Update on Recent WoW and Twitch DDOS Attacks

Update on Recent WoW and Twitch DDOS Attacks

World of Warcraft Community Manager informed the WoW forums community that the person believed to be responsible for the DDOS attacks that targeted World of Warcraft Classic servers and Twitch Streamers playing WoW Classic is in custody.

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DDOS Attacks Targeting Twitch Streamers and WoW Classic Servers

A hacker or group of hackers going to UK Drillas on Twitter has been attacking various online media outlets.

Friday, around 5 PM EST, the hacker(s) going by UK Drillas began, what they called on Twitter, an “authenticity test” by allegedly taking down Wikipedia.

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UK Drillas moved on to Twitch servers to cycle through the Twitch’s streaming lineup to find summit1g.

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Next, UK Drillas would target the game that most of the popular streamers are playing, World of Warcraft Classic.

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Blizzard Support is well aware of the attacks and are working on a solution.

Yes folks, there are issues.

And no, I’m not going to give more details.

Being worked on.

Thank you for your patience.

We aren’t sure who UK Drillas is or if they are being paid by an outside entity to cause chaos. Rumors say they’ve located his back in Canada. Someone going by the name of /dev/null on Twitter claims to have identified and located the hacker. But it’s highly probable that UK Drillas is using someone else’s moniker, being that he established his Twitter account only September of this year, likely yesterday for the purpose of announcing his attacks. Another Twitter user, Corey Blankenship also allegedly identified the man behind UK Drillas, who appears to have the same name and location as the person /dev/null identified.

What is a DDOS attack?

A DDOS or a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack happens when a user overloads a targeted website with multiple requests for service to the point where services are slowed or stopped. DDOS attackers generally release thousands of botnets onto their targeted website. Is DDOS illegal? DDOSing is absolutely illegal in most most countries, including the U.S, Canada, and the UK, where UK Drillas is alleged to reside.

As of September 7, 2019, at 5 PM, UK Drillers is still attacking Twitch servers and now returning to attacking WoW Classic servers and announcing his attacks on Twitter. There isn’t much we gamers can do. However, if you are looking for games like World of Warcraft Classic, try these out if you haven’t already.

The Best Addons for World of Warcraft Classic

We’re excited that World of Warcraft Classic is finally here.

Sure, being mercilessly attacked by a mob of Murlocs while trying to get to your quest item isn’t fun, but it is part of the nostalgia that made many of us Vanilla WoW players reminisce about the “good ol’ days.” But alas, many of us are spoiled and need help. There’s nothing wrong with needing a little help and the geniuses behind some of the most popular WoW addons know this. Thank goodness for sites like Will It Classic keeping an eye on the WoW addons that will be available to Classic WoW.

For those who need help deciphering which addons could best serve their needs in Classic WoW, we’ve put together a guide to the best addons for World of Warcraft Classic.

Most of these addons can be found on Twitch’s Curse Addons integration. For addons outside of Twitch, we’ll link directly to that addon. You will also be able to find many addons on WoW Interface.

How to Install Addons for WoW Classic

When downloading an addon from Curse, WoW Interface, or TukUI, make sure you are extract the files into the right WoW folder.

Installing Addons from the Twitch Desktop App

If you haven’t already, download the Twitch Desktop app.

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The Best WoW Classic Addons

For a clean-looking UI for WoW Classic:

ElvUI - Very clean, user-friendly, highly customizable unit frames, including raid frames, and map coordinates.


ElvUI customization

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TukUI - Another clean, user-friendly, and lightweight UI brought to you buy the team over at TukUI


The Best Addons for Questing and Leveling

While these addons are definitely not the Quest Helper we knew and loved back then, they are very helpful.

!Questie - While still under development, !Questie is a useful questing tool that adds quest objectives to your map, shows you which quests are available to pick up.

Azeroth Auto Pilot Classic - Great for speed leveling. It skips cut scenes, adds an arrow to direct you to your target.

