Tuesday, 4 November 2008

A plague on them

SO what did you do during the Great Zombie Plague? Well I eventually logged off because it was a complete pain in the butt.

And it seems I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Blizz was swamped by complaints as players worldwide were in uproar over the undead plague introduced into the game.

At one point while waiting at the IF battleground point, all the BG npcs turned into zombies and died so you couldn’t get into anything. Crazy or what? Well infuriating actually.

This virtual infection wasn’t fun. It just spoiled the game. It eventually became so contagious you couldn’t move anywhere without getting infected and quickly dying.

This disruption also came with a sinister undertone. There has been a suggestion that scientists – RL one’s that is – tracked the progress of the disease in the game and so giving researchers an opportunity to see how people reacted to the spread of such a virulent plague.

Sorry, but I thought Wow was all about escapism. Frankly this was a bad call by Blizz.

Still at least I got in some good healing practice with my fledging priest.

1 comment:

LarĂ­sa said...

I didn't appreciate it either and I felt like such a bore for not loving it when I looked at the other Wow bloggers... Most seemed to like it, as a break from the ordinary stuff.

But I just couldn't see the fun in doing multiple corpse runs when all I wanted to do was training my rogue alt. I have very limited game time and fighting hords of fellowplayers in the form of zombies isn't what makes me hooked to the game. Anyway. I'm glad it's over and that I never rolled at a PvP server...