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Old 10-08-12, 03:30 PM   #1
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Post Hack temporarily turns WoW towns into piles of corpses

The last thing you expect to see when walking into World of Warcraft's many towns and villages is a pile of skeletons stretching as far as the eye can see. Yet that's exactly what some players encountered yesterday morning after hackers found an exploit that let them kill every player and non-player character in the towns of Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

The massacre apparently resulted from a previously unseen exploit that let level one characters access the kill commands for every player and computer-controlled character in the area. A few quick-witted players managed to record video of the massacre as it was happening, showing characters dropping left and right in the formerly safe confines of the cities.

Blizzard quickly issued a hotfix for the exploit, which it says "should not be repeatable." The company is now conducting a "thorough investigation" into what it considers a very serious matter. "We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding," community manager Nethaera wrote in an official forum post.

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