Most of us who roll on PvP servers do so willingly and strongly believe that world PvP is a core part of Classic WoW experience. But when a player created addon that thousands on your server use starts to ruin the game experience by clogging up the WoW chat servers during peak hours to sync peoples honor estimates, something needs to be done. Clogged and crashing chat servers have been an issue on Gehennas-EU for weeks now and Blizzard basically responding with “We don’t know what to do about it” when players submit Support Tickets, we decided to take action.
Introducing: Operation #SaveGehennas-EU
We ended up diving into the HonorSpy addon and noticing that the addon joins three servers to periodically sync honor data between players. It also resets the password of the main sync channel if the current channel owner is running the HonorSpy addon to prevent players attempting to lock down the channel via a password. However, once the player logs off the channel ownership is transferred to another player and if this player is running the addon they then reset the channel password again, opening it back up for other players.
However, one could gain the ownership of all of the three HonorSpy sync channels, password protect it and ban everyone in the channel, breaking the add ons functionality and preventing the massive strain it puts on the chat server. And that’s what we did.
We developed a script that basically gets all the players from the main HonorSpy Sync channel and bans everyone by just one button press. And Voila! The Gehennas-EU chat is yet again buttery smooth during peak hours and we all can enjoy a functioning core mechanic of an MMO - the chat.
Best regards, EU Mexe, Terru and DNA.
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ps. The addon is now broken for the time being. But the chat is working.