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Solarflash
10-23-2008, 08:14 AM
Did anyone else's server start the Scourge Event last night?

We had diseased people running around infecting other players and NPC's and then turning into zombies.

Just wondering if this was happening everywhere?

Allahanastar
10-23-2008, 08:46 AM
Yeah but I haven't seen much about it yet.

Solarflash
10-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Shortly after my post, it occured to me to check WoWinsider.com. It appears that its started everywhere, I would expect it to be in full swing for the weekend.

skwidrific
10-23-2008, 10:50 AM
yea, it was a mess in shatt on crushridge last night... SSO questgivers, vendors, and even the FP guy were all dead... the wyvrens were all flying around in a tight circle. if you clicked on one it said "angry wyvren"

pretty hilarious...

Kyane
10-23-2008, 12:20 PM
We had a little bit of fun....we were turning people into zombies outside of stormwind.

http://magicandmayhem.guildlaunch.com/guild/library/gallery/10476/wowscrnshot_102308_0118273127.jpg

Claritondeus
10-23-2008, 02:42 PM
Yeah, Shatt in Blackrock was a mess too. I was a zombie for a while, pretty fun.

The angry wyverns actually froze / crashed wow the first time i saw them. I came racing up to them on my mount, and the amount of stuff going on was apparently too much for my video card.

Cool event. Not sure what its for, but cool none the less.

skwidrific
10-23-2008, 03:02 PM
It appears that it's something to do with with the storyline for WotLK... I don't really follow the lore so much, so I can't tell you with certainty.

Evidently you can start a new plague with the [Conspicuous Crates] in Booty Bay... Depending on whether I'm doin arena tonight, I may have to kill a couple hours infecting some alli areas tonight :P

Claritondeus
10-23-2008, 03:37 PM
Depending on whether I'm doin arena tonight, I may have to kill a couple hours infecting some alli areas tonight :P

How are arenas on your server? They've been incredibly laggy for me. And all the Rets make me :banghead:

skwidrific
10-23-2008, 03:54 PM
Haven't even tried arena since the patch yet... I have mixed feelings about it... My team mate has been raiding lately when I've been on, so we haven't gotten a good chance to talk about strategy or new abilities yet.

World PvP is making arena look promising though. I'm looking forward to clawing a hunter's face off :P

Magellan19
10-27-2008, 11:58 AM
I, for one, will be absolutely delighted when the Zombies are no more.

If discover one more missing (or dead) battlemaster or daily quest giver, I think I'll cry.

Allahanastar
10-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Personally I thought the concept was good. The implementation sucked. it basically gave all of the power to any idiot who felt like griefing their own people. I watched a level 70 hunter infected and naked run into the mage quarter in IF, run right up to the pally trainer and then become a zombie on purpose.

Note that every single mage trainer was already dead by this point. Talk about a complete PITA.

Yrys
10-27-2008, 12:16 PM
Yeah, it was interesting the first day, but it has way too much griefing potential. Pretty much the worst event so far from my opinion. Hopefully the zombies are gone soon.

Allahanastar
10-27-2008, 03:44 PM
Read MMO Champion. As of 12:00 PST today the Zombie infection cure will be found and we'll be entering into a new phase of something.

tlbj6142
10-27-2008, 09:05 PM
The idiocy was by design. It was a great world event IMO. I'm not sure we've had anything like it before. It was nice that everyone was affected. Normally world events are lame things (like holidays) that you just ignore.

It only lasted 1-2 days and was during a time in which nothing else was really going on in the world as every one waits for LK.

Perfect timing, perfect event, IMO.

Kheldar
10-28-2008, 04:49 AM
its the most stoopid thing Blizz have ever done imho.

u waste time waiting around for a trainer or quest giver or FP to come back after some idiot has killed them.

i guess the opening of the AQ gates was a good World Event.

this one is Fail of Gargantuan proportions and shows Blizz up to have a major lack of understanding of how people play the gane.

in my limited time i dont want to die 3 times whilst trying to do some AH work, nor do i want to sit around for 10 mins whilst a quest giver of FP comes back to life /sigh

tlbj6142
10-28-2008, 09:28 AM
I guess maybe I liked it because it never really affected me. But, then, I went to TB to do my banking and PvP stuff since no one goes to that city.

Kheldar
10-28-2008, 09:43 AM
well it was annoying in Shatty to not find the FP person or the daily quest givers there (sunfury plans / bem one for mana things) as well as the BG nps were dead every few mins it seemed !!

when u have limited time/opportunities to play it became frustrating.

s3Rgio
10-28-2008, 10:03 AM
I found the scourge invasion pretty funny.
Sometimes it was annoying when all Shatt-NPCs where dead but its still an event i wont forget that fast.
And it was also a good opportunity for a friend of mine who collects cooking recipes from the horde side.
He said he got undead, traveled to ogrimmar and bought some stuff ;-)
(dont know if true, anyone tried that?)

skwidrific
10-28-2008, 10:53 AM
um... im calling BS on your friend... he turned into a different kind of undead... Scourge =\= Forsaken... he would have showed up as red in Org and i don't think the NPC's speak Zombie