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** To make it even more pants shitingly scary is that some spread the plague on purpose, let me repeat that REAL LIFE HUMAN BEINGS were spreading it simply because, let that sit there.



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* In the Stratholme level of W3, there is a brilliant race/boss battle(s). Typically, players will kill the enemy hero first because its the strongest enemy, but that tactic blows up in the player's face on the Stratholme level. Both sides are trying mercy kill/turn undead the villagers. Since every time you kill the boss, the resurrection timer starts and the boss respawns with a more powerful army. If you kill him first, that leaves you fighting his support troops and eats into his resurrection timer, leaving less time to mercy kill the villagers. Smart players will kill the boss last in the first few encounters, and only kill him first when its near the end of the race or its the only way to beat the enemy army.


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** No reason they can't stuff the corpses with explosives.

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* Remember the corrupted blood incident and how a mere mistake with coding unleashed the MMORPG flavored black death upon unknowing players. let me just remind you this got studied by real world epidemiologists to see how real world people react to virus outbreaks.

** To make it even more pants shitingly scary is that some spread the plague on purpose, let me repeat that REAL LIFE HUMAN BEINGS were spreading it simply because, let that sit there.



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** Additionally, a Wisp's detonation damages summoned units in-game. Archimonde was summoned into Azeroth by Kel'Thuzad.


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** Fortunately however, if you take a good look around Theramore Isle in the bonus campaign of Frozen Throne, you can find Timmy and his mother alive and well, so Timmy the Ghoul is likely a completely separate entity.


* We know that the Warcraft 3 storyine takes a lot of its structure from starcraft, but the order of the terrain takes a lot from Diablo 2. Compare:

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* We know that the Warcraft 3 storyine takes a lot of its structure from starcraft, Starcraft, but the order of the terrain takes a lot from Diablo 2. Compare:




* Archimonde was destroyed by an enormous wisp detonation, which does nothing but drains mana and harms summoned units. The reason Archimonde was defeated so, was because Archimonde still technically qualified as a summoned unit.
** I thought that at first also, however Archimonde isn't the only thing destroyed by the explosion; all nearby trees and other scenery are also set ablaze.
*** This could simply be due to Archimonde subsequently [[MadeOfExplodium Exploding when Killed]].
** Also, the Wisps are Resource Gatherers, known for Harvesting Lumber by Circling Trees. While holding off Archimonde's attack, Wisps begin to appear and circle the smaller trees nearby the World Tree. Upon Archimonde reaching the World Tree, he begins to Absorb its Energy. Just before he does so, the Wisps switch from circling the smaller trees to circling the World Tree. As Archimonde Absorbs the World Tree's energy, the Wisps begin to circle ''Him'! Thus, he must have absorbed a portion of that which allows Wisps to Harvest Trees; the Wisps linked to it are now linked to him, to his very being... Then they Detonate.
** Another explanation is that wisps cause Mana Burn when they detonate. Archimonde was using the world tree to siphon all the magcal energy in the world to himself. When that mana explodes....



** You can load corpses with explosives.
** Priming them with magic to Corpse Explosion on impact?
* A bit of FridgeHorror here: In the Reign of Chaos campaign, in the first mission (assuming you did the sidequest), you saved a little kid named Timmy from some gnolls, happily returning him to his mother and earning a benefitial ring. In mission 4, after destroying a cage, you release an undead Ghoul who is not hostile to you. [[UndeadChild His name is Timmy]]. [[spoiler: Worst thing is that killing him will ''reward'' you with a Superiority Ring, which is far better than the ring you got from saving him.]] It is still possible not to save him in the first mission... and he'll be there, anyway.
** NightmareRetardant: The human Timmy and his brothers an mother went with Jaina to Kalimdor and were alive and well in Theramore as shown in the Horde campaign in ''The Frozen Throne''. I say were because in World of Warcraft they doesn't show, but if they were in Theramore this entire time, in ''Mists of Pandaria''... [[NukeEm well]]...
** World of Warcraft shows that there's a Timmy, [[NamesTheSame "Timmy the cruel"]] who is a ghoul: a savage murderer catched by the scourge and raised. It's speculated that they're the same ghoul.

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** You * Archimonde was killed by wisps, which can load corpses with explosives.
** Priming them with magic
only deal damage to Corpse Explosion on impact?
magic. Archimonde was trying to absorb all the world's magic, so it backfired.

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* A bit of FridgeHorror here: In the Reign of Chaos campaign, in the first mission (assuming you did the sidequest), you saved a little kid named Timmy from some gnolls, happily returning him to his mother and earning a benefitial beneficial ring. In mission 4, after destroying a cage, you release an undead Ghoul who is not hostile to you. [[UndeadChild His name is Timmy]]. [[spoiler: Worst thing is that killing him will ''reward'' you with a Superiority Ring, which is far better than the ring you got from saving him.]] It is still possible not to save him in the first mission... and he'll be there, anyway.
** NightmareRetardant: The human Timmy and his brothers an mother went with Jaina to Kalimdor and were alive and well in Theramore as shown in the Horde campaign in ''The Frozen Throne''. I say were because in World of Warcraft they doesn't show, but if they were in Theramore this entire time, in ''Mists of Pandaria''... [[NukeEm well]]...
** World of Warcraft shows that there's a Timmy, [[NamesTheSame "Timmy the cruel"]] who is a ghoul: a savage murderer catched by the scourge and raised. It's speculated that they're the same ghoul.
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* Arthas' TheUndead status seems odd, since he was never shown actually dying. However in his last human appearance he was wandering off into the wilderness of Northrend with Frostmourne starting to drive him insane. He froze to (un)death there.



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** NightmareRetardant: The human Timmy and his brothers an mother went with Jaina to Kalimdor and were alive and well in Theramore as shown in the Horde campaign in ''The Frozen Throne''. I say were because in World of Warcraft they doesn't show, but if they were in Theramore this entire time, in ''Mists of Pandaria''... [[NukeEm well]]...
** World of Warcraft shows that there's a Timmy, [[NamesTheSame "Timmy the cruel"]] who is a ghoul: a savage murderer catched by the scourge and raised. It's speculated that they're the same ghoul.



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* A bit of FridgeHorror here: In the Reign of Chaos campaign, in the first mission (assuming you did the sidequest), you saved a little kid named Timmy from some gnolls, happily returning him to his mother and earning a benefitial ring. In mission 4, after destroying a cage, you release an undead Ghoul who is not hostile to you. [[UndeadChild His name is Timmy]]. [[spoiler: Worst thing is that killing him will ''reward'' you with a Superiority Ring, which is far better than the ring you got from saving him.]] It is still possible not to save him in the first mission... and he'll be there, anyway.



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** Priming them with magic to Corpse Explosion on impact?



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** You can load corpses with explosives.

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** Another explanation is that wisps cause Mana Burn when they detonate. Archimonde was using the world tree to siphon all the magcal energy in the world to himself. When that mana explodes....



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* Why do Scourge Meat Wagons deal siege damage, and in fact how does throwing a squishy corpse at a building deal any damage at all? It makes a little more sense when you consider that in ancient times, throwing plagued corpses over the walls at a city's defenders WAS a valid siege tactic, as an attempt to weaken or wipe out the defenders with plague. Still doesn't explain why it makes the buildings [[MadeOfExplodium explode]], though.

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