If you have been a hardcore Halo Wars player since the beginning, this week was probably not your favorite. For the rest of you who haven't been playing the game, we are talking about a data failure leading to the loss of ALL of the leaderboards. Yes, I said ALL - single, multi and Trueskill - gone.
Major Nelson posted a decent attempt to make people feel a little better about the issue, which he calls "human error," saying:
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.
Thankfully this didn't affect any of the bigger-named and larger community games like Left4Dead, because I wouldn't want to be the messenger being killed announcing that failure.
What do you think of this failure? Human error or just plain stupidity? Weight in in the the comment section!