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10-29-2008 @ 9:45AM
The issue is that the cry cry think of the children! bitching is all completely exaggerated.I've been levelling two alts during the course of the event, a 50-ish paladin and a 20-ish mage. I got infected one on the mage and took a quick flight to SW to get out of it, and once I had to sit and wait for five minutes while a questgiver in Westfall respawned. Didn't have a single problem on the Paladin except not being able to repair for about 30 seconds at the Bulwark because the AD quartermaster was dead.I also have a friend who only JUST started playing wow a month and a half ago, he's a baby level 18 shadow priest and he didn't even SEE any zombies, or carnage, in five days of steady play during peak hours until he went to the cities. Never got turned accidentally.On the endgame notice, I also never experienced any inconvenience on my old main, a level 70 moonkin druid, but I haven't been playing her much because I've been focusing on my alts. My boyfriend, a 70 mage, only got accidentally turned once, outside of Karazhan, and he spends 80% of his wow time idling in AHs playing with the economy. He had his auctioneers die a few times, laughed about it, kited and killed a couple of zombies.We all play on a PvE server, too, so we're just not "used to" griefing. I hate PvP. I have like 1000 lifelong hks and I've been playing since early spring 06.Maybe all of these cases were just INCREDIBLY lucky, but I think so much data pretty much cements something as a rule, not an exception. If this event SERIOUSLY disrupted your playing ("you" in general, not "you" in particular), you were either doing something wrong or INCREDIBLY impatient.For the experienced, there were a lot of ways to avoid zombies if you didn't want to mess around with them. Do other dailies, not Quel'Danas ones. Spend time in TB or SMC/Darn or Exodar when you're doing your city business.For the inexperienced, maybe this WAS a bad time to start playing, but if you find me someone starting wow yesterday who doesn't have any friends playing who can give him some tips, and I'll give you a cookie.The negative affect this has bad, both on lowbies and 70s, has been so incredibly exaggerated, to the point of almost being a charicature.I'd think it were a joke if people didn't actually seem ready to tear their clothes and put ashes on their heads :/
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