She loved fishing…

This has made the rounds but I had to post it because if just one person who’s reading this hasn’t seen it then I can feel satisfied that I’ve sufficiently shared the love. Basically the gist of it is a girl died IRL and her friends and guildies decided to have an in-game funeral. They all lined up and paid their respects and it’s sad and sweet. Can I get an “awwwwww”? Well the plan was great except they posted it to the boards before hand and well, you can see where this is going. This is a classic for the music choices alone and deserves to go down as one of the all-time great WoW moments.

The You Tube video is kind of lo-res and you can’t read the postings very well but you can get the idea of how it goes. If you want the high res version I put up a mirror of the AVI here. It’s pretty fat but if you’ve never seen it it’s worth the DL. Serenity Now bombs a funeral

22 Comments so far

  1. Fogarty (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 10:33 pm

    Little punks! Punks, I say!

  2. posh suicide (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

    i hope that guild, if it still exists, is on a KOS list by every horde guild on the server.

    that video is horrible, or rather the event is, and makes me sad.

  3. Lauren (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 1:32 am

    I heard about that but didn’t know that the offending guild actually made a video about it. What a bunch of dicks. “Sorry for your loss;” wow, that’s just amazing.

  4. Lauren (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 1:35 am

    …Uh… did you say that this deserves to go down as one of the “greatest” WoW moments?

    WTF is wrong with you?

  5. Pissed (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 4:33 am

    As a “WoWer”, I hope you are on everyone’s KOS list for posting this crap and calling it “one of the all-time great WoW moments”. You should come play on Tichondrius so we can meet you. I’ve always wanted to gank a fucking asshole.

  6. Wower (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 6:39 am

    ROFL. Grow up. We’re not all a bunch of sentimental PMS’ing 40 year old moms.

    Its hilarious, in all honesty.

  7. Lauren (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 6:52 am

    While I do agree that having an ingame funeral was a little over the top, & that on a PvP server it’s a given that ganking will occur in contested zones, I think making a video about what assholes you are & making parting shots like “Sorry for your loss” are just a little too low.

    Shock value does not always = cool. Sometimes it’s just pathetic.

    And I’m nowhere near 40, bitch.

  8. Jason D- (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 8:39 am

    Yes I said greatest moments and I’ll tell you why.

    When I saw this the first time I was as appalled as pretty much everyone is when you hear they raided a funeral and then see it. Even taking into account the snappy soundtrack, you want to kill the insensitive little fuckers with your bare hands and crap on their remains. Then I thought about it. I thought long and hard about it and then it hit me. When you go past the kneejerk reaction and look at the situation from a logical point of view it was actually the perfect funeral for a PVP player. If it was me who was dead and believed in an afterlife and could look down and see what happened I’d have been laughing my ass off and jovially telling my friends “what the fuck did you think happens on a PVP server ya sentimental fools :-)”. Yes I would have thrown the smiley from the afterlife. One of the raiders said it at the end and after letting it brew it was the perfect thing to say. “She loved fishing. And snow. And PVP”.

    When you’re dealing with real death it’s an automatic reaction for people to treat it with too much emotion. Take a few deep breaths and watch it again in a few days and lkeep a sharp eye out for the irony. If you still don’t get it then come back and post more lambasting comments.

  9. Xander (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    Jason D- speaks the truth.

    In all honesty… they were asking for it. If they really wanted to avoid trouble, they would have:

    A) Not advertised the event for the whole server to see
    B) Not done it in a contested area… Go to The Barrens, they’ve got some lovely oases there. Or how about Tirisfal, a nice round lake.

    Greatest WoW movie of all time.

    Oh, and google has it up, with better streaming and scalable:

  10. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 9:07 am

    My first reaction to this was, “Whoa, now that’s stone cold, yo.” Then I realized: They were holding the funeral in contested territory on a PVP server. Surely they realized the inherent danger in this. Surely they realized that any group could just stumble upon them and would jump them something fierce.

    I mean, it’s a PVP player’s dream to go out in a blaze of glory taking out all the enemies with you. The only way this video could’ve been any better is if it had been anything remotely resembling a fair fight.

  11. mayre (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    i play on the server and i know all of the players involved. yes it seems harsh at first, but take it from me, the server loved this.

  12. A poor French Guy (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

    Now, the real problem is: Why do you do a funeral in game for a girl who died IRL?
    Damn, thats stupid, i heard that it was to do a movie for her parents?
    I hope its not true but if it is, thats creepy. Your girl died and you get a video of pixelised monsters making some sort of funeral for an avatar? Come back to earth, take a pen and write a letter (without sms and smileys).
    I dont play WoW, i play another MMORPG, where we learn the difference between our real lives and the one we play in game, when i see this, i ask myselves questions on peoples involvment in WoW.

