Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mini-Update + Mini MMO Discussion

I'm about to play some ol "evil" Dungeons & Dragons, so there won't be an update until later tonight/early this morning. However just a quick "Here is what I've been doing.."

Raising lock picking is horribly boring, on par with fishing.

So for a small discussion while I go immerse my players into a fictional world of madness and despair (I'm such a nice DM), what is some of the most tedious activity you've done in an MMO but did so for the benefit it brings?

I bet most will answer with something else eh? ;)


Friday, March 6, 2009

WoW Can Save Your Life?

An interesting post I found while trying to kill time before work was about a boy who saved his sister's life on So how does the brave young lad save his sister? Let me explain the story.

And please understand that while this story is old, its news to me so I'm sharing it now. Probably not the best " We're back in business " post from The MMO Experience , but I thought it appropriate. Expect future nonsense that strives to be serious soon as I try to sort out what I want to write about first.


This 12 year-old Norwegian boy saved his sister as well as his own skin from one of the most dreaded occurrences that can happen in a cold climate. No, not a snowstorm, not even hypothermia. Nay it was the dreaded " Moose" attack. While I'm obviously coming off as sarcastic, and while the scenario of a killer moose seems comical, these creatures ARE actually quite dangerous when they want to be.

The boy was, apparently, an avid player of World of Warcraft. When the moose started to act threatening toward his sister, he started to use "Taunt" , which he knew from his experiences in WoW that it would make the moose stop attacking his sister and go toward him. (Is trying to keep a straight face while typing this) Once he was the "target", he then proceeded with another highly valuable WoW skill, Feign Death.

Apparently the moose lost interest in the non-response boy and wandered off. Once the moose was no longer in sight the boy sprang up and ran home.

While I must say Kudos to for bringing this story to my attention, and obviously the most important matter is the child is safe, the source of his survival skills makes me blink a bit. I can't really put my finger on it, however it seems almost wrong that WoW knowledge saved the day..but thankfully he didn't try to "bubble" and hearth away.
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