Hey guys. So here it is. With another reboot in a less than a year after the last one.
It is unfortunate yes but we got hacked pretty hard. Why? Mostly because due to its nature (Free games) MNB.net gets a decent amount of traffic. It appears that some sad people want that traffic diverted to them.
So Through the forums and then everywhere a malware installed a SEO SPAM code which was effectively stealing traffic from search engines and directing them to some websites that are shitty and most importantly had nothing to do with urb games.
I’ve been on the phone with a lot of people. From the guys at sitelock and my host, in order to restore the mailing privileges this website used to have. I had to clean my stuff first they said. It was a reasonable request but in practice it was a substantial pain in the butt. You see, if I were to design a SOE malware I’d make it very hard to remove and hide it not entirely but i would fragment that shit all across multiple areas of the database of the user. Luckily I spend most of my time designing crazy flash games for misfits so that’s not gonna happen. But regardless, this is what the task looked like. Go thru the code of this WP portal AND the db and then, hand pick the bits of code that contain that garbage. If you forget some of it well it propagates again. Literally cancer.
So I need to move forward here. I’m in the middle of coding MNB3 which I think is the best game I made so far. I contains everything I’ve learned in the past 20 years as far as coding and game mechanics. I’m very proud of it. But if I mess around with this site for days then I get entangled in a process that just takes me away from making the game.
So here we are. Again and for the last time hopefully. With a leaner, lighter and more importantly safer portal which had the same functions has the last one but less fat and unnecessary features that would just be clunky and susceptible for attacks. So you guys can do what you do, post vids and amazing guides and stories. I’ll keep making games. Thanks for sticking around folks.