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.

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.”

 

RaiderZ – St. Fhannel Monastery Trailer

Posted on December 08, 2012

Following the recent launch of RaiderZ, we’re pleased to share a brand new trailer highlighting St. Fhannel Monastery, one of the monster-hunting MMO’s high-level instances. This multiple wing instance will find veteran hunters banding together to clear this sacred area of an unholy corruption.”One of my favorite things about RaiderZ is its incredibly unique boss fights,” says Senior Producer Mark Hill.

“It’s not unusual to face situations where players can break off limbs from bosses and equip them as weapons or instances that find players dodging and blocking over-the-top air attacks and dangerous grappling moves. But in addition to St. Fhannel Monastery’s deadly guardians, the layout and flow of multi-wing dungeon is also a great example of how RaiderZ manages to push the boundaries of what we’ve come to expect from MMOs.”

In RaiderZ, players must “Hunt Together or Die Alone” if they hope to succeed in battle against Rendel’s most deadly creatures. With its action-oriented combat system, flexible class system, unique and engaging boss encounters, and stunning environments, RaiderZ introduces a change of pace for fans of the genre. The best part: RaiderZ is free-to-play.

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.