Hacking of 2009/2010

Posted on December 12, 2012

I know this part or section conflicts with others, the facts/information here applies to this section only and overrides the other information in this section online.

There are three ways the hacker could have done it, one, he got database access; once he has that he can do anything. The second way he could have done it is to find a flaw in the source code programming. Lastly, he could have planted a virus, a very powerful one, in an often used source by people who play this game.

Database access is a likely option, but he would not have had it, perhaps an administrator dump of the accounts once inside would have been enough. This option is favoured and though of to be likely by many people and it is not impossible. The passwords were most likely encrypted in the database, meaning that the hacker would either have to brute force the passwords, if encrypted in hash, or would have to decompile them. Some say that Glacia was not hit, but the truth is that the accounts being used there were around for a long time, every world was hit.

The flaw in the source code programming would have been a likely explanation, it is very easy to bypass pins and a flaw in the source code programming was the cause of the guild hacking last year. It is very possible to send packets that the client doesn’t really want to, such as a packet to disband guild when you are not the leader. These exploits are easy to patch if found.

Planting a virus is a very likely thing, but there are a ton of secure people who have been hacked. Do not be so sure that you have no virus; always scan before answering that question.

SWTOR – F2P model… good and bad…

Posted on December 12, 2012

Hey peeps, some of you already know that SWTOR is finally F2P… Well, in theory the game is F2P, unfortunately the F2P component is not exactly what I call ideal. Is very limited and you cant play effectively as a F2P player.

There is a few good things in the new model, its free to try it out and you can get extra stuff with real money, if you really like the game. You can buy the things you need and get away with it, if you do have the money to expend in a short burst… (Credit Cards are wonderful sometimes!!!).

The bad thing is that your F2P experience is going to be very restricted unless you put some real money into the game, its kinda strange that after all the failures and mishaps in SWTOR, the developers want to force people into giving them money, its a bit more pleasing if you are persuaded into giving them a few bucks from time to time…

I am serious, the game is forcing you to put some money into it, otherwise you wont be able to do the most basic things like using all your skills, because you only have 1 skill bar as a F2P player, you need to buy more skill bars if you want more hotkeys and the ability to use your skills.

I can understand that you limit the ammount of warzones and instances that you can do as a F2P member… but, CMON!!!! I need the skill bars to play the game, one skill bar is not even good enough at all if you have a level 50 character.

Right now, SWTOR is not F2P, its a trial version with a F2P mask on top of it. At the best, the Rift Freebie trial is a lot better than the whole SWTOR model… Sometimes I wonder why in the hell they decided to do this and call it F2P, maybe it looks good in their financial sheet, after all, they are lacking subscribers.

In conclusion, The F2P model is a Trial version of the game, you still need to pay if you want the full package and not just extras. If you do want to play the F2P game…

New Content and Language Features Enhance Gaming Experience for A.V.A

Posted on December 08, 2012
Aeria Games is excited to announce the launch of several action-packed content updates and the multi-language client to its hit First-Person Shooter game Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A.). The game’s loyal and dedicated fans can now play A.V.A. in German, French and Spanish, on five new maps, amongst other content updates.

The ever-expanding A.V.A. community has resulted in the release of A.V.A. in three new languages. Choosing a language is easy, with players able to select their language before launching the game. This change has no effect on players’ settings, and regardless of the language chosen, all gamers will still be hosted on the same server, meaning the action remains just as intense, just in time for new content updates.
Five new maps await players with the new content updates! Players must battle against NRF marines in order to secure research data in the E-Space escape map, while teams can fight for victory in the new Radar Demolition map.  Gamers can also play as the exclusive new character Marek, taking to the field with the new AK200 rifle, as well as enjoy the new capsule guns and many new surprises in the Web item mall.
These new features come on top of the anti-hacking tool and new clan page announcements made recently by Aeria Games. A.V.A. is always striving to improve game play for its many fans, and of course it will always be free to download and free to play. Keep up to date with the news on the official site and watch the trailers for E-Space and Radar now!

Guild Wars 2: Lost Shores Player Rewards are Coming

Posted on December 08, 2012
It has announced by ArenaNet that players who joined connectivity issues during last month’s Guild Wars 2 Lost Shores event will receive a participation reward via in-game mail. Devs alsourge players to be patient as the script could take several hours to run.

