It's come to our attention that some of you have fallen victim to a recent scam around Leika. Some scumbag's been making chat rooms and whispering people to join them, pretending to be myself or Terpsichore, and then offering you GM accounts or asking for your usernames and passwords. Just for immediate clarification here, we would never ask for your username or password. Not only this, but we would also never ask you to donate money for a position or contact you through any means other than a forum PM, in-game whisper, or IRC chat. You will also never be asked to download a program to access your Helper or GM accounts. No server databases have been breached or otherwise compromised. Your passwords are encrypted and stored safely, not even we know what they could be. If you've been affected by this recent scam, contact us through PMs here or on IRC, and we'll set you back up. Only 2 players are known to have been affected so far, and their accounts have been temporarily blocked as we've confirmed they've been compromised through this incident. If you're one we don't know of, please come forth so we can clear this up.
We'll be adding a warning and reminder on login to NEVER GIVE ANYONE ELSE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD!
Below is a comparison of the chat room "trick" the offender used, and how to easily identify whether or not we're actually speaking.
This is an example of the the trick. As you can plainly see, there is only one person inside the chat room, indicated by the (1/20) to the right of the room name. Also, you can only see one person, "TestCharName", in the userlist to the right.
This is an example of an official staff/administrator character entering the room, and speaking. Notice the capacity number to the right of the room name has changed to (2/20), indicating another person has entered. To the right of the chat, you can see [Admin]Terpsichore in the userlist. Normal player characters cannot use special symbols in their names. Only official staff characters will have these.
The offender also used the Skype name: terpsichore.gm - this is not one of our official Skype accounts.
Don't become another victim. Again, contact us immediately if you think you've given out your credentials to someone pretending to be us.