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DDOS Attack

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by DarkStarr, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Executive Producer SOTA Developer

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    Unfortunately we are under a Denial of Service attack from at least one source (perhaps multiple) that started at 3:00 AM CDT. We are blocking them as quickly as we can. If you are getting ALTAIR9000 disconnect messages that is the cause.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and we are working hard to solve this issue as quickly as we can.
     
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    Gah... that's some bullcrap. So rude when the jerks do that to ruin other people's enjoyment :(
     
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    Well on the Plus side, you don't get DDOS'ed unless you are AWESOME!
    In which you guys are :)
     
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    Thanks for the update! This happened to me a couple times this morning.
     
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    I actually kinda thought this; hey, at least Shroud's apparently made it on the radar then, so yay? :p
     
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    I can only imagine who would be doing it :rolleyes:
     
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    KeK.
    So we finaly made it into the major League.
     
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    Curious, who do you imagine might be doing it?
     
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    OBVIOUSLY we were having too much fun and someone(s) had to come and ruin it!
     
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    Thanks for the update and info! I've been getting that a lot.
    And yes, I guess it means that we're great enough to be noticed:oops:
    Wishing you great and prompt success in idiot-killing!
     
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    Well lets look at the facts
    It comes on the dawn of a new release.
    A release that is rather progressive.
    But the long term effect of the attack is not that large, this isn't an official launch or anything.
    Its obviously not that big of an attack that it is effecting everyone.

    My guess would be an angry ex-backer that's prolly mad that port added what they were asking for after they have sold their account lawlz :p
    But that's just a guess really, but someone that's aware of our releases.
     
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    Fortunately, now there is an offline mode ;)
     
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    It is April 1st :p
     
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    Altair should be the giveaway.
     
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    ohhh maybe it's an UO or Ultima thing? Unfortunately I somehow missed the magic of both games growing up.. :)
     
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altair_8800 and I'm guessing they might me combining it with the over 9000 meme or something.
     
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    Mom's basement is strong with this one.
     
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    It's a fine line between PDP11 and Tandem CLX. ;)
     
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    I personally see this as a good thing. Gives Portalarium a chance to resolve this kind of thing before it has an impact on the persistent world.

    I know they would prefer not to deal with this with so much other important things to complete before final wipe... but it was bound to happen sooner or later. May as well get the practice in resolving it now so that later on they know how to deal with it quickly.