Characters under one account all disappeared

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Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by Sertraline » 23 Feb 2008, 04:07

Someone asked me what the difference between server.themanaworld.org and testing.themanaworld.org was. I didn't know so I decided to try it out and see.

I registered for testing.themanaworld.org with the same account and password I used for server.themanaworld.org, and it allowed me to without saying the name was taken. Then I logged into the character server and there was nothing there, as though it were a different server. I then created a character and logged in to find that testing.themanaworld.org is exactly the same as server.themanaworld.org.

So, when I changed the server address back, my characters were STILL gone. I did not delete them. I can't create new characters with the names of the characters that disappeared. My password doesn't seem to have been phished. Also, I have not been able to reproduce this bug, oddly. It seems that my characters simply disappeared when I was allowed to register the same account twice.

I believe the characters still exist somewhere because, again, I can't create new characters with the names of those that disappeared.

Their names are:
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Re: Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by Crush » 23 Feb 2008, 04:15

That sounds very odd. Are you sure you are not just misspelling your account name? Note that account names are CaSeSeNsItIvE.

By the way: server.themanaworld.org and testing.themanaworld.org resolve to the same IP address on which both eAthena and TMWServ (when it is online) are running. They are even using the same port number. The only difference is that eAthena listens to TCP and TMWServ to UDP. So the only thing which determines to which server you are connecting is the client you are using.
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Re: Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by ElvenProgrammer » 24 Feb 2008, 11:22

Crush wrote:They are even using the same port number.
Actually they're not, this should be quite impossible. eAthena is listening on 6901 while tmwserv is on 9601 (regarding login/account server).

@Sertraline As Crush pointed out you just registered a new account with a similar name which could differ only by the case of one letter. Just be careful when typing in your username.
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Re: Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by Crush » 24 Feb 2008, 16:00

ElvenProgrammer wrote:Actually they're not, this should be quite impossible.
Oh, it is possible. TCP and UDP are completely separated protocols. You can have one application using TCP port 1234 and one using UDP port 1234.
eAthena is listening on 6901 while tmwserv is on 9601 (regarding login/account server).
What? Let me check... Oh, yes indeed. I never realized that number mixup before.
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Re: Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by Sertraline » 25 Feb 2008, 04:37

Well then perhaps the registration was completely unrelated and I did register by a different case.

That said, I am 100% certain that the characters that are missing are under one account which is being typed in correctly case-sensitive and all. The characters are completely gone but I believe they still exist on the server because I can't make new characters with their names.

Please humor me, check and see if there is a Sertraline character at level 63 or so. If so, it's probably mine, but I have no way of accessing it any more.
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Re: Characters under one account all disappeared

Post by ElvenProgrammer » 25 Feb 2008, 10:04

Crush wrote:
ElvenProgrammer wrote:Actually they're not, this should be quite impossible.
Oh, it is possible. TCP and UDP are completely separated protocols. You can have one application using TCP port 1234 and one using UDP port 1234.
Ah sure, sorry I concentrated only on the "same port" part. :P

Sertraline: please PM me your username and I'll try to search more infos about it.

EDIT: as we suspected and suggested you were using a different case username. As far as I can see you registered 7 accounts with minor variations, I guess it's quite easy to get confused in this case.
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