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#3848854 Happy Valentine's Day Bigmoran

Posted Bigmoran on 14 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

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#3805179 New totem changes

Posted hoodrych on 15 November 2012 - 12:43 AM

The only reason this change would seem crazy to anyone with a brain is if they think about it as if it's implemented today.

Yes, TODAY this change would cripple Shamans because Mage damage is insane, because Warriors can Gag Order and do 300k in a few seconds. When DAMAGE gets toned, this is an absolutely no brainer of a change.

You cannot justify being at 10% HP, getting interrupted and being able to drop a Link/Tide. It's really not that complicated. It's not unique or well designed, it was probably a mistake and one that has left Shamans insane for too long.

Bring damage in line so people don't die in a Blanket, and now Shamans are brought closer in line with other healers.

#3805163 New totem changes

Posted hoodrych on 15 November 2012 - 12:17 AM


"I'm just gonna go for a cast here if I get locked I'll link"

Amazing change.

#3742680 Evil Geniuses hosts Raid Call World of Warcraft Invitational

Posted Azaelz on 11 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

View PostTop, on 11 August 2012 - 09:35 PM, said:

I'd like to offer some advice for azael and conerdical.

I understand you guys want as little dead air time as possible but I feel like the amount of air time you dedicate to "ddos" is really hurting your broadcast.

A few key points

-  It makes you look unprofessional and incompetent.  I don't care if it is or isn't an ACTUAL dos attack on someone that is causing them to d/c, but constantly refering to it just makes it look like you guys don't know what you're doing and are at the mercy of some 15 year old script kiddies.  Stop that.

- IF it is actually a person or persons DOSing crysalid etc, DO NOT GIVE THEM RECOGNITION BY CONSTANTLY TALKING ABOUT IT ON STREAM.  Especially conrad, cannot help himself constantly trying to poke fun at these "people" while they're accomplishing what they want.  Azael said it once yesterday "Stop talking about it, that's what they want." and yet you guys continue to do it.  Just stop!  If it is irrelevant to you and you don't mention it on stream, THEY GET NO RECOGNITION AND IT BECOMES BORING TO THEM.  STOP GIVING THEM CREDIT.

- Finally I'll have to input this even though it's futile.  You guys sound like toll noobs calling it DDOS.  It's a dos attack, and the phrase is "I'm getting dos'd, or I'm dosing this noob" etc.  Always has been.  I don't know who made the term DEEE DAWZ popular (suspect Zilea) but ffs I hate it that the term has caught on on wow.

- Why are you apologizing every 10 seconds on stream?  Once here and there is OK but you do it too much.  It makes the audience feel as though you OWE them something.  You don't.  You're providing a free service.  Stop being sorry about things beyond your control.  A polite "Thanks for bearing with us while we experience technical difficulties" is professional and all you need to say.


stop talking about deeee dawz and be professional on stream!

Other than that, thanks for the stream, the actual commentating on the match itself is pretty good.

Not really sure what you expect us to say at this point, every match is a d/c due to DOS basically.  If there's a small issue here and there like there has been in other tournaments I 100% agree that it's pointless to mention but are we really expected to just say "Oh hey look another d/c!!!" 15 times in a row, and just spam restart the games, or even worse pretend they were legit and count them?

We have no content to provide because every team is just getting constantly disconnected so there's literally zero we can do about delays.  It's a sad state of affairs but there's literally nothing we can do on our end, it's totally up to the individuals to stop themselves from getting DOSed, and all it takes is one person making a mistake, or intentionally leaking Skype names to ruin a tournament completely even with all the proper preparation.  I put a ton of time into organizing the tournament, making sure everyone understood all the precautions they would have to take in order to avoid DOS attacks just because I wanted to run a professional / smooth tournament for the community.

I can tell you I'm making zero money from running this tournament even with all the time I put in, because I wanted to give something back to the community and hopefully create a successful tournament series that could go onward into MoP.  Unfortunately it's impossible to justify putting in the time, and getting prize money from sponsors etc if this is how the community will react to a tournament (even if it's just a handful of people).  The Twitch chat is also very disappointing, simply because we're being blamed for something completely out of our control and players are being bashed on for "fake" d/c'ing as their net connections constantly go down, etc.

The community as a whole needs to grow up.

#3742000 Information about DDOS, Skype & Changing IP's

Posted hoodrych on 10 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

I know there are several of these with some of the same information, but it seems that people are either lazy or uninformed.

If you're playing in a tournament or streaming, you will need to prepare for and prevent DDOS attacks.

