Good timing since zulgurub is about to launch on classic
For those who dont understand: what it helped them study was human behavior in a pandemic situation. During the incident people self quarantined going to remote locations. Others said damn the consuquences and stayed in the cities helping spread the dieases. Others actively cauded problems (heck the NSA also approached people after the incident to get insight into the mind of a bioterrorist- what was their logic to how they chose to spread it etc). Like the people who break quarantine on purpose and go to public places or the @#$%^&*s who actively cough on people to be !@#$%^&s. The corrupted blood incident is important because it Wasnt a generated simulation. It happened organically, and people reacted organically. A completely designed computer simulation can only tell you so much. The incident was important as it allowed a window into the human mind during a pandemic. Not how a disease spreads biologically.
I think the desperation of the gaming industry to self-justify its mainly frivolous existence is at work here...but that's just cynical old party-pooper me.
I can see how the plaque incident could help with understanding/preventing the spread of a real life virus and even how to deal with the after effects. I dont see how it could effect a cure though. Thats two different aspects of a viral outbreak.
I seriously hope that the Covid-19 thing isn't like the Corrupted Blood incident because that was a pretty bad (virtual) disaster with a lot of deaths. If it IS like the Corrupted Blood incident people won't just simply get to wait a while and get rezzed. .
Some players reactions during the plague may seems dumb but, in here all masive gathering were cancelled due to the risk of cv19 contagion, and even so, some people keep gathering to protest, I wonder if they do think they won't get ill, they simply don't follow news, or they believe is all a big scam? :/
Haha for sure
I had totally forgotten about that. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Actually it was downright hilarious. Luckily that was just a game.
The biggest difference between corona and the corrupted blood is that one is overly misrepresented and the other was overly trollable
Time for a hard server reset I think :D
i was waiting for this to be brought up with the corona virus. thats and the simpsons prediction of it too.
well humans don't have "larger health pools" according to their "levels", neither can you get cov-19 from a pet like a cat or dog and comeon we've known how plagues spread long before wow, this is really reaching trying to prove WoW is helping with cov-19
I don't know if this will serve as a study? the truth that China hides was actually invented and was not sick, it was a BOW.I don't think the reason was the animals they eat, as if it were the result of a pet bug like the pet bomb.And speaking, let's hope that in the WoW classic they revive that event as if it were an event, something not to forget the golden years of Vanilla (not Classic).