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11-14-2008 @ 4:31PM
If the zombie thing had respected the flag system there probably would have been only a microscopic fraction of the upset it caused. The only reason I can think of for not doing so is that Blizz has no clue that 1/3 of their playerbase are mindless arses and most of the other 2/3rds roll on PvE servers to avoid them, or that Blizz knows and thought giving griefers free reign for a week was a really fun idea.Honestly I can't decide which possibility is scarier.Beyond that, there wasn't much to discuss. Free purples for a day or so, then ignore the floaty things because everyone got what they wanted so who cares? Add in the most considerate and least destructive "razing" in history, and you have a non-event that will quickly be forgotten.
11-14-2008 @ 4:50PM
> thought giving griefers free reign for a week was a really fun ideaWas it really a week? I remmber excitedly logging in for a few days to see what crazyness was happening now, and then, all of a sudden, it quit. It wasn't very long, at any rate.The more I think about it, the more genius I think the event was, since by involving the playerbase, it naturally scaled with the server. It also allowed the players to temporarily controll a monster, as a monster, creating an interesting and intelligent enemy that made some interesting decisions about how it attacked towns and what it attacked inside those towns to create as much chaos as possible! They could never have coded NPCs to be as effective as player controlled zombies were.I'm confused that people are complaining it was disruptive, or that it involved everyone. It was supposed to. It was an invasion. No one just gets to sit by and watch an invasion. It effects everyone. You don't get to, and should't be able to, opt out of an event like this. Especially since it was only a few days, go do something else for a few days if it really, really bugs you. Or, you could head out of the major towns and hide in the wilderness, which would be a reasonable way to escape an invasion.But you'd be missing out on a really interesting event and a really fun time!
11-14-2008 @ 5:44PM
What I don't understand is how mindless griefers managed to level to 70 on a PvE server. How did they retain their sanity without the ability to purposelessly gank others at all times?
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