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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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