WoW genocide exploit fix leads to investigation

This weekend was not a good one for World of Warcraft fans because if you had been playing and walked away for a few moments and then came back, then you would have been shocked to see your player might have been killed. This was not an isolated incident either, as this was caused by a WoW exploit and was more like genocide.

Thankfully there is now a fix, but this has obviously led to an investigation as to how such a thing happened in the first place. The incident happened yesterday and saw thousands of players’ avatars had been wiped out, which you can clearly see for yourself in the image as well as the video below – although not sure those who were affected would want to be reminded of the fact.

It’s good to see that Blizzard were on top of the situation (unlike EA with the current issues with FIFA 13, which we’ll look into again a little later) and already provided a hotfix – talk about a rapid response. This means that you will now be able to walk away from your game without the fear that your avatar will meet their untimely death.

Not all realms were affected by the exploit but nevertheless Blizzard is not taking this issue lightly and are now asking for any information that could help with their investigation. However, we have to ask ourselves if this was just a prank gone too far, because it’s clear to see that it was all done for a bit of fun, but some players have not seen it this way from what they have been saying on Blizzard Forums?

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is the latest expansion from the franchise and you’ll be pleased to know that Blizzard are not dragging their heals, as they are already hard at work developing the first update for this latest WoW expansion, although no timescale has been giving for its completion.

We’re hoping that this latest content for the World of Warcraft franchise will be better received from the fans when compared to Blizzard’s previous efforts, and with Mist of Pandaria factions being very different to what we have seen in the past, it’s a good step in the right direction. We’d love to now if you feel that the changes made with these new factions along with other areas of Pandaria will help to bring back the love for the game once again?