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#3764031 The new dispel mechanic... Thoughts.

Posted Belligerent on 09 September 2012 - 05:57 AM

View Postslantsix, on 09 September 2012 - 02:04 AM, said:

who r u?

He played in some of the NAO tourneys. Who r u?

#3763911 The new dispel mechanic... Thoughts.

Posted koshimo on 09 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

holy shit sodmg are you so upset your win trading didn't work out for you that you just stalk me on aj 24/7?

#3762755 Zilea's Encounter with Mages

Posted CreepStatus on 08 September 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostJahmilli1, on 08 September 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

lol typical, stay in the past. thats why you have no future. zzz


holy shit go outside nerd

"you have no future cause you lose arena in wow" LMAO you're pathetic

#3763071 Bilian returns for Mists of Pandarian!

Posted Razghul on 08 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

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#3666066 A guide to preventing DDOS'ing

Posted mukuld50 on 19 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

Hey guys! Since the NAO staff is about to launch information about Tournament 3 soon, I figured that it would be a good idea to have a consolidated guide of how to deter the so-called "DDOS'ers" from ruining your gaming experience.  I am not expert on network security, and collected much of this information from various places on the internet.  Also, thanks to Shouri and Thorrior for mentioning some excellent ideas that will make it much harder for amateur ddos'ers to circumvent around.

Before talking about how to prevent DDOS'ing, I think that we should all understand what this is.

What is DDOSing?

"A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person, or multiple people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely."

How easy is it to DDoS?

While there are various ways to actually conduct a DDoS attack, the TL;DR of everything is that DDoSing is as simple as getting an individual's IP address and "paying" a botnet/service to flood that individual's IP with packets hence flooding up the bandwidth.  

Easier way to understand DDoSing: Picture a logging company which transports logs down-stream in a river.  A DDoSer basically floods the stream with his own "logs" hence preventing river access to the actual logging company for their logs.  The more money / resources that the DDoSer has access to, the harder will it be for the logging company to send the "useful" logs down stream.

This directly equates to the fact that larger the river (faster the internet), harder will it be to fill the river with logs (flood an individual's internet with trash packets).  This was seen during NAO 2 - I was the victim of an apparent DDoS attack, however my internet speed (100 down / 8 up), and my firewall was resilient enough to allow me to still function in WoW.  On the other hand, Snutz was not so lucky with having a good internet / firewall.

How are WoW players being DDoSed?

Nowadays, 99% of the WoW arena community has shifted towards using Skype for communication needs.  Turns out, that it is quite simple to get an IP address from Skype, simply by knowing the individual's Skype username.  So, basically, the DDoS victim cannot realistically prevent himself from exposing his IP address to DDoSers, since obtaining a Skype username is easy.

What the hell should we do then?

I fully believe that most of the "DDoS'ers" who are trying to harass the WoW streaming community are actually complete amateurs who do not know a single thing about how an attack actually can be done.  They are using publicly available techniques to flood a victim's IP address with traffic.

So... what does this mean? If a user can change his IP address, and then "protect" his IP address from being leaked out again, then he or she is good to go.

How can I change my IP address then?

First of all, you should know what your current IP is.  An easy way to figure that out is to go to: http://www.whatsmyip.us/

Write the IP address down, and each time you attempt a process, go back to the website to see if your IP address changed.

Depending on your ISP, and if you are connected to a router or not can immensely change the amount of effort that you have to put into changing your IP.  Below is a concise summary of steps that SHOULD work:

1. Before trying any other methods to change your IP address, try turning off (or unplugging the power of) your Cable/DSL modem for five minutes.

2. If 1. does not work, repeat the process for 8 hours (overnight works well) instead of 5 minutes. Hopefully this will result in an IP change.

If the above two steps do not work, try these:

Computer directly connected to a modem:

1. Get to a command prompt (Start -> run -> cmd)
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
3. Type "ipconfig /renew" (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).
4. Check your IP address.

If the above does not work, try:

1. Get to a command prompt. (Start -> run -> cmd)
2. Type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes).
3. Shut down computer.
4. Turn off cable/DSL modem.
5. Leave off overnight.
6. Turn everything back on.

Computer connected to a network via a router:

1. Log into the router's admin console. (Often
2. Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer)
3. Turn off router, ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.
4. Leave off overnight.
5. Turn everything back on.

