Addressing some concerns

Hello everyone,

We’re sorry for the whole situation and we know there is nothing we can say or do to make up for it, but it would only be fair to be honest with our users.

Recently, there have been various websites accusing us of maliciously storing your passwords without any encryption. While we can’t say what we did was the right thing, we also can’t say we were doing it for the wrong reason. Some of you may have noticed our new account manager (located at: beta.oasis.ps) and how it’s missing some core features such as changing your password or viewing your penguin. While we can admit this was a poor choice, our development team was planning to launch a change password function that didn’t allow you to use your old password or anything similar to it. The way it was going to work was to check if your old password (the raw_password) was anywhere in the new password. We aren’t going to go into specific detail about how the actual code works, due to security reasons, but we hope you understand that we only had good intentions.

Although this is no excuse for our poor design of the new system, we hope you can once again trust Oasis like you used to. We would like to inform you that we have since dropped the plans of this feature and moved onto a more secure way of changing your password. Your password is now and forever going to be fully encrypted and will never be stored insecurely again.

Thank you,
Oasis Team

What happened?

Hello everyone,

During our scheduled maintenance, some issues came up and caused a lot more downtime than expected. While we were working on the updates, an attacker managed to gain access to our database while it was unprotected. Because of this, we have reset everyone’s password for them and we urge you to change any other passwords that might have been similar, or the same, as the one you used on Oasis.

Nothing we can say or do can make up for this unfortunate incident, but we would like you to know we have learned a big lesson from this. Not only have we secured our database with even more security, we have changed keys and passwords for every one of Oasis’ servers.

Although this is a major and extremely unfortunate event, we are going to make this a lesson to all. Always use a strong, secure, and different password on each website you visit. We hope everyone will start, or continue, to use secure and safe passwords from now on.

To reset your password, go to https://account.oasis.ps/reset-password

If you used a fake e-mail, simply make a new account and submit a support ticket. Please note we will use your IP address to match up and verify you own the account you’re inquiring about. Our team will not directly use your IP address to match it up, but a hashed form to compare both hashes and see if they’re the same.

 

Additionally, each account has been credited +25,000 credits.

Thank you,
Oasis Team

Party Switcher Update

Hello!

We’ve recently updated the Oasis Party Switcher and added over 50 new parties! We’ve added parties from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and even 2015! A full list of parties can be found below. If you have any parties that we missed, let us know in the comments and we’ll try to add it.
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Free VIP Code

Update: The contest is over! Check out our Twitter page to see the winners!

Hello!

Want a chance to win a free VIP code for you or a friend? We’re giving away three codes to random users tomorrow. To enter, simply log into Twitter (or make an account) and favorite and/or retweet this tweet:


Click here if the above tweet does not load.

Tomorrow (in exactly 24 hours or at 2:30 PM EST) we will pick three winners. We will DM you asking for your penguin name (if you did not reply to the Tweet with it already) and we will share the code to you.

Thanks,
Oasis Team

Summer Kick-Off Party Music

Hello!

Just like last time, we need our users’ help to pick music for the party! We’ll be picking songs that many users have heard before, so mostly popular songs. We would like you guys to comment below if you know of any good, popular songs that all users might enjoy.

On June 2nd, we’ll close the comments and start creating the playlist.

Thanks,
Oasis Team

Prom King and Queen

It’s almost time for the Oasis Prom! That means we need to start thinking of who will be crowned king and queen!

For this, we need your help. Here is a list of every user attending the prom (or that has a ticket at least). Pick a king and queen from the list and comment below.

Note: Even if you see that a certain person has a ton of people voting for them, that does not mean they’ll win. The final decision is ultimately decided by the users at the prom this Saturday. We’re just looking for the top ten finalists to appear on the voting list.

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Introducing: Oasis Market

Hello!

If you saw our last blog post about the credit issue, you might have noticed that we mentioned a new feature. It’s finally ready! You can find the market here: https://account.oasis.ps/market/

You can sell credit items (not VIP things such as nameglow, etc) that you buy or win. For now, the only credit item is the Prom Ticket, so if you aren’t able to get one right now and they sell out, you can always try buying one from here.

Make sure you are logged off before purchasing items. You will not get your item and you will lose your credits if you are logged into the game while purchasing. We cannot assist you if you do not follow instructions.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

Thanks,
Oasis Team

Credit Mistake

Update: All credit codes that were purchased and used have been reset so they can be used again. We’re sorry for this mistake once again.

Hello,

Today our team was working on a new account system for the upcoming market feature. The feature was working pretty well until there was an unfortunate mistake that caused everyone to get millions of credits. Due to this mistake, we were forced to reset everyone’s credits to 5,000. Around ~210 accounts remain unaffected, but for those that were not logged in at the time, your credits have been reset.

We apologize for this and we wish there was a way to make it up to you, but there is nothing we are able to do.

If you purchased credits and lost them because of this, we will give you all of your credits back, even the credits you spent. Open a ticket with your transaction ID and PayPal e-mail address and we’ll be happy to assist. Update: All credit codes that were purchased and used have been reset so they can be used again. We’re sorry for this mistake once again.

Once again, we are very sorry for this. You should see the monster online on the snowball server more often now so that users are able to earn more credits. Remember, you earn 100 points when you hit the monster with a red or yellow snowball only. If you use a regular or white snowball, it gives you the regular amount of points.

Thank you,
Oasis Team

Oasis Prom

Hey penguins!

We’ve received many requests to have a prom here on Oasis! Since it’s prom season, we’ve decided to do it! We’ll be holding an official Oasis prom next weekend, May 9th, 2015, on the main server (“Oasis”). Soon, you will be able to buy tickets soon with your credits. These tickets will allow you to enter the prom rooms and enjoy the dance.

There will be more information soon once the team has planned out the entire event. If you have suggestions, please feel free to comment them.

-Oasis Team

 

Custom items and more!

Hello!

Remember those cool items you could have back on the original Oasis? Well, they’re back! You can now add over 45 different custom items! They’re free for everyone and will remain that way. We hope to add paid items in the future so players can spend their hard-earned credits on something other than flashy powers.

Before we list the custom item list, since it’s long, this update fixed and added some other things:

  • The users online has been fixed so all server stats are shown correctly now
  • You now get 1,500 credits for killing a wanted player on the Snowball Seek server
  • You now have the opportunity to battle “monsters” on the Snowball Seek server. Each monster is equipped with 2,500 health to make it a challenge to kill it. Hitting the monster gives you 110 score points instead of just 10. Killing a monster gives you, and the last two players to hit the monster, 2,500 credits and 5,000 score points. Note: Monsters only come on occasionally throughout the day. You can find it waddling around the server.
  • You can now only throw one snowball every 0.60 second (the server previously followed this limit but the client did not, so you were unaware of this limitation, until now)

For now, check out the list below to see the items and their ID.

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