Recently the Halo Wars leaderboards encountered a bizarre problem and thus resulting in the leaderboards being out of action. Now, a statement has been released from a member of the Xbox Live team under the Gamertag of “Major Nelson”
It has this to say: “I wanted to make you aware of an unfortunate incident that has resulted in the loss of all data on the Halo Wars Xbox LIVE Leaderboards. This includes all singleplayer, multiplayer and Trueskill leaderboards, as well as all matchmaking data, resulting in the Halo Wars leaderboards being reset to original launch day status.
This was human error related to Xbox LIVE servers. It is not a broader service issue and will not impact other titles or Xbox LIVE experiences. The Xbox LIVE team is investigating the cause to prevent this from occurring in the future.
Thank you to Robot Entertainment for working with us through this issue and thank you to our Halo Wars community for your patience as we’ve sorted this out. On behalf of everyone at Xbox LIVE, I’d like to apologize for the incident and any frustration Halo Wars players have experienced in having their statistics disappear from the Leaderboards. You can rest assured that we’re putting processes in place to prevent this from happening in the future.”
A question that I would like to ask the Live team is why didn’t they backup the information?
Now that everyone has been reset to the same rank, how many hardcore gamers do you think are going to want to climb up the ladder again, knowing that they can easily be beaten by a “newb”?
And I can’t begin to imagine how number 1 feels right now.
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