A 14-year-old MMO went temporarily offline after an angry former employee filled the game with unauthorized messages, including complaints about wages and working conditions.
“Wizard101 servers have been temporarily closed due to an unexpected issue,” the company tweeted yesterday. “We will keep everyone updated on when they will be back up and running. Thank you for your patience.”
Just a few hours later, the servers were “backed up”, with the developer apologizing for the “game interruption” and saying it had “installed a temporary fix and is investigating further to ensure a long-term resolution”.
The servers are back! Thank you all for your patience.
Our apologies for today’s game interruption. We have implemented a temporary fix and are investigating further to ensure a long-term resolution.
— KI_Alerts (@KI_Alerts) September 17, 2022
While the developer stopped short of sharing exactly what the resolution was looking to address, players took to the game’s Reddit community to share their findings, including a server-wide message that said”[Developer] Kings Isle is the worst company I’ve ever worked for,” suggesting that the problem may be due to an unhappy employee, either in the past or present.
My particular favorite, though, is “BRADLEY COMES DOWN TO THE OFFICE RIGHT NOW – the CEO”, closely followed by Bradley’s Last Stand: “come into room 102 and I’ll beat the crap out of you.”
At the time of writing, Kings Isle has not commented publicly on the matter and Bradley’s fate remains unknown.