World of Warcraft underwent quite a chaotic event yesterday when people across various realms and servers were mysteriously dying at random and it was later discovered that the person committing these acts was using a hack and wanted to deliver a “message” against his wrongfully banned friend. While Blizzard has patched the bug and has assured that the bug will not repeat in the future there is no news on the capture of the perpetrator and his partners in the act. Blizzard is of course utilizing their fullest power to get to the bottom of the case but will the hacker ever be brought to justice?
Following yesterday’s less than satisfying news about World of Warcraft (mostly European servers were affected) players across various servers and realms were reportedly dying at random of no cause what so ever, as it turns out a hacker and his friends banded together to avenge a wrongfully banned comrade and try to deliver a “message” to blizzard by causing all the fans inconvenience and making them unable to play for the remainder of their weekend, the bug while resolved by Blizzard has not been swept under the rug as of yet as Blizzard has pledged to launch a full scale investigation on the hacker and bring him to justice for his actions.
A quote from Nethera on the official Blizzard World of Warcraft forums tells us:
Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It’s safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth.
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.
At any rate its good to hear that the bug has been addressed and players can resume their usual regiment of spending hours upon hours in their virtual get away from reality. but as a gamer I hope that anyone who for any reason ever disrupts any other persons enjoyment of a game should pay the price especially if his intent was intentional, Be it World of Warcraft or even minecraft; hackers are a scourge who just ruin the game for others. What “enjoyment” they gain from this act of attention is beyond me.