There is a game out there called Thunder War not many people played. It’s not an unknown game by any means, but it’s not at the forefront when people think of military shooters. What really separates Thunder War except, however, is his attention to detail. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to go through battle with a military vehicle, then Thunder War the game is to play. Gameplay has often been praised for being as close to realistic as possible, and it’s that realism that draws fans in.
Unfortunately, because the internet is what it is, that realism also leads to fans who think they know better than the game or even each other. Thunder War its fans have a very active message board to discuss the game or, if they want, actual military vehicles. Sometimes those discussions get heated, as any internet argument will, and people will start pulling out their knowledge to prove they are the smartest person ever. This can lead to some pretty funny – or terrible, depending on your security clearance – results where people post actual classified documents to an internet forum. This has happened so often that it has its own section on Wikipedia.
Unfortunately for the poor moderators over at the Thunder War forums, it seems to have happened again, this time regarding an F16, and then shortly after, someone else went ahead and shared classified information about the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle. This led to the moderators and even the game’s social person begging people to stop sharing classified information on their forums.
*deep breath* DO NOT 👏 DO NOT 👏 SEND 👏 US 👏 CLASSIFIED 👏 DOCUMENTS. This is not reverse psychology. Seriously, I’m running out of jokes about this. We can’t use them (it’s kind of “illegal turbo”), and the people who post them can get in big trouble.
— War Thunder (@WarThunder) January 18, 2023
This is such a big problem that someone on Reddit went so far as to claim that a friend of theirs interviewed for a job at Raytheon, only to be asked if they played. Thunder War as part of their security clearance. This was quickly debunked by Sports Illustrated’s VideoGame, where an opinion from Raytheon confirmed that the video games you play have nothing to do with your job prospects or your clearance. The social person for Thunder War happy with this, but also seems quite exhausted by everything.
If you happen to find yourself in an argument over military vehicles on the Thunder War forums, please do everyone a favor and keep classified documents out of your argument.