Skip to comments.WOW... An Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed
Posted on 04/04/2006 4:11:17 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
WARNING: Embedded links contain profanity World of Warcraft or otherwise known as simply, WoW is one of the most popular and successful computer games in history. It is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game that 6 million people pay $10 -15 per month to play. This type of popularity creates a sample size that is large enough to reflect the forces that control it. In Layman's terms, with this many people playing this online game at any given time human nature tends to get a stronger representation. [Related articles below]
The first "reality" check was a bug that caused a plague to outbreak and affect people's characters in certain cases instantly killing any player below a certain level.
The second "reality" check was when this group of Warcraft players otherwise known as a guild interrupted a memorial service. Apparently, some dude dies in real life who is a popular WoW player. The people in the game think it would be nice to have a memorial for the player so they log into his account, take the character to a lake, and set it up for everyone to come pay their respects.
A bunch of dudes decide this would be a great time to ambush everyone so they run over a hill, kill the dead guy's character, and then wipe out everyone who was there to show their respects. They filmed the whole thing and put it on the net for everyone to see.
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World of Warcraft or otherwise known as simply, WoW is one of the most popular and successful computer games in history. It is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game that 6 million people pay $10 -15 per month to play. This type of popularity creates a sample size that is large enough to reflect the forces that control it. In Layman's terms, with this many people playing this online game at any given time human nature tends to get a stronger representation.
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What a laff riot. Sick and twisted. Right up my alley.
I have periodically added a link to a Google video in my IE Favorites. Sometimes when I return to it weeks later, it's dead.
Does anyone have any idea why it looks like nobody fought back?
Shock and Awe baby. Shock and Awe.
Are you the guy with the gaming ping list? You need to see this.
(Language warning - send the kids out of the room)
Help me out here. Did LeeeeeRoy betray his clan, or was he just stoned?
LOL, I didn't even know Fred Phelps was a gamer.
Dunno, and the clan that did it won't say. Here's where it finally hit the big time, though ;)
Bookmarking this thread.
I'm speechless. It wouldn't be nowhere near as funny if their movie production wasn't so good. Man, multiple camera shots, great music choices... wow. I mean, as you said it - sick, so wrong, and so damn hillarious.
Well, I guess if you wanted to go for infamy, that was *the* way to do it. That is damn hard to top. Pretty much. I don't have the sick imagination necessary to even begin to conteplate what one would have to do to top this.
I've seen/read a lot worse. I'll see if I can find something from DAoC.
Now that is funny!
Hah! That's possibly the most hilarious thing I've read today. Serves you right for having the event in a constested zone.
I'm no expert, but I say that the WoW mods should place a marker at the site, along the lines of those National Histroical Markers you see by the road, reading "So-and-So and his Guild were PWNED here."
I don't even know what PvP means, but you sound like you're making perfect sense.
Are your kids to bed yet? Check this out. Use it as a lesson when Junior asks for $10/mo. to play.
PvP=Player vs. Player. This means you can attack, and kill, the opposite faction, at any given time in what are called contested territories. Notice the Green(friendly) and Red(enemy) names in the video.
It was a noble gesture to have a memorial service for one of their own people. You make a lot of friends and meet a lot of people from around the world in these type of games. BUT, you don't do things like this and expect others to have any respect for what you are doing.
Oh the humanity!!!
sounds very RoP-ish...lol.
I can't stop looking--it's mean but so funny.
Wish I could read the dialogue. (I think.)
As to why nobody fought back... Besides the shock and awe factor, it looks like most of the Horde were AFK waiting for the event to begin when they were attacked. Many just stood there and died.
Also, according to http://www.wc3sear.ch/
"(keep in mind most of the attendees were wearing tuxedos, dresses and other non-protective formal attire and did not have any weapons equipped)."
If that's accurate, not only did they hold the event in a contested area, they weren't even geared to protect themselves when the attack began!
Question: other than satisfaction, what were the benefits to the attackers? Do they get loot, or experience, or what?
If the opposing player is around your level, you get 1 'honorable kill' and a small amount of honor points. At the end of every week they tally kills and honor points and calculate ranks across your faction. Once you get to the higher ranks you have various items made available for your character to purchase.
Is it possible to advance in the game while being essentially a pacifist? Just curious . . . I'm trying to get a handle on why these people thought they could go unarmed in what (as explained to me) is a hostile sector.
It's possible to avoid PvP combat on some servers. You still pretty much have to fight monsters and other non-player entities to get anywhere in the game though, so I'm not sure you'd call that "pacifism".
I pulled your name from the ping list index. Please ping some gamers, or please inform me that you're not keeping that sort of list.
I saw your comments on another thread, and thought you might find this one interesting.
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