Monday, October 27, 2008

Why Tuza Sucks....and Zombies

Hey all,
So, school has been punching me in the face everyday for the past few weeks. Now, since I actually have no lab work to do, finally have some time to update the lovely blog.

In my spare time I've been playing World of Warcraft. For those following the game, you already know that the next expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is due out on November 13th. For those of you who haven't played this past week (ahem, Sodoom), you all totally missed one of the coolest world events in the game, namely, ZOMBIE INFESTATION!

So here is what happened. And I use the past tense because as of 10 minutes ago, a cure has been administered to the entire world.
First: mysterious crates started to show up in Booty Bay. They had an odd green glow to them, so naturally, when you touched them, you got a debuff of "You're Infected!" and after 10 minutes, you'd turn into a zombie. As a zombie, you could attack anyone who was not a zombie, and when you attacked them, they get a debuff too! On the first day, you could dispel this off with a Cure Disease.
Second: The boxes start showing up the all capital cities. Also, plagued roaches start to seep into the cities. Killing one of these would get you infected. The incubation time for the disease fell from 10 minutes to 5 minutes, and now it was more resistant to Cure Disease. Radius of zombie explosion increased. New boss in Kara released (Tenris Mirkblood)
Third: Plagued vermin infest the cities. Cure Disease is almost completely useless. Incubation time cut from 5 minutes to 2 minutes. Argent Dawn healers abandon most areas of cities. Argent Dawn people start sprouting up at Light's Hope Chapel.
Forth: The scourge invasion comes back! Necropoli start sprouting up in Tarnaris, Winterspring, Burning Steppes, Blasted Lands, and outside all major cities. Zombie disease incubation time cut from 2 minutes to 1 minute.
Fifth: Grand Apothacary Putress shows up in Shattrath with a bunch of apothacary people, working on a cure. Get a quest to speak with him, and he gives you a dual plagued brain to bring to your racial city. Another quest (for alliance only, i think) from a bishop sends you to deliver an object completely full of the light. People speculate this is the cleansed ashbringer??
Finally: As of 3pm October 27th, the Zombie Infection of 2008 is cured. Plagued vermin and boxes are purged from all cities.

OH MAN! Being a zombie was really fun, as was the idea of the Wrath of the Lich King storyline actually starting. Putress is now in the game (and if you didn't already know, he is a major character in the storyline). Scourge invasion is still going on, for a few more days, so get your necrotic runes and go buy yourself your very own Argent Dawn paladin trinket. And a concecrate flag, those are fun too.

Blizzard blue Tigole has promised this is not the end of pre-expansion goodies. What sort of events could be next? Will we see Arthas in all his ass-kicking glory? Will Orgrimar really get burned down? I can't wait, and if you play WoW, I'm sure you can't wait either. And if you don't play WoW, like Sodoom, well, you're missing out on a lot. Probably a lot more than Fable 2 can offer.

Speaking of Fable 2, I am taking the GRE general test this Saturday, and when that hellish test is over, I'll be beelining it to the local gamestop to pick up Fable 2. Woo for Xbox games!

And don't forget, Fallout 3 comes out this Tuesday. Save up your money!
~Tuza

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