Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Issue: 38   Editor: Nyxxie

Editors note Nyxxie

Welcome to issue 38 of the Bootleggers Buzz!

I am back for yet another Buzz publishing. While Mika is enjoying his much needed vacation, I'm here making sure the Buzz doesn't take a break with him. Don't worry though, just one more issue of me and I'll be out of your hair! But more importantly, let's get to this past week!

The beginning of this week, Bootleggers was down due to a DoS (Denial of Service) attack. The site was offline for a total of six hours and we kept in touch with the players via the BL Blog and IRC channel. If you haven't yet checked either of those out, you should! It will keep you up to date when the game cannot.

When the game was back online, we witnessed a Smoke and Mirror's attack and the comeback of XS4ALL. Also in this issue is our weekly articles, and a new weekly article some of you may find interesting. The "New Player Project" is an experiment put together by Nyxxie. Sounds interesting? Read below! We also have important articles featuring The OC Scam and How To: Be Hack Free.

If you want to put your Buzz writing experience beyond writing freelance articles then submit your article via a different option in the drop menu; as an application. All freelance articles are more than welcome as well, of course. The Buzz is always looking for new writers, however, so if you feel you have what it takes to become a Buzz Writer then feel free to apply with an application article. For hints and tips on writing an application you can read the 'Road to the Buzz Forum' article in issue 32. We hope to hear, or rather, read, from you.

Until next week, everyone, ENJOY THE READ! I love you!

Server down! Blog Up! Altro

Bootleggers were attacked earlier this week with a DOS attack leading to the server being taken offline.

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XS4ALL were wiped from the statistics a little over a week ago, only to make a quick return. Does this prove to you all their power as a statistics crew?

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Scamming: The OC Scam Altro

How do you scam? How do you protect yourself? A look at the OC scam, got the guts to pull it off and the brains to spot one? Only a few do and we're hoping this will teach the rest who don't!

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Profile Reviews MarlonBrando

Another round of profile reviews in this issue. This week, DonStefania and Multi had their profiles reviewed.

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Bootleggers Game Statistics Seanlold

The weekly gathering of Statistics, for comparing.

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Smoke and Mirrors Attack Nyxxie

Smoke and Mirrors sought some unfinished business this week regarding Slot owners and took revenge out for random kills made with a total of 210,000 bullets.

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New Player Project Nyxxie

Can a Moderator make it as a new player? No friends, no help - knowing no one and having nothing. Can she do it?

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Bootleggers Buzz: Staff Member of the Week! Seanlold

This week's feature Staff Member, 5litre. A long devoted staff member who deserves this spotlight 110%!

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Behind The Name Seanlold

Three new victims for you all to read about in this week's "Behind the Name."

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How To: Be Hack Free! Nyxxie

This is a How To checklist on how you can keep your account and computer secure from hackers, spyware, malware and keyloggers!

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Inactive Crew Gets Put Down Seanlold

If there's one lesson to be learned this week regarding Modern Mafia and The 1337 Guard it's Don't hold a crew and then not show your face for five whole days.

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The Weekly Flash Seanlold

A quick overview of the week for those lazy to read anything more.

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The Buzz Team Nyxxie

The current Buzz team. This has been updated as of the 21st of July.

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Buzz Comic Altro

Please rate and comment inside!

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Freelance Articles Nyxxie

DoS Attacks for Dummy's Like Me Convict

You all heard about the troubles regarding the servers this week due to a "DoS" server attack. But what exactly is a DoS attack in layman's terms? Convict tries to help you understand a bit better.

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Staff Sauce Sanctus_Espiritus

If the EG and HDOs were sauce, what sauce/condiment would they be? Sanctus_Espiritus asked that question in the Game Forum and got some interesting answers. Which ones do you agree with? Read more to add your own!

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Delicious Thoughts DeliciousX

Her thoughts could be delicious, contagious, infectious or just plain crazy... but I'm sure you'll love her either way. Delicious Thoughts invites you in to discuss the well know "R.I.P."

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Freelance Comic DeliciousX

Editor's Note: This is a joke and is not real in any way, shape or form.

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Exchange Rates DeliciousX

Delicious' Delicious Exchange Rates

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