It's incredibly frustrating for the people being DDOS'd, especially when it effects their streams or tournaments. However, I feel some people are not using the internet and available information to protect themselves. The process of changing IP's and Skypes has been documented, but still, the same people have the same Skypes and continuously fall back on "I've rebooted my router" or "I called and my ISP and they said I can't".

Understanding DDOS/DOS:

One common method of attack involves saturating the target machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable.

Essentially, your internet becomes overwhelmed with incoming requests and you eventually just go offline. This is why your Skype will usually become robotoic or some services will be available/slow while others aren't.

How it happens:

The attacker get's your IP address. The most common method is Skype. The WoW community is kind of shit so people who you may think are your friend will share your Skype username, or someone without "Stream Privacy" will accidently leak your username. That is all the attacker needs to find it, it doesn't matter how it happens - the bottom line is once your Skype is available, you are compromised. There are methods of using a proxy server to connect to Skype, but honestly once it's compromised I'd just make a new one to be sure.


Static IP and Dynamic IP's

The most common misconception is that people think they have static IP's and it cannot be changed. Unless you actually have this information specified in your network/router properties:

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Then you most likely have a Dynamic IP address. Most people will keep the same Dynamic IP for an extended period of time (could last years, and this is where the confusion lies). This is due to the MAC Address of their router (and DHCP leases) This is why simple /release and /renew from command prompt does not work.

To prevent further DOS attacks, it is very important to understand how obtaining a new IP is possible, and how your internet/router functions in the way of just getting your last IP address.

DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (aka the server that gives you an IP Address)
Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces
Local IP Address - ex.,
Public IP Adddress - http://www.whatismyip.com/ (aka will never be in the local format)

1. Your router has a MAC Address of 1:2:3:4:5. This is a physical address assigned in the hardware/software.
2. It establishes connection to the DHCP server, and will be assigned an IP Address. The DHCP server records the MAC Address of the router, so that it can hand it the same IP if it becomes disconnected.
3. The DHCP server says Ok, here is your IP Address. (
4. Your internet is active and your public IP is (

DDOS Happens

1. You go to command prompt and /release /renew, a common practice for changing your IP.
2. You come back online, go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ and have the same address (
3. You turn off your router/modem for 10 minutes. You come back online and have the same public IP (

THIS IS BECAUSE YOUR ROUTERS MAC ADDRESS IS SAVED IN THE DHCP SERVER. When the DHCP server see's your MAC address (1:2:3:4:5) it just assigns it the same IP it has in it's records (

(Obviously there are exceptions to this, some people get new IP's from just resetting or /release /renew, but often times that will only work on a random or first time basis, as the DHCP Lease was probably very old.)

Understanding MAC Address cloning:

Most routers have the functionality to clone your MAC Address. Essentially, you are able to put a disguise on your routers physical MAC address (1:2:3:4:5). Let's say it disguises it as (5:2:3:4:1) so that when it connects to the DHCP server, the DHCP server says "hey, I don't remember this MAC address"... therefore treats it as a new guest and assigns it a new IP Address.

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Once you understand the process, it becomes fairly simple to continuously clone your MAC Address (can change just one or two numbers, randomize it, etc.) and obtain a new IP almost on-demand. It is EXTREMELY important that you make a new Skype, as if you change your IP and use your old Skype, the attacker can just obtain your new IP Address again.

I recommend anyone who is having DDOS issues to firstly figure out how to connect to your routers web interface (like the image above). It is a fairly simple process and requires you to login as an Administrator (default credentials can be found by googling)


Follow the steps below to successfully release your DHCP Lease, Clone your MAC Address, Renew your DHCP lease and obtain a new IP.
  • Type in your Internet address bar.
  • Enter the password. If you have not chosen a password, use the factory default password of "admin." No username is required.
  • Go to status.
  • Click DHCP Release.
  • Under Setup in the grey bar go to Mac Address clone on the blue bar.
  • Click enable, then click clone pcs Mac address. Save settings.
  • Unplug the modem, but keep the router plugged in. (aka unpluged the Coax if you have 1 device)
  • With the modem (internet/coax) unplugged, go to status.
  • Click DHCP renew.
  • Plug in modem.
  • Wait 1 minute and press refresh. Your new IP address should be there.

Make a new Skype, educate yourself about the process of DHCP and MAC Address cloning, get a new IP.

tldr; avoid getting disconnected by 14year olds on foreign shells by changing your ip address through MAC address cloning and getting a new skype even though it's a fuckin hassle to re-add your friends, follow my fuckin stream


- hr