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So What Happened Saturday Night!

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So What Happened Saturday Night!
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Icykill_
03.06.2017 , 01:03 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Lunafox View Post
And here I thought I was going crazy. I couldn't get logged into the forums, it kept coming up maintenance. I don't how many times I dumped my cache and cookies and all that, in trying to fix it. No one seemed to say anything about it, and I had checked Twitter, FB, even here, but not logged in.

I wondered what that was, thought it was just me lol.
Yeah I was actually in the middle of a big post too and when I hit submit it hung. So I instantly copy pasted into notes so I wouldn't lose it. I tried refreshing etc. I even used Ping Plotter to see if it was me. But returns from the servers were fine, so it wasn't that.
DDoS seemed to be the most logical answer for everything to go off line. Either that or the server hampster union got together and did a massive protest because they were being under utilised on some servers and they wanted redundancy because they were bored and getting fat. LoL
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EvilNomad
03.06.2017 , 02:09 AM | #12
some of the website it still says maintenance when you click on it.

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OwenBrooks
03.06.2017 , 02:18 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by EvilNomad View Post
some of the website it still says maintenance when you click on it.
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I actually heard Eric was throwing a going away party for Tait , someone had a few too many drinks and tripped over the login server power lead and tried singing into the plug

not sure how true this was but I also heard there are photos

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Valceanu
03.06.2017 , 07:39 AM | #14
thats a rather intimate question OP... besides, my wife doesnt appreciate it when i share... lol
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lobstah_rofls
03.06.2017 , 08:33 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by americanaussie View Post
It was a DDoS attack.
I haven't seen that confirmed by anyone official.

I think people just assumed that from one of the error messages saying something about high traffic, but that could have just been a generic error message for the website being down.

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Fleurdelis
03.06.2017 , 01:38 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by OwenBrooks View Post

I actually heard Eric was throwing a going away party for Tait , someone had a few too many drinks and tripped over the login server power lead and tried singing into the plug

not sure how true this was but I also heard there are photos
With this Dev Team and Community Managers I can actually see this happening.

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Lunafox
03.06.2017 , 03:30 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by OwenBrooks View Post
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I actually heard Eric was throwing a going away party for Tait , someone had a few too many drinks and tripped over the login server power lead and tried singing into the plug

not sure how true this was but I also heard there are photos
Now this I believe. I want to see a reenactment on Twitch.

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EricMusco
03.06.2017 , 04:59 PM | #18 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hey folks,

Good question. On Saturday night we had a hardware failure and the redundancy that was supposed to kick in, didn't. This caused our login service to become unavailable which stopped many players from getting into the game and unable to access the website. Players who were already in-game were not impacted.

The website being down during this time is why you didn't see any communication on the forums, it was only on social media.

Thank you again for your patience as we worked through the issue this weekend!

-eric

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I actually heard Eric was throwing a going away party for Tait , someone had a few too many drinks and tripped over the login server power lead and tried singing into the plug

not sure how true this was but I also heard there are photos
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JattaGin
03.06.2017 , 05:12 PM | #19
Any chance to see some of these photos?
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Belegnole
03.06.2017 , 07:31 PM | #20
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Any chance to see some of these photos?
It would only show them trying to delete and hide as many negative threads in the forums as they could. They seem to have spent their "down time" removing a majority of the threads that were critical of 5.0 in particular.
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