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  • Here's why the US Military has studied  World of Warcraft for defense research

  • In an era where pandemics are a bigger threat  than ever before, the fantasy role-playing game  

  • World of Warcraft offers a surprising insight  into the mechanics of how diseases spread

  • A particularly menacing boss, Hakkar the  Soulflayer, spread a contagious and deadly  

  • plague called theCorrupted Blood”, which  caused huge damage and death to players

  • Due to technical glitches and griefingthe virus spread way out of control,  

  • causing the first virtual pandemic. Blizzard, the game's developer,  

  • managed to stop the pandemic from destroying  everything by cutting off movement and  

  • enforcing quarantine for the infected. Occurring in 2005, this provided a virtual  

  • case study that the CDC and US Military use to  map out real life pandemic responses even today!

Here's why the US Military has studied  World of Warcraft for defense research

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Why Is The US Military Studying World of Warcraft?

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    Summer posted on 2021/09/29
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