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lmalave
May 30, 2003, 12:20 PM
http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,59034,00.html

I don't know why, but this had me laughing so hard I was in tears:

Some players noticed that their money and weapons had suddenly vanished. A few whispered that tonight the monsters somehow seemed slightly bigger and meaner.

And then all hell broke loose.

Shadowbane had been hacked by several of its players. But unlike standard game hacks, where players gift themselves with super strength, health or wealth, these hackers managed to completely alter the rules of Shadowbane -- turning a suddenly wrathful game loose on its players.

"At first, players started speculating that there was a really bad bug in the game code," player Tim Wheating said. "Then we realized that somehow an insane god had taken control of our world and was out to kill us all."

another quote:
But on Tuesday there were no neutral zones -- nowhere to run -- and newbies became the prime targets.

Experienced players looked on in horror as new players were slowly and gleefully dismembered by ax-wielding ogres. Others just laughed and looted the characters' bodies after the ogres were done.

"If you go to what is left of the town of Khar, you will see my grave," one Shadowbane survivor wrote in an e-mail. "I never knew dying could be so hilarious -- I had a great time."

Mike Gontelli, a late arrival to the game that evening, said that when he arrived in Shadowbane "there were hundreds of tombstones. New players were being beaten and tortured. Newbie blood was flowing like a river. I knew it wasn't real, but it was oddly terrifying."

P-Worm
May 30, 2003, 03:26 PM
That's pretty funny. Those are the kinda of things that makes little kids want to be hackers when they grow up, so they can make things outrageous. Kids these days...

P-Worm

arn
May 30, 2003, 03:34 PM
heh...

seems kinda cool...

they should do this sort of thing on halloween on purpose... :)

arn

MrMacMan
May 30, 2003, 04:06 PM
Yeah I saw that on slashdot.

Gotta love hacking a game to make you god-like.

iJon
May 30, 2003, 06:22 PM
that is funny, stuff like this is why i stopped playing diablo 2, to many idiots online. i heard shawdowbane was a terrible game anyways, i got into the mac os x beta but i never played it, anyone care to comment whether they like the game or not.

iJon

tazo
May 31, 2003, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by P-Worm
That's pretty funny. Those are the kinda of things that makes little kids want to be hackers when they grow up, so they can make things outrageous. Kids these days...

P-Worm

that sounds like what kevin mitnick did when he was a kid, he crossed the lines of a payphone with his homephone, so that when his family would pick up the phone, it would ask them for a quarter. lol.