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Posted By: [R-DEV]AncientMan
Posted On: February 6, 2016 | 10:40 pm

PR Master Server Update

Hi everyone. Time for an update on the current situation with the master server.

Firstly, it's back up. You can all go play now! Yay!

But for those still reading, I want to give you all an overview of what happened over the last week, and what's happening in the future, so this doesn't happen again (or so it doesn't happen as bad again). To start with though, I want to apologise to everyone for the downtime. It sucked, and I know how much everyone was wanting to play, but couldn't.

What is this Master Server?

The master server is what controls your online player logins, and the ability to see servers in the ingame server list. This service used to be provided by GameSpy, and many games used this. However, in 2014, GameSpy was shut down, and Battlefield 2 became abandonware. To keep PR alive, we reverse engineered the original GameSpy master server and launched a replacement service. Also Forgotten Hope 2 was invited to use our master server as well, in the spirit of community relations.

What happened to it?

Last Saturday, the master server was attacked by a DDOS attack. This caused our server provider to null route the IP address running the master server, effectively shutting it down. When the master server is down, no one can play PR online. Also, since FH2 is using the master server, they were also affected by this downtime. Obviously, quite a bad situation to be in. This wasn't a new thing to us though, it's happened several times before, where we've had outages for a few hours here and there.

Why did it take a week to come back up?

Shortly ...

Posted By: [R-DEV]AncientMan
Posted On: January 30, 2016 | 3:34 pm

PR Master Server Down

Update 6 Feb 2015
Hey guys, unfortunately I won't be able to get it back up tonight (AU time), ran into some issues. Hoping it'll be tomorrow morning now. Sorry for the bad news.

Update 5 Feb 2015
We just had a management meeting a few hours ago to discuss all our options. We have a solid plan going forward.

Right now, I'm waiting on my account at a new provider to be verified and validated, and then the server to be provisioned for the new separate master server.

Once it's provisioned, the master server will be moved and activated, a process which should be very quick. But, due to waiting again on a 3rd party to handle verification and provisioning, I can't give you an ETA. I sure as hell hope it's soon though, I desperately want to get you all back playing PR this weekend...

Once the new master server is set up, I'll make a new news post with an explanation of what's going on, why things have happened like they have, what's our plan for the future, etc. Keep hanging in there :)

Update 3 Feb 2016
Hey guys, the master server will likely still continue to have issues until the weekend. I'm currently travelling for work, and can only do so much from my phone in a hotel room.

When I return home, the situation will get sorted so you can all get back to playing your favourite game, and we'll have a much clearer picture of everything to present to everyone. Hang in there :)

Update 2 Feb 2016
Hi guys,
First of all thanks for bearing with us and all your support. You've been great!
Unfortunately we're still dealing with DDoS attacks. Every time the Master Server is up-and-running again, it gets taken down. Same goes for the forums, so it seems.
What does this mean for future of PR? Not much. We already have plans to switch to a more robust inf...

Posted By: K4on
Posted On: November 1, 2015 | 10:13 am

Project Reality: BF2 v1.3.5 Released!

The award-winning Project Reality Team is proud to announce the official release of Project Reality: BF2 v1.3.5!

First of all, a big thank you to our PR Community for being with us over all these years! You are the heart and soul of Project Reality. Your support is what keeps us going! Today we launch our 36th major update:

Project Reality:BF2 v1.3.5
In PR:BF2 v1.3.5 we introduce brand new vehicles, weapons, three new levels plus a full rework of an existing one and balance adjustments across all AAS map layers, while we still deliver the usual fixes and performance improvements.

For those still awaiting our major content updates, the work on those is in full progress! The Falklands, PR:WWII and multiple community factions along side many additions to our current factions and levels are getting closer to a beta release state. More info will follow soon, but now it's update time!

Enjoy the official Project Reality: BF2 v1.3.5 release trailer here while you're downloading the new update:

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