World of Warcraft’s infamous Leeroy Jenkins raid gaffe is 15 years old

        
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    The date was May 11th, 2005. The guild was known as Pals for Life. The location was the Rookery. And the plan was meticulous, with a 32.33, repeating of course, percent chance of survival… until one man returned from preparing a plate of chicken and World of Warcraft history was made.

    Just in case you’re not already feeling old by mere dint of the headline, the infamous Leeroy Jenkins video is 15 years old as of yesterday, which was noted in the gaming subreddit on the anniversary of the original video’s debut. The antics of Jenkins would go on to be a part of wider pop culture outside of WoW itself, of course, with a reference in Hearthstone as a card, a reference that was cut from the film Monsters Vs. Aliens, and even a reference in a Jeopardy! clue. Of course, WoW itself has paid tribute to the video with an achievement for killing 50 Rookery Whelps.

    Care to travel back in time? Or perhaps you’re too young to recall what this whole thing is about? Either way, the video was reuploaded to YouTube for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

    source: reddit as well as our own aged minds, cheers Schlag!
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    Techno Wizard
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    Techno Wizard

    Now that’s what I call a wipe.

    At least Leeroy enjoyed the chicken meal.

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    Sorenthaz

    And that was a little less than half my lifetime ago now. Yay.

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    Utakata

    That’s so old now it looks like it was shot on a Super 8 camera. :(

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    Jim Bergevin Jr

    It’s amazing that after 15 years, I still run into people who think this actually happened. Even after showing them the “dry run” video and the interviews with the participants stating that the incident never actually happened.

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    Castagere Shaikura

    That whole thing was one of the biggest fake outs in video game history.

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    Bruno Brito

    Still funny tho.

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    JBNL

    Also let’s not forget Kilroy Stonekin in Guild Wars 1 Sorrow’s Furnace.

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    styopa

    We all remember that was staged, yes?

    Sixuality
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    Sixuality

    Speaking as someone who’s been playing a brute recently in City of Heroes, I see nothing wrong with his tactics.

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    Java Jawa

    Don’t forget the more dots guy.

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    Fisty

    That guy was the best.

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    JBNL

    just look up “Onyxia Wipe Animation”.
    Utterly hilarious.

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    Castagere Shaikura

    Now that was funny as heck.

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    Richard de Leon III

    Even better with moar dots guy, that was real, unlike the staged leroy.

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    Java Jawa

    Heck yea, classic early mmo era!

    dots, dots, more dots!

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    Bruno Brito

    Ahhhhh, Dives <3

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    Tobasco da Gama

    “At least I have chicken.” Wisdom for the ages.