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Kaos36

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#62567 10-Jun-2010 09:13
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Hunter skills - He feigns death. lol

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/world-of-warcraft,10631.html


PC gaming gives you skillz in the real world even if it means you have a chain-smoker body.

Who said PC games weren't educational? A Norwegian boy recently reaped in the benefits of spending countless hours behind the LCD screen by surviving a moose attack thanks to the help of World of Warcraft.
Twelve-year-old Hans Jørgen Olsen and his sister went out into the forest near their home to take a brisk walk. Details are scarce, however they unintentionally wandered into moose territory. An alarmed moose came charging towards the two young trespassers upon their arrival.

Despite the threat, Hans knew exactly what to do.

Thanks to his numerous encounters in Blizzard's MMORPG, his first reaction was to "taunt" the moose so that it would ignore his younger sister. With its focus shifting to the boy, the sister was able to flee and head for safety.

In the PC game, taunting is the ability to draw the attention of the attacking beast away from the lower-level and less-armored party members. Apparently it works on real-world beasts too.

After the girl escaped, Hans initiated another World of Warcraft tactic he learned at level 30: feigning his death. Dropping to the ground and remaining inanimate, he waited for the moose to sniff him out and lose interest.

Eventually the beast wandered off into the woods, leaving the boy unscathed--he's lucky the moose didn't trample him into a fleshy rug. Hans said that he got up and ran back home to report what happened.

The amount of experience points given for the encounter is currently unknown.









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  #340085 10-Jun-2010 09:35
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Hmm wonder if it works on that level 70 mugger with the shotgun.

"taunt" *BANG*




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  #340113 10-Jun-2010 10:59
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while an interesting article it's weird how the Toms Hardware article uses the word "recently" where this happened in 2007. He even links to the article originally from 2007 http://www.nettavisen.no/innenriks/article1453635.ece

I also remembered reading this back in 2007 on wow.com http://www.wow.com/2007/12/05/boy-attacked-by-moose-feigns-death-thanks-wow/

poor reporting imo :)




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  #340238 10-Jun-2010 15:06
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Yeah, I wondered whether it was the same story as soon as I read the title. It's incredible that he picked that up from WoW though; "stay still" was something I learned back when I was a kid!

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  #340306 10-Jun-2010 17:07
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Slow news day so the dug up some old story most likely.

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  #340339 10-Jun-2010 18:10
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Old news or not some of us ain't heard that before and that is epic ! ! !

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  #343668 21-Jun-2010 10:08
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  It's incredible that he picked that up from WoW though; "stay still" was something I learned back when I was a kid!

Exactly. Luck.
Next time he may get an animal that will eat him anyway then he'll find you only get one life in the real world.

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  #344161 22-Jun-2010 14:16
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What an awesome story!

I don't remember being taught to taunt when I was a kid....

No as impressive as that kiwi kid with aspergers who learned LUA playing WoW and wrote a script to skim bank accounts...

 
 
 
 


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  #344304 22-Jun-2010 20:58
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Che: What an awesome story!

as impressive as that kiwi kid with aspergers who learned LUA playing WoW and wrote a script to skim bank accounts...


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