Hopefully the above steps helped! If not, then:

  • If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. This allows your ISP's DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer's ethernet card.
  • If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a "Clone MAC Address" option. Using it should change your IP address; however, you'll only be able to do it once

Still dont have a new IP?  Maybe changing the MAC address of your NIC card will help:

1. Click Start->Run-> type "regedit"

2. Navigate to:
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3. Under this key, you should see numbers in sequence as “0000″, “0001″ and so on. Click on one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of your Network Card. In this example (0001):
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4. Once found, in the right-pane, look for “NetworkAddress” key value. If you find it, right-click and select modify. Enter the desired MAC-Address as a 12 digit number (all in one, no “space” “.” or “-”). Note that you can enter any arbitrary MAC-address as long as it is hexadecimal (a 12 digit string containing numbers 0-9 and letters A-F).

5. If you don’t find the key, right-click in the rightpane, select “New” – “String Value”. Enter the name as “NetworkAddress”. Now modify and set the desired value.

6. Now, disable and enable the Network card from the ControlPanel – Network Connections.

7. This should reflect the new MAC-Address on your NIC. Should you choose to go back to the original manufacturer set MAC-Address simply delete the key you just created/modified in the Windows Registry.

8. Power-cycle/attempt to reset your IP again using the various methods that I previously listed in this post.

If all of these fail, and you are not able to change your IP address, contact your internet service provider and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

I changed my IP address, now what!

Now that you have changed your IP address, the next step will be to protect your IP address from leaking out.  The first obvious question is - do you have to create a new skype ID?  Nope, not really!

Perform the following steps:

1. In Skype, Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection
2. Check the box that says "User port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections"
3. Click this drop-down and change it to "SOCKS5"
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4. Go to http://www.xroxy.com/proxy-country.htm
5. Select the Country that you live in, pick any "SOCK5" IP from the list, and enter it in the Skype settings.

What this does is basically run your Skype off of a proxy.  If you pick an IP in your country, and proxy off of it, chances are that your call quality will not degrade.  If in any case it does, pick a different IP and mess around with it till you optimize the connection.

Now what?

Nothing! If the amateur average-joe WoW DDoSer is trying to get your IP, chances are that he will get the proxy'ed IP from your Skype and waste his time and money DDoSing a proxy server somewhere in a random location.  As long as he doesnt have a bazillion dollar botnet set up, he should not be able to take the proxy-server down.  There are obviously other ways to get IPs, but I am fairly confident that this will fend off the annoying little no-lifers for quite some time.

Other prevention techniques via Skype:

1. In Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> Calls -> Call Settings -> Show advanced options
2. Change to:
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3. In Skype, go to Tools -> Options -> IM & SMS -> IM Settings
4. Change to:
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What else can I do?

1. Invest money in a good software firewall.  I personally use Norton 360, and configured well, it can do wonders.
2. Buy a good router.  Many routers have DDoS prevention built into the firmware.

Other fun facts:

In the US, there can be a serious federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act with penalties that include years of imprisonment. Many other countries have similar laws.

#3762764 Bilian returns for Mists of Pandarian!

Posted Minpojke on 08 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

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#3761337 Ziqo/Kalimist/Skoe RMP mirror rapthrough

Posted Ziqoo on 06 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

hello everyone this is my 2nd rapthrough ok i hope u enjoy peace

regards Big Z Lion

#3759929 Blizzard took actions against Legit Players/Wintraders/AccountShare

Posted Lazeeqt on 05 September 2012 - 12:46 AM

i wish i could type a joke about why blizz choose 9/11 for season rewards but ill get ban for it :(  for as far as the thread goes 9 out of 11 ppl wont understand this joke anyway

#3759914 Blizzard took actions against Legit Players/Wintraders/AccountShare

Posted perry on 05 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

View PostOqt, on 04 September 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

At the end of the day, who cares... Everyone getting reset anyway and even people that didn't do anything too...

To all the people that win traded this season: Sorry but Blizzard outplayed the **** out of you.

Now we just gotta queue legit because we know Blizzard could be random anytime... after many seasons not giving a damn for the PvP community, now they randomly reset everybody.

Pretty sure many people will quit after this, but it's whatever... I already screwed my name getting involved with whatever happened in Vengeance BG, but at least I don't hide myself and instead I admit it... unlike people that say they didn't win trade, but their team is getting reset.

