Blizzard Entertainment heeft de veiligheid van de Battlenet servers mogelijk onderschat.

Het is de afgelopen dagen weer goed raak. Blizzard Entertainment wordt namelijk al sinds de lancering van hun nieuwste uitbreiding, World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor, belaagd door DDoS aanvallen. Dit zorgt uiteraard voor enorm veel frustratie bij de spelers van de populaire MMORPG en hun ongenoegen is ook uitvoerig op verschillende fora en social media te vinden. Blizzard Entertainment heeft inmiddels een paar verklaringen gegeven.

Our top priority continues to be service issues impacting performance and long wait times on North American realms. We recently pushed a server change that caused disconnects, and as a result login services are heavily impacted as players attempt to (re)log in to the game. If you experience issues logging in, please be patient and wait a few minutes before trying again. We’re continuing to work to address other stability and latency issues as well as make additional improvements in game performance.

We’re excited to finally launch Warlords of Draenor and explore this new world with you, but we know that the experience has been less than ideal as we approach our first full day of launch.

Europe was our first region to launch, and we encountered a few issues due to the sheer number of players attempting to enter Draenor from a single location. We worked to add multiple new ways to access Draenor, and this helped ease some of the initial rush into the new expansion as players were able to access it from their capital cities, as well as from the shrines in Pandaria.

While that solution helped a ton for our North American launch, we ran into a few other issues, including a distributed denial of service attack, that resulted in increased latency.

Hebben jullie ook last ondervonden van de DDoS aanvallen?