This post is just a word of warning to any TF2 players who tend to frequent idle servers and donate to said servers. About a year ago, a player by the name of Marmatote used to run a group and server under the name “Santo Games”.
After a while of being running, Marmatote shut everything down and just disappeared. As of today, I now know why he shut everything down and disappear.
Marmatote (aka “MisterMarmatote”) was just on the UNFGaming.net idle server to do nothing but talk shit over his microphone, and during the discussion, he revealed that during the time he ran Santo Games, he made around $600 in donations, then shut everything down.
After being questioned about that, his response was “So I jewed people out of $600 and then shut down the server? So what? I feel good about it”. Well most recently, Marmatote has started up….you guessed it, another Steam Group and a new TF2 32-slot idle server under the name “Tesseract Gaming”.
Do not under any circumstances donate to Tesseract Gaming. This is quite obviously another attempt at making easy money off of people which will no doubt end in Tesseract Gaming falling off the map.
According to the Tesseract Gaming website, he is also accepting TF2 items (1 key, 3 keys or 1 Earbuds) in place of actual money, which is again just a ploy to get rich.
MisterMarmatote has in the past been labelled as a scammer on SteamRep (how he got it appealed and why is beyond my knowledge), and this new information about him basically scamming people out of $600 for donations further cements the fact that he is a scammer.
I hate to ask this type of thing, but please spread this around, especially to places like the Steam Community forums, Facepunch, etc.
If this is true this is pretty scummy.
True or not, this story just highlights that we should be careful who we donate to.