The funny thing is that even known people win traded this season... I don't wanna make a list of the names because it'd make many followers disappointed :( We'll see next week who win traded and who didn't :)

Maybe instead of wintrading across like 10 teams you should try to do one team legit and keep your sites a tad lower, like gladiator.

#3757945 Blizzard took actions against Legit Players/Wintraders/AccountShare

Posted heyyoulol on 02 September 2012 - 09:48 PM

Some French teams got a mail by Blizzard saying that they will not be eligible for titles because of Win Trading.
I know a guy who just wintraded 2 games because he wasn't able to queue without getting ddosed and he actually got a mail by Blizzard.

The mail is in french, translated with google.

The user of this account was recently involved in actions considered inappropriate by the teams of assistance of Blizzard Entertainment. Further to a thorough survey made during the determination of the rewards of the end of season, we noticed that your team had been implied in actions breaking our conditions of use, to obtain the rank which you had on the displays of the end of season.

Type of incident: exploitation of the mechanics of arena - Manipulation of the line of wait / division of account / Win Trading.
Details of the incident: we noticed that your team had participated in matches against predetermined opponents, or had appealed to the division(sharing) of account to obtain superior quotations.
Consequences on the account: the team < **** > was made ineligible to the rewards of the end of season.

#3755061 Starcookie/Shear wintrade(screenshots)

Posted Devz on 30 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

Shear, Starcookie and co are the biggest scumbags around.

I had so many issues with Shear when he was on Talnivaar the guy is actually fucked in the head . This post doesn't surprise me in the least, there is pretty much nothing that they wouldn't do or stoop too to get that oh so precious Rank 1 title, pathetic .

I know they have been accused in the past of doing dodgy stuff I'm just glad that people are actually seeing these fucking low lives for what they really are. Try getting out of this one Shear you tosser. I haven't played the game in over 5 months, but I recently heard about all this drama and it kinda makes me glad I don't play anymore. What the fuck happened to the community?

Also it is a complete joke that someone like Starcookie is allowed to be in a position of power and for so long, come on Rapture wake up. In before this thread is deleted.

#3755060 Starcookie/Shear wintrade(screenshots)

Posted Lolflay on 30 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

View PostStarcookie, on 29 August 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

I've not deleted any threads regarding me.

If it makes you happy, I've stood down (...again) - I don't have the energy to continue with this every season.

What I did this season, is no different to what Geru did, and better than what Zuniyaki was planning on doing.

After all this time, you're STILL making excuses for your shady stuff in World of Warcraft XDXD

Man the fuck up and shut up.

#3754909 Starcookie/Shear wintrade(screenshots)

Posted Libyanator on 29 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

View PostStarcookie, on 29 August 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

What do you want me to say?

We had to drop 5 games, people wanted to queue into us, we let them queue into us.

If you want to call it a wintrade, go for it. I call it dropping games to hit a share. You call it what you will.

lmao you really are a fucking idiot.

#3754870 Starcookie/Shear wintrade(screenshots)

Posted Libyanator on 29 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

Look at you,. you're fucking filth

you're so delusional at how wrong it is, regardless of how many times you do it, and also regardless if its ur alt team.

Its still wintrading.

you go on about how you dont have the patience or energy to defend yourself, well a good solution to your little issue here is to actually try playing the game properly without cheating your way to the titles.

#3753468 PROOF @hydrahacked

Posted Galaleo on 28 August 2012 - 05:33 PM

View PostVengeânce1296684277, on 28 August 2012 - 05:21 PM, said:

Probably the dumbest comment I've ever seen.  Yes, Xandyn or Khuna may have committed some "crime" but no one has been killed/murdered over this.  People are taking this much too far. Just because you want people to see your posts on a forum doesn't mean you should post some of the most degrading and disgusting shit you can possibly think of.  They're people too... What if you were in their situation.  Some credit to Khuna for actually deleting his team, but who are you to judge?  I'm sure whatever happened will be dealt with accordingly in time, and all of you have little to no say in what ends up happening to them.

Pull your head out of your ass and Khunas dick out of your mouth for 5 mins and take a deep breath you fanboy fucking nerd. Of coarse he didnt kill anyone, but regardless people are wanting to give him a pass because of who he is. On a much greater scale OJ got away with murder because of who h.... I dont even know why im explaining myself to you. Keep sucking cock and stay small bro.