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Entire Cities In World of Warcraft Dead, Hack Suspected 305

Posted by timothy
from the just-some-reamde-plotlines-nothing-to-worry-about dept.
hypnosec writes "Entire cities in the World of Warcraft have been destroyed with no one spared, not even the NPCs. About 13:00 GMT, forums on WOW started getting the first comments from users regarding players and NPCs dying on the Ragnaros-EU realm in Orgrimmar. Users of the online game started reporting that Draenor had a similar sight to offer. Some of the other realms where this was reported include Tarren Mill, and Twisting Nether." Also at Joystiq, and (with more screenshots) at WCCF Tech, which reports that "it appears the damage is most severe in World of Warcraft European servers."
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Entire Cities In World of Warcraft Dead, Hack Suspected

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 07, 2012 @05:53PM (#41579059)

    Let's just hope the Chosen Four will again rise, wielding the Sword of a Thousand Truths, to save the World of Warcraft!

  • by Atzanteol (99067) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @05:59PM (#41579099) Homepage

    If you're on /. and don't know what NPC is, or how to find out, you're probably not the target audience here.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 07, 2012 @06:04PM (#41579135)

    If you're on /. and don't know what NPC is, or how to find out, you're probably not the target audience here.

    If you're on /. and don't like answering peoples' questions, even when it would have taken you less time to type than the snide remark you chose, you're probably the target audience here.

  • by Teancum (67324) <robert_horningNO@SPAMnetzero.net> on Sunday October 07, 2012 @06:17PM (#41579191) Homepage Journal

    It was a troll reply to a troll question... thus very much deserved.

    Besides, I agree 100% that if you neither know what an NPC is nor how to look it up on Google or Wikipedia, the story is largely irrelevant to you. Then again I would even wonder why "news for nerds" is even interesting for somebody like that?

  • by causality (777677) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @06:26PM (#41579237)

    If you're on /. and don't know what NPC is, or how to find out, you're probably not the target audience here.

    If you're on /. and don't like answering peoples' questions, even when it would have taken you less time to type than the snide remark you chose, you're probably the target audience here.

    A little definition is in order. A stupid question is one you could easily answer yourself in less time than it would take to request hand-holding you don't really need. A stupid question is rude because it is effectively a claim that someone else's time is worth far less than your own, and therefore they should serve you (as if you are some kind of king) and do your own minor legwork for you. That is absurd. I notice you did not submit to it yourself -- you did not answer the question either -- so whether you like it or not, your actions are in agreement with me.

    Stupid questions from literate adults who obviously have Internet (thus Google) access ... they deserve the snide remarks they receive. When you consider he could have Googled "NPC" in less time than it took to ask a stupid question, the remark was actually rather polite.

    Sorry if you are too soft to recognize the good that comes from not lowering the standards to suit the intellectually lazy. Intellectual laziness and the choice to knowingly embrace helplessness are character flaws. They are not supposed to be validated. They don't deserve it.

    Now then, go ahead and launch your personal attacks and invective. That's what those of your emotionally-goverened, offense-driven mentality usually do when the following two conditions have been met: a) they cannot formulate an effective counter-point, and b) they are too haughty to admit when a good point has been made.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 07, 2012 @08:02PM (#41580043)

    I've read arguments like yours for decades. I'll summarize what you are doing :

    - Some person is an asshole.

    - Being an asshole, they need to have their ego stroked as they believe they are God's gift to mankind and everyone should know about this.

    - This asshole has no family or friends or coworkers that can stand him, so he needs to find a way to stroke his own ego.

    - Said asshole lurks in a online forum until somebody asks a "stupid question". All humans ask stupid questions, some stupider than others. This provides him an opportunity to join the discussion and argue.

    - The asshole launches a lengthy rant about the impropriety of stupid questions, maybe even having the audacity to reinterpret the stupid question as a personal insult against himself.

    - The asshole can now feel smug and intellectually superior as people respond to his iron-clad argument and fail to make a compelling case against it. This is where the masturbatory ego-stroking takes place.

    Looking at your previous posts I can see you regularly do this, and chime in on discussions just to be a dick and add nothing of value to the conversation. It's entirely possible you have no interest in science or technology or "News for Nerds" at all; the actual topics at this site are largely irrelevant to you.

    Of course you wouldn't post as AC to do this kind of trolling, because your history of posts are akin to viewing an extensive porn collection, and it allows you to stroke your ego over and over. It's important that you have rich history of shitting on other people, because these little "victories" as a whole give your life meaning.

  • by myowntrueself (607117) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @08:06PM (#41580071)

    That's not a game, that's a job, a very shitty one.

    Thats the point; its a job. But unlike ones job in the real world, in your fantasy job you can actually feel important!

  • by BradleyUffner (103496) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @09:39PM (#41580629) Homepage

    Compare to any other website where people hold your hand asking stupid questions, you have to wade through copious amounts of stupid questions that far outnumber any post with value.

    I've been on boards where the community happily answers stupid questions, and on other boards where they yell about "USE THE SEARCH NOOB!"
    I have seen no difference in the number of stupid questions at all. The only difference I have seen is that on the former there tends to be more useful information. Those boards are also much nicer places to "hang out".

  • by Decameron81 (628548) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @10:53PM (#41580977)

    Stupid questions from literate adults who obviously have Internet (thus Google) access ... they deserve the snide remarks they receive. When you consider he could have Googled "NPC" in less time than it took to ask a stupid question, the remark was actually rather polite.

    Interaction with other humans is greatly underrated by intolerant nerds who think we should replace it with Google searches. There's absolutely no reason why you should first look for things in Google instead of asking them in a forum, other than your personal opinion that it's the right thing to do.

    Ignoring the question, or replying to it would've been far more tolerant ways to react to the post.

    Now then, go ahead and launch your personal attacks and invective. That's what those of your emotionally-goverened, offense-driven mentality usually do when the following two conditions have been met: a) they cannot formulate an effective counter-point, and b) they are too haughty to admit when a good point has been made.

    You sound like a robot, man. Chill out.

  • by AdamHaun (43173) on Sunday October 07, 2012 @11:56PM (#41581307) Journal

    I just thought it odd that it would return something in connection with nuclear weapons for me while I'm parsing some nerdy flamewar.

    It's probably the only other subject where phrases like "entire cities dead" feature prominently.

  • by Dunbal (464142) * on Monday October 08, 2012 @06:50AM (#41583031)
    While not "important" in terms of perhaps feeding and housing a population, WoW is probably "just as important" as the sports games you crave, or the concerts you go to, or the television channel you watch. None of which I give a shit about. Perhaps the point I am trying to make is that WoW is an activity that several million people participate in every day. While you or I might not, I'm quite sure that several million people do, actually, give a shit. If you argue that it's "not important", I can argue that it's as important as anything else is. Because at the end of the day, we're all dead, we're all specks of dust floating in an endless universe. There is nothing on this planet that is "important". It just depends on your perspective.

"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce

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