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#4535346 Blizzcon

Posted Blizo on 07 November 2015 - 12:46 AM

[quote name='Pinkrangers' timestamp='1446856436' post='4535340']
Funny that even with triple defensive CDing at one point the turbo still played the best of any team.

yeah, maybe they should use only 1 cd and die like they died in Tigers peak, through bark +  vigi :)

#4499028 Lets talk regional games guis

Posted Hektic on 13 September 2015 - 11:47 PM

sub RMD is infinitely more fun to watch than any variation of LSD. People are bandwagon hating it but reality is lock\sham\x has been brokenly overpowered and faceroll for the majority of atleast the last 2 expansions.

#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.

#4486302 NA & EU Qualifiers aftermath

Posted Melbyz on 26 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

View Postescu, on 26 August 2015 - 12:30 AM, said:

Just got told of something now,
Melby, is it true that even though you and loony were best friends in mop he ditched you when blizzcon came for lazer coz he said you were dogshit?
Not like i care about a mop blizzcon when game had 6m subs but ye doesnt seem like you didnt try afterall :)))

Best friends, not really, If we met irl I would buy him lunch though no doubt. During s15 regionals me and Loony didn't really talk to eachother. I don't care if he thinks lazer was/is better, don't value his opinions enough because I know exactly how good I am. But I'm happy you take the time trying to taunt me saying you don't care about anyone when you fighting (ghosts) on AJ.

PS, you sure I can't join your guild? I rly wna help you retake your throne #retakingmythrone

View PostKveikur, on 26 August 2015 - 03:01 AM, said:

Pretty sure he would choose queueing on u rather than on wintraders with the only difference that games against you are faster and easier.

Pls stop typing, you're as irrelevant as you are shit. Try not flatter yourself thinking hugging bearform until dampening is skilled. You're afterall one loose druid completely and utterly carried by patch and comp.

#4445351 Go4WoW Europe starting in July - €1000 prize money

Posted Vanguards on 30 June 2015 - 04:16 PM

Go4WoW Europe starting in July - €1000 prize money


World of Warcraft 3on3 Arena fans and teams listen up! Go4WoW Europe is starting in July and features a prize pool of up to €1000 per month! We are looking for the best European World of Warcraft 3on3 Arena team out there. Do you think you're up to challenge? Why don't you give it a shot?!

Are you the next up-and-coming European World of Warcraft 3on3 Arena team out there? Or maybe you aren't there just yet? Take part and play against the best 3on3 Arena teams and learn from them every game a lesson until you are the best team out there!

It doesn't matter if you're Alliance, Horde or which European server you're playing on
. It's time to gather your team mates and begin your competitive World of Warcraft career on ESL. All you need is some time, Tournament Gear and a strategy to beat all the other teams participating in Go4WoW Europe every Saturday from now on!

Go4Wow Europe Link

Posted Image What is Go4WoW Europe?
Go4WoW Europe is a weekly 3on3 Arena eSports Tournament Series with a monthly final at the end of the month. Go4WoW Europe will feature a prize pool of up to €1000 for every month, with the winning team of each weekly Go4WoW tournaments taking home €100. The top teams of each weekly tournament will receive Go4WoW Ranking Points, which will earn them a better seed in upcoming Go4WoW Europe Tournaments and a slot in the €500 Go4WoW Europe Monthly Final! The weekly Go4WoW Europe tournaments will take player every Saturday at 16:00 CEST and are to open to all European teams.

Posted Image Where can we get Tournament Gear?
You can obtain the needed Tournament Gear from Pyxni Pennypocket at the Ring of Trials or Ticket and we'll talk about.

We know there are more Battlegrounds and different Arena sizes and we plan to support them all in the future. We're always open to suggestions, feel free to discuss possible future tournaments, ladders and leagues in the ESL WoW Forum.

#4441220 GCDTV - 3v3 Arena Tournament #20 - Patch 6.2

Posted Dmachine on 23 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

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We are excited to announce the first GCDTV Arena Tournament of Patch 6.2!

Tournament Gear has been upgraded and the missing pieces have been added, so all future tournaments will require Tournament Gear.

