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  • 6 years later...

Players Data Base (PDB)


The controversy surrounding the Players Data Base (PDB) for Harpoon 3 (H3)/Advanced Naval Warfare (ANW) is well known.


Here at HarpGamer we have made a decision to avoid supporting the PDB in any way, particularly as it tends to invariably evoke a great deal of animosity between members of the community on either side of the debate.


Even more disconcerting is that there are well respected and valuable contributors to the Harpoon community who feel the PDB continues to represent an exploitation and misappropriation of their intellectual property.


Rather than see that controversy and those hard feelings promulgated here, we have decided that the HarpGamer website and forums cannot and will not be seen to be providing any support to the PDB, implicit or otherwise.


It is unfortunate that this will result in some degree of censorship, but it appears entirely necessary in order to preserve the peace and keep the focus on enjoying the Harpoon series of games rather than fanning flames.


This will mean, effectively, that we will expect members to avoid promoting, making referrals to, or providing links to the PDB, and the like.


We continue to reserve the right to edit or delete posts that fail to abide by this guideline.

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