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Unread post Children playing games at twgs.classictw.com
So, this is something I've never seen before.

I'm playing a game at classic. (game C) I capture some planets, get a fair amount of cash and figs built up. The server shuts down from midnight to 8am so just before midnight, I log off in really good shape. I notice around 11:15 that I got booted out of the game, which was odd, and couldn't log back in for 2 or 3 minutes, but then it went back to normal so I figure it's a glitch.

So this morning, I log in and i'm in a pod and have no planets and no cash. Odd because I log in one minute after the game reopens. How could this have happened? There is a new player, "rodney", who showed up around 3:30am out of nowhere, created a corp called "dangerfield" (get the joke?) and then somehow ended up in a ship I hadn't even seen before, invaded my planets and blew them up 5 minutes after logging in the first time.

My first thought is, okay maybe I broke some sort of rule and the sysop took my planets away. So I figure fine, I'll start over.

Then I notice a few things. The best ship in the game, the CEO ship, now requires a commish (which it didn't 8 hours before) and I am the only player in the game who is red (-400k). And then I try to cash and get the "you can't rob from a buy port" error. Okay, now clearly someone is either trying to lock this down as a blue game, or is messing with me.

So I figure out how to get planets going and get two L6s (it's an unlim with quick planet development) and start planet cashing, and get in decent shape even though the best red ship only holds 200 figs and the blue ships hold 400k.

Then it gets really stupid. I log back in half an hour ago, and somehow in the last 2 hours since I stopped playing, tern ran twice (!) in the middle of the day and my planets collided, so I am back to nothing. And my 10m cash is down to 100k.

I have a friend log in, about 15 minutes ago, to join my corp and play as a blue (since the reds are now useless). He joins my corp and we are getting ready to start playing; I drop figs to get him a commish and then we look and magically he is now no longer on my corp (and can't rejoin since I am high red and he is now high blue). Then two or three random people log in who haven't shown up before, apparently watching what we are doing.

Then all of a sudden, with no warning and no message as to what happened, I get "your ship has been destroyed".

There is no death delay, so I come back and cby 5 or 6 times trying to get my align down so I can go blue and we can re-corp. The 7th time or so, I can't get back in. Now there is a death delay.

And my friend is also in a pod.

Whoever is doing this may think it is funny, but we don't, and I can't imagine most of the community wants to play on a server where this is occurring.

EDIT: I was just informed that the "sandbox" game has tedit open to the world, so anyone can go in and be an Butthole. What they probably don't realize is that it's possible to find out who is doing it. Let's see what the logs say.

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Now, that is too funny! LOL

I never knew that server had an open tedit.

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Cruncher wrote:
Now, that is too funny! LOL

I never knew that server had an open tedit.


For the sandbox game only.

Unfortunately, it's an honor system thing and you can't trust people not to act like children. It'll probably have to be turned off at some point.

In the meantime, the aforementioned idiot has been banned. It wasn't hard to figure out who it was since they used the same IP to log into that game as something like 7 different players (and to tedit it).

The IP is a Comcast home (cable) internet IP in Camden County, NJ, just outside Philadelphia. For what that's worth to anyone.

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Good to know, thanks for the heads up.

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Cruncher wrote:
Now, that is too funny! LOL

I never knew that server had an open tedit.


For the sandbox game only.

Unfortunately, it's an honor system thing and you can't trust people not to act like children. It'll probably have to be turned off at some point.

In the meantime, the aforementioned idiot has been banned. It wasn't hard to figure out who it was since they used the same IP to log into that game as something like 7 different players (and to tedit it).

The IP is a Comcast home (cable) internet IP in Camden County, NJ, just outside Philadelphia. For what that's worth to anyone.


pretty sure i banned that same IP on my server last month for duping.

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