The Info Wars

From Graal Military Wiki

The Info Wars began on January 17th, 2016, when Xiaoguard and Constantine created a guild named Graanonymous using two alternate accounts, both named Graanon. Graanonymous was founded in the immediate aftermath of the end of the Kingdom of Reuss, when Xiaoguard took control of Lord Caen's account and convinced Constantine to abdicate from Reuss. The purpose of Graanonymous was to collect, store, and trade information. While Graanonymous only lasted a few days, it left plenty of chaos in its wake. They caused several players to quit the game, both temporarily and permanently, using various aggressive tactics. They staged various in-game demonstrations to sow paranoia in the community. They "doxxed" Arno and published other information on the Graanonymous website. Xiaoguard and Constantine later published an apology for the ordeal. Graanonymous marked the beginning of the popularization of collecting and storing personal information on players. The military community's population suffered greatly for some time due to the atmosphere that the Info Wars had created, and blackmail became commonplace. Collecting and making use of personal information eventually came to be widely looked down upon, and it is no longer seen as frequently as it was during this period. Some guilds, including Constantine's Sarovia, have since put forward legislation to attempt to place a community-wide ban on the collection and use of personal information.