Blizzard recently added the Zul’Gurub instance to the game, where Hakkar, the god of blood, uses a devastating disease attack on anyone who dares fight him. Seeing as how it’s a disease and most diseases are contagious, it shouldn’t be shocking when some players come back and haven’t been cured.
And that’s exactly what’s happened. Players are returning from this instance to towns with the diseases, spreading it, and Blizzard’s in a panic to keep things under control. GM’s have started to quarantine players in an effort to control the spreading, but players keep leaving the quarantine areas. Unless you’re above level 50, you more or less immediately fall over dead from the disease.
There hasn’t been a patch to stop the plague, but here’s to hoping Blizzard doesn’t actually cop out and simply eliminate the virus from the world; this is one of the reasons massively multiplayer online videogames are so cool!
I have to agree: this is pretty cool. 🙂 I love it when semi-smart programs hand you something you built that turns into something you didn’t. It’s awesome.