Hmm... so does anybody know what actually caused the problem? I'm guessing a hacker =O
Conficker C worm? mabey.It wont let me log on for some reason /cryIs this happening to anybody else with parental controls? Even though they can get on it's not working?
The server it was on was bugging out. All NPCs within Northrend were nonexistent. Obviously something was failing in terms of NPCs on the server.So, when people created the 2 NPCs on their Traveler's Mount, they would not despawn after the usual 3-5 sec. Combine this with several people continually mounting and dismounting, you'll flood an area with NPCs.That's what happened. Sheesh.
Combine this with several people continually mounting and dismounting, you'll flood an area with NPCs.Heh. One glitch, and some players decided to see how silly they could make things, including using spawned NPCs to write messages. I'm surprised the gold spammers didn't start writing URLs with NPCs ....
I'm guessing a hacker =OHackers are ethical and are usually paid to uncover security weaknesses so they can be shored up. Crackers, on the other hand, are unethical and cause problems that are akin to those this server experienced; however, I am convinced the server simply bugged, people heard about it, chaos ensued. Even if a cracker did get in, it is unlikely that person would engage in the behavior displayed.Think about it. You can suddenly do whatever you want in WoW. I would personally make a mob drop every piece of tier gear and disregard any kind of spawning shenanigans.
"Hackers" are Crackers who think they are cooler by distinguishing themselves from Script Kiddies. Both breeds break into systems illegally, however some people feel it is necessary to try and justify themselves by giving themselves a cooler name... There IS a difference between a Hacker and a Script Kiddie, however there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.A script kiddie is a person who uses a Hackers work to ensue chaos/mischief; ie FPS "hackers". They pay $20 a month to use a program that hacks the system... They are referred to as hackers, when in reality they aren't the real hacker (the company that sold them the program is the real hacker).
...there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.Oh, sorry. Perhaps my college textbook is wrong?
...there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.Oh, sorry. Perhaps my college textbook is wrong?Don't believe everything you read. And only half of what you see.
believe everything you read. And what you see.Fix?
...there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.Oh, sorry. Perhaps my college textbook is wrong?Don't believe everything you read. And only half of what you see.Dunno about everyone else, but I'd take what's said in a textbook a lot more seriously than something someone wrote on the Interwebs.
There's plenty of difference between a Hacker and a Cracker...
...there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.actually TheRealArkayn is right. Hackers are paid to uncover security weaknesses. A hacker DOESN'T do anything illigal.A cracker tries to break into systems to steal valuable data. A cracker IS doing illigal stuff.
Yeah yestarday I was running around in Grizzly Hills getting the dalies and then I got DC. When I came back I was still on my flyer in Ashenvale but I was underground. I could get above ground though. I ended up dieing from fatigue and going to the Cross Roads spirit healer.
Scary post is scary. I hope that it wasn't the work of a hacker and just Blizzard's normal annoying server problems.
An intern or lazy employee most likely was careless and spilled the morning coffee all over the server compter.... Figures.
The NPC Alliance has begun! Repair your gear while you still can! Trust no vendors!http://www.darklegacycomics.com/140.htmlEpic, truly epic.The WoW Insider story can be found here. Tags: Blizzard, News, SecurityLol. Click on Here, press full size image and look on the first post Pl0xx pictures of FU?
bahahahahaha thats goldI can't say it better than this..o.0
...there is NO difference between a Hacker and a Cracker.actually TheRealArkayn is right. Hackers are paid to uncover security weaknesses. A hacker DOESN'T do anything illigal.A cracker tries to break into systems to steal valuable data. A cracker IS doing illigal stuff.did they change it around again? cus a couple years ago it was the other way lol god damn software geeks trying to confuse those of us that understand hardware better than software anyways i say hacker/cracker/(whatever they call it now) who is also an ex blizzard employee who got fired and didn't get his admin privileges revoked immediately, either way they guy will prolly get caught its hard to mess with multi-billion dollar company's and not get caught
Uh...dear Gods, that's scary stuff right there. Hold on, I'll come up with an answer............Here it is! The Blue Dragonflight is to be held responsible for both anomalies. We know how adept they are in the art of magic, mere cloning is child's play for them. Just....in big amounts. As to the "F U" message above the Violet Hold, aren't Blue Dragonflight members the ones trying to breach the defenses of the Dalaran prison, and aren't we, players, defenders of Dalaran, the ones who stop them on daily basis? It's only normal that they are mildly irritated!On a (very) slightly more serious note, quote from the screenshot: "THE END OF THE WORLD IS UPON US, WORLD OF WARCRAFT IS NOT WORKING!"Epicccc!I've done some time thinking, and this is the most likely thing that might have happened. A guy, with The Traveler's Tundra Mammoth, discovered a bug/glitch (Call it what you want) so when he dismounts/kicks off the vendors they do NOT despawn. This way he could stay mounting and dismounting in a specific pattern, to form the letters "F U". Now he either got friends to do the same on other servers or he exploited the bug so much he managed to /duplicate it on multiple servers.But still, "F U" is a childish shinnanigin.Regards, MusclemanP.S. All bow to Leroy Jenkins, Nyhm, Chuck Norris, Oxhorn, and Level 80 Etc.P.S.S Also, I keep getting DC and sometimes the game freezes for like 2 seconds when I have no lag, and it started when this thing came up. Any help?
The WoW launcher just finished downloading the 3.0.9 to 3.1 patch in the background ... I think I would expect to see 3.1 turned on after the tuesday maint. sessions ... or very shortly thereafter.