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Unofficial Update on why Remmington Server is down:
Short Strich * Member Since 2012-04-21
posté February 26, 2013, 22:40:57 | #1
Unofficial Update on why Remmington Server is down: I thought I'd make this thread to save confusion and save people the time is takes to trawl through other threads. I also hope I am correct with my information:

Why is Remmington Server down:

the Wakfu Remmington Server is currently suffering from what's known as a DDoS Attack [edit: You will get a phishing warning, however, this is simply a link to a wikipedia page]

What is a DDoS Attack:

A DDoS Attack is when an individual or group is effectively spamming the server to the point of overload. This disrupts service to players in this case. it is unlikely that you will be able to log in through all the traffic. There was a time when League of Legends EU West server, for example, suffered massively for the same reason.

Why isn't Dathura, Nox or any other server affected:

the DDoS attack is focused on Remmington server, which has no connection with the other community servers.

When will Remmington be back online:

At this point, It is entirely unknown. These kind of attacks are difficult to counteract as they vary in execution. Ankama also uses a 3rd party host for their servers, which is regularly a cause of delays.

Compensation because we pay to play!?:

Its possible Ankama will extend some form of compensation package, but ultimately this event was outside of Ankama's control, other than the argument that says 'it is a failure on either their, or the 3rd party host providers' part to ensure water-tight security.'

I hope this is helpful, accurate and clears things up for people  


This post has been edited by Arahitogami - February 26, 2013, 23:29:05.
Ugly Gobball * Member Since 2012-07-24
posté February 26, 2013, 22:47:18 | #2
Ankama was under attack? o.O .... No wonder after this update... -.-


Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2011-12-04
posté February 26, 2013, 22:47:23 | #3
And that's okay. They are working on it, and they are pretty kind in this type of situation, so we just need to sit, wait and pray, haha. Good luck guys. Wakfu, we love miss you. 


Grizzled Dandelion * Member Since 2011-07-04
posté February 26, 2013, 22:59:18 | #4
Maybe the eni's united union has paid someone to attack wakfu, theyll make their demand soon probs....remove heal res

~Jazza


Overweighted Chafer * Member Since 2005-08-02
posté February 26, 2013, 23:12:19 | #5

Quote (MidgetMike17 @ 26 February 2013 22:59) *
Maybe the eni's united union has paid someone to attack wakfu, theyll make their demand soon probs....remove heal res

~Jazza

*Puts gun to head* There is no eni's united union. Whoever told you this was lying. We're all just friends here. Friends who can keep you safe if you'll be friendly too..


Short Strich * Member Since 2012-04-21
posté February 26, 2013, 23:42:20 | #6
Not to worry people, God invented anything else for occasions like this.


Grizzled Dandelion * Member Since 2011-07-04
posté February 26, 2013, 23:54:20 | #7

Quote (Arahitogami @ 26 February 2013 23:42) *
Not to worry people, God invented anything else for occasions like this.
But god isnt paying a wakfu subscription  


Overweighted Chafer * Member Since 2005-08-02
posté February 26, 2013, 23:55:48 | #8

Quote (MidgetMike17 @ 26 February 2013 23:54) *

Quote (Arahitogami @ 26 February 2013 23:42) *
Not to worry people, God invented anything else for occasions like this.
But god isnt paying a wakfu subscription
Or is he?


Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2011-12-25
posté February 26, 2013, 23:56:49 | #9

Quote (everat @ 26 February 2013 23:12) *

Quote (MidgetMike17 @ 26 February 2013 22:59) *
Maybe the eni's united union has paid someone to attack wakfu, theyll make their demand soon probs....remove heal res

~Jazza

*Puts gun to head* There is no eni's united union. Whoever told you this was lying. We're all just friends here. Friends who can keep you safe if you'll be friendly too..

*comes out of the shadows from the other side, sunglasses on*
...Just like she says. We have high hopes for your cooperation on this matter, sir...

Thanks for explaining it all clearly, Arahito!


This post has been edited by Shirral - February 26, 2013, 23:58:12.
Short Strich * Member Since 2012-06-06
posté February 26, 2013, 23:58:02 | #10
Just curious, how do you know this is a DDoS attack?


Dokushuuuuu * Member Since 2008-01-09
posté February 26, 2013, 23:58:56 | #11
Troyle said so.


Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2011-12-25
posté February 26, 2013, 23:59:12 | #12

Quote (Anubis9962 @ 26 February 2013 23:58) *
Just curious, how do you know this is a DDoS attack?
It seems Troyle's written so in this thread: _Click here .


Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2011-12-04
posté February 26, 2013, 23:59:15 | #13

Quote (Arahitogami @ 26 February 2013 23:42) *
Not to worry people, God invented anything else for occasions like this.
I know just one God, the name is Osamodas, dude.
Where's Wakfu when we need it?  


Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2012-08-24
posté February 26, 2013, 23:59:16 | #14
Rather sacs and UB groups becouse of transposition thing.


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2011-04-28
posté February 27, 2013, 00:02:07 | #15
While waiting... why not play krosmaster arena? It's working properly and we can get Kroz for kroshop items!


Grizzled Dandelion * Member Since 2011-07-04
posté February 27, 2013, 00:14:09 | #16

Quote (everat @ 26 February 2013 23:55) *

Quote (MidgetMike17 @ 26 February 2013 23:54) *

Quote (Arahitogami @ 26 February 2013 23:42) *
Not to worry people, God invented anything else for occasions like this.
But god isnt paying a wakfu subscription
Or is he?
i just assumed if he had he would have smited the world by now or somit

~jazza


This post has been edited by MidgetMike17 - February 27, 2013, 00:33:28.
Short Strich * Member Since 2012-06-06
posté February 27, 2013, 01:11:12 | #17

Quote (Shirral @ 26 February 2013 23:59) *

Quote (Anubis9962 @ 26 February 2013 23:58) *
Just curious, how do you know this is a DDoS attack?
It seems Troyle's written so in this thread: _Click here .

Thanks for the link, but wow, a DDoS attack of all things.


Grizzled Dandelion * Member Since 2013-01-24
posté February 27, 2013, 02:39:18 | #18
best way to counter a ddos attack is to get off the grid. so ankama just unplug the network cable from the server, they'll calm down eventually  


Tofurby on Diet * Member Since 2006-02-12
posté February 27, 2013, 05:46:25 | #19

Quote (everat @ 26 February 2013 23:12) *

Quote (MidgetMike17 @ 26 February 2013 22:59) *
Maybe the eni's united union has paid someone to attack wakfu, theyll make their demand soon probs....remove heal res

~Jazza

*Puts gun to head* There is no eni's united union. Whoever told you this was lying. We're all just friends here. Friends who can keep you safe if you'll be friendly too..
Extortion? lol


Ugly Gobball * Member Since 2011-09-20
posté February 27, 2013, 07:49:46 | #20
Good luck Ankama and know that you have our full support and endless patience from the older players like me.

( From my experience the competitor must have payed a hacker company who like most will have few hijacked servers worldwide and a base in Ukr or Ch, why dont ban all CH / Ukr network and manually blacklist any highjacked server ip sets in Europe or Ru that DDoS you? I guess it must be more complicated ....)