How WoW can save your life...

If you should ever find yourself outside.

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How WoW can save your life...

Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:53 PM

Boy Survives Moose Attack Thanks To World Of Warcraft

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Hans_j_rgen_olsen_resize_3Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, recently survived a moose attack by feigning death, "just like you learn at level 30 in World of Warcraft."

In WoW, "feign death" is a skill acquired by hunters at level 30 that allows them to take a page from the possum playbook, collapse to the ground, and convince their enemies -- who lose all ingrained animosity in the process -- that they've died.

According to Norwegian site Nettavisen , Hans and his sister apparently enraged one of the local moose (mooses? meese?) during a walk in the forest near their home. After shouting at the gigantic creature to ward it away from his sister, Olsen dropped to the ground, and presumably his lifebar plummeted to zero.

Moose have never been known as the wisest creature in the forest, and the boy's show of necrosis seems to have worked, as both he and his sister survived intact.

It's easy to decry video games as a menace to society but in a world where MMOs save adorable, tow-headed Norwegian children from a deadly moose, can they really be that bad?


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I know this is an old story, but it was news to me... :P

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

You know, I bet he just played dead like they have always told people to do with wild animals like bears etc but then someone made a reference to WoW and thus the press ran with it. At the time I am sure he didn't think of WoW and said "Oh I am going to feign death".

It would be like me running around all crazy and knocking someone out and someone said I was like Invincible Mario from the original super mario bros game.

hehe :)
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:10 PM

View PostMartyr2, on 26 Mar, 2008 - 02:09 PM, said:

It would be like me running around all crazy and knocking someone out and someone said I was like Invincible Mario from the original super mario bros game.

The sad thing is, I've seen you do exactly this.. & I swear that I heard that 'star music' playing!
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

:lol: Super Martyr Bros.... Psycho is Luigi
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:19 PM

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You know, I bet he just played dead like they have always told people to do with wild animals like bears etc but then someone made a reference to WoW and thus the press ran with it. At the time I am sure he didn't think of WoW and said "Oh I am going to feign death".


Sounds likely.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

we need a thread about how WOW can ruin your life
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:55 PM

people have died and went into comas from playing that too much hahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa rockstar, redbull, mountain dew FTW!
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:18 AM

He let his sister get all the aggro why he "feigned death"
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

Lol! That is absolutely rediculous.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:03 AM

View Postbiggles2008, on 4 Apr, 2008 - 08:18 AM, said:

He let his sister get all the aggro why he "feigned death"



isn't that from Army of Two?
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:19 PM

WOW is like crack...seroiusly, I stopped playing it for 'bout 6 months and started playing it again. Now I stopped again, but it used to consume 8 hrs daily :blink: .

Hopefully I will stay away from it :crazy:


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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:35 PM

View Postkenji, on 25 Apr, 2008 - 08:19 PM, said:

but it used to consume 8 hrs daily :blink: .




thats sickening
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:31 PM

I know that's why I stopped playing WOW.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:17 PM

well some people that play WoW don't go outside
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:08 PM

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well some people that play WoW don't go outside

Actually, most that I know never do any sort of actual physical activity. Just sit there and type all the time...
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