MMO gamers can rack up scads of humorous anecdotes from their adventures in their favorite games. Being (mostly) a social experience means MMOs are a breeding ground for funny encounters and in today’s episode of Chat Bubbles, we want to hear your most hilarious story.
Thinking back over the past decade of playing online games, I regret not keeping a journal of the most outrageous moments. I know there were many nights where I sprayed soda all over my keyboard when someone said (or did) something ludicrous to make me laugh. Remembering all of those little inside jokes is the challenge.
There is one MMO moment, however, that I won’t soon forget and it dates backs to the first month of the release of World of Warcraft. I convinced my father and brother to join my adventures in Azeroth and since this was their first MMO, I decided to show them the ropes. I was leading them to various quest objectives in the night elf starting zone of Teldrassil and they had a quest to kill a giant spider in the northwest part of the map.
As they attempted to follow me, they would get caught on a rock or take the long way around a tree and I kept having to wait for them. I was constantly typing to them to “Keep up!” or “Follow me closely.” I couldn’t find the elusive arachnid so it wasn’t long before I was lost and leading them in circles. But they continued to follow like lemmings and at one point I jumped over a tree branch only to find myself falling down off of a large cliff.
Splat! My character died and I instantly began to type the words “STOP!” But I was too late. My father’s night elf landed right beside and let out a groan as he died. A second later my brother’s character crumpled onto the ground on the other side of me.
I laughed and couldn’t compose myself for several minutes. I eventually had to call my dad to ask why they both jumped off the cliff. His reply was a defiant, “You said follow me. So I followed.”
What was your funniest MMO experience? Did you have an epic fail moment in front of your entire guild? Did someone say something completely inappropriate over voice chat? Was an impromptu naked dance party the talk of your server for days? Share your hilarious MMO moments with us by leaving us a comment below!
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