Halo Wars stats erased.. Whoops!

by: John -
More On: Halo Wars
The Halo Wars website has this tidbit of news:

"An Xbox LIVE technical issue wiped all Halo Wars Xbox LIVE Leaderboards earlier today. This includes all singleplayer, multiplayer and Trueskill™ leaderboards, as well as all matchmaking data. At this time it’s unknown if the data can be restored, resulting in the Halo Wars Leaderboards being reset to original Launch Day status. The Xbox LIVE team is investigating the cause, and they will provide an update to the situation as soon as possible.

We at Robot Entertainment apologize for the LIVE technical issue and any frustration players have experienced in having their statistics disappear from the Leaderboards."

Ouch! Let's hope they can get the data back or at least restore to some point other than launch day. I wonder if other companies do backups of data in case something like this happens or they just let it go? I don't mean MMORPGs but just those that keep track of stats like Halo Wars. You would think they would do some backups on a reoccuring basis and have some disaster recovery plan. Or, some folks just think a game's stats just isn't worth backing up which almost sounds like what Halo Wars falls into.
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