YouTube video series hilariously lampoons MMORPG tropes

    
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If we’re being frank here, we have to admit that a whole lot of the structure and interactions of MMORPGs are quite silly if they were applied to real life. Closely examining the skewed logic of these games is a rich field for parody, and fortunately there is one man who is up to the task.

One Epic NPC Man, that is! Epic NPC Man is a YouTube sketch series from Viva La Dirt League that features one mild-mannered NPC who bestows quests in his hometown while dealing with the weird and sometimes unsettling players that come along to rob him, stab him, and puzzle him. So many MMO tropes are lampooned, including the disparity of male and female armor, assassins that can get you to turn your back by throwing rocks, and rats that drop items that they couldn’t have possibly been carrying.

If you haven’t seen this amazing 27 season-long series, it’s time to catch up (but be aware that a few of them are NSFW in terms of language, violence, and themes):

Source: YouTube
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SmiteDoctor

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Totes McGoats

I’ve mainly seen these on boomer tik-tok – ie the facebook video tab – and watched a few. I would call them generally mildly amusing – like most of the facebook video tab.

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IronSalamander8 .

I’ve seen these a few times and indeed, they’re good fun.

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Rndomuser

I’ve been watching them for a long time, they make great shows.

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KoboldWhite

Who are we? We’re muggers! Let’s mug ’em!

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JonBuck

“Mornin’! Great day for fishing, ain’t it? Hu huh!”

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MichaelPienias1

“Mornin’! Great day for fishing, ain’t it? Hu huh!”

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Ben Lappin

Still gets me every time

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SmiteDoctor

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Dug From The Earth

Viva La Dirt League is great. Love all their skits, not just the epic npcman ones.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, Epic NPC Man drew me in, but they’ve got a lot of other fun series.

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Tony Rodriguez

Glad to see EpicNPCMan get some attention! I may not have enough expendable income to be a patreon supporter, but I hope this article gets more eyes in their direction. They have lots of genuinely funny content.