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Rapture

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#3729331 Three Word Limit

Posted by Rapture on 13 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the feedback. We've move the setting down to 2 word minimum. It's less for spammers at this point and more for getting preventing totally unconstructive posts like "ok" or "lol"

Thanks guys!
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#3697660 New AJ

Posted by Rapture on 03 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

Glad you like it!
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#3686267 Censorship getting out of hand?

Posted by Rapture on 16 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

When you publicly admit to ban evading you get banned.
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#3663375 Gladiator title bug?

Posted by Rapture on 15 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

You're back in the Junkies group now!
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#3658298 AJ Intrusion and Database Compromise & Account Security

Posted by Rapture on 07 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

The Situation
On March 5, 2012, Curse community IPB sites were targeted by hackers and for a brief amount of time unauthorized individuals had access to the Administrative Control Panel interface. This intrusion was quickly noticed, however the intruders retrieved a large portion of user records from the IP.Board sites. The information downloaded included Usernames, E-mail addresses, IP addresses where you originally registered from, and an encrypted version of your password.

First, we'd like everyone to rest assured that Curse is very aware of this situation, and we've already begun taking steps to make sure this incident will not happen again.

The passwords in the stolen data are encrypted, and it is unlikely that the intruders would ever be able to get your actual passwords. Curse uses a number of security features to ensure your passwords are secure:

  • The passwords are encrypted using a one way hashing algorithm and were salted, so they appear as scrambled text and your plain text password is not retrievable from it.
It is very unlikely that the hacker could reverse the hashing and salt process to retrieve your plain text password, but as a security precaution to stay safe, we recommend you change your password. Make sure to use a unique and strong password, and always go with long passwords over short ones. If your password on our community sites was the same as one of your passwords elsewhere, please change that password as well.

On behalf of Curse, we would like to apologize to you for this inconvenience. We take your security extremely seriously and believe that being forthright about anything that may compromise your security is the correct course of action. Please take this time to update whatever passwords you need to update, and please post if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Account Security

This is a good time to remind everyone about general account security habits that will help ensure your safety online.

  • Use different, complicated passwords for all your accounts. Your Email passwords, your game account passwords and your passwords on various websites should all be unique. If you have trouble remembering them, write them down on a piece of paper and put them in your wallet (without the usernames/sites). This way, if for some reason your password on one of the sites is compromised, all your other accounts are safe.
  • Try to have passwords that are long (over 16 characters) that you can remember. Read this very helpful article on how to come up with secure and memorable passwords: Create strong passwords
  • Avoid clicking links from your email, as spoofing and other tricks can make an email appear like it comes from a legitimate source. Whenever you want to log on your account, go directly to the website by typing the URL in your browser, and check that you've spelled the address correctly.
  • Keep your browser up to date! Modern browsers have a lot of security features and lack the vulnerabilities older browsers might have.
  • Use an anti-virus on your computer. If you're a Windows User, Microsoft Security Essentials is a free and easy to use anti-virus, and it's that's one of the best performing ones too.
  • Use two factor authentication whenever you can. A two factor authentication system is an additional layer of security, typically a one time password generated or texted to your phone, or generated by another device that you have to enter in addition to your main password. Some examples are the Battle.net Authenticator, Google's 2-step verification and Facebook's Login Approvals. These nifty two factor authentication tools will ensure your Battle.net, Google and Facebook accounts are much more secure.
  • Make sure you've got a recovery email address on your primary email in case something happens to it, so that you may get your email back.

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#3652594 Posting Rights & Junkies Status

Posted by Rapture on 28 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

All set.
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#3642248 LoLPro.com Launch and Curse Invitational League of Legends Tournament

Posted by Rapture on 15 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

So this is where all the server capacity's been going D:


heh - no, we've had a lot of database issues over the past few weeks and actually just finished with some massive improvements - so, fingers crossed, we should be in a much better place with a lot more stability!
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#3633615 NAO Invitational Tournament VODs

Posted by Rapture on 04 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

We've gotten most of the offline and online NAO Invitational Qualifying matches up on the Curse YouTube channel. Make sure to check them out to catch up on the awesome games that the players have shown us.

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You can check out our coverage and discussion in this thread. The Main Tournament starts on the 17th/18th/19th of February! Good luck to all the teams competing.
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#3610811 AJ and Curse on SOPA

Posted by Rapture on 10 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

Although we do not normally comment on politics, as a company, Curse has taken a decisive stance against the Stop Online Piracy Act, otherwise known as SOPA. We're in good company. Companies like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, and PayPal have all come out with stances against SOPA.

Though it is well intentioned, examining the facts of this bill shows that if it were to pass, it would be extremely harmful to the Internet as we know it.

What is SOPA?

SOPA is a bill that is currently sitting in the House Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives awaiting further debate.

Under SOPA, U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders would be given the ability to to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement.

