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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  • E

    Media: You weren't supposed to do that

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  • magic missile magic missile magic missile! firebolt!

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  • Moo

    curious, what moves did he use? warrior or hunter? or maybe something else..

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  • 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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  • why dident he also summon a pet?

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  • hey Rob, ever thought that maybe, the kid had more than one toon...?

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  • course he was a huntard, shoulda just tamed it

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  • what if hes thinkin thats "im mage" and casting frostbolt XD

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  • See Joe Biden ? this guy saved his sis by using skills he learned from a game that you want banned for your own agenda

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    • Bruh Joe Biden did what in 2013? He's the president now

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  • lol this is so funi

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  • this dont happen in real life, dont be idiots guyz

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  • Sorry people, you are WROOONG. Hunters can actually do both. -- Distracting Shot (works as taunt) http://www.wowhead.com/spell=20736 -- Feign Death http://www.wowhead.com/spell=5384

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  • HAHAHHAHAHAHH!!!

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  • I don't know who made this, but you should see this. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=455334507847792&set=a.328070093907568.69301.199077356806843&type=3&src=http%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-prn1%2F526162_455334507847792_491925179_n.jpg&size=640%2C960

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  • People should know that those who play video games will be the ones who save the world.

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  • Interesting Ivar, Not that it radically changes the basic story, but good to know! Thanks.

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  • Well done! But, there are noe moose in Norway. We have elg, the Scandinavian elk. The moose is the smaller Northe American cousin.

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  • I remember some other Norwegian guy on an island using skills he learned while playing Call of Duty - but I forgot his name...

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  • yes, i hear moose bites can be pretti nasti.

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  • so if he die they will re spawn him at home ?? hehehehe

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  • 9gag sent me here

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  • Y U DID NOT TAME IT?!?!?!

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  • Well, at least he didn't try to tame it. But christ, that kid is a legend - goes to show that games ARE good for your health!

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  • hunter have taunt...distracting shot.. he should 'tame beast' :D

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  • What level would that make him? Hmmm....

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  • vet

    he's a huntard, hunters can FD and some of there pets can taunt.... was kinda hoping he would use charge and heroic strike

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  • He should have tamed it!

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  • OMG, OP NERF HIM NOW!!!

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  • Kat

    COPPA ban!

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  • Obviously best hunter EU!

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  • That kid reminds me...of me! I constantly buff people at work. I love to serve people bread and water from a tray. I'll even give you some healing rain if you need it! Tee Hee Hee!!! like the poster above I know that those are all from different classes but I don't care! I'm such a nice person and I love men, I can't help it!

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  • Rob

    Hunter's can FD and warriors can taunt. Dumbass kid, you can't be two different classes!

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  • I approve!

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  • ME

    LOL thats kinda funny

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  • Why didnt he use it as a mount?

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  • should have also laid a frost trap

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  • he should have used Concussive shot too, very useful skill for kiting :)

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  • That's one brave little boy! I don't know if I would have done the same.

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  • lol

    @BadMojo, I just love to see the ignorance of people from US. Moose is as native in Europe as it is in NA. At least consult Google before making such a fool out of yourself. This is a perfect video for you to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

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  • Bob

    This is cool, the kid is a loser.

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  • That's realy cool http://www.extratuts.com/category/roundups

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  • I don't believe it... he plays world of warcraft and e went for a real walk? ha! likely story...

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  • over* and*

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  • acctualy, there are moose all ocer norway, abd NOT in zoo's, retards,, abd btw, hunter taunt are distraction shot,, bubbleheart ftw :D

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  • So when did the "Point and Click" skills he learned in WoW actually enter into the moose defense? I didn't see them in the article.

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  • He better have dinged for that.

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  • El

    Should have just used shadowmeld...

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  • I think the author meant "distracting shot", I hate to be technical - but learn2source.

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  • Strength & Honor, Hans! May your blades never dull!

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  • @WoWGurl, Taunt isn't a hunter skill =P

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  • Oh yeah, he learned "taunt" from Warcraft just as he learned "sprint", "hide" and "chat". Presumably he later quested his mother to craft him his favourite dish as a quest reward. Good thing the moose hadn't skilled "trample" or this highly interesting tale would have escaped our esteemed notice.