    I dont know if Serenetys action was the best thing to do, but it was certainly not as stupid as doing a funeral in game for a player.

  13. retarded (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    What were they thinking? duh people would attack funeral! Who cares about paying respects to a person that died for real??? I’d piss on your grave too if I could get some experience points. pwned!! yah! yayaya!

    Violence rocks! Killing mourners rocks! Funerals are for old people! I’m gangsta yo! hardcore yo!! go WoW!

    I am socially awkward and thats why I play video games. I try to prop up my ego because i think cool kids would think this is cool.

    Its unfortunate.

  14. Lauren (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    We are talking about different things.

    1. Ingame funeral in Winterspring: hokey & dumb.

    2. Gankraiding the attendees: dirty, but not entirely inappropriate for a PvP server.

    3. The soundtrack: good, but the 2 Mage Scholo video kicks its ass.

    4. “Sorry for your loss” at the end of the video: fuck that. This has nothing to do with a “kneejerk reaction;” I didn’t know the girl who died & I don’t particularly care because she has no worries. I am pissed off because you, Jason, think these guys are fucking heroes when the only thing they have done exceedingly well is to be pricks. And for that you want to glorify them.

    “I am socially awkward and thats why I play video games. I try to prop up my ego because i think cool kids would think this is cool. “ Or how about, “Maybe if I try to be as much of an asshole as these guys I’ll feel as cool as they must feel right now since they’re getting so much publicity.” I don’t know. But why anyone with half a brain would worship someone solely for the fact that they did a good job of fucking someone else over escapes me.

    5. The perfect PvP funeral? Give me a fucking break. The perfect PvP funeral is not one in which your friends are all slaughtered before they even know what’s going on by some fucking lake. The perfect PvP funeral is where your friends raid Ironforge & after gaining the throne room against significant odds (actual PvP fighting involved too; imagine that!), manage to say a few words about you before they are either decimated by a new influx of IF guards or go back to fighting their way back out. Seriously.

    And I don’t give a shit if the server loved it. Generally it’s only the ego weak who will post anyway in the hopes of some vicarious fame or illusion of worth. It’s pretty stupid of me to post my honest opinions to that kind of audience, but there, I’ve done it again.

  15. Jason D- (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

    When did I say they were heros? I missed that bit. No offense but lighten up a bit eh.

  16. Jason D- (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 11:12 am

    At the end of the day different people have different opinions and I’m sorry if bothers you Lauren but I think it was in the spirit of the game and I see the “Sorry for your loss” as sincere and not mocking or evil. Since I’m not the author of the video I can’t attest to their intentions by the line which is always an issue with communicating intent with text. You see it as a giant fuck you while I see it as redeeming their intentions and in the spirit of PVP. It’s about perspective and where you’re standing when you see it.

  17. Lauren (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

    I’m amazed that you think I would buy that.

  18. Jason D- (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

    I’m not selling anything for you to buy. You wanna villify me so be it. I give up.

  19. Lex (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 8:50 am

    When I first saw it, I giggled behind my hands and felt dirty about it. Someone died! And friends were trying to memorialize her (him? I heard it was a him… whatever). But then I had to admit a bunch of RP in a contested zone on a PVP server was JUST TOO RICH to give up, so I could see why they did it.

    Gank away, man.

  20. Medros (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

    AS a former member of Mannoroth, and current member of Argent Dawn, I must say this perfectly exemplifies why I report assholes like that on AD, and why I refuse to play on any PvP based servers. This also proves my long held belief that there is no PvP Honor system in WoW, only a PvP reward system, no matter what Blizzard wants to call it.

  21. Pissed (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    To WOWER : Who the hell is a 40 yr old PMSing mother? If you want to take a swipe at anyone, at least try to make a valid one or STFU :D

    Just to be clear, it’s not about pvping. It’s about the comments made at the end of the video and the fact that they even made this video to GLORIFY their assholiness (yes, I just said “assholiness”).

    I see the “Sorry for your loss” as sincere and not mocking or evil. Since I’m not the author of the video I can’t attest to their intentions by the line which is always an issue with communicating intent with text. You see it as a giant fuck you while I see it as redeeming their intentions and in the spirit of PVP. It’s about perspective and where you’re standing when you see it.


    BTW, what is “villify”? Could you mean vilify?

    How sad.

  22. Speon (unregistered) on April 24th, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    wow just wow. in both the good and bad sense. i see where both people come from. i mean i just started playing WOW and like when i first heard about that i was like lol thats awful. then i saw the video and i was like what pricks. i watched over and over again and truely, it is fuckin great. sucks, below the belt, all that good jazz, but like everyone said its a pvp server and it was such a great opportunity that could not be passed. soundtrack accenuates the fighting and makes me wish more and more that i was a lvl 60, and chose to be a rouge instead of a hunter. but o well.

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