I’d like to sincerely apologize for the lengthy downtime today. An exploit was identified on our website which urgently needed to be fixed, and we took extra time to ensure that we’ve properly patched this exploit for our security and that of all of our users.
It is impossible to have a perfectly secure website in today’s world, and as a result, it is something that most, if not all large websites will have to deal with at one point or another. We have done our best to ensure that this issue is patched, and we’ve increased our security to prevent this from happening again in the future. Your account should not have been affected by this, and neither has the trading post or any other website/game functions.
While your accounts and all personal data are safe, we will be forcing you to change your password every so often (starting today) and will continue do so in the future so that players do not recycle passwords between Alora and other websites. We are currently setting the frequency of password changes to 60 days and will change this if required.
The staff team and I would also like to thank all of you for your patience not only today, but through any road bumps that Alora has had in the past, your support means everything. :)