World of Warcraft, after just celebrating its release of Mists of Pandaria, has already discovered major hotfix issues. Issues such as how overpowered Priest are as this one lays waste to literally thousands of players. Look at this massive skill. Look at all the noobs piled up before him!
Okay, so maybe it was hacking and not skill. Either way on Sunday thousands of WoW players started to die instantly for seemingly no reason, which lead to cities being completely covered in the corpses of affected players. According to Blizzard it was caused by hackers finding an exploit and just completely going to town (literally) and instantly killing the masses in cities such as Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Tarren Mill and more. Blizzards community manager, Nethaera (not even going to try to enunciate that) had this to say on the games forums.
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 email@example.com. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.”
As Blizzard worked on a hotfix , someone by the name of “Jadd” WoW exploit and hacking site “Ownedcore” has claimed responsibility for pandemic in Pandaria.
“We didn’t do any permanent damage,” Jadd writes. “Some people liked it for a new topic of conversation and a funny stream to watch, and some people didn’t. The people who didn’t should be blaming Blizzard for not fixing it faster (4 hours of obvious use is sad).”
Jadd also added “It’s not like I added 20000000 gold to everyone’s inventory, and broke the economy; but look at the big Chinese gold seller companies, who are doing this every day. Now ask yourself who is really ruining the game. It’s not us. That’s my justification.”
The hacker shows off previous uses of this instant kill hack on his Youtube video that showcases it in his own point of view.
Players had mixed reactions to the event. Some, foaming at the mouth, yelled to find them in real life (always the best choice) while some saying Blizzard should take legal action. Along with these people we saw many who actually said they thought it was funny when stuff like this happened in the game saying they enjoy these types of things happening as it will be a story to tell and a topic of discussion for the next few months. I’m not going to lie to you, as a former and not current player of WoW… I think it’s hilarious.