As we mentioned last week, for those players who were not able to get the rewards for the final Lost Shores event because they were suffering connection issues, we will provide rewards for their participation in the event. Thanks for your patience while we worked to resolve this.We will hand out the rewards via In-game mail today – Quick FYI… it might take several hours to run the script, so do not panic if you do not immediately receive it. ~RB2

In addition, a fan make a Guild Wars 2 “Looking for Group” app which has been released. According to a thread on Reddit, “Arxae” has created a way for players to find groups across servers and to avoid the tiresome spamming of “LFG”.

  • Great way to find a group even across different home servers.
  • No need to stand in Lions Arch spamming chat for a group.
  • Quick way to advertise you are looking for a group.
  • Quick way to pick up that last needed member.

Guild Wars 2 is competing with other games in MMOsite Reader’s Choice event. Vote for it now!

League of Legends: Changing Bad Player Behavior

Posted on December 08, 2012

League of Legends developer Riot Games has established a new anti-griefer task force it calls the Player Behaviour and Justice Team. It’s job is to stop being being “jerks” online.In an interview with Gamasutra, League of Legends lead producer Travis George explained that the task force was set up to monitor foul play and griefing as a means of better understanding it, and to devise more effective ways of putting a stop to unscrupulous actions.

He said, “Nobody wants to play a game with somebody who’s mean. There’s a line, and that line generally is people being mean for the sake of being mean – telling you what to do, telling you how bad you are. And I think we can actually fix a lot of that.”

“We actually have built a team around this. We call it, lovingly, the Player Behaviour and Justice Team. There are a lot of really talented folks on that team, including two PhDs. One’s a cognitive neuroscientist and one’s a behavioural psychologist.”

“We’ve actually developed specific trends, and our own set of metrics that we look at for measuring what percentage of times we think that players will encounter a negative experience in a game, and how severe that negative experience is,” says George. “And then we have to build things or be responsive or message the community in a particular way to address those things.”


Maplestory Mesos are sweeping through every part of the industry

Posted on December 05, 2012

Nexon, the administrator of accepted online amateur like Dungeon Fighter Maplestory Mesos Online, has appointed Min Kim as the arch controlling at its important North American business unit, replacing Daniel Kim, who will acknowledgment to Seoul to yield on new duties at the ancestor company.The administration change is absorbing back Nexon is one of the a lot of able online bold companies in Asia (it aloft $1 billion in an antecedent accessible alms endure December) and is amidst an amplification in the U.S. and Europe. Other high-profile bold companies such as Zynga and OnLive accept hit harder times, but Nexon continues to grow.

Min Kim was advanced confined as Nexon America’s chief carnality admiral of Live Games, and he oversaw bold assembly and marketing. In 2005, he helped authorize Nexon America and launched MapleStory in North America. That bold became the aboriginal commercially acknowledged free-to-play, microtransaction-based bold in North America. Now free-to-play amateur are across-the-board through every allotment of the industry. Min Kim aswell helped with the acceptance of agenda agreeable cards which consumers acquirement and again actuate so they can buy things in online amateur at retail.

We acknowledge Daniel for his abounding contributions and administration in North America and attending advanced to leveraging his talents in Korea to advice abide to abound Nexon’s business,said Seungwoo Choi, the admiral and CEO of Nexon. Looking ahead, Nexon is acutely well-positioned to abduction the advance opportunities in North America enabled by the advancing admeasurement of accelerated broadband and the accretion acceptance of the free-to-play business model. Min has been with Nexon America from the alpha and brings aberrant expertise, industry abyss and administration to this role. He is the appropriate being to advance Nexon America forward.

Abundant Diablo 3 Gold and Diablo 3 Items!

Posted on December 03, 2012

To improve players’ experience, Blizzard has make some endeavor to serve the players better. First, they have updated the Diablo III Game Guide, which hits all of the basics of Diablo 3. No matter whether you are a new to the Diablo series or a ever-lasting fan, the Game Guide is good for you any way. Refered to the website sentences that We recently updated the Diablo III game guide with tons of information on the gameplay and world of Diablo III-fighting monsters, exploring the realm of Sanctuary, understanding items, and plenty more.See, you will have much more information can refer to later.

Except the thorough Game Guide, Blizzard have been pay much attention on the Battle.net and Diablo III account security. Recently, they make a post in the official website to provide some measures to help players protect themselves against account compromise. They advise players improve their account as well as computer security, and detailed explain the ways for players. The advice they list mainly contain four aspects:Install antivirus and anti-spyware software, Keep your operating system up-to-date, Keep your browser and browser plug-ins up-to-date, and Turn on your browser’s phishing filter.

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