PSA: Beware of scammers abusing MMO clan Gaiscioch’s name and domain

    
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Gaiscioch clan’s Benjamin “Foghladha” Foley and friend of Massively OP has apparently become the victim of a strange sort of gaming-related identity theft.

“Over the past few months, a person from China has posed as me,” he’s explained in the guild’s magazine today. “This unscrupulous person wrote to developers and media affiliates seeking access to beta releases of some games, exclusive tchotchkes, and press copies of other games. He then turned around and sold these on various websites.”

Needless to say, if you’ve communicated with “Foley” lately in respect to his large and well-known multi-MMO organization, you should probably double-check that you were communicating with the real version and not his overseas profiteering clone.

Foley’s post includes detailed tips for gamers and developers to help them avoid falling prey to the same sort of scam being perpetrated in his name, one that’s unfortunately becoming irritatingly common.

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Rayko
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Rayko

Neiloch Rayko ::thumbs up:: sure thing buddy

Neiloch
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Neiloch

Foghladha He didn’t even say the word ‘loot’ and you went on about it like he did for two paragraphs.
“they make up much of whatever server they play on- for the express purpose of leveraging for the small group of guild officers to enjoy big-timing for perks and insider influence among game devs.”

Which is an excellent summation of guilds with little to no entry requirements and at best ‘reactive’ membership pruning. I’ve yet to see a long term zerg guild NOT do this in my 17~ years of playing countless MMO’s. You are no exception.

Neiloch
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Neiloch

Rayko why wouldnt they when giving away relatively zero cost ‘things’ to a zerg guild makes said zerg-amount of guild members feel special. You are a cheap marketing tool of the devs.

Neiloch
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Neiloch

Foghladha Yes and no I resent it because ‘guild’ specific tripe like this and ‘The Syndicate’ is useless nonsense.

Rayko
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Rayko

Regardless of whether you personally have heard of us or not, we are rather well known as far as MMO guilds go. We have a server (Sanctum of Rall) and NPC (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Rall_Oldroar)  in GW2 named after one of our beloved late members.  Game Devs know who we are to be sure.

Trekkan
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Trekkan

Who?

Foghladha
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Foghladha

@observer regarding “recruitment”. The way you think of guilds is different from the way we think of guilds. If im throwing a community football game on thanksgiving am i gonna turn away kids because the way they look or am i gonna give everyone a chance.Ive had players send me resumes that would impress most hiring managers, yet they turn out to be aweful community members. Ive had shy memers who have turned out to be wonderful members of the community.
The point is we give everyone a chance and dont judge people by what they say. We judge people by what they do. We are an inclusive community that welcomes everyone to be involved in what were doing. In Gaiscioch or Out. The guild tag does not matter. What matters is if someone is enjoying themselves.
Also, if you think for 1 moment Im hording all the good loot you havent met me. In GW2 alone weve given away 9 legendaries, 12 precursors and over 1000 exotic pieces of armor to random people on our server. Everything I wear I crafted myself or got from RNGesus. I would rather gear up a stranger than myself. Thats who I am, thats why I spend my free time in new player zones helping out complete strangers. Ive done so for 15 years and will continue to do so for another 15.
Bottom line is my loot is seeing people enjoy themselves. I dont need flashy gear and bragging rights. Just seeing people having fun makes it all worth it.

Wodge
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Wodge

Someone once used a name I’d liked to have had.  Can I have an identity theft article please?

Foghladha
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Foghladha

Wait you mean i dont have a nigerian prince cousin? Dang! Time to change my passwords :p

Foghladha
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Foghladha

You have now :)