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#1 IMG News

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:07 AM

IGN recently posted an article addressing some issues many players were having with rampant plagues on some servers in World of Warcraft, the popular online RPG by Blizzard Entertainment. Through an exploit in an instanced dungeon, players were able to transmit a highly leathal plague across several zones on a server. From the IGN article:

A new instanced dungeon, Zul'Gurub, has opened up, and one of the monsters within has an attack that infects the player with a spreadable disease inflicting 263 to 337 damage every 2 seconds. It cannot be cured by spells, potions, or other abilities available to players, and was not apparently intended to spread outside of the instance. One of the features of WoW is the ability to teleport back to a capital city once an hour, which proves to be very problematic in this situation.
Thankfully, Blizzard was able to respond quickly and fixed the situation before it escalated any further. To view the entire IGN article, click the link below.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:23 AM

It was an awesome event and most everyone in the WoW world was pretty happy about it.

It was even big enough to make the front page of the BBC website:
http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/4272418.stm

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:57 AM

IMG News, on September 23rd 2005, 10:07 AM, said:

Thankfully, Blizzard was able to respond quickly and fixed the situation before it escalated any further.

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Awe, that's too bad.   :angry:
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:29 PM

Virtual plague in a virtual world... geeeeez.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:54 PM

It should've been kept on... it would have made the game more interesting... added a new dynamic...
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:06 PM

Maybe that would have helped thin out the ranks of the gankers :)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:24 PM

is it amusing or unfortunate that once of the most immersive things to happen in this game was because of a mistake? or was it a mistake?

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 02:15 PM

IMG News, on September 23rd 2005, 07:07 AM, said:

Thankfully, Blizzard was able to respond quickly and fixed the situation before it escalated any further.

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What th... so then this plague quilt I started working on goes, what?  In the trash?  :o
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