I received my certification in Cisco networking in 2006; I think I have a deeper understanding of this than most people. What I posted wasn't a pep talk and I wasn't acting holier than thou, it was to share information to give people a deeper understanding of what is going on - not to shut anyone up, but you clearly have a 'shoot the messenger' personality. If you want to keep your head in the sand, that is your choice. I doubt you read the entire message being that I gave an important clue that EQ players may unintentionally be part of the DDoS. Personally, I feel there are more jarring events going on in the world than some DDoS - like what happened in Florida.