Most people celebrate Easter by eating chocolate or going to church, Tom celebrates it by sacrificing a member of the free community, I guess he was all out of goats.
TSR Thomas has yet again destroyed the work of a talented creator and freesite owner. This time not only did he file blatant false TOS reports, hack him and then release some personal information, he also made his victim the subject of a cruel ” Late April Fools” joke and has spent most of the day laughing at him.
Some of you may know ZVEKI from sites such as LivingSims or TheBlackPearl and also his Tumblr website. On his site he had some Sims 3 downloads that were converted from TS2 meshes, a few of these meshes were originally made by TSR artists. TSR demanded he remove these downloads from his site, Which he immediately did, although he was doing nothing illegal or unethical in hosting these – in fact by TSR’s own standards this practise is totally acceptable, such as when TSR take a mesh from a TS2 base game, stuff pack, or expansion and convert them, they claim the rights to the converted mesh belongs to them and therefore is theirs to sell, so by these standards the rights to the converted meshes now belong to ZVEKI. Even so, Zveki was kind enough to take them down from his site and they were instead hosted at sunsetsims. All the downloads that remained belonged to Zveki and had nothing to do with TSR.
Tom, unwilling to let this rest then decided to report EVERY download left on the site, he filed a false report to Mediafire stating that these remaining downloads were the property of TSR and were stolen by Zveki, as a result all his downloads on his site and on other sites were deleted by Mediafire.
On the same day Zveki’s YouTube channel was hacked and all his videos , all the files he was working on and over 1000 subscribers were lost, his account name was changed to ‘I STEAL FROM BIGGER AND BETTER ARTISTS’ and his telephone number was displayed on the page.
It gets sicker.. Tom has been laughing about it all day. What Tom has found really funny is that he spoke to Zveki and has somehow convinced him to go after someone called LaChandra, saying that she took down Zvekis downloads because she is working for ‘pirates’. The part of the ‘joke’ that Tom did not share with Zveki is that LaChandra is part of the Anti piracy team at Mediafire, and although she may have technically been the one to remove the downloads, she did it because of a direct report ( A LIE ) from Thomas himself. Tom is calling Zveki a “late April Fool” and he cannot wait to see him publically accuse a member of the Mediafire team of being a ‘pirate’ and a hacker.
Tom says he did this because of Zvekis association with Sunsetsims, although this is just a pathetic excuse because he was targeting him before he hosted some of his files there.
Although gleefully joking about his false TOU report, Tom has not openly claimed responsibility for the YouTube hack, (..he has not denied it either ) However the fact that the hack was done on very the same day as his false report and also how he referred to the hack before it was publicised raises no doubts in my mind that this was another TSR hack to add to his collection.
To put a cherry on the cake, Tom has also banned Zveki from TSR for life, although this is not a bad thing, at least he cannot steal any more updated passwords/personal info from his account. Sadly, as a result of TSR’s harassment, Zveki has announced that he is no longer creating for the Sims. I wish he would reconsider and not make this too easy for that smug little b’stard.
Word of warning to Tom, while reading the TOU on your many visits to Mediafire did you read right to the end? No? Better up the subs at TSR, you may have a bill coming…
Another site falls victim to TSR, Dreamsims ( TS3stuffs ) http://ts3stuffs.blogspot.com/