Skip to comments.World of Warcraft Skills Help Norwegian Boy Save His Sister From Moose Attack
Posted on 06/08/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A NORWEGIAN boy, 12, reportedly saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role-playing game World of Warcraft.
Hans Jørgen Olsen, 12, and his sister encountered a moose during a walk in the forest near their home in the central Norwegian town of Leksvik, said the Norwegian online newspaper Nettavisen.
It was then Olsen's WoW instincts reportedly kicked in. Firstly, he taunted the animal to get it away from his sister, the paper said.
In WoW, players use taunting to shoo monsters away from weaker team members, the newspaper said.
Then, when the moose came after him, he played dead.
"When you reach level 30, you learn a trick called the fake death. That's what I did - I pretended I was dead, and then the moose lost interest," he told the paper. "It went really well."
The moose reportedly lost interest in the boy and disappeared into the woods.
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I would say that’s some uber pwnage right there. Hopefully the boy got some PhAt L00t and some good XP from that instance.
Wow, he can honestly say a moose bit his sister.
Wait until Hitler gets mad that the moose didn’t bite his sister.
What kind of a game is that?
Damn, you beat me to it.
Although, I think it's actually "a moose almost bit my sister!".
yeah, but now he is saved and cant do another moose for a week. sounds like a pug of baddies to me. only one boss down. maybe if it was the weekly, then....
Heh - I remember this from 3 years ago. Very funny story.
its a team effort. certain team members have the staying power to tangle with the monster, up close, while others have to stand off and do various other things. the character that grabs and holds the monster is the "tank" and can take a pounding, but cant do much damage, the ones who stand off are "casters"and do huge damage. if a monster jumps onto a caster, then the caster goes boom, or plays dead until the tank can come to his rescue.
I call BS. If he’d pulled this trick in WoW, the moose would have gone back to attacking his sister when he played dead.
He called in a female Gnome elementalist Mage in full Tier 8.5 to channel Improved Blizzard on the moose with 3/3 Ice Shards, 3/3 Shatter, and 3/3 Permafrost before launching a POM Pyroblast at the chilled target followed up by a Cone Of Cold and Ice Lance spam?
So what did the moose drop?
He really should have called Sara. She KNOWS what to do with a pesky moose . . .
A møøse once bit my sister.
You’ve got to have the o’s with the slashes.
The boy was reported as saying that, “Moose bites kan be nasti, you know.”
I wonder if that strategy will work on the mooselimb terrorists amongst us????
She was Karving her initials on the møøse
with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given
her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and
star of many Norwegian møvies: “The Høt Hands of an Oslo
Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst
Where's the rest of this moose?
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