So my coworker and I were just talking (yeah we are the cool kids that get to work on New Years Eve) and he had an idea for WoW that I really liked, so I figured I would throw it on the forums on see what people think.
The idea revolves around a zombie/werewolf/vampire/infection type event, it really doesn't matter what it is, so I am going to go with zombie to explain it because I think most people understand that well.
Basically, once per month, say the 3rd Thursday of a Month, an NPC shows up in SW/Org who gives a quest to collect some "Secret Vial" from a random mob type in the world.
The first person to loot the vial and turn in the quest gets an item called "The First to Turn". Once this person turns in the quest, the NPC dissapears and everyone else on the quest can turn it in for 1 silver to some other random NPC.
5 minutes after looting "The First to Turn" that player turns into a "zombie". Being a zombie gives you a visual skin that looks like a Zombie which I am calling Zombie Mode (that you can toggle on and off if you want).
Basically, this player can now attack anyone on either faction while in Zombie mode. If they kill another player, that player doesn't release to the graveyard, but is instead now given the zombie toggle ability.
Once a player has been killed by a zombie, they cannot be killed again in this fashion.
You can only kill as a zombie with the zombie mode toggled "On" and the skin makes it obvious you are a zombie.
Attacks can happen anywhere in the world, but not in instanced content.
You can kill zombies that have their zombie mode enabled (even on your same faction). Guards do not interact with zombies in anyway regardless of faction (however if you transfer out of zombie mode, which is a 30 second cast, they immediately attack to prevent sneaking into enemy cities).
If you are killed by a zombie, you don't immediately gain the Zombie Mode ability (give it a 5 min CD perhaps).
If you are a zombie and you kill a player, or vice versa, you gain 1 zombie token on your currency tab. There is a special vender during the event that sells cool items, but the caveat is your tokens go to zero at the end of the event.
On Monday following the event, the NPC returns and everyone looses their zombie toggle.
The cool part about this event, is that if you are a Zombie, everyone/everywhere is a potential target. As a non-zombie, you are vulnerable from anyone/anywhere. If you don't want to participate, the first time you get tagged by a Zombie, you just bounce back and choose to never toggle on the zombie mode.
Imagine a group of zombies go into an Inn near the AH, they all morph into Zombie Mode, then come running out and attacking people in their own capital city when they least expect it. There would be bursts of PvP all over the place all weekend, as people are slowly turned. There could even be achievements for killing X number of Zombies and surviving until Monday.
What do you guys think about this idea?