From the desk of Davros
Greetings Kronos community! We hope that spring is treating you well, and are hoping you’re looking forward to the release of MC & Ony. The GM team have a number of topics that we’d like to bring up to the attention of players.
In recent weeks, phishing websites from gold sellers have been making their way into messages being sent to players. These messages have come in the form of “offers of gold from the Kronos staff” or “GMs have detected suspicious activity on your account”, and continue to evolve. We have told the community numerous times that you should only visit kronos-wow.com and twinstar.cz as our official sites. Any other address is not to be trusted unless it comes from a verified team member. It has been really shocking at how many players have fallen for these scams and have compromised their own accounts. The internet has been around for a long enough time, it should be almost common knowledge to not go to sites that either seems suspicious or are promoted from suspicious sources.
Speaking of official sources. On the launch of Kronos III, our team and TwinStar decided to try out a new model for financing the server. We started with name reservations, and are now on a strict donation model (no store, etc…). We have taken a large leap of faith in the community to help us show the world that this kind of model is feasible if the community is devoted enough. As it stands right now, Twinstar has informed us that donations are low and the project could use the help of the community. We greatly appreciate those who have gone out of their way to donate, your support is greatly appreciated. If you have not yet donated or wish to donate, you can do so by logging into your account at https://manager.twinstar.cz. This is only visible if you’re logged in. Any and all help you can provide to help keep the lights on is greatly appreciated. We have taken a large leap of faith in you, our community. Without you, there is no Project Kronos.
With the release of Kronos III, we expected a rush of gold sellers to set up shop with the huge influx of players looking to gain an edge at the expense of fair play despite the fact that it’s against the rules in all TwinStar projects. Since the launch of Kronos III, we’ve unfortunately have had to ban over 700 accounts for gold buying. It came to our attention that certain gold sellers were informing players they may get banned, but to simply admit to buying it and their accounts would be unbanned (followed by the rest of their purchased gold being sent to them after being unbanned). We want to stress that gold buying and any form of RMT is zero tolerance on our project. As such, if you buy gold and you are caught. Your account will be permanently closed. There will be no passing go. You will go straight to jail and lose your account forever. Players need to understand that gold sellers have zero concern for your account(s) or you as a whole. They have no remorse for any actions taken against you, their only concern is preserving themselves. Every method they use to get you the gold “safely” is only trying to be “safe” to cover their own tracks (which doesn’t work) not yours. By buying gold from these people, you’re supporting those who caused weeks of downtime with Kronos II because we do not sit by and let them have their way. You support those who would harm us, which in turn hurts not only all the other players but also the project as a whole. So please, don’t put yourself in this position. We are implementing additional measures to help reduce gold spam and gold seller activity on Kronos including stronger anti-VPN measures.
Finally, we want to discuss multiboxing. As this has been a new rule with Kronos III (since it’s allowed on Kronos I), we have been very lenient with players. While most players have followed the rules, for those who would break this rule we would simply ask them to stop or provide warnings. As of this announcement, the rule has been around long enough that everyone should be aware of it. Moving forward, our team will be providing full enforcement of this rule. Players who multibox or “have their “friends” account on follow/) will be subject to punishment (i.e: 7-14 day closure of account(s)).
That’s it for now. Safe travels, friends.