Diablo® III

Diablo 3, the largest DDoS attack in history

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Blizzard is now the orginizer of the largest DDOS attack in internet history against... themselves. Someone in marketing should have consulted the network infrastructure guys regarding the release of the game.

Here's how they created this perfect storm.

1.) Make one of the most anticipated games in history, design it so that everyone needs to login to play the game, and do so without a login queue, causing repeated "hits" to the login server.

2.) Spend millions on marketing to produce the largest number of presales in the history of the company. 1.2 million people alone from world of warcraft annual subscriptions.

3.) Release the game with a global start time, rather than letting people trickle in by timezone.

This will make headlines.
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Hahahahah prolly not headlines but it's definetly a recipe for disaster. Offline mode doesn't seem so stupid now does it?
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Well headlines in gaming news anyway ;)
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85 Goblin Warlock
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I wouldn't be surprised if even the old folks at CNN had a giggle at such a face-palm situation.
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1 Tauren Warrior
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Sure, it didn't help that Blizzard planned the release this way. But they aren't the the only ones responsible for this.

Someone posted on a website (i'll call it /v/) that they are in command of a botnet. They claimed a day before release to launch a DDoS attack at D3 login servers. They said they didn't have anything against Blizzard, they just claimed to be bored trolls.

They also claimed to have caused much chaos during D2 at patch 1.09 and so on.

Blizzard please look into this, I have so many friends who are raging that they aren't able to log in.
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