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Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:27PM Aenedor said

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This is so sad :( Rift's servers were bombarded at launch by hackers, what is it with these people???

Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:36PM Sladden said

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First PSN and now this!? Sigh...

This is kinda funny, cuz SOMEONE had taken out 1$ from my Credit Card at SOE, and the bank women said that we had to lock my credit card so they could send a new one, just to be "safe".

Feels like it has something to do with this....

Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:51PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@Sladden

I bet the SOE and PSN were sharing a exploitable billing link info
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 12:56PM Jade Effect said

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@Sladden

That is a common tactic by someone who has gotten hold of your credit card information. They'll do a small charge to your card to check if the card is still in use, hoping that you would not notice the small charge.

Needless to say, credit cards that are verified to be in use are far more valuable than a bunch of credit card numbers which the thief doesn't know are still in use or not.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 4:49PM Sladden said

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@Jade Effect Yap, that is what the girl said...kinda sad. Never thought it would happend me, but it did....
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 1:21PM socialenemy2007 said

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Well that's that. Goodbye Sony. was looking forward to Planetside next.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 1:45PM wondersmith said

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F2P for the win. Play only F2P games using store-bought point cards for their cash shops, and you'll never have to worry about hackers stealing your credit card info from your MMO. :)

Posted: May 2nd 2011 2:56PM Seffrid said

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@wondersmith

What have cash shop games got to do with it? You can just as easily use game cards to play subscription games.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:48PM wondersmith said

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@Seffrid

True. But funding your play with store-bought cards is a bigger nuisance with subscription games. If you don't make it to the store and buy your game time card regularly, you're locked out.

An option for one-shot purchases of game time or cash shop points might be helpful for both payment models. Your credit card number wouldn't need to be stored on their servers for longer than it takes the transaction to go through.
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Posted: May 3rd 2011 2:18AM Space Cobra said

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@wondersmith

That's called "extra level of security". I understand, it's easier to get to and spend your money. But really, this makes it easier to rob you, too, because your money is in one place. I sorta chuckle at my Dad because he doesn't have an ATM card to withdrawl funds and goes to the bank teller the "old fashioned way", but at least, anyone who robs him won't threaten him for his PIN number.

In anything in life, it's a pain to use security. I hate airport security. I hate security at some companies, but you have to go through those steps to be secure. It may be a burden on you, but losing money is a bigger burden, IMO.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 2:19PM PhelimReagh said

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Sounds like the hackers left a ghost in the machine (and it's kernel).

Posted: May 2nd 2011 3:07PM winterborn said

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This just keeps getting better and better, keep it up.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 3:38PM lacreoleman said

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I am greatly disappointed in Gazillion and Marvel. Rather than deliver us an MMO within the Marvel Universe, they've opted out of creating an MMO worthy of the name Marvel and instead just recycle Marvel Ultimate Alliance and adapt it for a multiplayer game.

This isn't an MMO anymore than CoD, MW or any other single player game with a multiplayer option is a true MMO. Being able to play Spiderman and guide him through a game is fine if I'm playing on my PC or XBox by myself. But to allow hundreds of Spidermen, Iron Men and Hulks to go bounding through the same game is a cop out of a tremendous magnitude.

I'll just play Super Hero Squad with my daughter and DCUO, and I'll be just fine if this is the course that Gazillion is actually going to continue with. And just to underscore this, I played both MUA and MUA 2, and I can see from that what I'm going to be getting when this comes out and I might jump in and beta test it but not going to even play it for free if it's going to cheat us out of our experience of being our own hero in the MU.

Time will tell how this will go, but I'm betting on this falling apart in Marvel's face. And Gazillion will just walk away with the money and smile.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 4:24PM Seffrid said

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@lacreoleman

LFM for raid, already got 16 spidermen, 6 hulks, need 2 iron men!

It certainly doesn't sound quite right :)!
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 4:54PM pcgneurotic said

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@lacreoleman

If the Marvel MMO as released *doesn't* have some kind of interesting mechanic that gets around that, then I'll eat my No-Prize.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:41PM Suplyndmnd said

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@lacreoleman

I disagree that MUO isn't an MMO, i just don't think it's an RPG anymore then Super Mario Brothers II. Oh sure, you can choose characters but an RPG to me is at least 50% character customization. You take that out and you have a weakened version. It doesn't deserve the RPG title so MMO? Yes. RPG? No.

Also, that stupid little Super Hero Squad? Can't believe i want to play a game this bad that looks that ridiculous lol. I am going to give it a try for sure. Hopefully it'll have more then 10 people online at once.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:14PM JonBuck said

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I recently changed my debit card, and once SOE comes back up, I'm going to double check my account information and delete what's there. DCUO's going off my computer. Sorry guys, there's just no excuse for this crap.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:30PM Ryukan said

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@pcgneurotic

LMAO, there is something very off about that scenario!

Aside from teh fact that it is terrible that millions of people had personal information stolen (and perhaps financial informatioin too) it is pretty pathetic what Sony is doing to compensate the customers. So far all I have read is that they are making SOE Store cash half off and saying "we're sorry". Sorry don't mean sh*t Sony, neither does making Sony Store cash half off.

I have a PS3, I mainly use it for movies/blue ray, Metflix and occasionally playing a console game. I don't play Sony games online on the console or the PC and I won't in the future either. I will never, EVER have a credit card or any other finanical info linked to Sony either.

My opinion of Sony has plummeted because of this whole incident and how Sony is handling it, but I haven't really had much faith in them for a long time now.

Posted: May 2nd 2011 7:43PM EgoPoisoning said

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@Ryukan

I found the half-off station cash pretty amusing, since it basically says "Hey! We're sorry we can't be trusted with your information! How about you give us some money for a purely digital expression of currency?"

Given how leery folks are likely to be about giving Sony their cash, it seems like handing every account a mound of wholly free Station Cash would have played on their inclination to enjoy the games that got them to be part of the network in the first place.

This does suck for me, though, because my fiancee and I play PoxNora to unwind after work, especially while we're in different states for different grad schools. Losing that (she's not otherwise a gamer) is a real bummer.
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Posted: May 2nd 2011 5:56PM (Unverified) said

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*sigh* As much as this isn't Sonys fault...and I genuinely don't blame them for this. I may just cancel my all access subscription when the system comes back online.

...I just don't like being the target of something and for something that I didn't do.




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