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Shadowbane hacked

2003-06-23 21:24:53.561926+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

One of the things that online role-playing games can teach us is theology: If there were a god, what would the world be like? I heard glimmers of this, probably from Alec[Wiki], but Rebecca's Pocket had a link to a Wired article about the hacking of Shadowbane back in May:

The population of an entire Shadowbane town was forcibly moved to the bottom of the sea, where they drowned. City guards turned feral and attacked town residents. Mobs of never-before-seen superpowerful creatures, seemingly spontaneously spawned from the ether, began to prowl the streets unchecked, killing characters in the most painful way possible.

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#Comment made: 2003-06-23 22:30:58.528837+00 by: meuon

That takes a LOT of knowledge of the system.. and the article made it sound like everyone had fun after it was all over. - Smells of a publicity stunt.