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A plague in World of Warcraft? Cool!

I’m not a big fan of role playing games in general, and Blizzard’s World of Warcraft in particular. But any game that models a world realistic enough for a plague to ravage its inhabitants is pretty cool in my book!

The powerful spell caused about 280 damage points to anyone it hit, and spread to other members of the attacking party as well. Such powerful spell attacks aren’t unusual in the World of Warcraft game world. But what happened next was just plain weird.

When infected adventurers returned to town at the end of their quest, they inadvertently passed along the Corrupted Blood infection to those nearby. In short order, the plague ravaged the population. Soon entire cities fell victim to the artificial disease. And while 280 damage points may be easy for a level-58 Night Elf warrior to contend with, it’s enough to kill a lower-level player in seconds.

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