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Regarding Recent Connection Issues

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CCP Falcon
#1 - 2014-09-22 16:20:39 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Explorer
For the past several weeks, Tranquility has been the target of a persistent series of DDOS attacks, which have been responsible for connection issues that our players have been experiencing.

Up until this point, for security reasons we have been referring to these attacks as “network issues” so as not to provide the attackers with increased visibility. However, we can see that these issues are at times proving to be frustrating for our players, and as such we would like to be more transparent about the issue to allow better understanding of the situation.

Our teams have been working tirelessly to address these attacks, but by their nature they are extremely difficult to predict. We will continue to counter these attacks as they occur, in our efforts to provide you as much uninterrupted internet spaceship fun as possible.

Thank you for your understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience the interruptions have been causing.


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Deck Cadelanne
#2 - 2014-09-22 16:53:40 UTC
Thanks for that update. I think a lot of folks suspected as much, but it's good to get an official confirmation.

Hope the countermeasures go well. Dealing with a DDOS attack can be frustrating, to put it mildly. X

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#3 - 2014-09-22 16:59:42 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Up until this point, for security reasons we have been referring to these attacks as “network issues” so as not to provide the attackers with increased visibility.
Thanks for updating us Smile - even though this point really is something to be considered.


Minmatar War Orphans Fund
#4 - 2014-09-22 17:16:28 UTC
Somer is pretty mad, huh?
KIller Wabbit
MEME Thoughts
#5 - 2014-09-22 17:17:25 UTC
I'm shocked! Shocked, I say! Roll

As if we didn't already know. CCP may have a lot of internal issues, but you aren't this bad for this long.

Trying to mask this issue from the start was silly. Dozen's of "dropped" postings inside and outside these forums pretty much lets the DDOS's hear what they want to hear.
#6 - 2014-09-22 17:33:29 UTC
Someone must be upset~~
MonkeyBusiness Thiesant
Pandemic Unicorns
#7 - 2014-09-22 17:42:38 UTC
Did wonder why tracerts were getting diverted to vrsn (VeriSign) domains whenever there were connection problems - ddos protection I guess.
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2014-09-22 17:46:12 UTC
Seems like you guys are at lest getting better at handling them. They haven't been able to keep the servers down.
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#9 - 2014-09-22 17:51:09 UTC
BadAssMcKill wrote:
Someone must be upset~~

Probably lost their ratting Super due to lag or something :P
Patrick Berlin
Hideaway Hunters
The Hideaway.
#10 - 2014-09-22 18:05:27 UTC
Think someone spoke to soon, just got kicked off and the launcher is all messed up?


Caldari State
#11 - 2014-09-22 18:07:36 UTC
Hate to have to ask but is there no hope for better mitigation in the near future?
Constant downtime is really getting infuriating as I'm always either losing a ship to it or losing out on relic sites.
Grace Chang
#12 - 2014-09-22 18:07:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Grace Chang
So lets see, whom did CCP annoy in the last ~2 month? Seems to be a personal issue, since script-kiddies wouldn't be that persistent with an Online Game. I can think of one candidate in particular.

Edit: someone spilled the name already :)
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#13 - 2014-09-22 18:09:48 UTC
Keep up the good work and best of luck making our game time a less disruptive experience.


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Quay Industries
#14 - 2014-09-22 18:11:11 UTC
yup Somertime is now officially rolling into Autumn.
Mina Tawate
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#15 - 2014-09-22 18:12:20 UTC
#IT-Division strikes again
#next LVL metagaming
#absolute DDos supermacy
#sad CVA
#sad players

Guys i really hope you got my point..
Zero Fun Allowed
#16 - 2014-09-22 18:13:25 UTC
can we get a db pull on how many pirate battleships have died to incursion rats while this has been going on? I feel thats the one positive thing here that we must all focus on.
Tyburn Stannis
Xenon Salvage Inc.
#17 - 2014-09-22 18:13:54 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Ezwal
Yar, TQ just did the currently popular kick 'n' crash routine on me too - as did forums for a good few minutes.

*Snip* Please refrain from discussing forum moderation. ISD Ezwal.

Quay Industries
#18 - 2014-09-22 18:14:38 UTC
Patrick Berlin wrote:
Think someone spoke to soon, just got kicked off and the launcher is all messed up?

launchers been messed up for at least 2 hours, i gave up trying to get on an hour ago, even the exe wouldnt work.
Priscilla Project
#19 - 2014-09-22 18:16:03 UTC
Well ...

If I can't play with the others ...
... I guess I'll just play with myself, then ............................
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Julia's Interstellar Trade Emperium
#20 - 2014-09-22 18:16:08 UTC
Getting in again.

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