A Possible Problem as a Result of DDoS

Hi Funcom,

Let me open by saying that I was very sorry to hear sorry to hear about the attacks on the forum and servers. It truly was a gutless act, and I hope that the offenders are caught and prosecuted. I actually feel kind of guilty asking about this after what just happened to you poor folks, but I have to ask. Im not sure whos department this would be, so ill try both @Ignasis and also @AndyB.

I have been consistently logging in on the forum every day now since I first joined back in December 2018, in a bid to earn myself the ‘Devotee’ forum badge. Unfortunately, due to the DDoS attacks yesterday, I was unable to log in all day despite numerous attempts. If I have not miscounted, I was only 18 days away from earning that badge (19/12 if I am not incorrect), and if I missed that 24 hour window, that could potentially mean another full 12 months to obtain it! This potentially means 11.5 months worth of work and dedication down the drain thanks to the twit who did this. So I have questions:

  1. Did I make my log in within the 24 hr period (ie- am I still eligible for the ‘Devotee’ badge)?

  2. If I have missed my window and lost all of that work as a result, can we a) adjust the counter/forum log to say that I did log in yesterday? or b) remove yesterday from the criteria/required days?

It is neither my fault or any of yours that I couldnt log in as per usual yesterday, so I feel that I should not be penalised or made to do without due to the actions of a nasty third party. I hope that this all makes sense, I was struggling a little to convey it. Friends, talk to me please…

EDIT: please forgive if there are any minor inaccuracies in the dates provided. It has been almost a year; this is to the very best of my recollection.


Is there a list somewhere of all the possible badges? I only ever know that they even exist when the forum tells me I’ve earned one. :hushed:

EDIT: Nevermind, found it! https://forums.funcom.com/badges


Here you are Larathiel. Just click on the link in the first line of this thread.


Yes, you can check in on all current badges here: https://forums.funcom.com/badges

As for the original question, I honestly am not sure…will have to look into it, but that particular badge is hard-coded as far as I know and not something we can easily change.


Wow, you both replied before I could finish editing, now that’s soivice! :smiley:


Hah! I juuust beat you AndyB! :wink:


What can I say, we live to give. :laughing:


I had no idea there so many badges!


Oh there are Trappist01x. If memory serves me correctly, I think I first happened upon the list when I looked up the forum tutorials. As you would no doubt have noticed some are quite rare and/or tricky to earn too.

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I don’t even know where to start. lol

Some are not possible for me at all.

DDoS, I thought Funcom restarted the fora server/database. I wasn’t able to land on the page, just continuous loading, then I had to enter the log-in data which I normally do not need to do. It is a bad situation as you were very close to completing a full year. Wonder if your start date can be bumped back?

How do I get the Certified badge?

As I understand, one needs to use the @CatBot in a PM. There is a post higher up to explain the process. Certify should be the first round, then at the end of the Cert process, one can key another response to go into advanced tutorial.

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @CatBot display help.

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Thanks for this post, that CatBot was a lot of fun.


I like Catbot.


How can I get the Regular badge?

Yes. We like CatBot!



This badge is granted when you reach trust level 3. Thanks for being a regular part of our community over a period of months. You’re now one of the most active readers, and a reliable contributor that makes our community great. You can now recategorize and rename topics, take advantage of more powerful spam flags, access a private lounge area, and you’ll also get lots more likes per day.


We like black cats too. :smiley:

The Regular status doesn’t really have all those powers though, right? Wasn’t that changed at one point?