November 8, 2019

Episode 49: World of Warcraft’s Corrupted Blood Incident

Plagues are not new subject matter to video games. Many a fictional post-apocalyptic world starts with a plague. But what happens when the world's biggest MMO accidentally introduces a plague that kills off a ton of it's lower level players, almost making the game unplayable? On this episode we are joined by MMO expert Dan Bittner, as we break down World of Warcraft's Corrupted Blood Incident. Learn how a simple bug in a new raid led to players running through the skeleton covered streets of Orgrimmar and Stormwind in a panic. And how these player’s reactions not only changed the world of Azeroth, but also the way Epidemiologists study the spread of disease IRL.

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