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trjp
16-11-2011, 05:25 PM
http://www.videogamer.com/news/korean_mmo_erased_from_the_internet.html

LOLZ is the only possible answer to that, isn't it??

westyfield
16-11-2011, 05:29 PM
I'd dearly love to know how whoever did that explained it to their boss.

trjp
16-11-2011, 05:35 PM
Using a lot of long words which they were hoping he'd not understand - deflecting blame to the four corners of the earth etc. etc.??

PeteC
16-11-2011, 05:36 PM
Using a lot of long words which they were hoping he'd not understand - deflecting blame to the four corners of the earth etc. etc.??


It's what I'd do.

DWZippy
16-11-2011, 05:42 PM
Oops. Someone's getting fired. [Probably all of them, as it goes.]

Jeremy
16-11-2011, 05:43 PM
Ugh, that's devastating.

Megagun
16-11-2011, 06:09 PM
I'd dearly love to know how whoever did that explained it to their boss.
"Well, yes, boss, we *did* have a backup of the user database. The backup was a few months out-of-date, but we could've used it to restore at least 90% of all active users. Unfortunately, we stored it on the same machine as the live database was stored. To make matters worse, a thief ran into our datacenter and typed "rm -rf /" into a console that just so happened to be logged in as root. We're so very unlucky!"

Alternatively... *loads http://bofh.gotblah.com/ *
"because of network lag due to too many people playing deathmatch"
(whoa, how somewhat fitting!)

All jokes aside, I would not be surprised if they thought that automated mirroring equals backing up, and were thoroughly surprised that their mirror got wiped when they wiped their release system.

mr.doo
16-11-2011, 07:39 PM
I'm not sure, they deleted the entire game code or just the user accounts/database ? Either way, what morons.

TillEulenspiegel
16-11-2011, 09:12 PM
Alternatively... *loads http://bofh.gotblah.com/ *
"Operators killed when huge stack of backup tapes fell over."

Hee hee.