“Hack” is a wrong word. The people which used their brains and “hacked” other accounts, call it “hack”, but actually it’s just the using of Acclaim’s stupidity. I found that out in 2008 when I wanted to recover my main account, and now I will show you how to do it.
Old veterans still remember a big hacking list from a so-called “patrick”, a german guy which hacked a lot people a long time ago, amongst others the old veteran tran1234 when he was Crimson Snake level. He posted a topic on the old and original (and better looking) forum (which didn’t gave that much headache like the new one), and he uploaded also a video on YouTube with screenshots of his hacked accounts. He may have published it to show how “cool” he is, but he also did it to show how stupid Acclaim is, for sure. I mean, he even hacked a VGM account… hello?
How I discovered the possibility to “hack” other accounts
It was on August 2008. I was still an “Acclaim-Noob” (means, I was a noob on things related to Acclaim) and wanted to change my account password. At 2008, it was already 2 years since I knew Acclaim’s 9Dragons, and I knew that the security of any Acclaim account isn’t really strong, so I wanted a better password. But I had no idea how to change it. I didn’t know that you could go to “My Account” and change there the password. So I just clicked on “I forgot my Password”.
The original E-Mail adress I used on the registration was from gmx.ch. Weirdly, the E-Mails from Acclaim can’t get sent to gmx.ch adresses, and Acclaim can’t get any mails from gmx.ch adresses. How unprofessional you have to be, that some E-Mail domains doesn’t work… But well, that’s another story…
So then I had a problem. My password was changed, but I didn’t get any E-Mail. So I could not log in anymore. I tried to contact the 9Dragons Support, but well, you know how they are. You get dozends of different answers from different “supporters”, and this wasn’t different back then. So I posted with another account my problem on the old forum:
The stupidity from drakenfyre75 was already present back then. She (or he?) asked me: “did you check your junk mail/spam mail folders in your e-mail?“
Of course a such stupid question is helpful… for idiots. But I was just thinking “Who the hell do you think are you talking to?” But, nice how I am, I just answered very nicely “yes of corse i did“.
The 9Dragons E-Mail Support wasn’t very helpful either. First, they gave me the professional (that’s sarcastic, btw) advice to give them a Yahoo or GMail adress, when I told them that my gmx.ch adress doesn’t seems to work. But – they needed a confirmation from my gmx.ch adress. After explaining them dozend of times that they can’t recive any E-Mails from my gmx.ch adress, and I can’t recive any from them, I gave up. I went to the Customer Service on the forum. Acclaim Acid aka DragonHead, one of the better GMs 9Dragons ever had, helped me then. I had to write some PMs with him, and explain him again everything, but he also needed a confirmation from my original E-Mail adress. But, how I already said, it was not possible.
So I logged in on the alternative account, the one which I used for this Customer Service topic, went to “My Account” and taked a look. There, if you go to “Contact Us” on “Customer Service”, you can see still today the following:
Instead of taking the registered E-Mail adress of the logged in account, you can use another adress on the “Email Adress” field. And that’s how I recovered my main account back then: I sent them a mail with another account, from an E-Mail adress I didn’t really “use”. The 9D Support recived from my apparently original E-Mail adress a mail, and they resetted my password and changed my registered mail adress.
Those who used their brain already till now, while reading this article, know already how to “hack” another account. For those who still don’t, I will tell you another story:
The war about a 9Dragons Account
This famous “hacker” which “hacked” so many accounts also hacked the account daxdax89 aka Del_Piero89. I knew the owner of the account, and he didn’t play it anymore, so he gave me his account. Today, it’s alright to give your account away, but back then it was forbidden. I remember how I had day after day an indirect war with that “patrick”. The original owner also had to write day after day to the 9D support, but also this hacker did that. He used that old “trick” and the GMs gave him the account always back again. Until Acclaim just didn’t want to recover the account anymore.
To get an account from somebody else, everything you need is knowledge. And maybe also a bit of luck. Knowledge: You need to know the owners original E-Mail adress, and to use this “trick”. Luck: If you ask the 9D support, they even may tell you what’s the original E-Mail adress.
Acclaim doesn’t have anything under control, and they never did. The GMs which also answered the Support Mails were used all the time, and they helped over and over again some “hackers”, taked the accounts from their players away and gave them to other people.
I wanted to post that already since a long, long, long time, here in this blog. But I was scared that my account would be attacked then too, after publishing the trick. But now, since I quit 9Dragons because of Acclaim’s unfairness, I don’t really mind it anymore.
You don’t believe me? Well, then check this guy’s YouTube video which I linked above. He even wrote the following:
I personally need to thank Acclaim! You made all this happen! You helped me often getting other people’s passwords ;D
Thanks for reseting the passwords to me :P
Copy the link of this article and show all your friends how to get your enemy’s account. I want to see how Acclaim get’s a lot of “hacking” trouble, or how they fix it. Any of these two possibilities would satisfy me.
But as last line of that article, let me ask you a simple question:
A publisher gives your account away to strange people you don’t even know…
Is this the publisher you want to trust?
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond