The warlock and hunter pets carried it out ZG before the developers fixed it.In a heavily populated area like Org or IF, it's able to transfer before it expires.Oooh yah, just read the whole Wowhead Comments on it, and the WoWWiki page.Man, I wish I was there to have seen that xD
I was offline when it happened. That made me sad. :(
bio-terroristsya OK here is how they did it you go into ZG get to hakkar get the debuff hearth and it starts an infinite chain spreadmeaning you get close to someone they get it then another person close to them gets it ect ect and you can get it multiple times after it wears off i believei wasn't there but i have talked to ppl that whereonce some crazy ppl figured out how to start the chain reaction theyld do it on purpose to cause an outbreak and that's why they where referred to as bio terroriststhis is for those that couldn't figure out how corrupted blood spread and became a plagueapparently the only way to get it out of the instance was with a pet but still same conceptalso as a better model, blizzard should introduce a new diseas that spreads has a certain chance to kill you and gives you a 10 min res timer or something, cus then nobody would want to get it, and also have an incentive to keep playing during the outbreak of some sort like +1g per hour of play time during the outbreak or something
This is one of those times where a Priest comes in handy.As for the research, good work and keep it up!
I was offline when it happened. That made me sad. :(I didn't even have characters. I feel more sad.
the ZG thing was cool, i can still remember that overwhelming sounds of that disease echoing all over IF.i don't remember which boss it was in MC that puts a bomb on the player and if he move fast away from the group he'd explode killing all players around him.the pets can get that debuff as well, locks would HS to IF and just head to the AH, soulstone himself and wait for the bomb to go off. and boom everybody is dead and the general chat goes like:wtf?wtfwtf?what happened?&%^# you who did this.
Yeah, there is no risk of your life ending by having your character ignore the quarantine order. A lot easier to be reckless with a game disease than a real one.I beg to differ. Though what you inherently say is true, the basic human behavior and awareness of the pandemic is akin to real life scenarios. Players who don't know about the quarantine, players who don't care, and players who are too late. I think it would be great to see the actual conclusions and research they did on the in-game pandemic and see how that correlates with the actual behavior of humans since the announcement of swine flu.I also disagree it's easier to be reckless in-game as opposed to real life. In the game, we know that if we simply avoid other people or popular places we'll be safe. Same good advice in real life, except we have a lot of other factors IRL which are ignored, such as the fundamentals of washing your hands and covering your face when you sneeze.
That's a good point actually. I find the zombie infection somewhat appropriate. Surprised they didn't mention it...The reason it wasn't mentioned in the article was because Blizz intended it to become an epidemic. The corrupted blood incident was unintended, much like any real world wide-spreading of an illness. At first I thought things like, "Yeah, well it's a game." but after reading an article about it I found the similarities made more and more sense. Good going researchers of the world. Way to make me feel like I'm not wasting my time on a silly game -- I'm helping you conduct RESEARCH!
it realy makes sense in the game world and real. interacting with other people can speread it
WoW is finally contributing to the community! Christ Metzen must be so proud
pfff Old news 0.o The danish magazine Illustreret Videnskab (Illustrated Science) Had an articel about this an year ago. sry fry be annoying just had to get it out
Corrupted Blood and its potential to model real world epidemics is a news story that's bobbed in and out ever since 2005.There are two sides to each of the 'Disease Model' coins: Corrupted Blood of 2005 vs. Zombie Plague of 2008. I don't think either are something the WHO can truly lay their faith on for combating H1N1.The former occurred in the game's early days, only a few million played and only about 3 of about 50-100 servers were affected. Documentation of it, in terms of high-quality screenshot or video footage, blog reports etc., is limited. This one had the benefit of being an unintentional release, something that wasn't predicted and managed to get out into the world. People's behaviour may have been similar, but when there's only a few hundred 60's in total participating in the affair, your data isn't sufficient I'd say.Zombie Plague was better reported, WoWInsider/MMO-Champion churning out reports on hourly basis as the epidemic spread and the intensity increased. But like Wikipedia discussed, there were some proper incentives to 'go zombie', with the alternate combat abilities; with Corrupted Blood, sane and rational people didn't want it, those out for some fun with the mechanics took the debuff and went to town.So it needs to be a mix of the two. One that has Corrupted Blood's mortality potential and transmission method, released from a single source, programmed in to the environment, somewhere out of the way, with infection by complete chance. But then in the media status of the Warcraft community offered by Wowhead et al.
Isnt the correct name for the virus AH1N1?OT: Kinda spooks me out, are our in-game messages viewed by Homeland Security aswell?If so, I could expect someone knocking on my door real soon... :O
Isnt the correct name for the virus AH1N1?OT: Kinda spooks me out, are our in-game messages viewed by Homeland Security aswell?If so, I could expect someone knocking on my door real soon... :OBe afraid, be very afraid.
tbh there have already been quite some articles over the years about this pandemic.I find it mostly ridiculous, because the reason the virus was spreading wasn't fear or anything like that, but for the sake of fun (yes dead corpses in the AH are fun)They should base their studys on The Plague (the real on, black death) wich acctualy took place In Real-Life, not on some virtual version wich consists 50% out of ppl fooling around.(no hate to those ppl)
hey their changing the name of the swineflu to the hybrid flu cause the pork industry does not want to lose any $. so they thougt of naming it on a dying company and kill it off for good lol
If you could carry swine flu without showing the symptoms yet, but still infect others, I could see this model being somewhat accurate. If say there's a quarantine but you say, hey I don't feel sick, but are carrying the virus, then you're probably going to ignore the quarantine. I don't know if it's possible to carry swine flu in this way though.Otherwise though I think you'd be too sick to run around infecting people.
I find this pretty hard to understand, as some of the other posters have said, it is easier to do more outrageous things behind an faceless character.
Roflmao, while they're at it, why not launch a new study. Since we all like to challenge each other to duals, why not a study on how people are violent extremests as a result. Or maybe one on how your drug addicts are created, due to the foods that have "strange effects" in WoW. Man this study is completely useless, and a waste of taxpayers money. "Maybe" they should concentrate on actually doing thier jobs, and find "real" terrorists that "actually" hurt people.