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Everyone Is Enjoying The Tech Demo... Even The Glitch Exploiters

AQW 3D Tech Demo Fishy Cysero

You guys are SMART!

Earlier this morning, some AE Devs (such as myself) and mods (such as Dream Warden) started appearing on the AQW 3D Tech Demo and acting really fishy. They were asking for passowrds, asking people to add them on Facebook and promising to make them mods and offering free ACs. 

Most of the Legends the AQW 3D Tech Demo know that AE staff will never ask you for your passwords and that I don't write like a bollard, so they started contacting us over our REAL Facebook Fan pages and our Twiter accounts asking what was up. It appears that at least one person found a bug that allowed them to log in (to the Tech Demo ONLY!, not any of our games) as ANY player.

It was a small glitch and it has now been fixed. 

Since you guys are so smart, NOT ONE PERSON gave away their password to one of these fakes and NO accounts were compromised. Again, I cannot stress this enough, this was ONLY present in the Tech Demo and can not work on any of our other games. There is no need to worry that someone can break into your account as long as your password is decently complex and known only to you. 

This DOES highlight how important it is that YOU NEVER TELL ANYONE YOUR PASSWORD! Even if you think they are AE staff. 

AE STAFF WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR PASSWORDS. 

If you're worried that your password isn't good enough, THIS POST will tell you how to make a better one.

If you're new to the Tech Demo, please read THIS POST for the answer to most of your Tech Demo questions. 

The AQW 3D Tech Demo is still up and running. If you have an active AQW membership you can log in and try it out for yourself: AQW 3D TECH DEMO

If you were playing and any AE staff member or volunteer said something that offended you, then we apologize but please know that it wasn't really us (Personally, I prefer to offend you here on the Design Notes or over Twitter). We would like to thank the player or players who were exploiting this bug because it helped us find a pretty obvious weakness in our login system and, thanks to them, we found it early and fixed it. We would also like to thank all the amazing Legends who brought these guys to our attention. Smiley emoji.

 

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AqwBloodHound
AqwBloodHound: Glad to hear no one lost there accounts and it all got sorted out.
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WilliamsWerewolf
WilliamsWerewolf: LoL, sorry Cysero for /ignore fake cysero, hope didn't offend.
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: Indeed! Kudos to those intelligent persons that still have safe accounts! Glad this was taken care of before it could do any serious harm!
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phlynch
phlynch: Yes, you should never tell a staff member your password. If they need it, they are in the same building as the servers that hold it, and can check what it is at any time.
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ben14715
ben14715: Once, again. What is going to happen with the hard earned ALphaknight points that we gained during the AQ3D alpha tests now that AQ3D is dead.
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Sange
Sange: Likely, as they bring this game up to the previous's standards and better, they will be restored once this game starts to take flight. THey did say they'd work that out.
Hades
Hades: Good thing no one gave away their passwords. Thanks Cysero! Say, when will Legends of Lore come out? Been waiting a while for it...
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Xellos
Xellos: AQ3D: Legends of Lore was shelved.
shadowmoon522
shadowmoon522: these people are just like telemarketers.
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DerpSonic
DerpSonic: Weeeeelllll... Telemarketers don't try to STEAL anything. I can see the similarities though.
neft
neft: it kinda sucks that we cant login if we have a da acc and etc.. like we could during one of the very first tests when it was like 3 shops and nothing else :p
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Dream Warden
Dream Warden: That was AQ3D, not AQW3D, two entirely different games, with different features.
fireknight27
fireknight27: well its probably that it's obvious that the did not give it to people who have DA's since they wanted a small user base and DA's are permanent after all there could be like 5 years worth of DA's in AE. also aq is the only game that has the temporary membership (excluding Hero Smash because if you get a membership in one you get one in the other game)
Dream Warden
Dream Warden: To those who posted suggestions: There is a suggestions thread. I recommend using that for suggestions, not the comments.
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Dream Warden
Dream Warden: Huzzah. No one believed fake me.
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Raymond63
Raymond63: When i do the tech demo the page opens but the screen is black, what would i do?
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Sange
Sange: Try updating your browser and/or flash player. If that doesn't work then try to find out if your PC has the specs and memory to support this game. There are physical restraints, i.e.; you won't very well be capable of running, say, World of Warcraft or POTBS on a 90s Apple II computer.
WilliamsWerewolf
WilliamsWerewolf: If you are using Chrome, you will need to unblock the plugin for it to work.Also I think you will need to install Unity Web Player if you don't have. More info can be found on AQW Design Notes November 2014.
indonesian
indonesian: huh why this is member:(
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codename#13
codename#13 : i think " legend "is the biggest founder in this game, so they think only "legend" who have right to test their new game. i personally want to at least play it for an hour but i couldn't because im not a legend :'(
JeffTechnoWiz
JeffTechnoWiz: Well thankfully if anyone did get scammed. they most likely give the full force of the ban hammer. Like they did in AQW. When something like this happened. Whole 9 yard ban. Anything AE related
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Hagey
Hagey: I'm really glad to hear that People, always ask for my accounts, password so I say noo. People are stupid these days.
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Yay for the legends!
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Isuilde
Isuilde: I for one am excited for this AQW3D game you guys are developing. I have been playing since just AQ I loved the Beta test on Dragonfable, and how you guys Incorporated lil ol whats his nuts in dragonfable to have his own quest line. Great ideas. I hope it all goes smoothly
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codename#13
codename#13 : by the way, when the non-legend players could play it? we could help to find bugs too, right?
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Txxtech.
Txxtech.: I wonder how the combat will be.
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