Wow and I thought I was the only person having trouble getting on.
Everyone has their own opinions obviously,
I’ve taken the time and actually read everyone’s comments, and watched your entire video (out of pure educational purposes) and I’ve come to my own conclusions.
Yes, Stick Arena is dead and out of pure speculation, the only reason why its still up and running is probably because of the Google Ads for revenue for XGen Studios.
Not surprisingly, for anyone who still plays this flash game, these “attacks” are a detriment for the individuals who want to play this game in their free-time. For individuals who are just trying to log on every now and then, just to see how the game is doing, like myself – these “attacks” don’t really come as a surprise at all. As a person who has basically been on this game since '06, there are always people trying to take down Stick Arena; every generation has its “attackers”.
However, to be quite honest, unless XGen Studios themselves actually try to prevent these sort of events from happening in the future; they will keep happening. According to my own experiences, these “attacks” have been going on for at least 7-8 years, granted not as prominent as they are now, but they have always happened. The XGen team is small, thus in my own opinion, not adequately trained enough to prevent these types of things from happening in the future. Yes, some people may say “just update the game” or “beef up your IT defenses” like it or not, those things cost money. With a small development team whose primary focus is not on Stick Arena but on newer projects that stray away from the dying Flash mentality, I highly doubt that Stick Arena has any chance of being “upgraded” to improve on these events.
As for the video, first off (lol, you made a 20 minute video xD, you toad), anywho, I love your passion for the game that you take delight in and the fact that you have shed light on this topic for those to whom are left in the dark about why the severs are not working. As for “who” and “which individual” attacked it, lets be honest, XGen doesn’t care, they just want it to stop.
For the open-ended question for how this “situation” can get resolved, that is ultimately up to the XGen Team at this point. Anything that any of us can come up with is pure speculation.
:D!!! Shoutout to all the Toads!!