To All Those Scammed by WarZ- Don't Let It Happen Again
First, I just want to say that like many people here, I bought the game before it was even on Steam. My story is the same as many other here- terrible game, lying developers and the eventual realization that Hammerpoint does not have the talent to implement even one tenth of the promised features. The game is a pure cash grab and HP stopped trying to disguise that fact soon after launch.
However, unlike some people here and on the WarZ forums that were trying to get a refund, I luckily used a credit card (CC). I was able to get my money back because I was de-frauded like so many others. If you lost your money to the con men over at HP, at least you can prevent it from ever happening again. I always use a CC for purchases. Doing so gives you instant protection against fraudulent merchants of all kinds. My CC immediately credited my account while they did an investigation. They ultimately determined that HP was a fraudulent company and my refund became final shortly afterward. There is also an added bonus to this process. The CC company automatically slaps the merchant with a fee of up to $150 for failing to settle the customers complaint.
I am truly sorry that anyone lost their hard earned money to this type of company but everyone can use this experience to learn about your rights in these situations. Once you pay cash or equivalents, you are at the mercy of the merchant. In cases where the merchant is unethical, you have no chance of getting satisfaction. While CCs can have their downside, they offer superior protection against this type of fraud.