Why Evony servers down on 22nd, 2009

Posted on August 23, 2009. Filed under: Random |


Yesterday afternoon (22nd, auguest) the main site and all servers of online game Evony are down for many hours, no player is able to login the game. Wonder why? Here is the official explanation from Envoy company:

“Evony Community,

Today we experienced a critical downtime of over 3.5 hours with all servers and the main website being unavailable and then some issues with the forums.  We understand that this has made many of our great players frustrated and disappointed.  We’re disappointed too.

Evony is a small independent online game developer and publisher, a small business which has grown exponentially due to the great community of players we have.  Today’s downtime was caused by an error from our hosting partner, The Planet.  This has placed us in a very difficult situation in trying to address and fix the errors; however within a few hours we were able to get all servers back online.

As we’re a small company, when problems like this arise, it affects us very deeply.  We’d like to take this opportunity though to try and make something good out of it by offering a token of goodwill to all players.  We are releasing to all players a Compensation Pack consisting of 10 Amulets and 100 cents, FREE.  While we cannot make up for the issue that The Planet has caused, we do hope you accept our apologies and gift and still continue enjoying the game.

Please allow us 3 business days to send out this pack to all accounts.  Accounts must have been created before today in order to obtain the pack.  You will be able to claim the Compensation Pack in the left hand corner in the game.

Best Regards,

Evony TeamEvony Community,
Today we experienced a critical downtime of over 3.5 hours with all servers and the main website being unavailable and then some issues with the forums.  We understand that this has made many of our great players frustrated and disappointed.  We’re disappointed too.
Evony is a small independent online game developer and publisher, a small business which has grown exponentially due to the great community of players we have.  Today’s downtime was caused by an error from our hosting partner, The Planet.  This has placed us in a very difficult situation in trying to address and fix the errors; however within a few hours we were able to get all servers back online.
As we’re a small company, when problems like this arise, it affects us very deeply.  We’d like to take this opportunity though to try and make something good out of it by offering a token of goodwill to all players.  We are releasing to all players a Compensation Pack consisting of 10 Amulets and 100 cents, FREE.  While we cannot make up for the issue that The Planet has caused, we do hope you accept our apologies and gift and still continue enjoying the game.
Please allow us 3 business days to send out this pack to all accounts.  Accounts must have been created before today in order to obtain the pack.  You will be able to claim the Compensation Pack in the left hand corner in the game.
Best Regards,
Evony Team

I still suspect the servers down is related to hackers’ attack. I think so because earlier this morning, most of the websites reporting on the status of Evony servers are defaced by hackers with drive-by virus or DoS attck. This happened in the earlier morning today. Even my blog is down after publishing this post.

Want to verify? Just type in “Evony down” in google search, the virus affected sites were marked by google as harmful in the earlier morning today. Right now, some webpages have been back, but when I click into some sites, the virus are still there…

Update:

By 25th, Auguest, many players have claimed the Compensation Pack. Wonder how to claim the Evony Compensation Pack?

Find the small gift icon at the left hand corner in the game. Click it, then you’ll find the Evony Compensation Pack there. By the way, if you have been on the game for a while, you should have already claimed the “beginners’ package” and the “package for the lords” there before.

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tonight 11:00pm (GMT+9), the server 59 is down so long (about 3 hours)…what happened ?


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