Monday 3 June 2013

Eve Offline (DDOS)

As the entirety of is down and unreachable by anyone, updates are currently being posted on the EVE Online Facebook and Twitter pages. The most recent one at 17:47 identified the issues as a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack against the Tranquility cluster:

I have copied the above quote verbatim from an Ali Aris post on

At 02:05 GMT June 2nd, CCP became aware of a significant and sustained distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against the Tranquility cluster (which houses EVE Online and DUST 514) and web servers.

Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation. At 03:07 GMT, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while we put in place mitigation plans.

While we initially reopened EVE Online and DUST 514, we have since re-evaluated. With the highest sense of precaution we have taken Tranquility and associated websites back down for further investigation and an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure. We will update you more frequently via our Twitter feed (, however, an extended service interruption of several hours is expected as this process should not be rushed.

The above is copied verbatim from CCP's facebook page. 

While I am not a fan of either twitter or facebook, it is a very effective method of getting your message out while your main sites are offline.

Now, my wishlist, in order :
  • Solve the DDoS attack; preferably with a dickstar, and possibly an alliance with a mercenary firm (I prefer that industrialists not to pay ransoms - it only encourages pirates).  Deathstars are not generally encouraged in first life.
  • Extended gametime to compensate players (or if necessary more free training : but allow me to apply it to alts rather than mains)
  • Extension of wardec timers (and other similar items - both in war and countdown).  (especially the countdown)
  • Re-imbursement for losses directly attributable to the crash.  (Someone may have been part way through deploying something somewhere when the crash happened.).  I see this being done by petition and definitely a lower priority.
 It's a pain - for everyone.  However, better now than at the launch of Oddysey.

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