They can't have been too up to date, carson.It took just looking at the name, noticing it wasn't "DayZ" and thinking "huh, I wonder what that's about".Then I looked it up and in under 5 minutes found the forums and a bunch of "info" on it.
I should have said, "somewhat up to date with gaming news in general". They keep up to date with releases and just general news, but don't go that extra little bit that others, such as myself, do.
They knew that a DayZ standalone was coming out, and thought it was The War Z. My suspicions are first where that they named it this to ride on the coattails of DayZ's success, and with all the shit drama over the last couple months it's clear that was their intention.
Especially given the Steam release (however brief) it would seem like it was a legit game and out for release.
I think once the DayZ standalone is out however, Rocket and his team will see the kinda of success they deserve. If they follow the Minecraft model, I sure as hell will be getting it right off the bat. The only thing that's been disappointing about Minecraft was the long promised (and long delayed) mod API. The devs has been really cool about support and everything else.