What's up guys,First I'd like to apologize for the down-time, I know it's increasingly frustrating and getting out of hand, however I have some good news (& bad). Let's start with the good news first
The good is that I have been able to regain access + re-up the panel/forum back online to keep us all connected. I am also able to utilize the down-time to restore items + do some patch work, who knows -- I may be able to finish every single topic in account support tonight. We have also found a 100% sure guaranteed solution to the DDoS attacks (rather large by the way), we have been sitting on the solution since yesterday however our host has not provided us with our new IP yet for us to be able to put in effect, it is all we are waiting for.
The host has not been able to provide an honest ETA but they have promised us it will not be longer than monday morning if we do not receive the IP in the next 12 hours. I was originally offered a temporary IPv6 IP -- but sadly KO is not compatible with it as the engine is too old, so this is what we are waiting on.All of the current existing bugs in the bug report section and in my personal list will also be patched before the server goes back online (ontop of the item restorations).
The bad news is that as mentioned above, the delivery of our new IP may take one more day (until monday), sadly I am very disappointed and frustrated and rather embarrassed that I made you all a promise to have this issue resolved today -- I was only going off of the word from our dedicated server provider (bad mistake on my part).
I really hope everyone maintains their patience (most of you have been very good to me thus far, others not so much ), to those who have provided me with your words of encourage and support, I thank you, you guys are the reason why I have the motivation to continue doing what I do. Theres not a single thing anyone can do to try to make us (LegacyKO) die, we will die when we are ready to, and that is no time soon.
If you guys are wondering why we are getting hit with such large DDoS attacks, well it's quite simple -- other servers are loosing their players to us. If our server wasn't worth playing, it would not be worth wasting such a botnet on.Once again, I am very disappointed and embarrased to have to come to the forum to type up an explanation as to why our server is down and what is being done about it -- what should be posted is that the server is online and new patches + content updates are on the way, but luckily in the next 1 or 2 days we will no longer suffer at the hands of these attacks.
Thank you for understanding, I look forward to seeing you guys back when we return!
P.S: I know some people may feel like they are helping by attacking servers that attack us -- however I kindly ask everyone to NOT DDoS other servers, we are better than them.
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