A special maintenance to address the problem is scheduled at:
- July 13th, 1:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM JST
- July 13th, 5:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM BST (UK)
This post isn’t going to concern itself with the details of the hack, more on the reactions of people, ranging from reasonable to hysterical.
If this was possible, what else is possible?
That remains to be seen, clearly. What I can say for now is the hackers can’t do anything beyond slightly inconvenience you by moving some NPCs around. Everything on your account and which belongs to your character is safe for now, however I would advise against AFKing in lobbies as hackers can move your character around. This could result in you being wrongly accused of hacking, so be wary.
THEY GOT MY CREDIT CARD INFO
No, they didn’t.
Will Japanese players hate me for being foreign now? ;_;
If they hate you now they were probably going to hate you anyway.
SEGA’s gonna IP Block all foreigners!
No. They won’t. Not if they’re the Sega I’m at all familiar with. Yes, I am aware that foreigners are breaking the Terms of Service by playing at all but this same rule has been in place since at least PSU. It’s not like a vocal minority of Japanese players with an anti-foreigner stance didn’t exist then, either, because they certainly did. There were even public lists of foreign players maintained. There were also hackers back then. Nothing came of it then, nothing will come of it now.
One thing to remember is that by this time in PSU’s launch there were things like room hacking, Partner Machine bombing, talking through other players and let’s not forget “Haxeta”. These are all things that are genuinely harmful to the game as a whole. What’s going on in PSO2 at the minute really isn’t. I will say though that I hope Sega fixes the exploit at the cause, rather than just patching over the symptom.