Thursday, September 07, 2006

Honestly, This Just Can't End Well.

Steve Irwin is dead. Lots of people, including myself, or very sad because of this. So there's nothing wrong with the geeky masses expressing their sadness in the best way they know how... online.

A memorial is planned for Steve Irwin in World of Warcraft. For those of you who don't know, World of Warcraft (WoW, to those in the know) is a massive online game in the vein of Dungeons & Dragons. You create a character, then roam around a virtual world killing magical beasts and increasing your characters abilities.

WoW is also known as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game, MMOG. This means that it's not just you wandering around a computer-controlled world. You wander around the same world as thousands of other people and you can interact with them, chat, talk, form guilds, and do lots of other cool, social things that people used to do in real life until it became so last century. Well... I guess people didn't usually form guilds.

On most servers (PvP) servers, though, players can attack each other. This means that the Steve Irwin memorial could very likely turn into a brawl. This can't end well.

WoW Memorial For Steve Irwin to be Held on Frostwolf. (Via Science.QJ.Net)

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