And here I was thinking that the throngs of teenage girls and lonely housewives that make up Rob Pattinson’s fans were scary. These Minecraft fans bring a new meaning to â€œBatshit insaneâ€ and they’ve elevated the once tame label of fanboy to terrorist-like levels.
A group of Minecraft players with severe entitlement issues have begun a distributed denial of service attack, or a DDOS. They are deliberately bombarding the Minecraft servers, causing the indie title to buckle under the workload, thereby making logins for others somewhat difficult. The group claiming responsibility has released a statement with demands via the 4chan website; how Al-Qaeda of them.
Here is the full statement as it appeared on 4chan:
“Minecraft is currently experiencing a stimulation provided by us.
It’s purpose is to send Notch a clear message of how the future of minecraft will turn out unless he gets to work, namely by influencing the amount of sales taking place, due to the attacks.
Start providing your customers with the updates that you promise them.
We have roughly 83,000 bots available, and preserved for this seizure, we could if we wanted to keep this going for weeks, however we have decided to give it a week, and see whether or not your attitude, and commitment will change, we believe it will when money stops rolling in for the time being…
anyhow, no we’re not from roblox, or any other minecraft clone, not to mention none of us have been around 4chan for years, and nor has any real 4channers for that matter, its all newfags now, and has been for quite a few years.”
Minecraft’s developer, Notch, had this to say about the attack: “The â€˜Distributed’ means it’s done from a lot of places at the same time, so it’s much harder to simply deny access to the clients that do that. Usually this is done via computers infected with trojans, so people participate in this without even knowing they’re doing it.â€
I guess they better start working on those updates then. The Internet hath no fury as a terrorist fanboy scorned.
Last Updated: October 22, 2010