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The Birth of a Legend - LEEROY JENKINS & 12 Years of Yolo - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,744
    edited May 2017
    Rhoklaw said:
    If I wasn't slightly intoxicated right now, I'm pretty sure Cantankerousmage wouldn't make any sense to me right now.

    No idea why he wasn't banned. This was a thread about a popular gaming myth and he just spammed it with:
    -this game sucks
    -game x sucks
    -game y sucks
    -game z sucks
    Then he added some completely untrue "facts" just to show that he has no clue.
    Rhoklaw
    Harbinger of Fools
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    edited May 2017
    We had the best controlled "Leeroy" back in my WOW BC raiding days. Right before we went into a boss we would have  our tank who happened to be  Peruvian yell over vent in whatever language he spoke some sort of war cry. We would be like"Okay every one ready, ready check? Ready check good, arkhen war cry ,MEDIHA PUTAS MATAPAS!~!!!!!! 
    • Aloha Mr Hand ! 

  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,342
    edited May 2017
    I loved this when I first saw this I laughed so much. We were going " I have chicken" or something to that effect everyday a few times in our guild.

    The trick to getting rid of this troll is firstly never even opening a thread the person creates this will reduce the view count and second is to ignore them in every thread they choose to behave in this way. The reason they keep posting is because others cannot observe this simple rule that they like attention, even a negative one.

    This progression of posting multiple threads and then a slow degeneration and ending up in abuse in the end seems to be the same person I suspected it was with a different account. Problem is I cannot recall the name at all but I think most of those who have been here long enough remember.

  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Member RarePosts: 430

    FuryV said:

    Look at the graphics and UI setup in that video compared to some of the areas in Legion and the new default UI, yet people still go around saying "How can you even play a 13 year old game?".



    So it's an enhanced edition now? lol I like to play Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition from time to time for nostalgia. It's a really old game. So is WoW.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,981
    Dakeru said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    If I wasn't slightly intoxicated right now, I'm pretty sure Cantankerousmage wouldn't make any sense to me right now.

    No idea why he wasn't banned. This was a thread about a popular gaming myth and he just spammed it with:
    -this game sucks
    -game x sucks
    -game y sucks
    -game z sucks
    Then he added some completely untrue "facts" just to show that he has no clue.
    He was banned yesterday actually. With the forum changeover it seems all bans were lifted.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,977
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    KalebGrayson
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,744
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic

    It was already said that it's staged.
    We can still enjoy it though cause it's a sidejab at us gamers and we decided to accept the irony and laugh at it.
    Harbinger of Fools
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,062
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    That was exactly what I was thinking when I saw it 12 years ago. 'WTF, why aren't these people realising this video is making fun if them?' I found it hilarious nevertheless. 

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,981
    edited May 2017
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.
    Iselin
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,977
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    JeffSpicoli
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,981
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    A stereotype that existed long before the video ever came out, and would have continued to exist independently of any such video.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,977
    edited May 2017
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    A stereotype that existed long before the video ever came out, and would have continued to exist independently of any such video.

    True - but as anything, it can reinforce or dispell stereotypes.

    Comedy often exploits and reinforces stereotypes,
    you can research this topic on your own, but the gist of it is "making fun of a steretype is ok because its only a joke" - but in reality it actually only further reinforces the stereotype.



  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,312
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    A stereotype that existed long before the video ever came out, and would have continued to exist independently of any such video.

    True - but as anything, it can reinforce or dispell stereotypes.


    For the record, my condo does not have a basement.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED
  • KellerKeller Member UncommonPosts: 602
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.

    I politely disagree. There was no stereotype for MMO players here in Western Europe. The Dial-up internet connections were recently upgraded to broadband. Online gaming was something for a very small minority.
    Due to commercials on TV and watercooler interactions at work, people started to wonder what this new hype called World of Warcraft was about. Online Gaming sounded like fun, harmless entertainment.

    Leeroy Jenkins was a good conversation starter. People could see the humor in it. Not a stereotype at all. More and more people wanted to try WoW, after seeing the video.

    The 2 South Park episodes, now there you have some stereo types! Made me go to the gym ;)
    Forgrimm
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,977
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    A stereotype that existed long before the video ever came out, and would have continued to exist independently of any such video.

    True - but as anything, it can reinforce or dispell stereotypes.


    For the record, my condo does not have a basement.

    I am jealous of people who have basements, as there are no basements in my area.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,981
    Keller said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.

