World of Warcraft Hacks Kills Thousands

Ogrimmar Dead

Hackers have attacked Azeroth, leaving thousands dead in their wake - though thankfully able to respawn soon after. The hack, allowed the perpetrators to use level one characters to wander the streets of some of the world's biggest cities, slaying everyone, regardless of level, abilities, class, equipment or whether they were a player character or NPC.

The death dealers spread their man made plague across Argent Dawn, Tarren Mill, Ragnaros, Draenor, and Twisting Nether servers, before Blizzard was able to release a hotfix, blocking the loophole that hackers were exploiting. Ultimately no long term damage was done to characters or accounts, expect perhaps to player ego - watching your character fall dead despite hundreds of hours of grinding play must be a little depressing.

Blizzard released a statement on its official forums stating: "As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. If you have information relating to this incident, please email hacks@blizzard.com. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding."

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They did it to them self for

They did it to them self for publicity, the game is old and its time to go back to an ordinary gaming company but the owner don't know how to handle that because he is use to having so much income and now its going down.

Consuela says "no, no, no..."

Sorry to burst your bubble but that's not how the real world works... Companies like Activision-Blizzard don't have one "owner" but a board of administrators with a CEO which unlike an "owner" or "king" his responsibilities are set by the board. Also unlike a *king* or an *owner* a board can choose to veto any decision a CEO makes... Also the CEO is appointed by the board and can be relieved of his position if he's seen as unfit for the job... Also "he" can be a "she"... So there... Welcome to the real world.

Consuela says "no, no, no..."

Sorry to burst your bubble but that's not how the real world works... Companies like Activision-Blizzard don't have one "owner" but a board of administrators with a CEO which unlike an "owner" or "king" his responsibilities are set by the board. Also unlike a *king* or an *owner* a board can choose to veto any decision a CEO makes... Also the CEO is appointed by the board and can be relieved of his position if he's seen as unfit for the job... Also "he" can be a "she"... So there... Welcome to the real world.

lol

Funny how rules of the game are: town is safe, no pvp, nothing... but in videos there's an epic battle going on between sides always lol so why not consider this dude an uber threat from the darkness set to destroy wow as we know? It makes perfect sense..

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