EDIT BY MAREK ROSA: We decided to lock this thread but not delete it, just bear in mind that the poster has stated many accusations with no proof. We left it here for your consideration.
This is becoming increasingly common on the Steam forums. Companies like this are censoring the forums. Not because people are breaking forum rules but because they are saying things against the game or developer.
Posts about the games DRM, always online requirement and issues the developer refuses to fix are being locked or removed. Please do not support this type of corrupt company and their draconian forum management.
Edit: *WARNING: WALL OF TEXT TO FOLLOW*
Apparently there are a lot of people coming on here and not reading all or enough of the posts. So here's a refresher. I was frustrated after multiple posts in a short period of time had gotten locked and made the original post. The developer Marek Rosa (aka MinerWars) then threw me a backhanded insult and threatened to ban me.
I belive we are going to have some fun together. For starters, please be more specific and tell us what are we censoring. Best would be a proof.
I am not saying that your are trolling - but without a proof your statement is just a bad mouthing.
BTW, according to Steam Disussion Rules and Guidelines we could ban you from our forum, but we didn't do it. Perhaps because we are censor lovers, right?
@Devil Man X
Another poster named ThreeSon asked him what I had done to be threatened with banning and where the rule was posted that showed this. He responded by insulting ThreeSon and dismissing his assertion that I had done nothing wrong with the following post.
I could continue in this discussion but I am not going to feed a troll.
ThreeSon then challenged him to defend his locking of posts here on Steam. Which has since been proven here as well as on other sites. His response was that they had not been locking or in any way censoring posts. This was MinerWars Post.
The best proof of ThreeSon's claims is that we didn't delete nor lock this or any other thread. That how we do censorhip :-)
ThreeSon then linked him to a post he had most certainly locked after claiming he had NEVER done such a thing. This was his response.
I locked that thread, but that's far from censoring. And I locked it because the discussion led to nowhere.
I then responded by pointing out to MinerWars that while I was trying to be open minded and simply voicing my opinion about an issue I saw, he had in fact been the troll and was actively attacking his community. He did not respond immediately and then the night before the game was made the daily deal on Steam he posted this.
Can we bury the hatchet? Fighting leads to nowhere.
@ThreeSon & @Devil Man X
No apology, no clearing things up and no explanation for his attitude or treatment of us. Then the daily sale hit and a multitude of people came on here and said how his attitude turned them off of buying the game. After seeing that he was losing money because of his attitude he offered something akin to an explanation.
In my above posts I was not replying as a "random customer support guy" who has to take ***. I was replying as myself - trying to explain that we are not censoring this forum (one more time).
Yes I went a bit casual when I named these guys trolls and said few things such as "we are going to have some fun". Everyone who knows me knows that this is my type of humor. For those who don't know me - just don't take everything I say so seriously, please.
In the society where I live we appreciate open and honest discussion and if we don't like something the other side is saying - we don't say "you are offending me bla bla"
The bottom line is, those who want to hate me for what I just said - you can do it, I am ok with that. You are still more than welcome on this forum :-)
My name is Marek Rosa and I am the owner of Keen Software House. That means, I am not anonymous, I am not hiding. Also, I can't fire myself.
He then went right back to insulting us and in the same breath trying to sell his game.
For example we just released source code for this game (360,000 lines of code):
Anyway, there are far better things to discuss than trolls.
Now, after seeing his sales not reach their apparent goals and multiple communities turning against him he changes his tone and starts referring to us as "Dear Friends" instead of "Trolls".
we locked those "DRM and Censoring" threads only because people kept going there, didn't read the whole thing (not our comments), and then they were making wrong conclusions (for example assuming there's still DRM)
It wasn't good for nobody, not for us, not for them - so why keep open a topic that's just confusing?
If we wanted to enforce censorship, why would I even continue in this topic?
MinerWars/Marek has been nothing but a insulting to me and others. No matter how polite or open I was nothing changed. Then his sales numbers were affected and suddenly he wanted to play nice. I will not support this type of moronic/backwards mentality. His ignorant views on customer service are quite ridiculous in my opinion.
Everything I've said in this post is on this thread if you want to read it. I would encourage you to do so if you doubt my honesty. Now you can make an informed decision about who the troll is here and if MinerWars is worthy of your support.