Yesterday evening, we experienced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which resulted in lagging issues and disconnection for players on our Birthday Bash game worlds. We worked heavily on mitigating the problems.
As some of you already suspected, this was a reaction to our wave of recent bans on players using external applications.
Quote from § 3 of our game rules
“The use of scripts, bots or apps to automate actions is not allowed.”
This also includes modified browsers as stated in the same paragraph. You can read it here: https://lobby.kingdoms.com/#/rules
We are deeply sorry that our players were affected. We already restored the troops that starved between yesterday evening this morning. We will monitor the situation closely for a couple of days until we are sure our measurements are enough and will come back to you with an update.
This attack shows us that our new tools and punishment rules are necessary for finding these offenders.
If you still have connectivity issues, please reload the page. If this doesn’t help, send us a ticket to the help center.
An open letter to @everyone within the group of people that is responsible for this attack:
Please be aware that DDoSing is a severe offense, and we’ll continue to seek out and punish those that violate the game rules. These punishments will not go unchanged, and those who seek to spoil the fun of others will not go unpunished.
This type of cyber-attack is a criminal violation and will be investigated by local police. Yes, it’s all just some programming, and Travian Kingdoms is just a game and not a governmental department or a hospital. Nevertheless, you still committed a felony that could lead to 10 years in prison in Europe.
Furthermore, we will not tolerate aggression or violence towards our Travian Kingdoms staff. The actions of a few will not spoil the enjoyment of many.
Your Travian Kingdoms Team