Golden City Downtime + preparation for reset

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  1. peraldon

    peraldon New Member

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    Hello everyone!


    Yesterday afternoon, we unfortunately were attacked by an individual who managed to get through a network exploit. We've since patched this, so it cannot happen again. The user banned lots of players, removed items and generally caused a lot of havoc on multiple servers.

    We were able to roll back and undo a majority of his work, but unfortunately the script that managed our backups had previously crashed, meaning that we have no backups that are even remotely recent. We have since also fixed this, so backups are working again properly.


    The issues that this caused is:

    1. All players who were online on Ivory City during the attack lost their inventory. Anyone offline at the time will be fine. There is unfortunately no way to fix this.

    2. The entirety of Golden City's islands are wiped. There is no way to get these back either.


    In light of these issues, we have made a couple of decisions:

    1. Golden City will close effective immediately for the reset. As all the islands were lost, there's no reason to keep it up right now.

    2. Golden City will reset most likely this weekend. It will have some initial changes, but a lot of the big feature changes will be coming in the following weeks. We wanted to get the new season out ASAP due to this attack.

    3. The top islands on Golden City will be announced, with season rewards given to the winners.

    4. The other cities will start a staggered reset, one every couple of weeks or so.


    Once we're into Season 2, you should see a lot of content coming out! We are all working on some pretty nifty stuff.


    Thanks for your patience.
     
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  2. Waffle

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    Good to know what happened. Thank you for explaining to us what happened, some servers would not do that.
     
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  3. Ahmod

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    Sad for the islands on golden but hey atleast updates :) great work on the new season !
     
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  4. dO__OP

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    Golden is dead
    long live Golden

    lets GO, next season here we come =)

    thx for the quick notification about the situaion and good luck for finalising next season updates!
     
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  5. Bucko

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    Not really sure what he said here that 'explains it'. All he said was that it was a network exploit which might be the most generic term that I have ever heard.
     
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  6. Isabah

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    RIP Golden :(

    At least they would all be in the same level as everyone else and at least that is one end of a season....
     
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  7. Zachary Jackson

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    Glad to know i wasn't goona be the only one losing my money making machines. Lol. XD
     
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  8. Optimizable

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    Sad to hear the server got attacked, but glad that we could recover a little bit from the attack. Good decisions are made ;)
     
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  9. Vititoe12

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    Dang man I was heading for is top 3 lol
     
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  10. AEB_GAMING

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    Im quiting untill next season. Im playing on Ivory and unforrtenlly i had all my op stuff in my inventory. The stuff took weeks and weeks to get. So see you in the next season guys! <3
    (I may come back to this season)
     
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  11. MrHypist

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    hmm
     
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  12. Skeptic671

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    Feelsbadman for the people that probably had 10mil is level but didn't wanna run /is level til last minute.
     
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  13. Isabah

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    Don't worry @Skeptic671 at your emoji service
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    ikr. was is that GudvDev guy right? feels like a cyber terror attack .-.
     
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  14. Vititoe12

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    I am happy for the reset but also mad lol. I really wanted to see what the highest island level was that I could get.
     
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  15. itai

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    Why do you have to reset EVERY CITY??? give golden city season 1.5.
    No need to reset everything. Dang it.
     
  16. supersam0770

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    I there any info on weather items like sell wands will transfer to next season
     
  17. Ahmod

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    All servers have to reset.
    still undecided.
     
  18. AwesomeAgent10

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    Ohh.. So thats what happened. Good to know
     
  19. NotAKoalaBear

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    If nothing is reset then the server will become too OP and boring.
     
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  20. Stxq

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    Aye, thanks for letting us know, I'm sure many of us, including me, appreciate it. :p But I'm so pumped for this Golden reset. :D Should be fantastic, let's hope it brings some players back to this server. :p However I'm assuming that once other cities reset, we will most definitely gain a decent amount of players back. #Excited

    ~ Stxq
     
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