Re: what's the point?
Reasons for attacking the gaming servers
Usual immature stuff such as
1. you can, so it's a laugh right?
2. you buddy asked you to
3. your buddy's buddy didn't belive you could
4. the game bores you
5. someone in support / in game / forum disrespected you and (1) so now who is best?
6. OOPS, wrong button ah well who cares
I could go on but you get the idea and quite frankly none of the above are new in online gaming so why didn't Ubisoft build a system that would handle the environment in which it was going to have to operate.
Other online games use server hosting with greater resilience since they at least care about the players who are not dicks.
Clearly Ubisoft thought that spending money on lawyers was a better investment than on hosting and historically with other games this has been shown to be a bad investment. Yes they shut down one set of DDOS leeches but the typical result in gaming is that other people will just DDOS them out of fun and in retaliation.
In summary online gaming has a lot of toxicity, you can spend money on infrastructure to combat your customers attacking you or you can ignore it, anything else encourages yet more attacks.