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People are still passing the rakghoul plague....

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People are still passing the rakghoul plague....

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Obiwansghost
04.25.2012 , 04:58 PM | #21
Yeah hmm, I actually noticed that my toon was "feverish" when I logged in this morning. Id love to get rid of it...where can I find the cure/vaccine?
Note: Since the event is over, most information about it is gone. Just humor me.
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JerokTalram
04.25.2012 , 04:59 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Cooperal View Post
A couple of people here are forgetting that PvP is still a strong breeding ground for the rakghoul plague. It's possible the disease could become scarce but it doesn't seem to be dying fast. Getting hit by infected players or accelerating a rakghoul explosion by killing them (which of course has many chances to happen) can lead to one player infecting most of the enemy team and some of their own. The vaccine effect disappears every time you respawn making prevention in PvP very uneconomical over time. Let alone futile to the total eradication of the disease unless everyone surrounding an infected player uses one.

If this was unintended by Bioware, or if they eventually get fed up of it, they can surely rid it of all players with a simple tweak.
I killed a guy yesterday in PvP and he exploided but I didn't get infected. The number of people getting infected by someone one in PvP is actually low. I tried to use PvP to do the infect the enemy mission and I was only able to infect upto 1 or 2 enemies at a time. Often I infected none and definitely not 'most of the enemy team and some of their own' like you suggest.

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Valkirus
04.25.2012 , 05:02 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by soldenal View Post
It is hilarious and a few years down the road you will recall this as good memory.

I think the whole plague idea is brilliant and hope the plague pass on for months.
I won'nt. Instead I will remember it as the one silly event BioWare did which made no sense at all and was totally out of line with the immersion in the game world.
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Bhaers
04.25.2012 , 05:41 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Cooperal View Post
A couple of people here are forgetting that PvP is still a strong breeding ground for the rakghoul plague.
I had 2 explode last night, one in Huttball and one on Failstar. Funny to see the green explosion still, but it robbed me of a kill both times as they exploded with a bare few hundred hitpoints left. RAWWWWRRRRRR!

Weirdly on my server, Dalborra, the Republic side is clean and well behaved (as it was during the whole event) whilst the imperial side still has people standing at spawn to infect others, a number of them also actively running around looking for the largest number of uninfected players to explode on.

Best way to fix this... you take 20% gear damage for each person you infect from now on. ROFL.

Fantastic event, also funny watching such a tiny minuscule insignificant number of people get all cut up about it.
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Bhaers
04.25.2012 , 05:44 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Obiwansghost View Post
Yeah hmm, I actually noticed that my toon was "feverish" when I logged in this morning. Id love to get rid of it...where can I find the cure/vaccine?
Note: Since the event is over, most information about it is gone. Just humor me.
All stim vendors and all medics have the cure.
An inflated sense of self-importance deflects us from the inner peace and happiness we seek and affects those around us negatively. - HH Dalai Lama

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GnatB
04.25.2012 , 06:16 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Necrosia View Post
I don't get it, the event is over and they're still passing the plague around. They're just being rude i think
And you're surprised the griefers didn't stop merely because their excuse went away?

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Kthx
04.25.2012 , 06:16 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Bhaers View Post
Weirdly on my server, Dalborra, the Republic side is clean and well behaved (as it was during the whole event) whilst the imperial side still has people standing at spawn to infect others, a number of them also actively running around looking for the largest number of uninfected players to explode on.
I find this neither weird nor surprising.

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Gumstumdar
04.25.2012 , 06:30 PM | #28
Fact: The original even is concluded, but the plague and DNA samples are still able to be acquired.

Fact: There is a chance that the Jawa may return at some nebulous time in the future.

Conjecture: There will be an additional event in the near future, which uses DNA, on possibly a different planet(s), and the filthy Jawa took the plague there to obtain more DNA sample. He may or may not be responsible for the original outbreak on Tatt or future places. There was mention of him being seen on Nar Shadaa, which may indicate that's the next "event" location.

It wouldn't surprise me if another event cropped up in 2-4 weeks there with different rewards.

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Koalachan
04.25.2012 , 06:35 PM | #29
I was leveling my Juggernaut alt, and yesterday I got to Taris. I hate Taris, long story short, a rakghoul there infected me. Blew up and got my 5 dna for it. Not sure if this is fully intentional, but it doesn't look like the plague is going away just by people slowly blowing up with it.

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Lord_Ravenhurst
04.25.2012 , 06:44 PM | #30
I hope the plague stays forever, got it on two alts.
This was the best idea Bioware ever had!