Let’s use this thread as a way to gather all of the information that we know about this attack and the person behind it, in an effort to help Facepunch figure it out.
No official response, at this time. What we know, thus far, is that a player named “Omega” (Ω) logged on to the North America 4 server around 2:00 PM EST and stated something to the effect that he was “God” and “demanded praise.” Omega then ran what is believed to be a script that killed every player who was logged-in to the server and which also destroyed all crates and furnaces in players’ homes, thus causing players to lose everything that was not on their bodies. Omega then moved on to the North America 1 server later in the day and proceeded to do the same. The player’s Steam profile can be viewed here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/7828937402839513133/
The effect that this had on everyone who was established on the server was virtually the same: demoralizing and disheartening. Not everyone lost everything, but most people lost most of their stuff. What remains to be determined is if Omega targeted certain players. It’s clear that he went after the majority, but perhaps there’s a silent minority that he didn’t target, players who were perhaps his friends or co-conspirators. If this were the case, it could cause a huge power imbalance on the servers, as some groups would have everything and others nothing at all. This scenario needs to be considered.
What I think Facepunch needs to do is either roll back the servers prior to the attack or wipe the (official) servers entirely. There’s no way to determine if Omega was working alone or not and, therefore, may have been helping certain groups to gain an advantage on the servers.
It’s clear that the majority of players got the short-end of the stick, however.
To Facepunch: Please let us know what can be done about this matter, if anything can be done at all.
Can anyone else who experienced/was affected by these attacks add any more information that may be useful?