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  • http://www.sca.org all of us can learn to do things like this in real life!

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  • Wow... Exciting story, but if the moose hadn't decided to leave the kid alone, he'd be a dead kid, and there ain't no res. IF YOU DIE IN REAL LIFE, YOU DIE IN THE GAME!

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  • had he used the skills he learned on GTA he would have a new car, a hoe and lots of money. instead he's still a little nerd running around with a stick in the woods with his ugly sister.

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  • Now, if he wants to level up anytime soon he's going to have to defeat at least 3 moose. He's just too low of a level for a bear to be an appropriate foe for him to fight.

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  • damn hes a lvl 1337 hunter 0.o

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  • I'm not sure this is true, but if it is, it is AWESOME.

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  • I'm so glad he played a hunter. It wouldn't work as well if he was a warlock like I was. Imagine trying to throw curses at the moose. And let's not even talk about sicking demon pets on it.

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  • Seriously? wtf. It's common sense to get the moose off your sister and then play dead. It's basic natural instinct. Claiming that PoS game had anything to do with it is retarded.

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  • Bravo young commander boy ! appreciate boy's presence of mind courage. hat off n salute to brave-heart.

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  • It would have been much better of the by had learnt those skills in a real club or a camp for kids. Computer games for our kids nowadays are our pain. Kids learn only cruelty and develop disease because of sedentary lifestyle. Freelance Translation Studio Translation and Localization into CIS languages http://www.ft-studio.com http://twitter.com/ft_studio

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  • What a moose-shit! Indians knew such tricks 1000 years ago. I learned it from nature documentaries as a child. Cheap stunt to promote a moronic game. Besides, these tricks don't always work, moose is no fool at all.

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  • You know, all you people who actually play World of Warcraft should actually hope this kid is telling the truth and be praising his actions instead of trolling and being assholes... On a serious note this is actually a wonderful thing for gaming in general (not just WoW) because it proves that games aren't "bad" and "corrupting society"... Last time I checked most books and programs on the discovery channel say nothing of how to fend off a Moose attack... GG to all the retarded assholes who say "Zah mah gawd! Video games r bad!! They corrupt mah childrenz!" <--- Fucking fail ass parents.

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  • Den gutten er en helt!

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  • vanish would of looked so much better and it would of been called a ninja pull

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  • you're all fucktarded

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  • Природа это опасно. Мальчишка просто герой.

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  • What a legend!!!

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  • Ahh. I'll never be as awesome, sadly.

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  • Sai

    lol i woulda misdirected to the sister.

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  • ENTANGLING ROOTS!! MOONFIRE CANNON!!!!!

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  • Draw aggro and then feign death. Typical huntard. If this was true to WoW, his sister and all her friends are now dead.

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  • Pft i bet the moose was neutral... it only agro since he taunt it

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  • I would've just kicked it's ass. Why didn't he just kick the mooses' ass?

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  • Godlike

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  • Fucking Huntard. If he was a rogue he could have just kept him stunned for like 20 seconds and could have vanished. The bubble hearth would have killed the sister but she deserves it for being a noob.

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  • At least this kid played a horrible type of character that taunts and then feigns death.

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  • haha intense !

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  • bullshit

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  • This is soooo awesome. We all know what to do before going to a camping trip next time :)

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  • actually, moose are native to Europe too. They just call them elk over there.

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  • Where did this attack occur? Moose are native to northern North America, I don't think there are any in Norway outside of the Oslo Zoo maybe. Hate to spoil a fun story, but we all know how "truthful" 12 yr olds can be.

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  • this is insane i wish i could use my world of warcraft skills, i mean i could be a vigilante of all ways like i have so many runescape skills just waiting to be used

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  • I don't know which made me LOL more, that the kid used Hunter skills or the fact that it actually worked, or George's bubble hearth

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  • "A moose once bit my sister." - David Bowie

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  • I lol'd.

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  • very cool tricks !!

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  • Bubble hearth...

