I don’t think it’s much of an exaggeration to say that everyone on this decidedly spherical planet wants Cube World. And given that we live in an era of limitless digital bounty, you’d think they’d all be able to zap it into their homes on glorious beams of cyberlightning in fairly short order. Day one, however, saw Cube World’s store servers wobble and lurch under incredible strain, and they’ve been up, down, and pretty much all around ever since. But that, as it turns out, is only one side of the story. That other? People being awful for no real apparent reason, of course! Developer Wollay’s come under a series of apparently timed, targeted DDoS (denial of service) attacks, necessitating frequent server downtime. Details after the break.
Wollay was frank and to-the-point about the situation on Cube World’s website:
“Our server is getting attacked by denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on a regular basis. The attacks usually occur in the evening and at night (European time). Because of that we have to disable user registrations and the shop from time to time, and you will get the message about ‘Server Maintenance.’”
“We will try to find a solution as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Wollay told Kotaku that his tiny team (just he and his wife) were blindsided by the attacks, but they’re working as quickly as possible to reinforce their server setup and put an end to Cube World’s woeful early days.
Jeez, though, what an ugly situation. I have no idea what people hope to accomplish by launching a ruthless campaign against a small game developer (of what I’m hearing is a rather good game, no less), but here we are. Who all has gotten a chance to download this cubest of worlds? How are you finding it?