interest and all that?). Here is a screenie of the account, check his clan history: I also know LUK4AS’ real name from Stormshadow, but there is no point in involving that at this moment. So, what happened is that Dakillzor and Stormshadow apparently asked a friend of theirs, working at Wargaming, to access the IP logs and the following came out: This is a Skype screenshot from Stormshadow. The name that has the back rectangle over it belongs to an alleged Wargaming employee, that accessed the IP logs. I do know the name of the employee and I can confirm that this employee works for Wargaming (unless, of course, Skype conversation is faked as well). Either way, it says, that Dakillzor’s account was accessed from a Polish IP, similiar to the one of player LUK4AS, in the night when the “hack” happened. It was also allegedly accessed by a player called DarkFenix from a British IP. Whether it is the truth or the WG employee in question was lying for some reason, I cannot say, but if it is the truth, the implications are quite serious: a Wargaming employee (although being not hired at that point) abusing accounts? Anyway, the story gets even weirder. According to Stormshadow, the entire thing was reported and nothing happened, LUK4AS “survived” this as a Wargaming employee and it got swept under the rug. Now, LUK4AS is no saint. Here, another conversation with another WG employee, SargeantBaba from October 2013: In the 14:25 message, SergeantBaba confirms that LUK4AS was (as an employee) already under investigation for a “hack case” (apparently some other case, not this one). Furthermore, here, you can apparently see Lukas discussing Wargaming matters (bans) on PTS teamspeak. Now, how can this be a person like this works for Wargaming EU? Stormshadow and Dakillzor told me one thing and I will leave it up to you to think what you will about it. Dakillzor and Stormshadow claim that this guy remained on his position by blackmailing his superior, who allegedly was fired from his previous job at Blizzard for either sexual harassment or child pornography. Stormshadow claims this was confirmed by another WG employee to him. There has been no proof of this however and I intentionally do not write this person’s name not to slander him. This charge is extremely serious and I have serious doubts it is true, regardless of whoever says this. Conclusion So, what do you think? Personally, I am still undecided. While that part about vengeful ex-CW players sounds plausible (especially when the “victim” is known to have made enemies), further accusations seem pretty outlandish to me. I do not know where the truth lies, but this almost certainly will be the last post of the affair.