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  • Fear is better than using taunt and feigned death, but I guess he had a hunter DK rulez

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  • Feigning death also works at staff meetings. Taunting, not so much. (I'm usually the target.)

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  • hmm

    He could just have tamed the best! GOD! tho if he wasnt BM he would get pwnd!

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  • Good thing he doesnt play a mage, this whole situation wouldve turned out quite differently. Frost Nova! Invisibility! Ice Block!

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  • Damn, that's lucky, seeing Feign Death has a 8% miss chance :x

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  • Clocks ahoy!

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  • hmmmmmmm good jop kid but remember games not every thing

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  • I don't believe it scene when can hunter taunt, unless it was distracting shot this it makes sence.

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  • Cool the guy saved bambi from gettin killed by his crack ass sister.

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  • LOL ... good to know all the time I have wasted playing that game might come in handy someday.

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  • lol @ All Comments. Oh well he cant be horde he didnt get bloodlust must be Alliance.

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  • The translation above is not correct -- possibly even fabricated. View the original article translated by Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nettavisen.no%2Finnenriks%2Farticle1453635.ece&sl=no&tl=en

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  • Smart, clever and brave boy.... Congratulations. You did what you have to do without fears.

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  • what a noob.. we all know he should have just feared the moose and then lol'd @ it.

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  • I would have used sit in front of computer and play warcraft. No moose here.

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  • WoW...... ... .. ..lol

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  • the is the most retarded shit ive ever heard this is a written by a fucking second grader

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  • Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!

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  • This is exactly what hunters do. They do out and agro a super-powerful mob, kite it back to the party, the feign death. Uncanny

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  • got lucky. If the moose didn't fall for the "feint death" move, it wouldn't have been feinting for long

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  • Impressive done by the little bloke. He used the RL tricks from WoW, that actually works. If he had tried to misdirect, or scare beast, it probably wouldnt have worked.

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  • He was fortunate then that he didn't play a rogue, lol... just imagine the guy trying to vanish and backstab the moose.

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  • Huntards can't taunt. Warrs cant feign death, and you sir, cannot multi-class in wow.

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  • Kid just went full huntard.

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  • a m00se bit my sister once

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  • Magic missile into the darkness!

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  • 533? TH15 I5 WH'/ B1D30 GAM35 ST0P BIOL3NCE! pU7 wO\/\/ IN D4 sK001S111!

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  • Fox

    If this kid was a real gamer he would have known not to get withing the mooses aggro range in the first place. n00b mistake.

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  • AKO

    real survival skills in animal world so, real - virual - real

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  • @troy @Andrew I say stun lock 'em! Throw in some Slice 'n Dice and a Glyph of SS for maximum DPS! Skin the beast and make some heavy leather and pelts into armor!

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  • lol nice story..

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  • Good thing he was not playing The Sims... Wonder what he would have picked up.

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  • Uh huh. Yeah, WoW will save us from wild animal attacks. Go back to your damn basements.

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  • @Mr California: You are an idiot. Anyways, that was a nice little article. Too bad he couldn't just bubblehearth.

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  • Wait till he hits 80, dawg

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  • cea

    I wonder what was the loot.

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  • Sensacional srsrrs

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  • my new hero!

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  • if he was an american boy he would be carring his firearm and could shot the animal to the death... and then he could do his business with his sister: to go to the nearest school and shoot his friends to death.

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  • this is not good for evolution, suddenly wow gamers will survive!

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  • @norwegian @morkuma Does it have to be news to be a good example of NextNature?

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  • o great. . .cool. .

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  • old article is old. /cast fear

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  • I would've Bubbled and Hearthstoned

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  • That article you're siting in nettavisen is almost 3 years old.

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  • Good that WoW teaches such things, though I wonder if he'd prepared for the consequences had his skill attempt failed for whatever reason. Doing such things on a server has a much lower fail penalty in real life... That said, kudos to the kid for his resourcefulness and bravery. Presence of mind ++

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  • I thought him and his sister both would have been Rogues and she just stun locked the bitch while he just spammed Ambush.

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  • I just hope he doesn't get into any PvP anytime soon.

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  • I would have used backstab and eviscerate.

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