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farko1 #1 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

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"As most of you might be aware of, the GDPR comes into effect with 25.05.2018.
While a general improvement of the situation around data protection is to be
welcomed, this change partly leaves a lot of room for interpretation. It remains
to be seen, how, and in what sharpness those regulations will be executed. 
Generally however the sentiment is, that a legal warning wave and corresponding
legal actions are to be expected.
After careful consideration as well as legal consulting, I decided to pause
the operation of WoTzilla until further notice. The data collected so far has 
already been deleted. The code itself is backed up of course, and if the 
situation proves to have developed more towards such fan projects, WoTzilla will
probably restart its service.
Until the situation is clear, I am however not willing to take the rather big legal
and financial risks involved, for a fan project like this. WoTzilla never operated
with the intention of profit. All income by ads or donations fully went into the
server costs.
I'd like to thank everyone for your loyalty, and wish you a lot of fun and good stats!
cheers,
Aydie"

 

So finally we will not hear more "noob team" . "we will lose game" whining in the begining of the game. 

Nobody will be able to see each others win ratings.

Nice .....


Edited by farko1, 24 May 2018 - 08:22 PM.


JocMeister #2 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:20 PM

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View Postfarko1, on 24 May 2018 - 08:12 PM, said:

So finally we will not hear more "noob team" . "we will lose game" whining in the begining of the game. 

Nobody will be able to see each others win ratings.

Nice .....

 

That XVM...not Wotzilla. So you will still be yelled at in game.



farko1 #3 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:25 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 24 May 2018 - 07:20 PM, said:

 

That XVM...not Wotzilla. So you will still be yelled at in game.

 

İm thinking that if wotzilla is not displaying the stats  wn8 stats will be also closed from tomorrow. We will see ....

 

"As most of you might be aware of, the GDPR comes into effect with 25.05.2018.
While a general improvement of the situation around data protection is to be
welcomed, this change partly leaves a lot of room for interpretation. It remains
to be seen, how, and in what sharpness those regulations will be executed. 
Generally however the sentiment is, that a legal warning wave and corresponding
legal actions are to be expected."



Erwin_Von_Braun #4 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

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View Postfarko1, on 24 May 2018 - 07:12 PM, said:

Quote:

 

"As most of you might be aware of, the GDPR comes into effect with 25.05.2018.
While a general improvement of the situation around data protection is to be
welcomed, this change partly leaves a lot of room for interpretation. It remains
to be seen, how, and in what sharpness those regulations will be executed. 
Generally however the sentiment is, that a legal warning wave and corresponding
legal actions are to be expected.
After careful consideration as well as legal consulting, I decided to pause
the operation of WoTzilla until further notice. The data collected so far has 
already been deleted. The code itself is backed up of course, and if the 
situation proves to have developed more towards such fan projects, WoTzilla will
probably restart its service.
Until the situation is clear, I am however not willing to take the rather big legal
and financial risks involved, for a fan project like this. WoTzilla never operated
with the intention of profit. All income by ads or donations fully went into the
server costs.
I'd like to thank everyone for your loyalty, and wish you a lot of fun and good stats!
cheers,
Aydie"

 

So finally we will not hear more "noob team" . "we will lose game" whining in the begining of the game. 

Nobody will be able to see each others win ratings.

Nice .....

 

View PostJocMeister, on 24 May 2018 - 07:20 PM, said:

 

That XVM...not Wotzilla. So you will still be yelled at in game.

 

I really hope we see the end of XVM too.

farko1 #5 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 24 May 2018 - 07:29 PM, said:

 

 

I really hope we see the end of XVM too.

 

We will see that tomorrow (hope that XVM will be closed also) ...

Edited by farko1, 24 May 2018 - 08:38 PM.


Erwin_Von_Braun #6 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

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View Postfarko1, on 24 May 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

 

We will see that tomorrow (hope that XVM will be closed also) ...

 

We live in hope.................:)

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Xvm is not going to close. You can stop hoping. They have millions of users. You really think they will close over night without an announcment? 


Edited by JocMeister, 24 May 2018 - 08:40 PM.


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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 24 May 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

 

 

I really hope we see the end of XVM too.

As long as there are publicly available stats there will be an XVM tool ;) Wg couldn't prevent it even if they tried..



Erwin_Von_Braun #9 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:42 PM

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View PostAgent_327, on 24 May 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

As long as there are publicly available stats there will be an XVM tool ;) Wg couldn't prevent it even if they tried..

 

We shall see...

Like this dude says, I doubt those behind XVM are financially viable enough to fight any kind of legal shenanigans that may come there way.



farko1 #10 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

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View PostAgent_327, on 24 May 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

As long as there are publicly available stats there will be an XVM tool ;) Wg couldn't prevent it even if they tried..

 

"As most of you might be aware of, the GDPR comes into effect with 25.05.2018."

*edited*is that gdpr?

https://www.theverge...n-regulation-eu

So im thinking that WG will have to stop data sharing and public stats from 25.05.2018. That will be the end of XVM (im hoping). :trollface:


Edited by NickMustaine, 30 May 2018 - 12:59 PM.
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View PostAgent_327, on 24 May 2018 - 08:40 PM, said:

 Wg couldn't prevent it even if they tried..

 

They did once.

farko1 #12 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 24 May 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

 

We shall see...

Like this dude says, I doubt those behind XVM are financially viable enough to fight any kind of legal shenanigans that may come there way.

 

Yes. İf wotzilla is closing stat shariing (for now) i think that XVM will follow ...

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What possible legal threats can one encounter by using WGs free to access API?

Erwin_Von_Braun #14 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:49 PM

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View Postfarko1, on 24 May 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

 

Yes. İf wotzilla is closing stat shariing (for now) i think that XVM will follow ...

 

Fingers crossed...:great:

farko1 #15 Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:52 PM

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 24 May 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

What possible legal threats can one encounter by using WGs free to access API?

 

Lawyers will find something . be sure of that :ohmy:

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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 24 May 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

What possible legal threats can one encounter by using WGs free to access API?

 

I am by no means a legal expert but I suspect it may come from that itself.

ie the 'free to access' part itself may be deemed in violation of the new rules.



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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 24 May 2018 - 08:48 PM, said:

What possible legal threats can one encounter by using WGs free to access API?

 

Nothing.

 

Just proves the average joe have no clue what personal data is (actually that is true for a lot of companies as well)



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View PostSABAOTH, on 24 May 2018 - 07:55 PM, said:

 

Nothing.

 

Just proves the average joe have no clue what personal data is (actually that is true for a lot of companies as well)

 

I'm guessing then that you are an expert in such legal matters?

 



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View PostErwin_Von_Braun, on 24 May 2018 - 08:53 PM, said:

I am by no means a legal expert but I suspect it may come from that itself.

ie the 'free to access' part itself may be deemed in violation of the new rules.

Hmm, could be.

 

View PostSABAOTH, on 24 May 2018 - 08:55 PM, said:

Nothing.

 

Just proves the average joe have no clue what personal data is (actually that is true for a lot of companies as well)

If we played under our real names one could stretch it and claim it is personal data, because it could potentially be abused to impact a person negatively, but when it is linked to a nickname in a game...

 

It's not that I do not want in-game stats gone though, but I'd rather it was removed with a different reasoning.

 



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View PostElement6_TheSprout, on 24 May 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

What possible legal threats can one encounter by using WGs free to access API?

 

Probably nothing but WG would be responsible so WG will probably stop data sharing ...




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