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[–] LastRites 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The Corrupted Blood Incident.

For those who don't know what it is, it is a virtual plague that spread through World of Warcraft because of a glitch with a raid boss. A debuff cast by the boss, that spread to players near someone who was affected, was also active outside of the raid. Players afflicted by it would teleport to busy areas and spread the debuff to other players. Soon an epidemic started killing everyone who came near affected areas.

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[–] HalfOfAKebab [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There was also the Falador Massacre on RuneScape, which is similar to this. On 6/6/6 (6th June 2006), coincidentally, there was a glitch with a player-owned house. The construction skill was new at the time, and the first person to reach level 99, the highest level, held a party to celebrate, in his house. At some point, everyone was kicked out, but there were a few people who retained the ability to PvP (there's a part of a house you can build where you can PvP without losing items if you die), but they were in the main world because they got kicked. One of the players went on a killing spree murdering everyone, and they couldn't attack him back because the main world is primarily a no-PvP zone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKlns62w1A

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[–] drj2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was gonna post this one haha! Loved it when durial killed a pmod that was so funny

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[–] Redsovietz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I hear that it was an intentional social experiment.

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[–] Pickles86 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not quite. The glitch was unintended. The raid boss cast an infectious debuff on players. As soon as players left the area or died, the debuff was wiped. Some hunters realized that if their pet caught the debuff, then was dismissed, they could teleport to highly populated safe areas and recall their pet allowing the debuff to spread.

After all was said and done, the event was studied as a model for real world spread of contagions.

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[–] revanyo 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The Pokémon Red/blue glitch where you could get infinite master balls. Oh the memories.

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[–] Alias_Unknown 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ah, the classic MissingNo glitch.

It's actually quite fascinating to read up on the mechanics of why that glitch happened. And it would be completely non notable if it wasn't for the odd and random fact that it duplicated items.

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[–] DontBeSadGoodHorsie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wait, so it was really an honest glitch?

I always assumed that it was intentional somehow. I don't think I would have enjoyed the game half as much without it!

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] kartoffelkatze 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh, God. This one is my favorite so far. Thanks for the link!

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[–] BourbonBob 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I loved getting under Orgrimmar! Used to chill there with my friends back in like 8th grade feeling like a bad ass.

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[–] codename-rondo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Don't know if it's my favorite but it's the only one I can think of. Anyone remember duping in Diablo? You were able to copy any item due to a bug in the game.

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[–] Gerplunckamo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Missingno

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[–] teuast 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well, there's everything that went into this,.

In Mass Effect I had one happen when I ran into Nassana Dantius at the Embassy Lounge and told her I'd killed her sister, and her eyelids glitched and made it look like she was really high for our entire conversation. It wasn't spectacular like a lot of things here, but it was funny as shit.

Once when playing Half-Life 2: Episode 2, I was in the part where you and Cecil the Vortigaunt go down the antlion tunnels, and I jumped down through a hole in the floor and he got stuck in the ceiling. I wish I had a screenshot, but he disentangled himself when I noclipped up for a better look.

There was the time this happened to me in Half-Life.

It's not a glitch, but in Mass Effect 2 there are tooltips that pop up from time to time saying that if you headshot a big mech, sometimes it'll explode. Well, I'd seen them explode about like a grenade after every time I'd killed one before, so I thought it was talking about that. Anyway, I was fighting the big mech during Jacob's loyalty mission and I headshot it with the Carnifex, and that thing detonated like a fucking nuclear warhead. "Oh," I thought. "When they said it would explode, they meant it would EXPLODE."

Rocket jumping, of course, was originally a glitch. Now it's codified, but that's how it started.

I haven't played Skyrim or Fallout 3/NV yet, but I have them.

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[–] Son_Of_Hate 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

MissingNo from Pokemon red and blue. We had no idea how data worked as kids, so the rumors were pretty intense.

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