Kid kills himself trying to recreate a scene in WoW!

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Darwin Award?

http://www.redherring.com/Article.a...Linked+to+Game&sector=Regions&subsector=Asia"

The parents filed a suit against Blizzard Entertainment on Wednesday, saying their son jumped to his death while reenacting a scene from the game, the report said. The parents are backed by the anti-Internet addiction advocate Zhang Chunliang.
I don't know if I should laugh or feel sorry for the guy...
 
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And I thought things like this only happened in the US.
 
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I can only laugh. Sorry if I seem like a horrible person, but I hardly see how this can be counted as a tragedy. Darwinism in action more like. But not worthy of a Darwin award I think, its just not quite absurd enough. Not like the guy who lost an egg up his keyster while pleasuring himself while his wife was away only to try to fish it out with a wire coat hanger. Please no one try this. Really. Don't. Tribdog that means you. Bad. No.
 
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What I wanna know is: What scene?
 
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Does anyone realize that World of Warcraft has taken a number of lives since it came out???? I can off the top of my head remember 2 people that died because they just wouldn't stop playing no matter what.

The lawsuit is BS though, if the kid was that stupid, the parents should be sued for having a kid when they had no intentions on being good parents. Only the laziest kind of parenting allows this crap to happen.
 
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I'm having trouble taking something seriously from a website called red herring.:biggrin:
 
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Speaking of WoW, I just renewed my membership today. Just hope I have the will power to manage my school work too. :grumpy:
 
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What exactly was he trying to re-enact and what about jumping off a building sounded safe to him?
 
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Pengwuino said:
Does anyone realize that World of Warcraft has taken a number of lives since it came out???? I can off the top of my head remember 2 people that died because they just wouldn't stop playing no matter what.
Do you know the number of lives being born has taken since it came out???? I can off the top of my head think of millions of people that have died because they were born.

People die from being alive. So what if they couldn't control their urge to play a video game? 2 people out of 4.5 million? If 4.5 million people decided to all go skydiving tomorrow, its pretty likely there'd be a hell of a lot more than 2 deaths.
 
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Pengwuino said:
What exactly was he trying to re-enact and what about jumping off a building sounded safe to him?

Probably reenacting a scene where his character died from jumping off a building. it happens you know.
 
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Can I beat up this franznietzsche guy yet
 
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Maybe you can re-enact a WoW scene of someone beating up another?
 
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Hurkyl said:
Maybe you can re-enact a WoW scene of someone beating up another?
I don't think they have penguins in that game
 
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Hurkyl said:
I'm having trouble taking something seriously from a website called red herring.:biggrin:
Amway used to promote their marketing concept with a book written by Paul Conn.
 
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WoW has over 4.5 million players. Mayb they should have someone in the UN.
 
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ranger said:
WoW has over 4.5 million players. Mayb they should have someone in the UN.
"The council will now recognize Zordoc, representative of the nation of Warcraft."

"Council, I am requesting a UN Aid shipment of 10,000,000 mana and quicker ping times"
 
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"The council will now recognize Zordoc, representative of the nation of Warcraft."
"Council, I am requesting a UN Aid shipment of 10,000,000 mana and quicker ping times"

:rofl: :rofl:

You could modify that and say "nation of Azeroth"
 
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Ranger, I nominate you for scariest avatar. :surprised

What the heck is that and what can I do to get you to change it? :bugeye:

I play WoW at my older daughter's, I'm a Tauren Druid.
 
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what's wrong evo? ALL ALONE?!

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~rah/images/scary.jpg [Broken]

I just had to post that somewhere
 
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Reminds me of the flap about how comics/movies/tv is corrupting our youth.

Remember the old one about the kid who made a cape out of a towel and jumped off the roof, trying to be superman?
 
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Reminds me of the flap about how comics/movies/tv is corrupting our youth.
Remember the old one about the kid who made a cape out of a towel and jumped off the roof, trying to be superman?

Funny, I don't recall Marvel(or was it DC? Bah, never was much of a comic book fan) ever getting sued.....
 
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I'm trying to think of what 'scene' involves jumping off of a building in WoW.

I can only think of a single place in the game where you need to jump down far enough to 'kill' you (falling hurts in the game too, although you heal pretty quickly if it isn't a fatal fall). The jump I'm thinking of is into a giant pool of water though. Only way you can die there is if you get disconnected and drown at the bottom.
 
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Pengwuino said:
"The council will now recognize Zordoc, representative of the nation of Warcraft."
"Council, I am requesting a UN Aid shipment of 10,000,000 mana and quicker ping times"
lol. Kinda funny how WoW probably has a higher GNP than some countries...
 
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I was playing WoW for several months last year and I don't remember any scene where someone jumps to their death, maybe it was an alliance quest. :rolleyes:
 

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