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WOW... An Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed
SHOUTWIRE ^ | April 4, 2006 | JustX

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.

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.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7667194685876573666&q=serenity+now

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: pwned
Sick, wrong, and simply hilarious. Take a break from arguing immigration and click on the video before Google de-links it. You'll never see an Opus thread the same way.
1 posted on 04/04/2006 4:11:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
pwned!

What a laff riot. Sick and twisted. Right up my alley.

3 posted on 04/04/2006 5:29:24 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Pain is nothing. Pain is weakness leaving the body.)
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To: Certain_Doom

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.


4 posted on 04/04/2006 5:32:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The music could be better. With a little work, it could become an Internet classic. If it hasn't already.

Does anyone have any idea why it looks like nobody fought back?

5 posted on 04/04/2006 5:34:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Does anyone have any idea why it looks like nobody fought back?

Shock and Awe baby. Shock and Awe.

6 posted on 04/04/2006 5:36:44 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Pain is nothing. Pain is weakness leaving the body.)
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To: Sofa King

Are you the guy with the gaming ping list? You need to see this.


7 posted on 04/04/2006 5:41:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Caught completely by surprise, probably. While we're semi-on-the-subject, let me link the original Leeroy Jenkins video for those who haven't seen it. You don't have to be a WoW player to appreciate it - just listen to the elaborate planning, and these dudes have a plan, and see how it works out ;)

http://media.putfile.com/Leeroy-Jenkins

(Language warning - send the kids out of the room)

8 posted on 04/04/2006 5:42:28 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow
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To: Senator Bedfellow

Help me out here. Did LeeeeeRoy betray his clan, or was he just stoned?


9 posted on 04/04/2006 5:53:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Quick1; indcons; somniferum; KoRn; Duke Nukum; expat_brit; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; dljordan; ...
Video game ping!

If you want on or off this list, Freepmail me

10 posted on 04/04/2006 5:56:36 PM PDT by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL, I didn't even know Fred Phelps was a gamer.


11 posted on 04/04/2006 5:59:09 PM PDT by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Dunno, and the clan that did it won't say. Here's where it finally hit the big time, though ;)

http://media.putfile.com/Who-is-Leroy-Jenkins


12 posted on 04/04/2006 5:59:46 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow
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To: 1rudeboy

Bookmarking this thread.


13 posted on 04/04/2006 6:28:51 PM PDT by somniferum
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To: All

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.


14 posted on 04/04/2006 6:44:35 PM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: farlander

I've seen/read a lot worse. I'll see if I can find something from DAoC.


15 posted on 04/04/2006 7:50:49 PM PDT by rb22982
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To: 1rudeboy

Now that is funny!


16 posted on 04/04/2006 8:02:04 PM PDT by balrog666 (Irrational beliefs inspire irrational posts.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Hah! That's possibly the most hilarious thing I've read today. Serves you right for having the event in a constested zone.


17 posted on 04/04/2006 8:08:47 PM PDT by Quick1 (There is no Theory of Evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.)
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To: farlander

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."


18 posted on 04/04/2006 8:32:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Yep. Takes a lot of brain power to realize you don't do a memorial service on a PvP server in a contested zone. PLUS you don't advertise it in the PUBLIC forums for the server.
You are just asking for trouble.
19 posted on 04/04/2006 8:33:37 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: Pistolshot

I don't even know what PvP means, but you sound like you're making perfect sense.


20 posted on 04/04/2006 8:38:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Are your kids to bed yet? Check this out. Use it as a lesson when Junior asks for $10/mo. to play.


21 posted on 04/04/2006 8:42:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I play WoW.

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.

22 posted on 04/04/2006 8:54:01 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: 1rudeboy
LOL The perils of playing on a pvp server. I play WoW on a PVP server and you can get attacked at any time for no reason at all.

There are areas, even on a PVP server, where you can't be attacked by the opposing faction unless you attack first. They should have done the funeral in one of these areas instead.

This reminds me of something that happened on my server when I played Star Wars Galaxies. In Galaxies, players could get married in game. They had rings and everything. Anyway, two players were getting married and an entire guild raided the wedding and killed the bride, groom, and anyone else at the wedding who was attackable.
23 posted on 04/05/2006 4:59:44 AM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn
This reminds me of something that happened on my server when I played Star Wars Galaxies. In Galaxies, players could get married in game. They had rings and everything. Anyway, two players were getting married and an entire guild raided the wedding and killed the bride, groom, and anyone else at the wedding who was attackable.

LOL!

24 posted on 04/05/2006 6:22:02 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh the humanity!!!


25 posted on 04/05/2006 7:45:48 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists so bad at math?)
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To: Toddsterpatriot; MadIvan
I've watched it three times, and I'm still laughing. MadIvan, you might find this amusing in a Goth-like alternate-reality sort of way.
26 posted on 04/05/2006 7:50:35 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MadIvan
I forget to mention schadenfreude.
27 posted on 04/05/2006 7:51:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KoRn

sounds very RoP-ish...lol.


28 posted on 04/05/2006 10:11:01 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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!


29 posted on 04/06/2006 4:04:36 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Nickname
Gads, what a trainwreck. [still chuckling]
30 posted on 04/06/2006 5:39:48 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KoRn

Question: other than satisfaction, what were the benefits to the attackers? Do they get loot, or experience, or what?


31 posted on 04/06/2006 11:07:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


32 posted on 04/06/2006 11:14:37 AM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: Spruce

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.


33 posted on 04/06/2006 11:20:43 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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marking


34 posted on 04/06/2006 11:35:30 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Liberalism: replacing backbones with wishbones.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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".


35 posted on 04/06/2006 11:43:09 AM PDT by Senator Bedfellow
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To: 1rudeboy
It is very possible to play WoW and never have to fight another player. If you feel you may be interested, checkout the game guide Game guide
36 posted on 04/06/2006 8:21:27 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: Safrguns

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.


37 posted on 04/07/2006 12:09:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Xenalyte

I saw your comments on another thread, and thought you might find this one interesting.


38 posted on 04/10/2006 4:16:36 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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