We are terribly sorry to those who have been affected by these attacks- we understand the impact this has on you. We are taking every appropriate measure to ensure the safety of our players.
We encourage our players to report to us any cases of DDoS, as well as any other form of inappropriate or abusive behaviour in the game. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay safe and follow best practices for online safety.
Why is there no downvote option?
Without downvotes being an option it's impossible to tell whether an idea is actually popular or not. There's no way for the devs to get any meaningful feedback on the forums because of this lack of ability to tell whether an idea is popular or not.
For instance, if downvotes were a thing, some posts with many upvotes would have even more downvotes.
The way it is now makes some upvoted posts superficially look popular when they are actually more disliked.