The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO meme?

Despite its long-term status as a meme generation machine, World of Warcraft is actually a game. It’s just a game where some of its memes have become part of the general MMO landscape. Stuff like the JP Button from Final Fantasy XI never went beyond their games of origin. But they were still memes; I can tell people in Final Fantasy XIV that I’m doing Raubahn EX, and they know what I mean. Tell a former City of Heroes player to go and hunt, and they’ll know exactly what you mean.

Of course, sometimes the memes either wind up referencing a part of the game that’s less than fun or just flat-out wrong. And some of them just aren’t very funny (Leeroy Jenkins never made me even crack a smile). But of all these silly memes, dear readers, which one is closest to you? What’s your favorite MMO meme? And do the people you tend to play with still remember it?

Also, yes, CoH players, I know the formatting up there is wrong. You got my meaning.

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Nyanko

My favourite MMO memes are related to class talents/balancing in World of Warcraft. They make me remember very fondly a period where I was happy just messing with a talent simulator on a website and reading everything on “WoW Insider”.

PVT = player versus tree (the activity of spending hours on talent trees)
occupy Greg Street (when he was Lead Systems Designer and received all the complains about class balancing) and the song God Rest ye Merry Ghostcrawler (a.k.a Greg Street) by TotalBiscuit
feral dps rotation flowcharts

(also the really bad ID meme, when Blizzard proposed to display real names in their forum)

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Stormwaltz

So obscure, I doubt anyone else remembers them, but:

protal 2 teth
d00d try 2 rp

fethers
X is unfair to some and whatnot

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direpath

I always found this one amusing…

Skinning a bear should aggro every bears
in a 40 yard radius. It makes sense, you are actually skinning their best friend.

https://wow.gamepedia.com/Skinning_a_bear_should_aggro_every_bears

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Melissa McDonald

I thought very hard about it and I can’t seem to remember any memes from MMOs. I think it’s because I’m more RP server type and thou canst gainsay that which thy partner hath uttered, forsooth.

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Estranged

Stupid dpsers crying “heal muh” when drawing agro or stepping in bad.

So, “heal muh!”

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Bryan Correll

Skinning a bear should aggro every bears
in a 40 yard radius. It makes sense, you are actually skinning their best friend.

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Tobasco da Gama

Isengard bids five.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Common MMO memes bore me. Ive seen them too many times.
But I enjoy memes about terribad twink players that only my guildies and our twink community understand. And there were quite alot of those players in 2 years of Nostalrius, Kronos and Elysium. Who put insane amount of gold to fully twink their characters but backpedal, break cc, suicide and just play rediculously bad. When one of those dummies is on enemy team, our guild chat is like “RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. He is here!!”. When one of them is on our team, we are like “THANKS GOD. The savior came. gg ez”.

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Rolan Storm

:D This actually sounds fun.

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Utakata

Currently, pretty much anything Mr. Schlagg throws up here. :)

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Legend Of Vinny T

“Those all con grey to me. No XP.” Matt “Positron” Miller’s lampshade on why the major hero NPCs, like Positron in Steel Canyon, wouldn’t engage in combat when mobs were kited to him. He turned it into a taunt, “You all con grey to me, you know,” when the devs played the Freedom Phalanx in the City of Villains end-of-beta event.

And for a while there, it seemed that every starting zone in every game that could have a canine-based mob would have one charge at the NPC guards and die like Fippy Darkpaw. A meta-meme, if you will. LOTRO had a sheepfold outside the gates of Archet that was very, very popular with the local wolves, for example.