Blizzard Update on WoW Classic Recent DDoS Attacks
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone. We wanted to return to this subject and put some closure on it. As always, It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from having a smooth gameplay experience.

Immediately after the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against our game service began, the Blizzard Security Team worked around the clock with local and international law enforcement agencies to track down the source of the DDoS. It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

WoW Classic - Blizzard Looking into Feign Death Bug Reports
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Hey everybody, I wanted to take a minute to talk about Feign Death. Hunters are understandably very concerned about the behavior of such an iconic ability, with a variety of important uses, and I want to assure you that we’re aware of your reports and we’re investigating. This one isn’t easy at all. In our reference builds, many of the same behaviors that players are reporting do occur, but sometimes with slight differences in timing or consistency, which makes it really difficult to even identify a clear bug in the first place. However, despite this difficulty we have made some progress here.

The first issue is that Feign Death cancels when you move, including if you turn, and very often high-skill hunters are running from an opponent, turning to shoot behind them, and then Feign Death to drop a trap. It some of these cases, Feign Death is failing because the spell-cancel on turning is more sensitive in WoW Classic than it was in 1.12. We’ve tracked down why it’s more sensitive, and we’re testing a change now that relaxes the spell cancellation to make it less likely that you’ll inadvertently trigger this if you’re trying to stop turning to cast Feign Death. That said, if you continue turning after the cast, or keep turning during the cast, you can still cause Feign Death to be cancelled. This fix will go out soon as a hotfix.

There are other reports about it taking too long to drop combat, or having combat re-activated because your pet is getting attacked, and we’re still looking at those issues. We’re tracking a couple of leads there, but we haven’t got this bug in our sights yet, so it may take a bit more time to figure out what’s really going on here.

I’m sorry it’s not a silver bullet, but hopefully it gives you some peace of mind to know we’re listening, and still investigating the issues.

WoW Classic - Seasonal Fish Bug
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Did somebody say Fishing? I love fishing. I know some of you think I’m crazy, but I’m hooked on it, and one of the things that’s really cool about fishing in WoW Classic is the seasonal fish.

We realize that Summer is coming to an end soon, and there’s currently a bug preventing you from netting seasonal fish from the oceans of Azeroth. We realize this is a time sensitive issue, and people want to be able to catch Summer Bass before the Summer ends, so we made it a reel top priority, but this issue turned out to be a can of worms, and as a result, probably will not be fixed before the end of summer.

Sorry we didn’t catch it sooner, but we think we’ve got a line on it, and we’ll let you know if we’re able to land it.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Recent DDoS Attack Update, WoW Classic - Feign Death and Seasonal Fish Bugs started by Stoy View original post
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  1. latusthegoat's Avatar
    On the one hand, the fishing bug impacts my fun. On the other, that's an impressive amount of wordplay. I dont know...
  1. Dakhath's Avatar
    Hope the ddos kid enjoys his time behind bars.
  1. TigTone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by latusthegoat View Post
    On the one hand, the fishing bug impacts my fun. On the other, that's an impressive amount of wordplay. I dont know...
    It was quite a catch if you ask me.
  1. Muajin76's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dakhath View Post
    Hope the ddos kid enjoys his time behind bars.
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*
  1. swisscheese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*
    Wasn't it the same guy that took down wikipedia, twitch streams, and some other stuff?

    If so.....he's pretty boned
  1. Kendros's Avatar
    FD was always a shitty bug skill up until WotLK, ppl just dont know what they are talking about. Its the classic experience you wanted.
  1. Yoshingo's Avatar
    Give these ddosers the maximum punishment possible.
  1. Muajin76's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swisscheese View Post
    Wasn't it the same guy that took down wikipedia, twitch streams, and some other stuff?

    If so.....he's pretty boned
    Oh, dunno. If it is, then i say that's a safe bet.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    Oh, dunno. If it is, then i say that's a safe bet.
    Lizard squad got time behind bars. But that might have been because of the bomb threat on a plane.
  1. Aleloron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by latusthegoat View Post
    On the one hand, the fishing bug impacts my fun. On the other, that's an impressive amount of wordplay. I dont know...
    I absolutely LOVE fishing puns and witty word-smithing so I can forgive their error.

    And like others have stated, I hope that little sh*t gets the ‘book thrown at him’ by the judge.
  1. Gratlim's Avatar
    Did they fix the leader of the pack bug for Feral as well now? I had to spec out of it as the buff disappear every second powershift. I did report it.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    These 'hacking' kids are already caught.
    It is very good to hear!
  1. letssee's Avatar
    lol rekt


    to the ddos guy
  1. Espo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*
    https://www.wowhead.com/news=284224/...ainst-blizzard

    Many more examples of this. Punishment for cyber crimes is no joke in the US. It gets a reputation as being very draconian.
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    It's kinda funny that a bug/interaction that has been around for ages in live about FD, is finally being looked at due to classic. I think anybody that's played a hunter long will know it. You have to train your body to completely release movement before using FD, to increase the chances of working. Hopefully they get improvements in.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*
    Impacting multi-million, if not billion, dollars companies activity will surely land you in jail in the real life world...
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*
    They need to make an example, 10 years in prison.
  1. Potatowizard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    I doubt they're going to jail someone for that. If it were a streamer, might just get a *slap on the wrist*


    what are you basing this off of? Can you link me something that says people who commit massive cyber attacks against companies do not get punished?

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker...ths-in-prison/
    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/...time-for-ddos/
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/...-ddos-attacks/
    https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-bey...r-goes-prison/

    DDoSing a individual is borderline a federal crime. DDoSing companies IS a federal crime. It's Cyber terrorism.
  1. ravenmoon's Avatar
    They actually caught the guy? I bet he is in the UK too.. I wonder why/ what his issue is
  1. Jetstream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Potatowizard View Post
    what are you basing this off of? Can you link me something that says people who commit massive cyber attacks against companies do not get punished?

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker...ths-in-prison/
    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/...time-for-ddos/
    https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/...-ddos-attacks/
    https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-bey...r-goes-prison/

    DDoSing a individual is borderline a federal crime. DDoSing companies IS a federal crime. It's Cyber terrorism.
    It depends on how much damage the attack did, the age of the offender, their criminal record, and what kind of mood the judge is in that day.

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