We've run into a serious snag with the project recently. In the last few weeks, an unknown hacker has been attacking www.umsmaps.com,, the host site of DotR and homepage of many of the team members. The culprit could be anyone from wwww.wc3campaigns.com, the largest Warcraft III website (whom we know have mentioned once or twice the idea of hacking into us and "taking those UMSMappers down") to a banned user named InSiDeR. The attacker(s) has been constanty changing their IP address and overloading us with a massive number of hits. Our server administrator has done all he can to stop the attacks; he can't handle it anymore, so as of Monday UMSMaps.com is homeless. Madacc, our site administrator, is looking for a new provider, but frankly we don't know where to go.
What does this mean for DotR? Well, first of all, we have all vowed to finish this project no matter what comes up. If UMSMaps.com dies, then Dawn of the Rebellion will be our last hurrah. I have a friend who has enough server space to host a staff forum. Even if UMSMaps.com goes down, DotR will live on. Production may be slowed down, and the development site will have to be kept secret, but this project will see the light of day, and no hacker is going to stop us.
Wish us luck in finding a new server.