World of Warcraft’s pre-patch Scourge event is being used to kill freshly made characters

    
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World of Warcraft’s pre-patch Scourge event is being used to kill freshly made characters

Well, this seems rather familiar to World of Warcraft players, doesn’t it? The two week-long pre-patch event leading into Shadowlands, which sees players turning into or otherwise fighting off the zombie Scourge, has reached its perhaps wholly expected conclusion: wiping out new characters in their starting zones.

An image shared by Redditor Superab showcases their Alliance human character being slaughtered by the Scourge during the opening cutscene that greets new players in the respective starter zone. “Welcome to prepatch,” Superab writes with a grin. And while new characters that start off in Exile’s Reach are granted immunity from the effects of the Scourge event, it would appear that the vanilla starting zones offer no such protection.

This whole affair is drawing some mixed reaction from players, with some hearkening back to the annoying disaster that was the Corrupted Blood event while others finding some amusement in the shenanigans. There are still others that bemoan the event making life difficult in other areas, too. However you may feel about it, maybe be careful out there in Azeroth. Or wait it out for a bit longer.

source: Reddit via Wowhead

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Fisty

I love it. Wish it was like in the past, but a few days of stupidity is just good fun to me.

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Ironwu

For those of you that were not there at the time, or don’t remember much of it, the Zombie Plague event in WotLK had one fundamental difference from the one today.

There was no timer (or it was a very long one) on being a Zombie; one did not just automatically die in a few minutes. This gave folks plenty of time to get to opposite faction locations (Southshore was my favorite) and cause absolute havoc with them.

I still remember (fondly) the Alliance having battle lines and scouts around Southshore and teams cleaning us out of town. :)

A far cry from the annoying gank-fest on ones own population that this event has become. Thank goodness it is over today!

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quark1020

Don’t forget, players who had a disease removing ability were also able to remove the plague, even if it took a few applications of it near the end of the event. This was great fantasy for paladins and priests back then.

This one, there’s nothing you can do about the plague besides being in the capital, grind to buy that broom thing from the argent crusade, or die over and over again.

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Ironwu

I think the Broom only clears up the stuff left on the ground. From my usage, it does not clear the plague from off you if you already have it. So, kind of useless. :(

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Hurbster

Finally got my Hunter up to max level, god questing in Suramar sucks. The quest in Darkshire was nearly impossible for until I realised that the Risen Dead coming in from the fields also counted.

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Hravik

You mean players intentionally do stuff to bother other players? In an mmo? Whaaaaaat, noooo.

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Sorenthaz

Was wondering why Orgrimmar seemed completely devoid of zombie players.

That said, this was an event that only happened once before which was over 10 years ago at this point, and it seems like this new iteration isn’t as widespread as the past one was. Who cares if things are disrupted for a little bit, might as well have fun with a unique event that isn’t likely to come around again anytime soon/ever.

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Emiliano Lozada

Twice before. Vanilla and Wrath.

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Sorenthaz

No that was the Scourge Invasion which involved invasion sites or whatever that were mostly around EPL and Blasted Lands, and Highlord Kruul would run around causing massive mayhem in various locations. The pre-WotLK event then added in the Zombie Plague as an addition to a slightly updated Scourge Invasion. Shadowlands pre-launch event brought back the Zombie Plague and then did a Scourge event in Icecrown instead.

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Emiliano Lozada

Hrm, that sounds about right.

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Utakata

This event separate players into two distinct groups: The griefed and the griefers. Just saying…

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SmiteDoctor

Its annoying, I rolled a Void Elf DK (with the unoriginal name of Emptydeath) only to have to die twice while buying bags and making my way to Chromie and the Mage Tower to port to the Blasted Lands.

It’s hardly a deal breaker, new players have to do Exiles Reach any way by design.

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Kevin Smith

I love that people were able to target all the boomkin bot farmers and screw them up. Can’t stand seeing a circle of them locking down areas so others can’t do things. Probably the best thing to come out of the event for me.

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Rndomuser

It’s a very fun event and the only reason I kept logging into WoW during this week. As for new players being affected by it – I can see why it can be annoying for them, but it’s only for a week and they don’t lose anything of value and with the way the leveling is done now they can start in Exile’s Reach which is a specific tutorial zone that every new player should start in (because of the way they are guided there to learn the basics) and they can always level in any zone at any time because of auto level adjustment. So it’s not really a big deal for anyone.