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Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Lizard Wizard posted:

What was the Corrupted Blood Plague?

Back when WoW was still new, one of the earlier patches added in a relatively short troll raid, Zul'gurub. The final boss, Hakkar, had an ability that would cause a fair bit of damage (to a maximum level character) over time ... And would spread to anyone they happened to stand near. One of the classes in WoW, the Hunter, uses beasts that fight at their side, and at the time, they would retain their exact status if they were dismissed and re-summoned later. These beasts could be infected.

Cue someone's pet (I forget if it was intentional or not) being dismissed right after it got infected, then being brought back in one of the game's major population centers. From there, it spread like wildfire, rapidly killing anyone who wasn't fully leveled. Blizzard managed to fix the debuff so that it couldn't exist outside of Zul'Gurub, but not before it'd blanketed the streets with corpses.

Blizzard then decided to intentionally replicate it in the lead-up for WoW's second expansion, and took it a step further: anyone who was infected and didn't get cured of it would die, and come back as a zombie that could hit anyone else with the plague.

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Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


And really, a lie by omission is still a lie.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


scarycave posted:

Some players found a glitch where they could make their character attack players outside of Pvp areas due to exploiting a new boxing ring mini-game.

Naturally, an army was formed, and attacked a town full of players.

And thus was the Boxer Rebellion started.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


scarycave posted:

In Oblivion, Horses could report you for stealing other horses.

Hell, couldn't the very same horse you were stealing report you if you weren't sneaking or directly in its' line of sight?

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


I've actually encountered a mildly amusing "glitch" from WoW. In the latest patch, they introduced Shipyards, which have you sending out fleets of ships that are manned by random races at creation. One of them, Human, just gives you a flat % increase to your success chance on a mission. By dumb luck, I managed to get Human crews for both of my initial ships for the tutorial missions... Including the one that teaches you about how ships can sink on failed missions, which lead to this.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Catdog! Caaaatdog!

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Not quite a glitch so much as an unintended oversight, but the Legion expansion for WoW launched a couple of days ago. As part of the introductory section, you work with famous NPCs and factions to establish a stronghold somewhere in the world.

...Except for one Druid on the EU servers who had done enough to piss off the faction associated with Druids so badly that he couldn't start the quests to make their stronghold (and, by extension, the entirety of the expansion). They had to release a hotfix made just for him.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPj1xhUlsWk

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Dunno if this has ever been posted in here before, but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eaG7MVaqD8

This is so perfect.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


IShallRiseAgain posted:

That's good, but I like this GTAV video more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Ki6Gx2Pgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBbxlP6NXXs

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9h1N-_9kA8

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


I thought the proper term was taint?

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Technically not glitching, but this tool-assisted speedrun of Family Feud from the SNES is still a real treat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5tyMXXDPX4

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Still doesn’t explain how shooting the floor just kills someone else at random, though.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


I’m reminded of how I could never instinctively tell what stats were raised/lowered by a Pokemon’s Nature in Sun/Moon, because red and blue both have “negative” color connotations.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Oh yeah?

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


If we’re talking about glitches in card games, there was the time for a couple of days in Hearthstone where you could screw yourself out of your deck’s entire gimmick if you got the wrong opening hand.

To give some backstory: A couple of years ago, Hearthstone released the Witchwood expansion. Within it were two of the most controversial cards they’ve ever made: Baku the Mooneater and Genn Greymane. Their effects were to modify your hero power at the start of the match if your deck only contained odd or even-costed cards, respectively. Long story short, their effects were so powerful that Blizzard made the unprecedented decision to retire them from the Standard format a year early.

A few months ago, with the most recent expansion, the Demon Hunter class was released. To say they were grossly imbalanced is putting it mildly; as of the time of writing, almost every single one of their most regularly-played cards have been (or are slated to be) nerfed.

Now, every class also gets a gimmick or keyword effect that’s unique to them. For DHs, theirs was “Outcast”, which would cause the card in question to get a bonus effect when it’s currently in the left or rightmost position in your hand. One of those cards was Eye Beam, a 3-mana card that got discounted to 0 when it was Outcast. So, some people started taking Demon Hunter into Hearthstone’s Wild format, where every card ever made is legal to play, and started whipping up Odd DH decks...

And that’s when the glitch happened; as people found out, Baku and Genn only scan your deck and hand after your initial mulligan, before the game has “actually” begun. So, if you wound up with Eye Beam being left or rightmost after your mulligan, it would get discounted to 0 first (which made it even-cost by the game’s logic), Baku would see that you didn’t have a deck that only consists of odd-cost cards, and her “start of game” effect wouldn’t go off. Since Eye Beam was also one of the most imbalanced cards in both formats, Blizzard then indirectly closed the glitch by nerfing Eye Beam’s discount to 1 as part of a series of emergency nerfs.

Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Which is why they just announced nerfs doing exactly that for some of the most powerful cards in Standard at the moment: Dragonqueen Alexstrasza and Rogue’s version of Galakrond.

Plus they nerfed the Echo mechanic (you can play multiple copies of that card in one turn) to always cost at least 1 to get rid of an imbalanced combo in Wild.

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Regalingualius
Jan 6, 2012


Weren’t there also issues that came up from them adding (almost) the entirety of the RBY continent to Gold/Silver/Crystal? Like having to cut the Safari Zone?

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