Hey, RSCLegacy community!
I've been hard at work with the server lately.
After the hacking incident, and the subsequent poor choices by one of our ex-staff members making us lose months upon months of work, I've been hard at work readding all of the missing features and fixing the security holes in our server.
Immediately following all of those incidents I mentioned, I had reformatted the dedicated server to a better operating system with highly customized and freshly configured, better and more secure software choices. The result is a highly secure server with very little possibilities to face hackers attempts to gain entry to our server and our database. I feel confident that with my system administration skills, the server is secure against future attacks to the highest degree possible.
We've also tightened security on our staff selection as I believe we had too many staff members with too much access, and as a result we've restricted the current staffs access to where only administrators that me and Owner personally trust can make serious changes to the website and server, and our administration team is and will remain small and full of trustworthy individuals that will prevent anything like before happening all over again.
Rest assured, our server is now as secure as I believe it can be. I have many years of experience administrating and securing UNIX-like systems, which is what our server currently runs upon and that, under my watch, I don't expect any sorts of hacker attacks to have any serious impact on our server ever again.
I also now have set up automated daily backups, I have mentioned in previous posts how we've managed to secure user accounts with less than secure password hashes, to update them to the new and improved, higher-security password hashes that most accounts had already been using. Our backups are held in numerous locations on an automated basis, and the list of individuals with access to these backups is me and Owner, which will prevent these things ever falling into the wrong hands again from here on forward.
Soon, we'll be adding a valid SSL certification, which is pretty expensive in reality, but will add improved security for server communications and ensure forum accounts and game accounts are secure against any man-in-the-middle attacks and other such attacks of similar nature, while also providing more security and the potential for signing our client with a verifiable certificate. This will be happening as soon as we get enough donations to afford such SSL certifications, which is mildly expensive but I'm sure the community will help us out in this venture. Man-in-the-middle attacks is something I've not seen done in practice in RSClassic server history, but at the same time can't be ruled out as a possibility in the future, so this is our motivation to secure against such things.
I have plans to update the whole website soon with a new and improved look-and-feel, but this is not high on my priority list.
As of now, we've re-added a lot of the missing content from our old staff's mistakes in deleting the work we'd done. I've been redoing a lot of the bug fixes I'd already done lately, I've re-added a lot of the missing content from this incident too, and don't have a FULL list of the changes I've made since they have been so extensive and time-consuming that I have not made an entire comprehensive list of the changes I've made, but I have a list of a lot of the things I've changed and re-added and re-fixed lately, and here is some of those things:
The new revamped Jydo lair, in my opinion, looks and feels a lot more professional and better designed than the old one. Here is a few pictures as a preview:
This is not a complete list, but I think this is a decent list of the features I've fixed and re-added. I am aware this is not yet reaching parity with featureset we were at before all this terrible things happened, but at the same time, it's a good start toward rebuilding.
I know for a fact a lot of bugfixes haven't been mentioned in this list but I will add more as I remember them, and I will keep everyone up-to-date as to re-adding features I've missed. If you can think of things I still need to do to restore the game to its full state prior to that giant mess we went through, please let me know.
I am also currently working on a `login server' of sorts, that with my implementation of such a concept should prevent any and all rollbacks possible. My approach takes redundancy of all savable data into mind to prevent any forms of roll backs as much as possible. In theory, roll backs of any kind should be a thing of the past once I finish these things I have in mind. This will also give us the ability to add concepts such as `dead-man' worlds, and things of that nature, all interconnected via friends list etc. Let us know of any ideas you have with our multi-world ideas.
I would like to give a personal thank you to all of our players that have stuck with us through this insanity. I know a lot has been had to put up with since this mess started, and I think it's awesome you guys have faith in us to restore it to it's former glory.
Have a great day; Happy Gaming!
EDIT: We will be rewriting Viola PK Point shop soon, and adding PK packages back to site for jewels purchases.
Good job as always, and many thanks for getting us back to where we were originally.
As for Jydo, I haven't got the chance to fight the new NPC. Where is it located and what kind of gear setup do people use. Can you range it? or do you melee and use pray?
Re added skill capes? What exactly does that mean
They're in-game but need features added etc. working on it. They'll be public soon.
Re added skill capes? What exactly does that meanThey're in-game but need features added etc. working on it. They'll be public soon.
Sounds good can't wait
You and the rest of the staff have done an amazing job restoring and securing the server as well as keep the angry players at bay. Thank you all for your services.
Can a missing feature/bug/glitch channel be added to the Discord server? There's a few things that I really miss(legends guild 3rd floor and basement and some shortcuts) that I'd like to see added back to the server and would like a place that gets checked regularly to post. Thank you! 😄Also, thank you for all your hard work and not letting this server die!
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