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« on: September 21, 2005, 12:00:57 am »
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/09/19/wow_plague_disease/

Or is it just a humor site? If it's true I find it hilarious.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 02:42:16 am »
I honestly don't know. I was playing last night and there was no mention of anything like that, even when I spent an hour in Ironforge (major city.) I'd guess it's a hoax, but it sounds plausible from what I know of how the WoW engine works.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005, 03:15:16 am »
I've heard of it, but never seen it in action. On AD there are only about 20 people who have ever even seen this boss, little lone spread some glitch plague (which if it were true I'm sure blizzard already fixed).
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 05:56:38 am »
Well, the topic title makes this the appropriate place...

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 07:08:42 pm »
It's true.  My friend plays on Archimonde, and he was leveling an alt, walked into town.  A few seconds later he was dead.

I wish I coulda been there.  Those kinda times need doomsayers.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2005, 03:49:25 am »
Wow. More MMORPGs need something like that.

Another reason for me to get WoW someday. TxT
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 12:00:58 pm »
A little late, but in case you guys are still interested here's a few links.

Discussion on the plague.

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Okay, you absolutely MUST do a story on the recent Plague that is affecting world of warcraft.

Heres the skinny: Blizzard adds in a new instance, Zul'Gurub. Inside is the god of blood, Hakkar. Well, when you fight him he has a debuff called Corrputed Blood. It does like 250-350 damage to palyers and affects nearby players. The amazing thing is SOME PLAYERS have brought this disease (and it is a disease) back to the towns, outside of the instance. It starts spreading amongst the genral population including npcs, who can out generate the damage. Some servers have gotten so bad that you can't go into the major cities without getting the plague (and anyone less than like level 50 nearly immediately die).

GM's even tried quarantining players in certain areas, but the players kept escaping the quarentine and infect other players.

I think a story on how blizzard dealt with what is now an epidemic and how it came about would be awesome.
A video of it in action. (I liked the one done for the Blackrock server better, myself.)