GamePolitics is reporting that the browser-based MMO Evony has angered bloggers with its assult of comment spam.
Online pharmacies and questionable purveyors of herbal remedies advertise by comment spam… Porn sites advertise by comment spam… Fraudulent financial services advertise by comment spam…
Legitimate business, and legitimate sites, do not advertise by comment spam. I associate comment spam with the underbelly of the web, with fraud and crime and child porn… Maybe Evony’s site won’t inflict malware on my computer. But I won’t take that chance. Given the company Evony has chosen to keep, you shouldn’t either.
GameStooge can report that it has had a torrent of comment spam from Evony, and fortunately, it was caught and held by our Akismet software. It’s odd because Evony is advertised normally via Google ads, too.
Regardless, the comment spam convinces me not to even visit their site. Usually, visiting a comment spammed site means viruses, unwanted cookies, and so forth.
[UPDATE (July 15): Apparenly, the Evony spam was not from the publisher or developer, but from gamers who used software called iEvony to gain credits through new user referrals, according to MMO Grindhouse.]