"We refuse to stop handing out keys to your front door, because people who know how to pick locks could get in anyway."
Can you guys work on the DDOSing for byond games and servers? It ruins games and player experience when this happens.
That's entirely up to the host to handle, not the engine. There's really no way to prevent issues on a BYOND-level.
It's not really possible to mask your IP if you're hosting something, there'll always be some way for the client to determine the IP of the server it is connected to, if not through the BYOND client through a network monitor. If you're being DDOS'd on your personal connection contact your ISP and take legal action.
This is an incredibly simple change, that would likely only take a few seconds, have no negative impacts, and would greatly improve the security for hosts. Its also practically impossible to stop a DDOS attack once its happening, so if malicious people easily have your IP, you're screwed - arguing that we should hand IPs out like candy will earn you +10 stupidity.
I've been under DDOS attacks before, as have my professionally managed/owned, quite expensive servers. "Contacting your ISP to take legal action" is ridiculous nonsense. Mine might as well not even have known what a DDOS attack was, no less helping me actually deal with the problem - and taking legal action is nearly impossible, because there's no way to really track a DDOS attacker.
This video about DDOS just happened to come out a few hours ago
Good day, sirs!