Skip to comments.Entire Cities In World of Warcraft Dead, Hack Suspected
Posted on 10/07/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
"Entire cities in the World of Warcraft have been destroyed with no one spared, not even the NPCs. About 13:00 GMT, forums on WOW started getting the first comments from users regarding players and NPCs dying on the Ragnaros-EU realm in Orgrimmar. Users of the online game started reporting that Draenor had a similar sight to offer. Some of the other realms where this was reported include Tarren Mill, and Twisting Nether."
Also at Joystiq, and (with more screenshots) at WCCF Tech, which reports that "it appears the damage is most severe in World of Warcraft European servers."
It was as if millions of virtual people suddenly cried out and were silenced.
Pol Pot on the loose in World of Warcraft
Is this a scene from there?and what are NPCs?
WORST. DISASTER. EVER.
cries of angst are being heard from Mom’s Basements all across the nation...better cue Whorealdo...
They must have been wearing glasses and labeled as intellectuals.
Are there virtual gawkers checking out the carnage?
How bout virtual FEMA?
yeah - its from a site that posted info on the virtual genocide. No idea on what NPC stands for.
I was thinking the same thing. One of South Park’s best.
It would take all the hackers ever born to take down the Barrens, and those playing there would have their keesters for lunch.
Stopped playing a few years ago, but love WoW. What a wonderful world, compared to the cr@p going on in “western” reality.
NPC = non-player character. It is one of the toons that is run by the program or employee, and not a paying subscriber.
but, can we talk about CHUCK NORRIS?
(been there listened to that)
One of my favorite episodes.
“Part of me wonders if someone is trying to tell us something.”
I don’t really understand all this gaming stuff, but it does seem to me that this would be a rather major hacking job.
Also I am reminded that one of the people killed in Benghazi was a real big shot in the gaming world. Not WoW, something more esoteric than that.
As James Taranto often says: everything is seemingly spinning out of control!
No, we are hoping to read that on DU after the Ryan/Bidenopolis debate.
One of the very best episodes IMO.... A fav of mine.
James Bond said he had 30 women in one night..Chuck Norris calls that a slow Tuesday...When Chuck peels onions the onions cry....
Yes- those are where the Obama admin unemployment reports have been coming from.
Just thought you’d get a kick outta it.
Hold it right there, youngster!
This li’l ol’ lady got many moons of pleasure from playing WoW. You would be surprised how many conservative geezers and geezerettes enjoy the challenges of this game.
Keeps us sharp, thinking, planning, and distracted from the aches and pains of “elder hood”.
Not to mention we can usually whip the kiddie butts when playing, because we can out-”strategerize” the hormonal, impulse driven, basement dwellers.
We have real life experience out there in the modern jungle, after all.
Might just have to start playing again, now that I am close to the big 70.
Looks like the Lich King finally won after all.
Actually, the song that came to my mind is
[or the entire “Fire Of Unknown Origin” album, for that matter]
Thanks....I went to joystick? and read to see what that meant.
Someone there asked the same question and replies were that
it was lazy to even ask. That’s a tough crowd.
I read that they will have virtual carts to haul off the
virtual dead. How touching.
I think it’s hilarious that people who trash ‘adults’ playing WoW or other online games will think nothing of sitting and watching Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or weekend / week after week of sports on TV.... that requore nothing but beer and drooling as they stare at a screen with their brain shut off.
Glad to see you in your years have put them to good use stomping the stupid ;)
I totally don’t ‘get that’.
[unless we’re lasughing *at* him]
I totally don’t ‘get that’.
[unless we’re lAughing *at* him]
Mine as well.
I did. :)
Oh, I'd say we've been getting a steady stream of such reporting for the last 4+ years. Like the world where Obama is competent and smart.
My job here is done.
/removes mask and cape
62. Far too young. He had just retired the year prior. Of course, I am not blaming the game for his heart attack, as he lived an unhealthy life-style. Sitting at the same spot in front of several computers for many hours playing computer games is certainly a contributor, as much as lack of excercise and poor diet. I had spoken to him a few days before his death and he said he hadn’t slept in his bedroom for weeks, opting to fall asleep on his sofa in front of his computers.
I categorically despise everything in your list.
Buy a pro soundcard for your computer, get a couple synth programs and a DAW (music workstation), a midi keyboard and make music to entertain yourself.
Works for me ;)
That was my first thought. And because Obama’s phone is off the hook at 3am, it’s not a comforting thought.
Frazetta let them use his "Death Dealer" and "Dark Kingdom" paintings.
You probably recognize this from "Flirtin' with Disaster"
I have a fortune in art supplies lying around.
Can I just paint, instead?
[if you really want to annoy people, download some guitar and keyboard apps for iPhone and play with them while you’re waiting in line somewhere]
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