Period. I am the last person to say that we deserve game time compensation, (EDIT: Since everyone seems to not understand this sentence, it is a figure of speech meaning “I would never do this, but…”) but as it stands, because of griefers, the game has become unplayable in less than 1 day.
Goldshire is completely overrun with zombies. Boralus is overrun with Zombies. Random areas in the world like Suramar, Court of Farondis, Eastern Plaguelands, etc. are overrun with Zombies. Hell, I was on the Isle of Quel’danas and it was infested. You can even accidentally infest your entire Garrison if you don’t realize you have the debuff when you garrison hearth.
We cannot opt out of this, AND it forces us into War Mode even if we have no desire to be in it. I dragged 18 characters to Nathanos today and I don’t know what killed me more - zombies, or players that killed me while I was fighting Nathanos because the game flagged me against my will.
“Stop playing until the 23rd!” is not a valid choice. We bought game time the same as you*, we deserve to be able to ACTUALLY play it. I don’t care if it’s a 1 week event. That’s one week we paid for. That’s the equivalent of $3.50 of our gametime. We deserve to get it back if we’re forced to not play for 7 days because people feel the need to grief. (And yes, dragging the plague from stormwind/orgrimmar TO QUESTING ZONES is griefing, as per Blizzard’s own definition of griefing being taking away enjoyment from other players.)
Either give us game time compensation so the people who choose not to participate don’t lose gametime they lost, or fix the event to require War Mode to opt into, like it was planned on the PTR. You can even give the Argent Healers an ability to inoculate you from the zombie infection like the last stage of the WotLK pre-event.
Doing nothing is not acceptable, and I gladly will not renew my game time when it runs out if nothing is done, as I don’t want to support a company that gives into griefers demands to let them break the game’s CoC to grief players.
Fun Fact: I FINALLY got my friend to start playing this game 6 days ago. I told him it was a great time to start because of the pre-event. He quit today because he couldn’t quest.