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I wish EA/OSI Could do this.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Winker, May 25, 2012.

  1. Winker

    Winker Babbling Loonie
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    Today i got my Diablo 3 account hack and cleaned out. Dont ask me how it was done i have not a clue. But to be sure it got hacked.

    So i contact blizzard support and within 4 hours i have everything restored to my account. There reply to me was this:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact Blizzard Entertainment Customer Support.

    We have investigated the recently reported compromise on the above Battle.net account. Per your request, we restored the linked Diablo III account using the best available restoration point. Though restoration points are regularly updated, the best available one may not be completely current when a compromise occurs. Some progress may be permanently lost when an account is reverted to a restoration point. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

    Now why cant this be done in UO?

    Not that i have ever had my UO account hacked, but if i did this is how i would like it dealt with
     
  2. claudia-fjp

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    Because Diablo has instanced games and info is stored by account, and UO is a large world full of items not linked to anything. In UO they can't even keep track of housing. So expecting them to keep track of every little item in every house, on every character, and in every bank is like asking a jellyfish to do calculus.
     
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  3. silent

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    WOW does that as well.
     
  4. Gary Rendol

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    like asking a jellyfish to do calculus - :stir:
     
  5. Lord Nabin

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    Wait Jelly fish can't do Calculus? :sad3:
     
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  6. Sevin0oo0

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    mu understanding... yes, they do backups, and these can be run separately from the normal prodo shards.
    Can they go look to see what you have?, Yes.
    Will they? They said they may in certain instances.
    Have they? You 'd have to ask those who lost rubble items in the New Magincia sweep, if they still play.
    Will they upon request? NO
     
  7. Flutter

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    Mine can, but that's besides the point.

    The backups in UO are saved differently than the backups on Diablo III
    Remember at the very core of this game it is still 1998
     
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  8. Lord Nabin

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    Yeah see that's what I thought.
     
  9. Picus at the office

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    I thought that the last posting about this said that the restore never happened....wrong?
     
  10. Sevin0oo0

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    That's what I'm thinking, a technical failure or something? I based my statement on what Mesanna said. As Producer (associate in title), we believed she could do what she said.
     
  11. Tjalle

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    Should UO do this then on day 1 after it´s implemented every shady person playing this game would "hack" themselves to double up.

    Just my theory...
     
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  12. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

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    More like 1988, but eh.. why quibble.. :p

    UO could offer this service, but it would require a Dev to do it.
     
  13. MalagAste

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    Would require EA to give a rats about their customers..... and we all know that will never happen.
     
  14. Winker

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    I just got my battle.net Authenticator free on the Iphone, no more hacking into my account :danceb:

    Im sure EA do them too for their new games, im sure they tryed to sell me one for the new Starwars game.
     
  15. Redxpanda

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    Whats this mess i keep hearing about people getting hacked on D3. Lemme check and make sure mine is still good.
     
  16. G.v.P

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    My jellyfish dropped out of calculus to focus on AP English. Then came a focus on journalism at some Ivy Reef school, and now my jellyfish is too cool to call me back on the weekends. They really grow up fast. :/
     
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    I wish UO was better then Wow and Diablo3 from the beginning... but back then well the tech didnt exsist and no one thought that another would stoop so low.
    Well they were proven that Yes Virginia there are bottom feeders.....
    I would love to come to uo one day and see the Dev post that they have come up with a way to track your goodies, skills, and entry to the game by the second and could replace all down to the last gold sovern you had.
    (I can dream cant I?)
    In a way this would bring back sooo many players to UO we might have a land rush!
    I know so many who quit over the years due to some hack jocky who couldnt help themselves hacking anothers account or home. Looting them bare and deleting their characters.
    Will it happen?
    No.
    Even if it would curtail the duping to squat.... And hacking would drop to the floor as they wouldnt gain nada.... hmmmm
    We will never know if it would help...... Jeff is good but not that good, and Mesanna cant pull that many strings... and well Grim ...loveable Grim. Dar'lin we love ya but we know you can't get blood from stones. :rolleyes:
     
  18. CovenantX

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    If EA takes any idea's from Blizzard regarding account security, I think it should be an account authenticator.

    For the OP's D3 Account getting hacked. get yourself an authenticator. They're like $7.00 and easy to set up.
     
  19. THP

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    It can be done...just EA aint bothered or simply dont employ the staff anymore to do so mate...remember UO as less than 10k players ...at the most optimistic 20k max players now.......then again in the ''boom years'' they never did not bother either...oh well...iam outta here myself soon......
     
  20. Winker

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    see post #15
     
  21. Petra Fyde

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    THP your ability to know exactly what 'hooks' are available in the server code for pulling information without having ever seen the code and to conjure pessimistic player numbers out of thin air totally amazes me.
    Please use your clairvoyant abilities to predict next weekend's lottery numbers.
     
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  22. MalagAste

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    This. Though I agree will never happen but I too can think of dozens of players who left UO after being hacked and stripped of everything they held dear.