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#1 Sep 15 2012 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Late last night, Azeroth bore witness to destruction not seen since its populace became the unfortunate victims of Hakkar's Corrupted Blood plague. Deathwing himself could not have foreseen the havoc unleashed by the unfortunate bug which allowed death knight players to cast their plagues, Blood Plague and Frost Fever, on friendly targets. The bug was hotfixed in the early hours of this morning.

The Corrupted Blood plague of 2005 was so virulent that, even without willing player carriers, it would have spread throughout Azeroth perfectly well on its own. Last night's plague epidemic was quite different: it had no ability to spread on its own at all. The infection came entirely from the hands of death knights themselves who, true to their nature, decided global extinction was the path to success when presented with the ability to enact it.

Two days ago, September 13, marked 7 years since the original Corrupted Blood incident. A new epidemic is certainly one way to celebrate the anniversary, but WoW Insider recommends a candlelight vigil as a potential alternative for 2013.

Edited, Sep 15th 2012 3:18pm by jtftaru
#2 Sep 15 2012 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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Oh lord. Not again.

Smiley: laugh

Edited, Sep 15th 2012 2:35pm by Poldaran
#3 Sep 15 2012 at 4:13 PM Rating: Good
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A lot of people have been given 24-hour bans because of this (there were a few whine threads on o-boards) and people are going "OMG, WHY WAS I BANNED, I WAS JUST DUELLING!!"

They forgot the fact that even if they didn't use this to attack friendly targets, they were still exploiting it if they used those macros.

And nobody can go "but but I didn't know that those worked like that" because the diseases, Blood Plague and Frost Fever are passive abilities which means there's no reason you'd ever put them in a macro unless you knew they behaved in that way, which was obviously a bug/glitch.
#4 Sep 15 2012 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
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The CDC, the Center of Disease Control, actually asked Blizzard for the data from the original plague bug to study how it 'might' affect major cities in case of a biological attack. They wanted to see how it populations might react in similar situations.

It just thought it was a really cool anecdote since this came up.

i'm not saying, i'm just saying
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