MassivelyOP’s 2020 Golden Yachties: Schlag meme of the year

    
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MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards conclude today as we honor MOP reader Schlag, our local meme-maker and resident comment trickster, who somehow manages to say with his custom memes what the rest of us are thinking. We’ve been cheering him on with this award for the best meme of the year for years now, and we’re gonna say farewell to 2020 by doing it again.

And the winner for Schlag meme of the year 2020 is…

LOADTRO

Lord of the Rings Online suffered weeks of downtime and backlash over its poor communication this year, and Schlag rose to the occasion. After all, we had nothing better to do while waiting for SSG to get the servers back up! Also, “LOADTRO” is brilliant. (For attribution’s sake, the original image is Ted Nasmith’s 1996 “Password Into Moria.” But the loading swirly is all Schlag.)

I never stop at just one! A few others I bookmarked and still crack me up months later:

ESO XP, that time when Microsoft bought Bethsoft:

Squadron Forty Who?

You have no purchasing power here!

Lest we forget, here’s last year’s winner: Malibu Sylvanas!

More past winners! 2016’s Core Values, 2017’s Being Uncle Owen, and 2018’s Full Loot PvP.

Cheers, Schlag, and Happy New Year everyone!

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rafael12104

Year in and year out, Schlag is always there with the timely meme. It adds color and spice to the drab and sometimes tasteless sojourn across the gaming wasteland.

More importantly Schlag’s memes encapsulate and highlight truths that sometimes get confused in normal if not spirited discussions. They cut through the bullshit and get to the point with humor and an added musical link as the cherry on top.

Schalg, I think I can generalize and say we appreciate you, my friend. Thank you so much for being, well, you.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

thank you Rafael, thank you for your presence on these boards , i have forgotten your name from massively of old, the avatar is the same though. here’s my pick for 2020., from

Blizzard plans a book of World of Warcraft fairy tales… but no more scrolls in Shadowlands

this is the headspace i prefer

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rafael12104

LOL! Perfect! I love the the item details. Heh.

Oh yes, I had to change the Avatar during one of the server updates. I don’t remember the exact reason why. My old name was Qarran, with the same pic.

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Oleg Chebeneev

I even had my own Shlag meme this year. Was so proud and then Bree deleted it :((

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Oleg, if you’d like , i think i could find it for you again) was in good fun and deleted at my request btw.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Sure. But people might not get it out of context

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Schlag Sweetleaf

here is the Rune , Oleg. Be wise in deploying it:)

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wratts

Thank you MOP and Schlag for another great year of MMO news and humor, in a year that was somewhat limited in the former and definitely needed more of the latter!

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Rheem Octuris

I don’t post much here these days (but I read everything) but I just felt like I should say:

1. Schlag – Your memes are great don’t ever change :)
2. The MOP Crew – Thank ya’ll for another great year of mostly good articles and whatever the hell the eloquence of a bird was, and supporting your community as much as they (hopefully) support you.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Thank you Massivelyop and thank you Bree for this. Your kindness here is undeserved but very much appreciated. Keep on keeping on all of you and let nothing steal your joy.

thank you

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Mark Jacobs

It is very deserved Schlag and for that reason only, I can’t like your post. :)

You deserve everything you get from us and MOP. As I said to you below, you deserve nothing less in exchange for the effort you make in entertaining us and for being so damn successful at it.

I hope that 2021 brings you whatever it is in life you want most.

TTFN Schlag.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Maybe undeserved is the wrong word, perhaps unwarranted would be better. there are posters on this site who have contributed day in and day out with their thoughts and opinions and see no reward and have done so longer than I. separating one commenter from the herd maybe is something that should not be promoted in 2021. i’d prefer to earn my ‘successes’ in the trenches with the rest of the enlisted :) not being ungrateful by any means, just my feelings on the matter.

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Bruno Brito

To be fair, you’re hailed because of your work, so don’t feel down for it.

The way i see it, you’re as much of an artist as me or Uta, and that’s all you, man. Maybe the content is from the MMOverse but you’re the one who goes through the work. Don’t shadow yourself. Artists are paid/respected/hailed for all the time for doing with other medias with everyone else do with words. You’re part of this too.

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MilitiaMasterV

Modesty/humility/humbleness is another reason you make it awesome around here. But even if you’re just messing around doing this, you’re still doing a better job than I ever could with my sloppy paint skills. You don’t even want to see that. I guarantee you that! Plus you seem to hit the right set of ‘Oh yeah, I remember that!’ with many of these, while giving us a laugh too…which helps with the warm feelings/fuzzies…remembering good times, and attributing them to you helping to trigger a recollect. Some of the rose colored glasses views of our pasts being brought forth getting applied to you. All the same, keep up the good ‘work’. (Why isn’t MOP paying you for this!?!)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

This is a site for the writers and the written word. My kind is tolerated but not included :P As for pay , I would much ,much rather see resources put towards developing social features here. I think it would go a long way in retaining some of the minds that have passed through these hallowed halls. Personally, I had always hoped some form of turn-based mmo could be played here, a Massively house game as it were,

You should break out those Paint images,would be curious to see them. For reference, here is an early work from me , roughly 2015 . The title referenced ‘long troll‘ and here was an early effort to ‘meme’ that.. Rough stuff indeed;)

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Armsman

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Was one of Schlag’s best of the year and it wasn’t even mentioned?

RIGGED! — RIGGED I TELL YOU! ;)

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Utakata

This was pretty much my favorite toos! <3

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Schlag Sweetleaf

love doing this style where the headline is used. There relatively easy and work well if you get the right .gif:)

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Paragon Lost

Always one of my favorites that I can’t wait to see posted. 😀🏁🏍

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Utakata

*The pigtails where quietly waiting for this*

<3

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PS: It wouldn’t be another Schlag year without Yours Truly somehow becoming the subject matter of said memes. Twice even! Please see relevant the samples attached below…

Thank you for this again, Mr. Schlag! The pigtails hope your next year is even more blessed, pink and bountiful! /bows

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Arktouros

Love me some Schlag memes!

All time favorite is still “Born to FFA PvP”

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Arktouros

The hello kitty button makes this every time cause it was such a meme in the PvP community for so long as the go to game to shame people to go play if they want to play a carebear game.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Colonel : Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
Colonel : Where’d you get it?
Joker: I don’t remember, sir.
Colonel : What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?
Joker : “Born to Kill, ” sir.
Colonel : You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
Joker : No, sir.
Colonel : You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.
Joker : Yes, sir.
Colonel : Now answer my question or you’ll be standing tall before the man.
Joker : I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.
Colonel: The what?
Joker : The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.
Colonel : Whose side are you on, son?
Joker : Our side, sir.
Colonel : Don’t you love your country?
Joker : Yes, sir.
Colonel : Then how about getting with the program? Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?
Joker : Yes, sir.
Colonel: Son, all I’ve ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It’s a hardball world, son. We’ve gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.
Joker : Aye-aye, sir.

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Cheers to one of the best of us, Schlag!