Players can now see the opposing team composition in the waiting rooms of Wargames.

We ask that all players that plan on competing in GCDTV Arena Tournament familiarize themselves with Battlefy - We will be using this Website to Better organize our events and also communicate with the teams.

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Tournament #19 Results

Team "METHOD" Placed 1st




Team "We Love Fountain" placed 2nd

Single Elimination.

Loser Chooses Map.

Winner Chooses Comp.

Double Healer / Tank are not Allowed.

Tournament Gear REQUIRED.

Up to 4 Players per Team

2400+ Average CR

Tournament #20 will start:
Friday 6/26 @ 9:00 P.M. Eastern time 6:00 pm PST
Day 2 /  Finals will start:
Saturday 6/27 @ 9:00 P.M. Eastern time 6:00 pm PST

1st Place - 400 USD
2nd Place - 100 USD

GCDTV's 3v3 Tournament #20 is Completely free to enter.
All that is required is a CR of 2400 from all players.

Sign up's end FRIDAY 6/26 @ 12:00PM EST - Maximum of 16 Teams

To Sign up, Click here!

To catch all of GCDTV's Announcements / Updates or to give us feedback make sure to follow us on Twitter!



US Tournament #20 Team List

I'm Not Gekz





The Khalasar

Hpal/Boomy/Mage - Hpal God Comp





Supatease Mesmorized Lossa with Tony

Turbo / TSG





Don't do Drugs

shadowcleave / ebola






Mage Lock Paladin




Primal Gladiator Quickscopexx

Jungle / Ebola / FMP





Every Kill begins with K






Rip Joey

Hpal Godcomp




Rip Joey

Hpal Godcomp




Scouts Honor






The KFC Dream











#4440395 Primetime on EU - 06.00 confirmed

Posted Swack on 23 June 2015 - 04:50 AM

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Yep, seems like 6 am is primetime.

Oh and Breanni = Häxantutto, the maker of this thread.

#4439207 Primetime on EU - 06.00 confirmed

Posted Adden on 21 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

View PostXonika, on 21 June 2015 - 04:31 AM, said:

why do u care either way rival cutoff wont change enough for u to get duelist
you haven't earned the privilege of calling other people Duelists yet

SMH, these kids.. they get one red helmet and think they are the shit

#4438526 Primetime on EU - 06.00 confirmed

Posted Xonika on 20 June 2015 - 04:24 AM

View Postdrzy, on 20 June 2015 - 04:20 AM, said:

hey look another thread nobody besides 12 people who still take this trash game serious care about
you play on US, its the exact same as wintrading... 99% of teams are free win

#4434428 Concepts every player should know

Posted justicecute on 11 June 2015 - 06:54 PM


Muffles is on fire

#4431398 MLG 3v3 Arena Test Tournament #2 - Monday, June 8th

Posted Miixzy on 04 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

View PostTsx, on 04 June 2015 - 09:40 AM, said:

why do ppl in US actually think that frozen chicken cleave is t1 comp? still bothers me.
because a high percentage of them are awful at the game

#4424692 BANNED

Posted Kettu on 15 May 2015 - 11:56 AM

View PostRegent, on 15 May 2015 - 11:29 AM, said:

I've said multiple times the reason why I post is because this debacle represents another step in the decline of the game
You're wrong.

Getting rid of nerds who cheat makes the game better for those who don't cheat. Kinda simple.

#4424011 BANNED

Posted Melbyz on 14 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

I had no idea so many worked in the same salt mine

#4423639 BANNED

Posted Speedymart on 14 May 2015 - 03:53 AM

I have two perma banned accounts, one of which was my main for 8 years

First time item duping, second time botting (for like, 3 days) and first offenses on both.

I have aboslutely no remose for you guys, as I would have fucking killed to have a 6 month ban rather then losing my main account.

Every time you bitch think of the likes of Reckful and such who lost everything; at least you get a second chance.

Suck it up. You're not missing shit this expansion anyway, and your ban expires the day of the next expansion.

#4423096 BANNED

Posted Snappi on 13 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

russian pvp community is dead