Atlas just rolled back the North American servers five hours after an admin account was ‘compromised’

    
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In case you needed your daily reminder not to buy early access games that are still neck-deep in testing and problem children, here’s your dose for the day: Studio Wildcard’s Grapeshot Games just rolled back Atlas’ North American servers five and a half hours. Why? It sounds like someone broke into an administrator account and caused chaos.

“Earlier today, an admin’s steam account was compromised and used to cause some devastation on our Official NA PvP Network,” says Grapeshot. “To be clear this was not caused by a hack, third party program, or exploit. We have taken the appropriate steps to ensure this does not happen again. We’ll be rolling back our Official NA PvP Network by approximately 5 and a half hours to a network world save at approximately 11 AM UTC (3 AM PST/6 AM EST). We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank for your patience and understanding during this time.”

Of course, a peek at the subreddit this morning shows clip after clip of a guild supposedly using exploits to wreck other ships, so if that wasn’t part of the “compromise,” then Grapeshot has other things to worry about.

Source: Official site. Thanks to CapnLan!

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Tanek

How is this not a rerun of ARK. I keep needing to confirm what year it is to make sure I have not somehow slipped into an alternate timeline where

  • Wildcard was always called Grapeshot
  • ATLAS was their first game rather than ARK
  • and people don’t already know how all of this is going to turn out
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Jeremy Barnes

Trustworthy Dev Studio. Everyone should give them money.

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Ironwu

“To be clear this was not caused by a hack, third party program, or exploit.”

And this makes it better how? One would think that this is a newbie studio by the way things have been going.

Break out the clown suits and tricycles for these guys.

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Armsman

I tend to agree. The fact they weren’t hacked means that somehow, someone saw/used an Admin’s login credentials. HOW did said person manage to see/obtain said credentials? (And if it’s someone who works for the company, what does that say about their corporate culture?

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Random MMO fan

“HOW did said person manage to see/obtain said credentials?”

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NeoWolf

That game has a bucketload of issues. I was watching one of my favourite streamers today playing it and six ships were surrounding and attacking a single galleon trapping it belonging to a group who have been caught hacking a bunch of times on video.

Not only did the hackers ship seem to have unliited ammunition for their galleon (which eats ammunition SERIOUSLY fast) but they seemed to have unlimited resources to repair their ship, not that thier ship ever showed ANY damage mind despite being under constant fire by six ships… and then to top it all off suddenly whales spawned in the lawless zone it was all happening in, where whales cannot and DO NOT spawn ever, literally falling out of the sky between the six attacking ships and the hackers.. and not just any whales either, but the monstrous whales which are aggressive, all of which allowed the galleon to escape unharmed (not that it was ever in risk of being harmed).

The whole thing was farsical. Why hackers like that even play games baffles me, I mean I’m no fan of PVP at all but with ALL challenge removed I am at a loss as to exactly what enjoyment they can possiby get in a game of that type????

Here is the video of the whale bit BE WARNED their is some profanity when it happens so NSFW

https://www.twitch.tv/burkeblack/clip/SolidAmazonianFloofHassaanChop?filter=clips&range=7d&sort=time

The game is an interesting Idea but would literally not touch it if someone paid me.

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Melissa McDonald

that actually sounds wildly entertaining – as a spectator

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NeoWolf

I won’t lie seeing whales fall out of the sky, definitely got a laugh from me.. but at the same time you sympathise with the players who are all like “what is the point.. why even bother, this is just ruining it for everyone etc..”.

Sadly the official servers are now rife with this sort of thing and noone official seems to be Administrating over and/or Policing it and despite many reports with evidence nothing has apparently been done.

I suspect it would be far less of an issue on a private server where people are policing thier own community.

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Robert Mann

Their goals are to grief people, nothing else. They get their enjoyment out of ruining the day of others. I’m not normally one for completely extreme solutions, but I hear that we may be launching more deep space probes… and I’m not terribly opposed to attaching such filth to them for removal from this planet.

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NeoWolf

Seems a little unfair to the rest of the universe lol

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rafael12104

Since Atlas launch, there hasn’t been a day I don’t log into MOP and thank the maker I didn’t drop any of my hard earned cash on this game. Seriously.

The game is a meme in and of itself. It is amazing.

So, let us continue!

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Schlag Sweetleaf
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rafael12104

This might be your best yet, brother! LOL! Anyone who watched that crappy Youtube Rewind 2018, will agree!!!

Huey Lewis’s Back In Time was perfect!

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Greaterdivinity

I’d like to imagine someone just left their Steam open and their roommate got ahold of it and caused some havoc.

Yeesh, Wildcard/Grapeshot are just walking from one pothole into the next. “Early Access” indeed.

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Reht

via GIPHY

This site has some clips of some of the shenanigans! Whales, tanks, airplanes, cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!

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Armsbend

when I saw spaceballs in the link address I knew all I needed to know :)

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Darthbawl

WOOF, FYI peeps, turn your volume down before hitting that link, else you get blasted with at least 4 auto-playing vids at once. LOL

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Armsbend

heh that’s pretty funny. I hope they had fun and will post the hijinx later.

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Nathan Aldana

the part that worries me is you could get into an admins account just by stealing his steam info.

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Alberto

Atlas Only exists on Steam there No separate client or downloader..how else do you think you would log into ANYONES account on a STEAM ONLY Game? This would be true for ANY game that uses steam. Its one of the dangers of using Steam for all your games as well.