The World of Warcraft Phenomenon of Leeroy Jenkins.

Since I don't play World of Warcraft (WoW) [official website | wiki], I totally missed out on the Internet phenomenon of Leeroy Jenkins [wiki] that went 'round the Net a while ago. The story goes:

The clip begins with ten players, including Leeroy the Paladin, planning a raid on part of a dragon-filled dungeon. The players are heard discussing tactics (Abduhl notes, "We have a 32.33, repeating, of course, percent chance of survival", another remarks that it's better than they usually do.) before they enter, however, Leeroy remains quiet.

In real life, Ben Schulz was away from his keyboard and was not paying attention to the discussion. Just as the team begins discussing the final plan for its assault, Leeroy suddenly springs to life, shouting his battle cry of "Alright thumbs up, let's do this! LEEEROY JENNNNNKINS!".

He then charges fearlessly (or perhaps idiotically) into battle, to the complete and utter incredulity of his teammates. Attempting to rescue their comrade, the team charges in and attempts to execute their plan but they are quickly overwhelmed. At the end, Leeroy is chided by his allies for leading them to their deaths, and he responds with the famous line "At least I got chicken." Referring to his activity away from keyboard.

Leeroy Jenkins got so famous that he was even featured as one of the questions in Jeopardy!

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] to see how Leeroy got everyone at his WoW raiding party slaughtered - Thanks Allan Sorensen!


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First off, this was a stagged video and Leroy Jenkins spell like this got famous from the game Everquest 2 years before World of Warcraft came out. I was there and saw it all happen and it was a hell of alot funneir with 65-70 people on a raid.
It was the dungeon with all the dragons. (been awhile can't remember it's name) The raid leader was giving out instruckins for something like 20 minutes when this guy "Leroy Jenkins" got in a hurry and just rushed into this chamber full of dragons. After that it was history and funny as hell. Everyone was yell "Leroy you idoit!' After we all wiped he yelled back "AT LEAST I'M NOT CHICKEN!"

This is how it started. Not in World of Warcraft. Its alot funneir when theres 65-70 people and not just 10.
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Thats some pretty intense comments going on there.

I play WoW only because my brother plays and sadly its the only way we can really interact these days because we live so far apart.

How about we all let people live the way they want to and stop criticizing and judging them. You may actually only know 2-3 people who play WoW so you can only judge by those people.. the rest you are just speculating. Leave em to do what they want, it's their choice not yours.
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Oh, and quit wow you fucks, its fucking lame now, the only good thing about it was End-Game content and they've ruined that with the expansions.

Instead of going dungeon to dungeon all the nubs could skip mc, bwl, aq, and naxx
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Wow... if you think its accuacy is off the charts, you're dumb lol.

First off, if you read the text in the chat logs in guild they are saying "Get ready" "here we go" "WIPE TIME!!!!"

Then in vent they do a NUMBER CRUNCH? Thats just added to make it funnier. Same with devout shoulders.

Then paladins casting DI on mages so they can AoE when in reality DI makes the immobile?

Its obviously fake.
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HAHAHAHAHHAHA LOLZ LOTION MUCH XD ZITS OMFG AAHAHHAHAH XD AWMYGAWD XD SOMPL!!! (that should be: shitting on my pants laughing)

(much)

serious. get a life, you guys. i used to be a sex-less nerd like you but when i quit Ultima Online for my job, I got my life back and today i'm married, have a kid and we have our own apt. =) you can do it too i know u can =D
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