Some hackers (more than one) have helped in the past. After proving an exploit, they came forward and provided the method. I posted thanks to them in the patch notes.
When faced with another packet hack that could crash a server, I knew that this might mean days of looking through instructions of source code, making notes and getting confused. I expect you don't understand what that is like. No fun at all, to say the least. Looking for bugs in thousands of lines of code is harder than ordinary hard work, physical or mental.
Having spent some days already on that and not finding the fault, it was a simple decision for me to ask the hackers if they might like to help, and say that it would be appreciated. If the hackers could save me so many hours, that is well worth the loss of pride from the act of asking them.
I'm not too proud to ask, to see if these guys might want to save me the trouble. Now I know, these guys didn't want to take 5 minutes to help out. I'm not ashamed at all to have asked, and learned from what I got. The important thing is to fix the bug, not worry about my pride. The good thing is the bug seems to be fixed.
You dont even need to mention pride, shame etc... or feel bad about asking for help, unless you're a robot; you're not!
People make mistakes, you and your team didn't create a tetris version, but an online race simulator...
of course there might be vulnerabilities, so what? Mistakes are human.
Most people do understand that. I'm only answering to the few who either have an image of me grovelling at the feet of the hackers, or who think I should be taking some kind of aggressive and threatening stance towards them.
The hackers are just having fun at our expense, they could in fact be a lot worse if they wanted to be. Hopefully they'll find some good use for their talents one day. It's not like they committed murder.
Anyway, flaws have been exposed and we're on the case, with good side effects. To me this update is a positive experience overall, with some frustration as in any update.
He sure is - just looked at some of his other posts.
He's obviously got a chip on his shoulder about something.
Unfortunately, he seems unable to express any coherent explanation as to exactly what his problem is