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10-24-2008 @ 2:01AM
This is the first time I've felt the need to comment on something. Even in an in-game event, there is still some room for etiquette. There are some folks who want to be a zombie and infect everything in sight. Fine. That's fun for them. WoW is a game and everyone is supposed to have fun. If you love battlegrounds, great! If you hate battlegrounds, go do something else. The game accommodates lots of different playstyles...until now.There are those of us who want to do other things than the zombie event. In a growing number of incidents, we can't. Case in point...For over an hour tonight a group of level 50+ zombies were camped in Dolanaar and Shadowglen killing every PC, trainer, etc.. Since there's no way to opt out of the event, this means that people like me, interested in starting an alt, can't do it. It's no fun being killed repeatedly by something you can't hope to fight back against. A level 9 character can not hope to hold out for 2 seconds against level 70 zombies. If it happened for 10 minutes, then rolled on, I can understand it and laugh along. By blocking me from having fun doing what I wanted to do for over an hour, they went too far. I ended up logging out dead in the hopes that when (if I ever bother to) I go back to that alt, I'll actually get to play him. The event is a bit out of hand and should be adjusted.
10-24-2008 @ 2:15AM
QQ. lich king will be out in three weeks enjoy the game. stop being uptight.
10-24-2008 @ 3:41AM
It's called get people together to fight back by logging onto a main in a capitol city. The whole point is to get you to do something about the plague one way or the other.
10-24-2008 @ 5:59AM
I think its a great event, if you want to avoid the zombies I'd recommend getting off the beaten track a bit more. Some people are going to be "inconvenienced" here, I constantly found a gibbering idiot who would only talk about brains when I tried looking around for a flightmaster, solution there was to run it.Sure questing will be disrupted, but its no different to the usual chaos I had to put up with on Bronzebeard EU (~80% allies these days) where crossroads was camped day and night by high level allies. I got to level 70 fine without that big a deal, at least with the zombie event the NPC's are alive for 10 or so minutes, a lot longer then I had to talk to them.Moral of the story, lighten up and start enjoying the real parts of an MMO, something that is big, interactive and unpredictable, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
10-24-2008 @ 5:35AM
I agree with this wholeheartedly. The zombies are only a temporary event, that's true. But it's basically giving griefers the "key to the city" so to speak to MEGA GRIEF when people are still trying to grind up the last couple levels to 70 (or the last few gold, rep, mounts, achievements, whatever) before Wrath hits.You can have fun as a zombie and not ruin other people's fun in the process. Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of the people who want to become zombies don't subscribe to that idea (as fuerion so elegantly put it, "you're not allowed to enjoy the game the way you want to because we want to have fun griefing you right now").I'm not saying the zombie event should be ended, but at the very least NPCs should be made immune for those of us just trying to prep for Wrath in peace.
10-24-2008 @ 5:42AM
The easiest solution would be for everyone to simply follow the pre-existing rules against harassment and griefing. If it would constitute a breach of the rules if you were attacking the opposing faction (or your own), it would count the same as Scourge. Gives the PvP realms a lot of room for the only solution to be battle, while keeping the PvE realms within a reasonably allowed limit.
10-24-2008 @ 1:47PM
This event has brought out the dark side of players - and when I say that it's not in reference to acting like the brooding dark Illidan. At least Illidan was cool, these people act like selfish jerks who like to grief people at the expense of others. (And then cower behind the words "Run away" "it's only for a few weeks" "Go play something else".) I took to running around and cleansing. If I couldn't enjoy my game play, I sure as hell wasn't going to let them get theirs jollies off me. F*** me around, you'll get the same treatment back.
10-24-2008 @ 1:52PM
10-24-2008 @ 3:57PM
Casual Player,9 times out of 10 I agree with your sentiment here. But I have to diverge here, I think. This case is different, in that it is a world event that is ushering in a new piece of game changing lore. I believe in this case we should allow Blizzard to be a little more linear for the purposes of furthering the story. I too avoid PvP generally, but in this case I have quite enjoyed it so far.Fedwin Morr
10-27-2008 @ 5:10AM
I totally agree with Casual player. I tried to play several times over the weekend. There were no auctioneers, no-one alive to hand quests in to, just people unhappy in the general chat, and the "zombies" enjoying annoying others. I'm not going to pay hard earned (real) money for that. Its not fun any more. I am very disapointed as I love the "old" WoW.
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