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10-29-2008 @ 9:51AM
On the first night of the Zombie invasion, a bunch of griefers took over the XR and made levelling/questing nearly impossible. Send in the 70-Shaman Griefing Exterminator...I spend a bit of time keeping that area free and clear of infestation. (10 minutes of leeway also helped). As the griefers started complaining that I was killing their joy, I began to realize how much fun I was having, griefing the griefers.Man on a mission:Despite the fact they kept lowering the disease timer, if you walked near me with a sickly green glow, you got cleansed whether you wanted it or not. In Thrall's Chamber, I made sure Vol'jin was clean at all times and whenever the Kokrons went rogue, those two took care of business. I used Spirit Wolves and Fire Elemental Totems to handle my dirty work up close while Chain Lightning proved uber effective at range. Strategically dropped searing totems killed the infected roaches, and basically I became a one man cleansing crew.I did not succumb to being a zombie once. On my Shaman or my Warlock (to be fair, one person did get my timer down to 7 sec before my cure disease totem did it's job).So there you have it. I had a lot of fun being "that guy" purging the disease from everyone I could find. I told people to take it to Stormwind, Ironforge or Darnassus, but not in my house. Did I get any XP for it? No. Did I have lots of fun. Yes.And I haven't said that about WoW in a long time. Now that I have my full Blessed Mail set from the Invasion, I'm primed for one last run at the zombies...
10-29-2008 @ 10:29AM
I definitely agree with you on how much fun you have had :) I am sure you must have gotten thousands of nasty whispers along your cleansing career no? I was on the other side, a griefer zombie :) not really infecting lowbies, but managing to infect those high levels or NPC's in orgrimar :) it was so much fun and i did find some "crazy-cleanser" person, the one that cleanse everything and everyone, but then we exchanged whispers and shared the fun in the best possible way.Me running away from him,Him cleansing and trying to keep my victims safe from me :) That was awesome!
10-29-2008 @ 11:28AM
And on the flip side, I was a one-man infecting crew, having a blast playing up the bad guys--especially in northern lands. I singlehandedly caused an infection outbreak Sunday morning on Steamwheedle Cartel realm's village under Darnassus that spread to Auberdine, the woods all over Darkshore, Astranaar, the outpost in Stonetalon, AND Nigel's Post. The entire NW of Kalimdor was in an uproar--an equal mix of RP and OOC chatter in Auberdine trying to figure out how to deal with it.One roach punch in Darn, then I turned on docks below Darnassus. Next thing, I'm on the boat, leaving a good 4-5 zombies tearing up the village. I turned all the boat mariners during the ride, who don't deboard! Everyone climbing aboard got a surprise as the boat pulled in. Then I did the whole of the Auberdine docks, then the inn, and it just spread like wildfire. People hopping the gryphon infected spread it like mad, but after about 2~ hours there were a good 6-8 zombie players leaving total chaos in our wake--at least half of us were zombied out at any time. Anyone approaching Auberdine (I picked it on purpose as THE major airport/hub essentially for most of Alliance on Kalimdor beside Darn, and for being remote enough that it would be off the radar a while, AND because most people leveling Alliance on Kalimdor go there!) was routinely chased down by 5-10 NPC zombies plus a couple players. The key? All the gnomes and dwarves and elf NPCs--the village has a disproportionate number, all spawning guards.I think at one point one of the Rescue Pallies that we turned counted at least 25 NPC zombies JUST lurching in the immediate vicinity of the innkeeper's desk.Total outbreak--it was an in-game Romero moment, and totally totally fun, especially listening to people trying to organize the resistance over General, Yell, and Local Defense. Just like you'd imagine isolated survivors would be over radio, in a real zombie outbreak...
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