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Greetings Troopers! We just wanted to give you a quick update regarding the current status of the release of First Strike 1.6. It is a case of a good news and bad news story. The good news is that the release is pretty much finished and ready to go with just the last tests on a public release candidate to be performed before we're ready to get it into your grubby little mitts. The bad news is that the First Strike Forum server has suffered a sustained cyber attack by some dirty hacker...

Posted by TALON_UK on Jan 31st, 2014


Greetings Troopers!

We just wanted to give you a quick update regarding the current status of the release of First Strike 1.6. It is a case of a good news and bad news story. The good news is that the release is pretty much finished and ready to go with just the last tests on a public release candidate to be performed before we're ready to get it into your grubby little mitts. The bad news is that the First Strike Forum server has suffered a sustained cyber attack by some dirty hacker which keeps bombarding our server with extremely high levels of spam which is preventing us from getting the thing back on line again. We're working on the problem, but it is quite an involved process which is now hampering production. Unfortunately the forum server is linked into the mod updating process, so we really need to get this sorted before we can release FS 1.6. The most annoying thing is that if this had happened a week later FS 1.6 would have most likely already been out the door, and this problem while still being an annoyance for sure, wouldn't have seemed quite so critical as you'd all have already got a hold of the new First Strike. This timing really sucks to say the least.

Rest assured that we're working to resolve this problem, and that as soon as we do we'll get this new content out to you ASAP. We're positively gagging to get you all playing it. So wish us luck as we tackle this dirty little hacker's handy work.

So bear with us and we'll soon...

See you on the Battlefield Troopers!

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SHOGUN096
SHOGUN096 Jan 31 2014, 11:41am says:

Dammit HACKER!!!/;( Good luck Guys;)!

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411Remnant
411Remnant Jan 31 2014, 1:13pm says:

Why would someone do this to you guys?

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Brotapfelinhalierer
Brotapfelinhalierer Jan 31 2014, 2:32pm replied:

He was propably hired by EA.^^

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK Jan 31 2014, 2:41pm replied:

Heh heh, I don't think we've even appeared on their radar, but who knows? I'd guess this was more likely nothing more than a random Hacker attack, though a bleedin' annoyingly timed one.

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Gexgekko
Gexgekko Jan 31 2014, 4:32pm says:

Why a hacker would want to mess you? You're just mod developers helping people enjoy an awesome game... I don't get it... People sometimes sucks (sadly, most of the times)

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george76
george76 Jan 31 2014, 7:47pm says:

we will destroy these hackers scum

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TimeshiftR
TimeshiftR Jan 31 2014, 9:11pm says:

People are complete jerks sometimes.

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK Feb 1 2014, 2:39am says:

Our website is back up, so hopefully we should be able to re-establish full service soon.

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SHOGUN096
SHOGUN096 Feb 1 2014, 6:28am replied:

Glad to hear that:) good job guys;)!

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brodur
brodur Feb 1 2014, 5:11pm replied:

Sounds like a DDOS which, depending on where the server is located, can be reported to the correct authorities and dealt with.

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Feb 2 2014, 8:00am says:

It was the BattleCry team cause we're slowing destroying the competition for world domination. :P

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK Feb 2 2014, 7:57pm says:

I suspected as much. Prepare the Superlaser. You may fire when ready.

; )

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magnumninja
magnumninja Feb 5 2014, 12:03pm says:

I hate how hackers only hack servers to steal something useful such as trying to find the files to the game. The person who hacked it is a dumba$$ for ever thinking there would be anything of use on there. I know passwords and stuff like that could be compromised but its not like it matters for a forum unless your stupid enough to not sign up on a forum using a email only for forums.

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