‘World Of Warcraft’ Fixes Hack That Caused The Death Of Countless Players
Over the weekend, a World of Warcraft exploit allowed level one players to lay waste to both countless playable and non-playable characters in a number of the game’s major cities. According to BBC News, Blizzard Activision wasted no time making sure this issue would not be exploited again by those individuals with a penchant for ruining the party for everyone.
Although developers explained that this World of Warcraft hack has been addressed and effectively shut down, WoW Insider contributing editor Olivia Grace said the issue was probably a bit more serious than folks at Blizzard Activision are letting on.
“It was a significant hack,” Grace explained. “They discovered a method to roll a level-one [beginner] character, which ran to the major cities. We don’t know exactly what they did, but somehow they were able to kill every single player’s character in that city and every single computer controlled character – and they were doing this repeatedly.”
Not surprisingly, Blizzard Activision is eager to identify the individual or individuals responsible for improperly destroying a large number players within the game’s major cities. However, in order to ensure everyone that their characters will not die in a similar fashion anytime soon, the company issued the following statement on the matter:
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.”
According to Slash Gear, you should now be able to wander the cities contained within World of Warcraft without fear of meeting your untimely demise by a level one character. Were you affected by the recent WoW hack?