I had to do another task before finishing the HWS 8 universe:
GDPR — General Data Protection Regulation
Some chair men / women thought it is a cool idea to swing a big hammer, not well thought out until the end but so be it.
It is and will be a grey area for game servers, multiplayer games in general but regarding the §§ they have technically the same responsibility to take care of privacy as any other company / website as well. Even a nickname in the internet falls down under GDPR.
I don’t want to bore you with details but just let you know that I did my part in making HWS ready for that law.
The forum (software and its community behind) has some options to delete all of your posts, let you download all the content you created here and anonymize you, which means you are history then.
This is a bit more tricky so I took some time to program you a nice little popup. As soon as you agreed, it won’t show up anymore until you clear your browser local storage. However you can always display it in your Hotview settings again.
idk if anyone else has been experiencing this lately, but the connect page will occasionally get bugged and start reloading on its own (inside the steam web browser) every 5 seconds or so… the only fix has been to clear cookies and cache from steam settings… Valve did just recently update the chromium engine it runs on so that may be the culprit, or perhaps the ad banners?
tl:dr: i might have to accept the GDPR often because of clearing cache in steam web overlay.