A couple days ago Daybreak’s president John Smedley boasted that his team had banned close to 25,000 cheaters in their zombie MMO H1Z1. The bans apparently hit close to home for some of the offenders, who emailed Smedley with apologies for their actions.
Apparently not satisfied with this, the boisterous president announced via his Twitter account that the only satisfactory way for the H1Z1 cheaters to be forgiven and allowed to play the game once more would be to publicly apologize.
“If you want us to even consider your apology,” he wrote, “a public YouTube apology is necessary. No personal information please. Email me the link.”
He also specified that apologies should be directed at legitimate H1Z1 players, and not Daybreak: “Although you hurt our business, this is about them not us.”
Here’s one example of a public apology, in which the perpetrator admits that he had spent about $260 on H1Z1 before he was banned: