WoW Zombie Infestation

If you are a World of Warcraft player, you are probably interested in learning about and understanding the “Zombie Infestation” that seems to be related to the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. There is no doubt that you have probably been “cursed” or you are noticing that you are unable to cast spells and perform other basic abilities in the game that you once were able to. This has erupted since the eve of October 22nd 2008 when an apocalypse of zombies invaded the realms and started their personal onslaught to World of Warcraft players everywhere. Known as the “Zombie Infestation”, the “Scourge Invasion” or more simply as “The Plague”, the disease is spreading! The question is, will you survive it?

The zombies are in every location in your realm…crates that are loaded down with this destructive disease are located in various cities around the cities that are part of the ever-popular “Azeroth” continent. Plague roaches are crawling in the depths of the shadows, over the hills, and through the places where players visit most! The disease is spreading by the infectious crates, the zombies that are lurking in every corner, and the plague roaches that are being killed! If you are infected with the disease, and are transformed into a zombie, you should know that the only cure for the plague to end is to meet an untimely and unfortunate death!

Millions of World of Warcraft players are fighting off vicious, flesh consuming zombies as you read this. As they fight to protect the character that they have become, the disease is infecting them and transforming THEM into a zombie! The zombies that are attacking can be a part of your faction, or even the faction in opposition. There are no rules when it comes to this massive sickness. This plague is expected to continue for quite some time. While there are some players who are enjoying the change to the often repetitive game, other players are becoming quite frustrated with the fact that they cannot play the game as they once did, and that they are affecting others in their Guilds, the parties that they are part of, and individuals in their faction.

If you develop this sickness, there will be many things that you will find that you will no longer be able to do. You know all of those NPCs that once considered you to be a friend? They were friendly, greeted you, and welcomed you…well; now, they will consider you to be a threat, an enemy. While you are able to cast spells, it will not be the spells that you are able to. The abilities that you have? Forget all about them! The new spells and abilities that you will have will be due to your new position as a flesh consuming, vicious zombie in World of Warcraft. If you know a player who can cast “Cure Disease” you are in luck! In addition to this, there are many special healers that are NPCs in the cities. Unfortunately, if you experience the transformation of a zombie, the only way to rid yourself of the disease is to die….

The bad news is, you can get infected over and over again.

There is a little good news in light of all this chaos…

First, when you are a zombie, you are considered to be friendly among all other zombies. It does not matter if you run into a Horde as an Alliance character, if both of you are zombies, you are considered to be on the same side. In all actuality, this allows “cross faction communication” as one player explained it. In addition to this, zombies can trade with one another! It does not matter if you are Horde, and they are Alliance (in the natural state), you can still trade items! That can be a super sweet advantage to the infectious and widespread disease. Last but not least, this is considered to be a “World Event”, so if you see that old Guild leader that booted you for no reason…you can blast him with the sickness and get your revenge!

All in all, that’s about it when it comes to the “Zombie Infestation” that seems to be part of the World of Warcraft teaser for Wrath of the Lich King. Based on forums, news releases, and other information gathered while writing this particular guide to the recent terror striking the ten million World of Warcraft players around the world, it seems that this infection is intentional and is not a program glitch like the virus plague that affected players in the year of 2005. As a matter of fact, developers and other individuals who work to create World of Warcraft and maintain it almost seem as if they are quite pleased with the infestation and the player craze that it is creating.

When it comes to the future of Azeroth, it does not look pretty. It almost seems as if what we are seeing is a small part of the large scale zombie invasion and plague spread that we are likely to see in upcoming weeks. If you keep trying to log out and log back in to toggle the switch to “off” with this infestation and plague, give it up. From here, you must not only protect the city from the opposing faction, and all the weird creatures that sweep, crawl, swim, and roam the land, but you must protect it from the spread of the disease and infestation, and overcome the challenge by learning how to face the challenge of overcoming the sickness. That is, unless, you are down with the sickness and want to wreck havoc among all the players on your realm…

Which side will you take?

WoW Skinning – The Masters of Anatomy

Skinning is one of the fastest and easiest professions to level. The first step towards levelling this profession is finding the Skinning trainer. A Skinning trainer can be found in any of the Azeroth’s capital cities and also in some of the major cities all over the world map.

With this profession you can gather leather, hide and scales by skinning mobs you come across. However, you cannot skin all types of mobs and the best types of mobs suitable for skinning are beasts. Note that not all beasts can be skinned either, in example birds.

How to skin a certain mob?

When you grind mobs for skinning, the first thing you should to do is take the loot. After looting a mob you will see a skinning pointer when you rollover the mob with your mouse pointer. If the level of a mob is suitable for you your Skinning skill will raise. As with levelling so it is with Skinning, mobs of a lower level will not skillup your Skinning while the ones of a higher level will.

Skinning equipment

Skinning doesn’t require some particular equipment. However, every skinner needs a skinning knife. Any general goods trader has this knife for sale as well as any or profession related trader who can be found close to the Skinning trainer.

There are also special knives for skinning that have a bonus to give you for your skill. These knives are Finkle’s Skinner (Upper Blackrock Spire) and Zulian Slicer ( Zul’Gurub).

There is also an enchanting formula available – Enchant Gloves – Skinning formula that will give +5 on your Skinning skill and another one that will give +10.

Combination of Leatherworking and Skinning

Leatherworking is one of the primary professions that needs a lot of Skinning products like scales and hides in order to progress. Without the Skinning products, Leatherworking will be completely impossible to skilup. You can either purchase leather on the AH or pair your Leatherworking profession with Skinning.

Leather products are not only a need for Leatherworking profession. Leather is also used with Blacksmithing, Engineering and Tailoring.

Can I profit with Skinning?

Leather is easy to farm and therefore we can make a conclusion that Skinning is profitable. Mobs suitable for skinning can be found everywhere and even if you are just skinning lower level mobs you can still sell them nicely on the Auction House. For players that are higher level it is also quite easy to grind leather of all levels.

Classes suitable for Skinning

When it comes to the choice of professions, each player should choose professions he finds interesting, even though in general, Skinners and Leatherworkers are usually found in classes who can wear leather, such as Rogues or Druids. There are also many Hunters with this combo of professions simply because they are fast grinders.

What is Master of Anatomy?

In the Wrath of the Lich King Skinners were presented with a new ability – Master of Anatomy. This is a very useful ability that will rise together with your skinning skill level and will grant you a nice bonus on the critical strike rating. The maximum of Master of Anatomy ability is +40 on the crit when you have your Skinning profession on its maximum (450).

If you want to get the most out of Skinning as a WoW Profession, then check out our WoW Skinning Guide for more on leveling your character and making tons of Gold, plus a video review of Dugi’s Dailies and a link to Penn’s Professions Guide, one of the most comprehensive and coolest World of Warcraft Professions Guides available.