@miu @DipShitStar I have no idea when ownz or whoever started the ddos attacks. I've been playing this game on and off for a few years and I don't recall it being down for stretches of time this long. I don't deny that ddos attacks have ever happened before, just haven't seen something like this where some individual was so determined to keep it down permanently.
In my experience, most ddos attacks are one-off incidents. They happen, the instigators chuckle to themselves, then move on. This on the other hand is repeated targeting by a single party. I'm not sure the standard method of just waiting for each individual attack to lessen then rebooting the server is the appropriate decision. Though I suppose the point and this discussion as a whole is moot if gustavo isn't willing to purchase the protections or if the server has been sold.
Regardless, @miu I'm not sure what your problem is, just some suggestions mate.
@h8 I agree it's not optimal. It seems to me to be a last ditch effort. Personally, I don't care what the ddossers think. To me it's a lot simpler than that. People are willing to pay for a protection plan. The protection plan supposedly keeps the server running. Those people who paid for the plan are happy. That's all that really matters here. I don't care if the ddossers consider it a win, to me if people are willing to pay for the plan then why not, let's make sure the server can be enjoyed by everyone. My 2c.