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#1 ambershee

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:59 PM

Brought up first in BU - takes only a tiny bit of research to find the whole thing is part of a big scam and spam.

Might be an idea to contact whoever deals with revora adverts, since we've had nothing but Civony adds for over a week.

http://www.moddb.com...civony-revealed

Also, be careful looking up this stuff, a lot of pages you'll find are riddled with malware.

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#2 Rob38

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:14 PM

If you look at the welcome screen background (dark), it's just a LOTR screenshot blown-up and darkened. :p

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:01 AM

Kill It With Fire!!!!

but yeah, should be removed from the ads then i guess, if its just a big scam.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:08 PM

What was it supposed to be? =\

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

*Points to the "Licensed to" line at bottom of the page* :p

I haven't seen any of them tho. The only ads here are for mobile phone plans.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:32 AM

Wow one of my mates plays this lol, better get him off it :crazed:. First impression i got was that image of the women looked familiar and the game itself was bad :thumbsupsmiley:.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

AdBlockPlus ftw. :p

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:55 AM

How do IPB hosted forums get so much malware / spyware? And also who would be dumb enough to click on an online ad these days... I would rather bash my head in than get screwed over by this crap.

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#9 ambershee

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:46 PM

It's nothing to do with it being an IPB forum, it's whoever deals with the adverts. The same adverts appeared all over the web, before being later removed.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:17 AM

But its more-so with IPB hosted sites I've seen. Something I've noticed is that sites like this get sent a collection of things some people like to call "The Cheap Hull". More a site pays, the more likely good quality ads come up. The minimum payment ads just get sent to IPB forums, and they are the ones with the infections. I guess I get how it works, but what I really don't understand is how the bad ones get through. I think the ad companies that distribute the ads don't check and prevent these 'bad apples' is because they wouldn't get the payment then.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:15 AM

Thats probably very true, aslong as they get paid and the ads get hits then checking the ads for malware etc isn't at the top of there list, thats my view anyway.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:45 AM

Spoke too soon. We've got a whole new set of 'Civony' ads.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:48 AM

Whatch'a mean?

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:40 AM

He means that we've got a whole new set of 'Civony' ads.

I never click the ads, and i guess if they have paid then who really cares. If people are dumb enough to get drawn into the scam then that's their problem.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:05 AM

We have Civony ads at Istari Productions as well.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

What the...now i'm seeing "Evony" ads...
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:43 PM

Civony has been renamed to Evony. I checked their forum's FAQ.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

Oh man, they almost got us. Man oh man... I almost fell for their slick name changing strategy.

... :unsure: ...

I see ads like ice cream vendors. Most of them are just creepy middle-aged men without a shirt on.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:41 AM

Well would you look at that? They changed the game's name to Evony. :unsure:

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