    I politely disagree. There was no stereotype for MMO players here in Western Europe. The Dial-up internet connections were recently upgraded to broadband. Online gaming was something for a very small minority.
    Due to commercials on TV and watercooler interactions at work, people started to wonder what this new hype called World of Warcraft was about. Online Gaming sounded like fun, harmless entertainment.

    Leeroy Jenkins was a good conversation starter. People could see the humor in it. Not a stereotype at all. More and more people wanted to try WoW, after seeing the video.

    The 2 South Park episodes, now there you have some stereo types! Made me go to the gym ;)
    Exactly, the South Park episode immediately came to mind as an actual example of negative stereotyping. Most non-gamers or non-mmo players wouldn't even know what's going on in the Leeroy video. But the South Park episode had the quintessential fat old gamer, with food wrappers and drinks on the desk and the carpal-tunnel brace on his wrist. And the famous line "How do you kill that which has no life".
    Keller
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,312
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    Forgrimm said:
    DMKano said:
    12 years of a video that actually made fun of raiding nerds.

    But instead it turned into a meme and the mmo playerbase apparently completely missed the point that the staged video was making fun of them.

    Classic
    It was a light-hearted jab at nerds, made by nerds. No one missed the point, people can laugh at themselves.

    But it also continued to stereotype MMO players, as Ive shown this video to coworkers and family who dont game and they thought thats just typical online video gamers, aka basement parent dweling social outcasts.

    We can all laugh at ourselves, but lets recognize that it also continued and reinforced a stereotype.
    A stereotype that existed long before the video ever came out, and would have continued to exist independently of any such video.

    True - but as anything, it can reinforce or dispell stereotypes.


    For the record, my condo does not have a basement.

    I am jealous of people who have basements, as there are no basements in my area.
    The part of Vancouver where I live is slightly below sea level. Basements would be an issue here too. But hey, that's why we have garages.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,201
    I'm not 100% certain that leeroy jenkins actually came from WoW...Like everything else, WoW got the credit for it....There was a Bard on one fo the servers in EQ named leeroy jenkins before WoW was even made...i'm pretty sure whomever had the idea to film it in WoW got the idea from this guy.
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 2,981
    I'm not 100% certain that leeroy jenkins actually came from WoW...Like everything else, WoW got the credit for it....There was a Bard on one fo the servers in EQ named leeroy jenkins before WoW was even made...i'm pretty sure whomever had the idea to film it in WoW got the idea from this guy.
    Never heard of a Leeroy Jenkins in EQ. And even if there was a character with that name, the video is what made the meme, and that was definitely from WoW.
    SedrynTyros
  • AriesTigerAriesTiger Member UncommonPosts: 429
    That egg thing you have to admit was annoying for EVERYONE at the time lmao. :)
  • Jamar870Jamar870 Member UncommonPosts: 404
    Cantankerousmage is starting to sound like he would be at home under a bridge.
  • DAS1337DAS1337 Member UncommonPosts: 2,610
    To this day, I don't understand why people found this entertaining.
    Justsomenoob
  • DAS1337DAS1337 Member UncommonPosts: 2,610


    Whatever, they're all just stupid games.  But look, the only reason WoW became king is because EQ2 demanded that people have a more powerful, expensive computer to run it in 2004.  I had EQ 1 and WoW vets in my guild on EQ2.  A couple of them told me that the only reason they played WoW was because they didn't want to get a new computer back then.  That's why WoW was more popular and successful than EQ2.  But overall, even with all of its problems, even in 2014, EQ2 was a better game than WoW.  More fun, more stuff to do, more challenging, etc.

    I was able to mentor down my paladin and solo many lower level raids on EQ2.  Mentoring down means you pay some gold to have your level decreased.  I did that so I could get loot from the lower level raids I soloed.



    Look, I'm not even a fan of WoW... but you are out of your mind. WoW didn't solely become a gaming Juggernaut because EQ2 had higher system requirements.
    Iselin
  • JustsomenoobJustsomenoob Member UncommonPosts: 877
    Why do you do this shit Leeroy?

    I'm trying!
  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Member UncommonPosts: 1,475




    Galadourn said:


    What's more interesting to contemplate is WHY such moments can NEVER be repeated in WoW in its current state...




    MMOs really don't foster community anymore, they are designed from the ground up to be single player RPGs these days, so events like this are fall less likely to happen. 



    Tree of Savior had a good bit of it. First mmo in a while where at launch I had 20+ people on my friends list whilst going in blind. They just released the game too early with very little in the way of server space.

    That being said I still keep in contact with some of the strangest people from WoW.
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