The trouble with SOPA

Taking into account the ways in which the bill intends to stamp out online piracy, several issues with the bill become apparent:
  • Strengthening the power of copyright holders on the Internet through government legislation has proven ineffective in the past, having done little to stop online piracy. Offending websites that are shut down simply reappear under a new URL.
  • Lots of piracy sites are hosted outside of the US so they could not be effectively shut down by US law. This bill would make it so that copyright holders would only be able to have the DNS records removed from US servers. This effectively means that the site still exists and can be accessed directly through an IP address and does nothing to stop the piracy.
  • DNS Blocking like this is thought to compromise your personal security on the Internet.
  • Companies that have simply embraced the convenience of the Internet for consumers have been more effective at curbing piracy, like NetFlix and Spotify.
  • Vague language used in the bill like "facilitating copyright infringement" may easily be turned against the sites Internet users rely on daily.
We believe SOPA is more likely to harm legitimate web entities and inconvenience daily internet users than to actually remedy the issue with online piracy.

How would SOPA impact the Internet?

Under SOPA, U.S. law enforcement would be able to blacklist entire websites using DNS blocking simply for containing any instance of content deemed offending. This would affect sites with a great deal of user generated content, including Curse and all social media sites.

In fact it's thought that using DNS blocking would actually decrease your security online by creating conflicts between DNS servers, which would make users more vulnerable to hackers, identity theft, and cyber attacks.

Search engines would be forced to block links to any sites found to be "enabling or facilitating" copyright infringement, making it impossible for users to find the amount of information that they can now.

SOPA would literally allow copyright holders the ability to censor any content deemed to be facilitating copyright infringement, and some have already listed popular sites like Vimeo, SoundCloud, and PayPal as potential targets.

How do I take a stance on SOPA?

Were SOPA to become law, the Internet as we know it would change dramatically due to rampant censorship by the US Department of Justice and copyright holders. Of course, we are against online piracy, but SOPA is not the answer.

To preserve the freedom of the Internet, it's important to stand in opposition to SOPA. Write to your representative in Congress and spread the word through social media.

Writing your congressional representative is simple. The House of Representative's website has an easy-to-use tool to find your representative and send him/her an email. You can also sign the Whitehouse.gov petition.

Please join us in standing up for free speech, the rights of online communities, and the future of the Internet.

Learn More

If you have thoughts on SOPA or more SOPA resources you would like to share please do so in the comments below. I have created this in the Off Topic forum so any user can reply.
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#3610107 Posting rights

Posted by Rapture on 09 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

Everyone with characters added to their accounts should be g2g now. Sorry for the delay.
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#3604295 AJ forum error

Posted by Rapture on 02 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

We're working on this right now. We should have the issue figured out very soon. Sorry for the downtime!
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#3586348 Missing gladiator helmets.

Posted by Rapture on 14 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

s9 just disappeared for me? :(


Everyone else should be updated - I'm not seeing the FoS on any of the characters for you, Huurka.
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#3582162 [NAO] Invitational Tournament Day 1 Live Report

Posted by Rapture on 10 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

Moving the party to the thread in the news that has the stream embeded and results as well. Tamz will be helping me keep this updated.


http://www.arenajunk...al-live-stream/
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#3582144 [NAO] Invitational Tournament Day 1 Live Report

Posted by Rapture on 10 December 2011 - 09:21 PM

Hey Tamz - check your PMs real quick :P
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#3581973 NAO Invitational Live Stream

Posted by Rapture on 10 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

NAO Invitational - December 10 - 11, 2011



The tournament has concluded. We had a great time supporting this tournament and hope to do a see a lot more in the future.

We're very excited about this player run tournament that is using the new tournament UI mod to host the event on Kel’Thuzad (US). Games will begin at 4pm EST/1pm PST on Saturday December 10 and we'll have the stream right here on AJ.

Day 1 - Round 1
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Day 1 - Round 2
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Day 1 - Round 3
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Day 1 - Round 4
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Day 1 - Round 5
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Day 1 - Round 6
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Day 2 - Round 6
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Day 2 - Round 7
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Round Robin Results
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Day 2 - Semi Finals

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Day 2 - Third Place Match
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Day 2 - Grand Finals
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Finals Brackets
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Participating Teams
  • anciont aleinz
    • :warlock: :druid: :shaman: Benys / Velsus / Cirrannis
  • Flaberz getting it in
    • :hunter: :druid: :priest: Kurum / Datah / Khryl
  • Second Place
    • :rogue: :mage: :priest: Snutz / Venruki / Sodah
  • Amir anka
    • :warlock: :rogue: :shaman: Venoma / Flaberz / Metaphors
  • Thrustmaster
    • :warlock: :deathknight: :shaman: Filo / Massives / Kollektiv
  • FVC
    • :druid: :deathknight: :paladin: Lushy / Yusehz / Koshimo
  • we're the ratz
    • :warlock: :priest: :druid: Chedica / Js / Shouri
  • wats a goon to a goblin
    • :warlock: :mage: :shaman: Nevz / Champ / Voodoomoose
Commentators: Vhell / Hoodrych
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