Azeroth Auto Pilot addon - Right Way = Green Arrow

Azeroth Auto Pilot addon - Wrong Way = Red Arrow

Mapster - Functional addon that reduces the size of the map, makes it movable, and removes the Fog of War to. It also enable map coordinates.

Mapster Addon for Classic WoW
Mapster Addon for Classic WoW

Best Addons for Functionality and Convenience

Bagnon - Let’s you search for items in your bags and view items on any of your characters.

AtlasLoot Classic - Shows which loot you get from bosses in dungeons, raids and world bosses. It provides info on materials, created items, shows gear sets, and more.

Auctioneer - A popular aid for buying and selling on the auction house.

Prat - Probably the best chat addon around. Has timestamps, change chat history, allows for URL copying and so much more!

Best Addons for Combat

Details! Damage Meter Classic WoW - An excellent and comprehensive damage and healing meter.

WeakAuras 2 - WeakAuras is an addon that whose customization helps indicate buffs, debuffs, and other relevant information. It’s not for beginners, tbh. It takes a bit of practice and playing around with. But Wago is one of the best resources for learning about WeakAuras as well as finding specific class templates.

WeakAuras 2 for Holy Priest, submitted to Wago by Ouzio.

Clique [Classic] - A powerful, yet simple addon that allows you to create custom mouseover keybindings for your spells and abilities. Works great with the World of Warcraft’s standard raid and party UI, Elvui, Grid 2 for Classic, and more.

Deadly Boss Mods - DBM is a must-have addon for raiding and dungeoning. It’s a handy tool that alerts players to boss and mob abilities, and much more. Its equally popular alternative is BigWigs. It boils down to preference here. Having one or the other is a requirement for end-game raiding.

For class specific addons, we recommend visiting WowHead.

We will do our best to keep this updated with the latest addons that provide the best quality of life to all adventurers on Azeroth. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make the necessary adjustments.

There's So Much Beauty in the World of Warcraft

We’re in World of Warcraft’s 15th anniversary. World of Warcraft Classic release date is Tuesday, August 27, 2019, and players who quit WoW are coming back just for Classic WoW. People who have played WoW since Vanilla are on the World of Warcraft forums reminiscing about the good ‘ol days of being brutally murdered by Murlocs in Elwynn Forest, among other things.

Those Murlocs, at the lake… That have like a 2 sec respawn and aggro with a mob of like 5-6 at a time…Died so many times to them…

Old school Azeroth can be a pretty scary and intimidating place. But There are so many beautiful places in Azeroth. All it takes is some exploring.

Just be careful. Unlike later expansions, there is no flying in Classic WoW. The best tip for surviving Classic Azeroth is to do your best to stick to the roads when traveling. This is especially helpful if you will be playing a Night Elf and decide to make the journey from Teldrasil on Kalimdor to Stormwind City in Eastern Kingdoms. For some reason, many, if not most Alliance players who choose Night Elf characters, prefer to quest in Eastern Kingdoms. So, keep in mind that there are there are no portals and there is no boat that goes directly from Darkshore to Stormwind. The Darkshore boat takes you to Wetlands in Eastern Kingdoms. Then, you have to walk on foot, to Ironforge. Be sure to learn the flight paths of each town you visit on your way. Once you get to Ironforge, you’ll take the tram to Stormwind. Yes, this is how you get from the Night Elf starting area to the Stormwind.

But yes, there are so many beautifully scenic places to explore in World of Warcraft. With each of the World of Warcraft expansions, Blizzard Entertainment’s talented team created some of the eeriest, creepiest and beautiful places in all of gaming.

The latest WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth, also boasts some gorgeous scenery. Whether you have warmode on or not, exploring some of these places is an absolute must. From the Zandalari troll home of Zulduzar to Queen Azshara’s underwater domain of Nazjatar, these places are stunning. There are very few games like World of Warcraft that would be able to compare visually.

Whether you will be playing World of Warcraft Classic, sticking to Battle for Azeroth, or will be playing both, don’t forget to appreciate the scenery. Do you have a favorite place to chill in Azeroth? Tell us your favorite places in the comments or on Facebook.