Norwegian boy saves sister from moose attack using world of warcraft skills

Van Mensvoort
May 31st 2010

Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role playing game World of Warcraft..

Hans and his sister got into trouble after they had trespassed the territory of the moose during a walk in the forest near their home. When the moose attacked them, Hans knew the first thing he had to do was 'taunt' and provoke the animal so that it would leave his sister alone and she could run to safety. 'Taunting' is a move one uses in World of Warcraft to get monsters off of the less-well-armored team members.

Once Hans was a target, he remembered another skill he had picked up at level 30 in 'World of Warcraft' – he feigned death. The moose lost interest in the inanimate boy and wandered off into the woods. When he was safely alone Hans ran back home to share his tale of video game-inspired survival.

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Annie S
Posted 31/05/2017 – 20:22

Wow, that's a brave child that really loves his sister! I am not in favour of playing video games but I am glad to see that they can have a positive influence in some rare cases. Thank God both children managed to get to safety!

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Posted 31/01/2014 – 05:10

why dident he also summon a pet?

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