Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 12:29am
Pretty sure a L4D2 Developer is DDossing all the servers i go into.
For the last week every single server on VS mode i go into it gets DDosed within minutes. I had wrote in text a week ago when this first began describing the development of the certain characters of the game as "Garbage". Because of my opinion on the horrible game play of the "Charger" and "Jockey" i feel the only person or people to take offence to this would be the makers of the game. No one can get my Server/IP information from any source of steam, i have my settings as offline, and as well as private for my profile. So what is the solution to this if someone has such a grudge on me to DDos the entire server? Personally i am only reporting this because i feel bad for those who have to deal with it, its pretty entertaining that someone wants to give me this much attention, but at the same time annoying i cant play through a full VS game. Any other mode i go into it works just fine.

Your thoughts?

And if you have seen me in game, and if this has been witnessed please tell it here
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TheChocobo Apr 4 @ 12:33am 
my thoughts are at least you aren't already getting kicked before you finish loading into the game.
[†]Munkee_King[†] Apr 4 @ 12:41am 
I doubt they would care you dislike their game. They are crying all the way to the bank to cash their checks.

Plus if they wanted to ruin your game, wouldn't they just crash every mode for you? It's just your connection. Or maybe the people hosting the lobby.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Apr 4 @ 12:43am 
i met u in gaym the minute ago. u sem like a cool cat, but u a litle crazy bro. best of luck tho. <3<3<3XOXOXO

Much love and best wishes, Your shortlived friend and comrade, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 12:45am 
Well for the last week at any hour i play this the server i go into gets DDosed. Now i don't know anyone who i have played with who would have a big enough grudge to do this, the only ♥♥♥♥ talking i do is usually about the game lol... I hope they investigate this and find out who is doing this. Remember this all started a week ago, and only in Versus mode does this happen. To anyone who has experienced this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ i apologize that someones hate for me ruined your game time. So if anyone here recalls seeing me in a server that has been ddosed please describe what happened, who all was there, and any information you can provide to catch this individual
Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 12:48am 
Originally posted by †Mยภкєє ₭!ภg†:
I doubt they would care you dislike their game. They are crying all the way to the bank to cash their checks.

Plus if they wanted to ruin your game, wouldn't they just crash every mode for you? It's just your connection. Or maybe the people hosting the lobby.


The only people i can see getting console information as far as my IP and leaving a botnet on for every time i go into a Versus server it triggers, is someone who knows something about the games development. So... Thats my accusation, the threat is real, and my gaming and others are being ruined by SOMEONE with a anal cavity the size of the Grand Canyon.
[†]Munkee_King[†] Apr 4 @ 12:48am 
Originally posted by Frank Underwood:
Well for the last week at any hour i play this the server i go into gets DDosed. Now i don't know anyone who i have played with who would have a big enough grudge to do this, the only ♥♥♥♥ talking i do is usually about the game lol... I hope they investigate this and find out who is doing this. Remember this all started a week ago, and only in Versus mode does this happen. To anyone who has experienced this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ i apologize that someones hate for me ruined your game time. So if anyone here recalls seeing me in a server that has been ddosed please describe what happened, who all was there, and any information you can provide to catch this individual

Plus, I hear theres a way to still see peoples IP and follow your games no matter your settings. I dont know how, and dont care. Would be weird for someone to spike my ping up.. since I am on single player 99% the time.
Bill Bill Bill Bill Apr 4 @ 12:51am 
Yeah, same thing was happening to a friend of mine.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Apr 4 @ 12:55am 
Originally posted by †Mยภкєє ₭!ภg†:
I doubt they would care you dislike their game. They are crying all the way to the bank to cash their checks.

Plus if they wanted to ruin your game, wouldn't they just crash every mode for you? It's just your connection. Or maybe the people hosting the lobby.
Actittly, i wus in gaym with him not once BUTT TWICE. ereythang he saiyd wus tru as the russian bllud flowin troo my vanes. dont be so spektical.
G4Vi Apr 4 @ 12:56am 
bind k set infoname "somethingrandom"
press it when you join a server, perferable changing whats in the quotes. Changes what the masterserver sees so the program doesn't see you. It worked for a friend of mine to get around it.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Apr 4 @ 12:57am 
dats my boi G4 cummin 2 thu rescue
Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 12:58am 
Well someone just explained to me how to enable console and change my name in game, i simply changed it to "bob" and the DDOSing stopped for the new server i entered. Wow.
[†]Munkee_King[†] Apr 4 @ 12:58am 
Originally posted by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin:
Originally posted by †Mยภкєє ₭!ภg†:
I doubt they would care you dislike their game. They are crying all the way to the bank to cash their checks.

Plus if they wanted to ruin your game, wouldn't they just crash every mode for you? It's just your connection. Or maybe the people hosting the lobby.
Actittly, i wus in gaym with him not once BUTT TWICE. ereythang he saiyd wus tru as the russian bllud flowin troo my vanes. dont be so spektical.

Wasn't a developer. And so what? Hasn't some of the servers been messing up lately?
It could be another player who is trolling.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Apr 4 @ 1:01am 
Originally posted by †Mยภкєє ₭!ภg†:
Originally posted by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin:
Actittly, i wus in gaym with him not once BUTT TWICE. ereythang he saiyd wus tru as the russian bllud flowin troo my vanes. dont be so spektical.

Wasn't a developer. And so what? Hasn't some of the servers been messing up lately?
It could be another player who is trolling.
chill out m8, or ill hook u in da gabba. judigin frum yur profil pic, u aint much. let me set the record strate, I never sayd that it was a dev, so stik it in yur bum. infact, im pretty positive is a trol. second, I think you're very well spoken.
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Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 1:02am 
Originally posted by --:
It wouldn't be a L4D2 developer. Probably someone you made mad in a vs game a while back (whenever it started occuring).

From what I understand, it technically isn't a DDoS at all, but an exploit that can be executed from one computer and uses a tiny amount of data to carry out. Makes the server crawl to a hault with 900 + ping.

Once this exploit was found, someone created a MySQL database with a list of steam IDs. There's basically an automated program that scans every official dedicated server for specific steam IDs that were added to the MySQL database, then the exploit is carried out to those servers.

A very wicked thing to do. What's worse is that there's now a service that people can pay a fee for so that they can add whatever steam IDs they want to that database.



Heard all that ^^ info from someone who apparently knows the guy that created the program in the first place. imo someone should find whoever created the program and criminal charges should be placed on the developer and users of this system. Very unfair for people in situations like yours.


Thank you for the information. I was figuring it could have been an admin from one the new Modded servers who got my IP information through console.

*Oh and as im writing this right after i commented what my new name change was its now being ddosed again
Frank Underwood Apr 4 @ 1:04am 
Originally posted by G4Vi:
bind k set infoname "somethingrandom"
press it when you join a server, perferable changing whats in the quotes. Changes what the masterserver sees so the program doesn't see you. It worked for a friend of mine to get around it.


Thanks, this helps big as well.

Thank you all for helping me out. Im going to have to keep doing this.. I might just delete the game, and redownload it to see if that helps. Oh well. Anyway, someone is not just trolling me, they are trolling 7 other people as well every time i go into a server, so maybe the L4D2 admins should take a closer look at this..
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