Well, ROTMG is currently in a fix with all its servers getting flooded by bots. Well, the fact that this isn’t a DDOS attack or anything attacking the site itself, only attacking the game, DECA can fix this and prevent it from happening again. How?
- Prevent anybody below a certain star rank from accessing the game
Since there are enough bots to fill so many servers, it is reasonable to expect that these are probably 0 star characters, throwaways, so even enforcing a star rank requirement of 2* is enough to block most of these bots out.
- Enforce stricter email rules
Basically, prevent the creation of accounts with emails that have already been used, period. That means all that email@example.com and accounts like this cannot be created. This will slow down the production of bots and make it easier to ban all of them.
The next one, related to the solution above:
- Mass ban bots by email
Chances are, these bots are created with similar emails, like firstname.lastname@example.org and emai..email@example.com, so some simple software that will take several minutes to write will be able to find all of these.
And as a final word to DECA, employees should work on weekends. The next Monday, release a hotfix that inputs a system that allows you to prevent certain star levels from accessing the game while you get this under control and restart the servers. This will prevent attacks of the same type from happening again. And do add back the days that were lost in this “server full” mayhem so that players get a few days to catch up on their campaign. Someone help ping the DECA admins