Zone Wide Chat, or 'ZWC' in short, was the general discussion area on the Microsoft Gaming Zone. It was closed
in 2003 after the software which was used to moderate the chatroom leaked
onto the internet and was hacked
by a group of hackers called the Twisteds. This allowed normal users
to have the same rights as moderators.
Before closing down the room, Microsoft tried to stop the problems by instating a sort of "supermoderators" (actually employees from
an external consulting firm). This did not sit well with the users
, who in turn left in large numbers.
and specific game related versions of the chatroom with no off-topic chat allowed, called "Lobbies" also existed. The last of these Lobbies were closed
on June 19th
2006 as part
of the transformation of Microsoft Gaming Zone to MSN Gaming.
ManicPawz: Hey Xie!
Naughty_Xtreme: Hey Bill. How's you? Molested any Amiga's lately?
+HeavenlySword: Naughty_Xtreme, please refrain from such language.
Naughty_Xtreme: I was refering to the computers of that name 'sop!
+HeavenlySword: Still, don;t use the word "molested".
student498: Hey everybody!
Naughty_Xtreme: Shut up, Student!
WICKEDNYGHTMARE: Shut up student!
WICKED_MANIAC: yeah, shaddap student!
LILY_OFDAPAC: Shutop student!
rampant_lioness: shutup student!
Naughty_Xtreme: awwww...he left!
Naughty_Xtreme: AutoClick™ ARGH
WICKEDNYGHTMARE: it means he ignored you, you wonderful human being
ARGH: WHY????????????? WHAT
Random_Interval: I think MS hires these punks on purpose... you know, just to annoy us
Ashley: don't be silly
? He/She/It's still at it?
WICKEDNYGHTMARE: no, he stopped... he's rather quiet actually.
WICKEDNYGHTMARE: Ahh, that explains it.