Machine Retirement

Was wondering if anyone actually knew how HTB retires a machine? I thought they were retired oldest first but Tentacle is replacing Compromised on Saturday so now I'm not sure.

HcKy

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  • It is generally the oldest but not always - Rope2 was active for about 6 months while other boxes got retired.

    As far as I can see, it is down to the balance of boxes between OSes etc. It is nearly always one of the four oldest boxes to go.

    If you check https://www.hackthebox.eu/home/machines/submissions you can see which ones have been accepted so you can at least ball-park guess the next box to retire.

    The accepted list has an easy, insane and medium box as accepted, so at a guess, I'd go for Worker being the next to retire.

    However - and this is a huge caveat - it is also driven by a range of operational reasons within HTB, so it really is guess work and a magic-8 ball is probably as accurate as anything I'd suggest.

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  • Makes sense. I assume they want to keep the difficulty of machines somewhat wide since having mostly hard/insane machines would most likely put new-free users off from the whole thing due to frustration.

    I do like the idea of them just asking a magic 8 ball important questions though.

    HcKy

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  • I feel like my entire life revolves around magic 8 ball decisions...

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  • I sent Shaun a message and its based on the following metrics:

    Machine Retirement:

    • Age of the Machine
    • Difficulty
    • Ratings
    • Balance between Linux and Windows

    A mixture of all the above

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  • So magic 8 ball then :smile:

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  • Type your comment> @TazWake said:

    So magic 8 ball then :smile:

    lol yup :)

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  • "Signs point to yes"

    HcKy

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