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Posted: May 5th 2011 8:52AM Ekphrasis said

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@UnSub

Hahaha Serious issue but a hilariously appropriate comment.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 5:40AM Dumac said

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Wear them with pride, a sign of bravery you displayed in the darkest of days and a tribute to heroes who have fallen to the most horrible of crimes, identity theft. Future generations of heroes will look upon your mask with respect and envy for what you went through, wishing they themselves could have been there and done something as heroic. Not.

Posted: May 5th 2011 6:09AM Suplyndmnd said

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I've seen Sony make many announcements about compensation and i've not found one person happy with the compensation. I want to know what exactly is just compensation? What would it take to make you happy? I have to agree so far that 30 days of PSN+ or 30 days of DCUO and a mask seems like a very stupid and minimal token of an apology but what do you want in compensation?

Posted: May 5th 2011 7:41AM (Unverified) said

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@Suplyndmnd
See sortius' comment at the top of this page. "I just want my money back."
Some people just want a refund since the contract they entered into has not been upheld by SOE. They're never going to play that game again so in game compensation is meaningless.
I think that's fair, but very unlikely to happen.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 7:59AM Lenn said

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@Suplyndmnd I don't want compensation. I want Sony's assurance that this security debacle of theirs will have no consequences for me. So far, we've only seen the standard press releases with no mention of possible consequences. They sent me two e-mails, both of which were verbatim copies of the press releases already on their website. That's just not good enough. And no amount of free playtime or in-game goodies will make me feel safer.

I will probably be alright, but I want Sony to come out and take away any shred of doubt I may have left. And if they can't, and if I do end up suffering the consequences of this, I want to know, beyond any doubt, I can turn to them for any real life compensation and not be given the cold shoulder.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 8:09AM Unshra said

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@Suplyndmnd I would like to see at least see an option to refund lifetime subscriptions for those that no longer want to support SOE.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 8:57AM real65rcncom said

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looks more like a 'Catwoman' inspired mask to me.

Posted: May 5th 2011 10:31AM TUX426 said

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DCUO and SWG will be just fine when the dust settles. If people haven't stopped playing SOE games before this time, there's no way something like this will get them to stop - cosmetic mask and 30 days free is more than enough to lure most back and the majority will gladly whip out their new credit card and enter the numbers without a 2nd thought.

Posted: May 5th 2011 12:35PM SFGamer69 said

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@TUX426

I'm definitely not a part of that group that would blindly jump back in bed with Sony. they failed to do their job making sure my info was properly protected, they waited over a week to say anything publicly (and longer before I even got emails about it) ...and THEN SOE finally admits to it's servers as well being hacked several days after that, having consistently claimed they were fine, when they obviously were not sure. I want my money back for both my PS3 and PC accounts, and all my info purged from their craptasticly lax security. Yes, they were hacked, and boo to the hackers who did it, but Sony should have proactively made sure that this sensitive data that was hacked was as secure as possible...not after compromising 100 million peoples accounts! Sony can rot far as I'm concerned. Everything they are doing now to "strengthen" their networks should have been done to begin with. We are not talking about a few hundred people at some mom and pop shop...we are talking an international corporation with info on 100 million+ peoples....!
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Posted: May 5th 2011 1:00PM TUX426 said

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I wish more people thought the way you do, but they simply don't. Read the gaming forums - more people care about what they'll do once the games come back online than they do about their identities being secured.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 7:24PM SFGamer69 said

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@TUX426

Alot of folks are easily distracted by "oooooh, shiny..."

Fact is, if the current allegations against Sony/SOE of them being well aware of the security issues (old software/ no firewalls on outward facing servers??) then yeah, Sony deserves all thats coming their way, and their presidents refusal to testify on the matter when pressed recently, that says volumes about not simply being lax security, but being criminally negligent.
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Posted: May 5th 2011 5:32PM (Unverified) said

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One wonders, if SONY offered anyone that wants their 'money back' over this... how many people would take it? And how many of those takers would be lifetime subscribers...

As to content... it would not surprise me if the developers on sweating bricks right now ANY working like crazy to have their next content update ready to go live as soon as everything is back online and stable.

Oh, and I would totally expect DCUO to have a 'welcome back' period of time where everyone (even people without accounts before) can play the game. Great time to release an extended free trial and get new players into the game as well as old ones back while getting the payment system locked down.

I also would not be surprised if they scrub the system of all credit card info that was previously on file and request 're-registration' including choosing a new password the first time you log in, all in the name of best security practices. The only thing they will likely keep is a record of 'paid for time' + granted free time + grace period.

Of course, I could as easily be widely off base, and it would be the first time for me being that way. I -am- often wrong, after all. :)

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