08 May 2006
MMO funeral crashing
I have nothing to say to this, other than HAHA.
EDIT— Okay, I suppose I shouldn't presume that viewers will know wtf is going on in this video. An "MMO" stands for massively multiplayer online game, in this case it's World of Warcraft, which I am sure most everyone has heard of. Beginning in Asia, I believe, years ago, when a fellow gamer would pass on in real life, her or his mates in-game would hold a funeral for them. Since many of these friends you never meet in meatspace, it only seems fitting that you can grieve over the loss of someone you cared for online in one form or another.
What we see here is a funeral in progress, and an in-game "guild" — group of players — attacking those present at said funeral. And, in turn, slaughtering everyone at the funeral. Tasteless? Yes. Funny? Of course.
Why? you might ask. Well, I have no definitive answer. I can say, however, that if you're shocked at this behavious online, I want you to ponder this: We, of the postmodern ethic, grow in number. If you find this offensive, know that we are a representation of a natural development in the coming social tapestry that is slowly embracing children the world over. You will, in time, become the minority. It's time to adapt to whatever it is we find funny.
On that note, as I am sure the Buddha said in one way or another, Learn to laugh at everything and the world holds no power over you.
Posted by Don at 21:52