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So some of you are aware people DDOS people in video games. lets just say a few of the games i play this is common. would anyone recommend of a good VPN service if this is what i need?
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post #2 of 18
A VPN won't help you in this case.

A VPN encrypts your traffic to keep it from prying eyes. Yes, it can provide anonymity but in this case not so much. You still have to expose an IP address to the game, and that IP is what the punks are targeting. So even if the VPN is another machine not at your house, they could still perform a DDOS on that VPN appliance. So while you, at your home, aren't technically being DDOS'ed, the VPN appliance through which your connection to the game is relying upon, is. So, in the end you still end up not being able to play/getting kicked due to connection loss.
    
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What games are people DDoS'ing each other in?
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wow runescape swtor. ppl ddos in every game...
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post #5 of 18
What are you doing that gets you ddos'd?
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post #6 of 18
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i suppose in most things that is the answer "what did you do"

what i did in runescape was stake someone
what i would do in wow is fight someone in arena
what you would do in any game is just have something someone wants i guess


its more common in runescape then any other game but yeh if its impossible it doesnt matter
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post #7 of 18
Never heard of anyone getting DDOS'd from a game...
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post #8 of 18
Sounds to me like your internet is just garbage...
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twilex View Post

Sounds to me like your internet is just garbage...

i wish i could -rep

anyone who plays rs would tell you that DDOS is common. also anyone going for rank 1 on wow would tell you the same


topics over it was explained to be impossible
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by Twilex View Post

Sounds to me like your internet is just garbage...

i wish i could -rep

anyone who plays rs would tell you that DDOS is common. also anyone going for rank 1 on wow would tell you the same


topics over it was explained to be impossible

Well somebody has to be #1 tongue.gif
     
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