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Chat ignoring by IP.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by a slave girl, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. a slave girl

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    So I was told in general chat a couple days ago by A Player Who Has Friends in High Places that we will soon be able to ignore people in general chat by their IP address.

    Two different people in general chat immediately informed me that they'd be getting my IP and the first one was going to hack my account himself, the other was going to get his "tec" friend to do it.

    Not too worried about the second guy having any tech friends since he can't even spell tech, but should I be worried about the first wannabe IP account hacker?

    And when's the promised ethereal clothing nuke going to take place, since The Player With Friends in High Places who spilled the chat ignore by IP beans is still running around in his exploit ethereal cloak?
     
  2. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Players who claim to have quote: ' Friends in High Places' aren't always being truthful.

    I once had someone demand that I leave a hunting area because he wanted to hunt there, he had a friend who was a GM and since it is an American game he had more right there than me. On Europa. I ignored him of course.

    I highly doubt EA are going to make people's ip addresses accessible to players, but I will attempt to bring this thread to the attention of someone who can dispel the rumour.
     
  3. Nimuaq

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    This can be done on server-side without giving the ip information to the client that ignored a specific player. As Petra already suggested, I wouldnt be so concerned about those players.
     
  4. Winker

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    Vas An Ort


    There did it for you :lol:
     
  5. PsychoKinetic

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    Easy to log out, change my IP address, and log back in. Just saying...
     
  6. Mapper

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    My thoughts too, Might as well not bother with this feature.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    I've a feeling it doesn't exist outside of the fevered imagination of someone trying to wind up Slave Girl.
     
  8. popps

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    Does anyone know how privacy laws work as in regards to IP addresses ?
     
  9. NuSair

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    They don't.
     
  10. a slave girl

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    This is quite possible, since this player also once told me to check my Stratics email, because he was going to 'send' me something.

    I hate email and certainly never read any of them unless absolutely necessary and I don't even recall which of my email accounts is linked to this site, so that particular threat was a dud from the get go.

    :)

    Thanks! Petra for checking with the higher ups on the IP chat ignores.

    The guy who said it seemed pretty sure that it's going to happen.
     
  11. Black Sun

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    I can't imagine EA would be so sloppy as to make IP addresses visible. They'd be opening themselves up to a world of hurt if they made that info available to just anyone who wanted it.

    I'd bet anything this guy was either misinformed and passing on top quality BS because he didn't get his facts straight or he's just blowing smoke to get you riled up.

    Either way, I'd just ignore him.
     
  12. Spiritless

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    You got trolled, bro.
     
  13. Zosimus

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    Please do me a favor...go LAWL in GC at this person who is saying this.

    First, only an idiot would openly brag about it for everybody to see. Empty threats more like it.

    Second, if he was going or could to do such a thing why not hack people instead of just ignoring a player. May as well hack if the person could even have such information availabe to him through a game.

    Third, dont believe it. ( This should be first :p)

    Just to ease your fears or concerns which truly you shouldn't worry about anyway. Let me explain something if you wanted to change your IP. Btw just logging out of the game does not change your IP.

    One of the easier methods to change your IP address is to turn off your modem, router, and computer overnight. At least a minimum of 8 hours. Then turn it back on the following morning. It WILL NOT work if your ISP has a long lease time set for your IP

    A long lease is determined by whoever your provider is. This varies from a couple hours to days and or a year. So basicaly I am saying your IP to day could be the same tomorrow/month/ or next year or not. Just depends on your provider and how your IP was assigned to you.

    Now at my new offices I have a static IP which can be only changed by my provider so I cant change that for anything on my end. It's more for a security purpose on my business.
     
  14. a slave girl

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    I'm not a bro.
     
  15. a slave girl

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    I have played around inside our router and know a little tiny bit about IPs.


    :)


    Sacrilege! To think that we could be disconnected from the internet for 8 WHOLE hours!

    We only do that if we have to, for example, after a hurricane passes through and takes out the power for a week.

    :)
     
  16. Zosimus

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    LOL scary thought. The days before the internet and computers what did us humans do.........somebody tell me please :p

    Many things you can do with your router especially making your router game specific.
     
  17. yars

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    yeah i wouldnt worry about this, although a great feature that could be implented, especially for those who have numerous accts and sole purpose is too be annoying and impose there self righteous yet ignorant ideas.have you tried just turning general chat off? or just go to another chat room? this works alot for most people
     
  18. WildWobble

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    It won't happen.

    As for the so called hacking .. if they knew what they were doing they would not be playing uo they would be on wow hacking peoples accounts. Don't accept any emails dont go to sites they reccomend and you be safe forever from thier third rate hacking attempts. And if you do get some email thats suspicious use a scanner and check it most email providers check for you or have tools avalible not to mention windows now has good security tools that are free well excepting the fact you paid for windows.


    I just want to be able to close the chat window in EC it gets so irritateing.
     
  19. Viper09

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    No, not you, believe the reference was to Black Sun. You were being called the troll, lol.
     
  20. a slave girl

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    Yeah not sure why coming here to ask a UO related question is trolling.

    I thought this site was just for that?
     
  21. Viper09

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    No idea. Luckily there aren't that many like Spiritless around anymore.