So.. I got asked to play for someone else using their Steam account.
I didn’t know what it was for or why he asked me, or even how he found about me.. So I played along to see where it was going. At first he asked me to play using my own account. I was busy with life and had recently moved to another apartment so I was nowhere close of rank 1 because of the monthly resets. I played a game as rank 9 killer, I depipped. He said I played well and had thought for some reason that I had actually pipped in that game.
Then he asked me if I could play one game on his Steam account, I didn’t ask questions and agreed. He was rank 1 killer so I thought he wanted to see me playing at the rank. This game was to be uploaded to Youtube, which I did – you can find the video here. I killed 3 out of 4 because one of them lost connection, either a game bug or due to me being cautious and using a VPN to protect my IP address because the owner of that Steam account got the IP address from an email automatically when I logged in.
Yes, I know.. You are not supposed to share, transfer or use another persons Steam account but I assumed it was only for the rank difference and he really wanted to see me playing at rank 1. And what’s the harm? He already had rank 1 and I only played one game, versus rank 1-3s. It was fair game either way and I didn’t touch his Steam account in any other way. Didn’t even check his recovery email address. He asked me to family share his Steam library with my Steam account but I refused and didn’t link our accounts.
Then he asked me to play again on his account at impossible hours like 6 am my local time when I would be asleep. Then again at 18:10 my local time when I could of in theory done it but was still on the fence if I should risk it by logging to someone elses Steam account yet another time. That could have severe risks to my own Steam accounts, if Valve were to say I stole his account or something similar.
Then few hours later I went on the Dead by Daylight Steam discussions boards as usual where I try to help people having trouble with the game and learn more about the game, and to keep up with recent issues and events.
It finally hit me, I were to play as him versus some popular person I am guessing, I really have no idea about streamers since I never watch any live streams of any games. I only try to stream my own gameplay to friends and other people who might be interested in my playing, after all it’s all public and open to everyone.
So I just wanted to tell the truth about what happened to me on one of the forum threads about this particular person.. And as usual I didn’t really know how he would feel about it. Sorry!
Here are the threads about this whole thing, at least the ones I could find with ease.
And here is what happened next..
I am sorry harshk but you only got yourself into this and I simply told some people what did happen, truthfully.
Dead by Daylight, v1.9.3b 13.03.2018
~80-85 ping in lobby
User 76561198127768020 blocked me for no reason. This however wasn’t that long of a block and it seems if I stop moving they stop blocking faster.
Make sure you join my Steam group for a chance of getting it, it’s free!
This giveaway will end on Thursday 01.03.2018.
Extended the giveaway until the next Monday because no one wanted it..
Extended once again, for 20 days. The giveaway will end on Monday 26.03.2018.
Random game giveaway #4
This seems to happen often to me so I figured I’ll start uploading a video of them from now on..
I haven’t seen the player 76561198133786960 before and for no reason they just blocked me in for minutes and then didn’t save me or anyone else from the hook during rest of the game.
Steam is over run with spam, scam and other link sharing. Users have links on profile name, bio, comments, guides, screenshots and everything else where user content is allowed.
Valve is trying to fix the problem with their link filter which can block out dangerous links and warn about suspicious links, sometimes even about safe links. Only very few trusted links can opened directly without ending up on the warning page before you may open the link.
But it also can cause a lot of headache when they block too much.
For example now for the past week and a half all .pro domains have been blocked across the whole Steam platform. First week or so it was blocked everywhere. Now it’s only blocked in Steam messages, Steam profile page bios (not including group bios) and profile comments. Which means I cannot have the link to my (this) website on my Steam profile bio text and I cannot link anyone to any page on my website via Steam message.
This is not the first time they have blocked a whole top-level domain. Previously nearly all .ru domains were filtered in November-December 2016 because of a promotion and/or discount on .ru domains leading to massive amount of spam, scam etc in Steam platform.
I have not personally seen any .pro domain scamming or spamming in Steam but still, I have to suffer from it too.
At the moment I am “bypassing” the block by using my another domain on .net tld to redirect here in my bio and profile comments.
At this moment it seems that reporting in-game on Dead by Daylight is broken.
If you need to report someone for rule breaking (not because they killed you or teabagged you) you need to use The Player Report Form.
And no, there isn’t any notice anywhere about the in-game reporting being broken. There are no forum thread(s) or notice(s) in-game. And it would be nice if there were some notice about this somewhere!
The only source I can find for this is here, http://steamcommunity.com/app/381210/discussions/7/1693785669857844537/?tscn=1517384086#c1700541698680308230.