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The Zombie Invasion Gets Out of Hand in Many Places

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We've now had quite a lot of time with the pre-patch zombie invasion and players have found some very specific uses for it, from creating self-sustaining infinite zombie locations, to griefing groups on Icecrown rares and Nathanos and a whole lot more. So we're taking another look at everything zombie-related that's been happening!

We'll start with the basics as with more time players have found more perfect places to get gargantuan numbers of the undead set up:

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But not all players are focusing on the in-game aspect of the zombie/ghoul lifestyle, as this awesome piece by Tex_Saralonde shows:

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And then there's the true environmentalists, who endeavor to create self-sustaining ecosystems, and boy is this Halfhill one sustaining itself... (Video, click on the image to start it.)

Then we're on to the evildoers, as many have taken to griefing other players, as this batman-like zombie shows:

But that's low-stakes compared to this group, that decided to just take over ALL of Icecrown:

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And those that use the cover of the infection to continue serving Sylvanas in secret:

And then there's the "standard" gigantic zombie ball over near the Orgrimmar gare to Azshara. (Video, click on the image to start it.)

Then there's the more problematic ones, the ones that prevent players from completing quests, or in this case, starting the Legion expansion intro. (Video, click on the image to start it.)

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It seems Legion is having issues at the beginning and end, as Suramar is a VERY popular spawning ground, due to the high mob density:

Not even Shattrah in BC is safe! (Video, click on the image to start it.)

There's also some great tales of the invasion, as players share stories from both sides:

And we'll end the same way as our last summary, with a tragic tale of event the safest of places being... not.

 

While the invasion may be annoying and even frustrating for some, it really is good for different and unique things like this to come to the game every once in a while, as we can see from the above it brings out a lot of creativity in players. And while not getting that rare or having to wait for the next Nathanos spawn might be problematic, all in all it's probably worth it to get some variety in the game!

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13 hours ago, Lithari said:

As soon as the expansion goes live the sooner i can finally play the game.

I'm with you. It feels too close to real life right now to be funny to me.

If they're gonna keep bringing back this event, I sure wish they would put some kind of reasonable limitations on it, so those who want to participate can have fun without driving others out of the game.

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2 hours ago, solitha said:

I'm with you. It feels too close to real life right now to be funny to me.

If they're gonna keep bringing back this event, I sure wish they would put some kind of reasonable limitations on it, so those who want to participate can have fun without driving others out of the game.

Some people suggested using Warmode to participate, but sadly Blizzard didn't have the common sense to utilize a feature they added themselves.

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21 hours ago, Lithari said:

Some people suggested using Warmode to participate, but sadly Blizzard didn't have the common sense to utilize a feature they added themselves.

Some time after the week began, I noticed the auto-pvp flag would (usually, not always) drop after going back through the Icecrown portal.

Yesterday, I saw a zombie at the Caverns of Time. I immediately ran, although it was very close to me; then I realized I hadn't been infected. I turned to watch, and the zombie was moving in a baffled way back and forth across people, but the infection wasn't spreading. I'm guessing it got nerfed? But then the zombie simply exploded, and spread it that way.

So yeah, War Mode would have been the most stupidly simple solution.

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2 hours ago, solitha said:

Some time after the week began, I noticed the auto-pvp flag would (usually, not always) drop after going back through the Icecrown portal.

Yesterday, I saw a zombie at the Caverns of Time. I immediately ran, although it was very close to me; then I realized I hadn't been infected. I turned to watch, and the zombie was moving in a baffled way back and forth across people, but the infection wasn't spreading. I'm guessing it got nerfed? But then the zombie simply exploded, and spread it that way.

So yeah, War Mode would have been the most stupidly simple solution.

Which Blizzard either didn't think of or just wanted to cause problems with their playerbase.....i am leaning towards Blizzard being ignorant, than being wanting to knowingly cause problems.

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