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11-01-2009 @ 2:08PM
I thought the event was awesome. A little griefing is good for the game.
11-01-2009 @ 10:07PM
Griefing is in the eye of the beholder. I have found that a lot of the humor around WoW peaks out at a 2 year old crapping on the floor and laughing at it.What I had against the Zombie invasion was that it dropped right in the middle of the halloween event. Course what should have happend if you got killed as a zombie was that you took the 10% loss in durability. Then people would have been less willing to get turned into a zombie.It would have been a cool event some other time of the year.
11-01-2009 @ 3:52PM
I had such a fun time with it. I really hope blizzard blows us away with the next world event. Out of curiosity, what was the event for burning crusade? I started playing during TBC so I never got to see what it was.
11-01-2009 @ 3:54PM
That's a joke, right? "A little griefing" is always BAD for the game.
11-01-2009 @ 4:04PM
Burning Crusade was just a bunch of demons coming through the gate and a killcount quest for an argent dawn tabard that makes you flex on use.
11-01-2009 @ 8:05PM
This.A while back, somebody mentioned the beginning of the event be cultists gathering in major cities accepting all "infidels" who want to join their ranks, but are laughed off as skeptics. Maybe a little trouble in cities with these cultists... oh i dunno, turning people into elementals, drowning people in balls of water, teleporting people into enemy cities... yknow, it could be a whole weeklong war against crazy cultist extremists. Then comes deathwing, who lands on top of a monument or something and sets EVERYONE WITHIN A 2000 YARD RADIUS OF THE CITY ON FIRE, AND IF YOU CATCH ON FIRE, YOU GET A DEBUFF THAT SETS YOU ON FIRE WHEN YOURE DEAD!!!! sorry for caps.
11-01-2009 @ 9:09PM
A little griefing is good for the game????? Only if you're the one doing the griefing and you're immature enough to need that sort of validation of your epeen.PvP is fine, when both sides have a reasonable chance. This event unfortunately seems to have encouraged the opposite, empowering the jerks of WoW and forcing the rest of us to let them have their fun at our expense.Given how abruptly things ended, it appears that there might actually be an adult somewhere in Blizzard's management chain. Now if we could just get that person to look into some of the more ridiculous class imbalance issues.....
11-02-2009 @ 2:25AM
It didn't end abruptly, it ended right on schedule. The day before it ended the debuff was down to 30 seconds, instant if you got hit by a couple zombies, and all the NPCs who were in place to kill off the zombies were dead or "missing". It ended when the Apothecary Society found a cure for the plague and the argent dawn dispersed it immediately.As much as the whiners would like to think so, Blizzard did not stop the event early because of player QQ. I would even wager there are more people who enjoyed the event than there were who hated it.
11-02-2009 @ 1:59PM
With the extreme displeasure lots of people had with the event, if they had more players hating the event than loving it the event would have been a total catastrophe. AFAIK, there were even people asking for, and getting, playtime refunds for the event week. Someone even posted a fairly good guide on how to ask for a "zombie apocalypse refund" on the customer service forums (a post which, of course, was promptly erased by the mods).Personally, I canceled my second account after the event (sacrificing my dual boxing capabilities was a low price to pay to demonstrate my displeasure), and I'm quite inclined to cancel my WoW account two months before Cataclysm launches and spend that time getting to know one or two competing MMOs. I'll, however, keep an eye on how the pre-launch events are going, and if they don't seem to have the big drawbacks from the zombie event I might think about renewing my subscription.
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