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7-26-2011 @ 2:19PM
P. S. I absolutely loved the Scourge Plague event. It took an event that huge chunks of WoW lore is based upon - the rise of the Scourge and the fall of Lordaeron - and put it RIGHT IN OUR FACE.
7-26-2011 @ 2:35PM
I loved the Scourge Plague pre-expansion event because it broke the monotony of everyday WoW-life. Normally you'd just log in, do your dailies, and since there was no Dungeon Finder at the time and no concept of the daily heroic, you'd either log off till raid time or queue up for BGs/arena. The Scourge Plague gave players something new to do, if only for a few days. It's a shame that even such a temporary event created such a furore that they watered down the Cataclysm pre-expansion event to a big dud that it turned out to be.
7-26-2011 @ 3:05PM
I loved it! I was still leveling at the time, probably around my 50s or so on my first toon, and suddenly this crazy event starts happening! I'm like "Whoa! This game has awesome world changing events!" And I dove right in. I loved running around Stormwind causing chaos as a zombie, we even took over some small Alliance towns that the Horde players used to destroy. It was a blast! I would love to see more events like that pop up from time to time, it'd probably have to stay at a lower scale, at least leaving one city as a safe zone, but it'd still be awesome with the propper thought and effort put into it.
7-26-2011 @ 5:48PM
Knob, the daily heroic was a thing back then - do you not remember the npcs in Shatt handing out Badges of Justice and Ethereum Prison Keys for the daily heroic/reg instance?
7-26-2011 @ 7:19PM
Lol, that was a great event. I remember that was my first world event, and I wanted to have some fun. So I picked up the 10 minute debuff before you turned into a zombie from an infected crate in booty bay, and I flew to Stormwind, as I was Alliance at the time. I remember there were a few people who were trying to block off the plague by barricading the trade quarter with paladins and priests who could cure the debuff. So I decided to have some fun. I went up to the second floor of a little shop just before you reach the square in the trade district and hid until ten seconds before my debuff was going to turn me into a zombie. I then ran out smack in the middle of the healers and shifted. They tried to kill me as quick as possible, but I used Explode, managing to infect every single one. I brought the plague to Stormwind on my server. I also came back every single time, each time infecting more guards and even one time trying to infect Varian himself. Muhuhahaha!Good times.
7-26-2011 @ 7:50PM
That was one of my favorite events in WoW. I was in a large world PVP guild at the time, and a group of us decided to infect our way across Alliance territories. We started at Splintertree Post and worked our way to Darnassus, except along the way we ran into a low level Nelf hunter. We infected him too and he could speak Zombie with us!We thought he was cute and traded him some money, BOE gear and pets. Then he came along with us to infect his former night elf allies... Mwahahahaha!
7-27-2011 @ 1:04AM
The best part about the Scourge invasion for me was the fact that all Scourge were a single faction and could speak a common language. So a rogue that used to fight me for Halaa often was standing next to me." Wassup Angus?" "Hey Shank, want to go kill the World's end Tavern?""Sure. Dude, they just attacked someone that's AFK!"And that's when Shattrath learned that Sanctuary or not, NPCs forming a Scourge army from Lower City were not a good thing and they didn't care about the Sanctuary at all.
7-27-2011 @ 7:00AM
The Scourge plague was kinda cool, but I wish they hadn't put one of the attack sites on the road to the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. I was just getting back into the game at that point, leveling up a warlock in order to have a level 70 character ready to go once the expansion was released. In the low 60s, my character didn't exactly have anything to put up against the Elite 70-somethings blocking the way.
8-01-2011 @ 8:26PM
i loved the zombie invasion i ran around infecting everyone, it was fun, even though about 500 people were defending Goldshire.
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