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The Zombiepocalypse: One year later

Reader Verdus sent us a tip reminding us that this weekend is the one-year anniversary of one of the simultaneously most loved and hated events in WoW's history, the zombiepocalypse. Right around this time last year, infected crates started appearing all over the world, and that expanded out into a full-blown zombie invasion (which was so big it made it out into mainstream news). After the zombie plague had been quelled, the Scourge attacked with full force, leaving us to fall back and fight for our necrotic runes up until the expansion released. It was definitely a huge event, and now, a year later, I'm sure most of us (though not all of us) look back on it with fond memories.

And surely Blizzard learned a lot from what happened a year ago -- Linedan has a nice wrapup of the good and the bad that Blizzard may have taken away from the zombie apocalypse. The idea of turning players on players was great, but that unfortunately led to more griefing than most players would have liked (and the fact that, by the end of it, you couldn't avoid the zombies at all, probably didn't help). And for all of the disruption, there was no real reward (the eventual rewards came with the Scourge invasion, and then it was simply just farming tokens), and no real payoff (the final world event seemed half-cooked, and it was only implied that Arthas was the one who'd shipped the crates).

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Events, Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Wrath of the Lich King

"It wasn't my fault, I was a Zombie..."

I play Alliance. I like playing Alliance. I like fighting the good fight and saving the poor peasants from the path of war and taking the orphans out on trips. But last night something inside me changed. I became a zombie and damn if I didn't enjoy decimating NPCs that have done nothing but aid me in my time of need.

After getting drive-by cleansed too many times, I got myself infected and ported immediately to Moonglade where nary a Priest or Paladin would try to save me from my inevitable fate. Ten minutes later I transformed into the walking dead and proceeded to take half of Moonglade with me. And I didn't feel a twinge of regret. Because you see, it wasn't my fault, I was a Zombie.

I think we can take this one step further.

"Who took all the Hearts of Darkness out of the guild bank?"
"It wasn't my fault, I was a Zombie."

"Did you ninja looted Thoridal, The Star's Fury??!!oneone11!?"
"It wasn't my fault, I was a Zombie."

"Who ate the last of the brains and didn't leave any for the Guildmaster's girlfriend who nobody likes but we all tolerate because the GM is making killer progress for the guild through all the raid content despite the fact that the latest patch put the whole game on easy mode?"
"It wasn't my fault, I was -- oh, I guess it was."

What bad behavior are you blaming on your Zombie state?

Filed under: Events, Humor

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