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#3727931 how to get sick views on twitch

Posted Jokerplex on 10 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

In all honesty, id rather watch rekfull play tetris then a rogue leveling, some guy farming wsg ab for a title and some guy waering a gay hat calling himself cutest


#3666113 A guide to preventing DDOS'ing

Posted Zigenz on 19 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

View PostStarcookie, on 19 March 2012 - 08:28 AM, said:

The Skype part about blocking calls/messages doesn't solve anything btw.


you'd know ;)


#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 http://192.168.1.1/)
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.


#3692700 MOTHER OF GOD

Posted Mity on 25 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

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#3689453 Svetozarov highest rated WLS (s11) War PoV

Posted Sasotori on 20 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

Ayra that warrior was shit, but he's still better than you.


#3688945 Lewisyo's Stream

Posted Cyraxx on 19 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

View Postrizzy, on 19 April 2012 - 09:31 PM, said:

rofl ROFL, I just read this comment, opened the stream first thing I hear is IM GNA CONE HIS GRIP; no.

10-20 seconds later, IM GONNE CONE HIS GRIP; no.

Yeap, and after the 50th time he'll succeed and he'll put it in his movie :D


#3679895 Khuna #5 - Games taken from stream

Posted khuna on 07 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

http://www.warcraftm...w.php?id=213277

Hey everyone,

I wasn't going to make another movie before Mists of Pandaria.

But since I had good records and that alot of people wanted me to i did it.

I am truely sorry for the quality but it is because 99% of it was taken from my stream VOD's

I hope you will enjoy it.

If you want to have the same font as me, download this and extract it to your WoW Folder

http://www.peejeshar.../Fonts.rar.html


Follow me on my stream right here :

http://www.athenelive.com/Khuna

More to come (youtube channel, website?..)


Soundtrack
c2c - Down the Road
Skrillex - Summit feat Ellie Goulding
c2c - Arcades
c2c - F-U-Y-A
Foxes - Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep)


Watch it with sound, have fun.




Stream VOD :

http://www.own3d.tv/...khuna&sort=date


#3679897 Khuna #5 - Games taken from stream

Posted Jontex on 07 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

FIRST, fuck you minpojke


#3677341 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass Coming Soon

Posted zephah on 03 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostZilea, on 03 April 2012 - 08:38 PM, said:

In other words, this arena realm is meaningless until the MoP one is released? There's no reason for them not to forego this arena realm and just wait until MoP, in my opinion

other than the fact that the arena tournament is always like a super battlegroup where you constantly get queues and its the most amazing thing in this game

but yeah lets just not even put one up, id rather queue into one team all night


#3676724 Ayra WLS Video

Posted Cyraxx on 02 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

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#3676195 Athene displaying his sick skills

Posted Clarkgable on 02 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Athene showing people how it's done. This is how you reach rank one today.

Simply hilarious.





#3676018 2.7k RLS streaming

Posted Shawir on 02 April 2012 - 01:22 AM

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#3675637 STOP IT

Posted Sherpdawerp on 01 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

you're quite cool dude having people dodging you and making threads and stuff


#3662059 Hunter streaming rank one push @ Cyclone-EU

Posted Ponen on 13 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

View Postkushmastercooney, on 13 March 2012 - 08:16 PM, said:

Hi friend.

You should post your stream in the appropriate forum. This can be found here: http://www.arenajunk...8-live-streams/

PM me for more info. +rep if this helped.

Good luck!

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#3655459 Yall Whine

Posted brosearch on 02 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

first of all, let me say that i have a high amount of respect for the work top guilds put in to achieve their world firsts etc. however, i am clear to say that i respect their work, and not their skill. all normal and heroic content, like a mario brothers game, is based on a scripted encounter that requires a group of individuals to perform actions based on a predetermined set of events in order to succeed. top guilds put in more focus and time (not skill) which is why they are further ahead of other pve group.

there is no real skill required to pain sup a tank right before said scripted encounter that dictates he will take massive damage on the next hit, just like it doesn't require anything other then a normal functioning brain to move out of fire. you can see where i am going with this, and no matter how much you want to believe that Heroic lich king is hard, its not. in the end heroic lich king, like all other pve encounters, is still a stupid mario brothers game that requires u to press certain buttons at certains time in order to kill him. its nothing more.

the whole point really is that you cant and shoudlnt compare a scripted encounter to an encounter which is based on human choices. one can certainly argue that pvp in wow is easy, which it can be, but there are always elements which can be hard within pvp because they are based on human choices.




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