DevelopmentFace of Mankind had a long beta process with closed Beta testing starting in April 2004, and Open Beta starting in February 2005. The second phase of open beta testing which brought about the use of the Jupiter engine and new character models started in December 2005 until March 23, 2006.
DDoS attackThe official game portal was hit by a series of DDoS attacks during the month of May 2007 which made it unavailable to players. The initial perpetrator, an English teenager upset with actions in the game's forum, was eventually arrested after an investigation by the Scotland Yard Computer Crime Unit but further attacks also occurred. They were cited as playing a part in the eventual closure of Face of Mankind as a financial venture on November 2, 2007.
ExtrasThe 2009 Nexeon re-release includes a 40 minute tutorial video in the installer package.
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