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Norwegian Boy saves Sister from Moose Attack using World of Warcraft Skills

Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role playing game World of Warcraft..

Hans and his sister got into trouble after they had trespassed the territory of the moose during a walk in the forest near their home. When the moose attacked them, Hans knew the first thing he had to do was ‘taunt’ and provoke the animal so that it would leave his sister alone and she could run to safety. ‘Taunting’ is a move one uses in World of Warcraft to get monsters off of the less-well-armored team members.

Once Hans was a target, he remembered another skill he had picked up at level 30 in ‘World of Warcraft’ – he feigned death. The moose lost interest in the inanimate boy and wandered off into the woods. When he was safely alone Hans ran back home to share his tale of video game-inspired survival.

Via Nettavisen.no.

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  1. troy

    I would have used backstab and eviscerate.

  2. Lysander Gray

    I just hope he doesn’t get into any PvP anytime soon.

  3. Andrew

    I thought him and his sister both would have been Rogues and she just stun locked the bitch while he just spammed Ambush.

  4. icedwater

    Good that WoW teaches such things, though I wonder if he’d prepared for the consequences had his skill attempt failed for whatever reason. Doing such things on a server has a much lower fail penalty in real life…

    That said, kudos to the kid for his resourcefulness and bravery. Presence of mind ++

  5. norwegian

    That article you’re siting in nettavisen is almost 3 years old.

  6. Crize

    I would’ve Bubbled and Hearthstoned

  7. morkuma

    old article is old.

    /cast fear

  8. o great. . .cool. .

  9. Arnoud van den Heuvel

    @norwegian @morkuma Does it have to be news to be a good example of NextNature?

  10. chris

    this is not good for evolution, suddenly wow gamers will survive!

  11. Mr California

    if he was an american boy he would be carring his firearm and could shot the animal to the death… and then he could do his business with his sister: to go to the nearest school and shoot his friends to death.

  12. Guerino Longhin

    my new hero!

  13. Sensacional srsrrs

  14. cea

    I wonder what was the loot.

  15. J. Focus

    Wait till he hits 80, dawg

  16. Funden

    @Mr California: You are an idiot.

    Anyways, that was a nice little article. Too bad he couldn’t just bubblehearth.

  17. meat_tornado

    Uh huh.

    Yeah, WoW will save us from wild animal attacks.

    Go back to your damn basements.

  18. mavicfan

    Good thing he was not playing The Sims… Wonder what he would have picked up.

  19. Flem

    lol
    nice story..

  20. Icchan

    @troy @Andrew I say stun lock ‘em! Throw in some Slice ‘n Dice and a Glyph of SS for maximum DPS! Skin the beast and make some heavy leather and pelts into armor!

  21. AKO

    real survival skills in animal world
    so, real – virual – real

  22. Fox

    If this kid was a real gamer he would have known not to get withing the mooses aggro range in the first place. n00b mistake.

  23. KS

    He didnt use taunt, he used fake death

    http://bit.ly/aTBZcR

  24. GAMERBOY1996

    533? TH15 I5 WH’/ B1D30 GAM35 ST0P BIOL3NCE! pU7 wO\/\/ IN D4 sK001S111!

  25. Magic missile into the darkness!

  26. capt. obvious

    a m00se bit my sister once

  27. Lolwutermelon

    Kid just went full huntard.

  28. Anon

    Huntards can’t taunt. Warrs cant feign death, and you sir, cannot multi-class in wow.

  29. runlevel0

    He was fortunate then that he didn’t play a rogue, lol… just imagine the guy trying to vanish and backstab the moose.

  30. M. E. Gade

    Impressive done by the little bloke. He used the RL tricks from WoW, that actually works.
    If he had tried to misdirect, or scare beast, it probably wouldnt have worked.

  31. Arnout

    got lucky. If the moose didn’t fall for the “feint death” move, it wouldn’t have been feinting for long

  32. supermans Buttons

    This is exactly what hunters do. They do out and agro a super-powerful mob, kite it back to the party, the feign death.

    Uncanny

  33. Com mentor

    Lightning Bolt!
    Lightning Bolt!

  34. Nick Viola

    the is the most retarded shit ive ever heard this is a written by a fucking second grader

  35. emily

    WoW…… … .. ..lol

  36. Matt

    I would have used sit in front of computer and play warcraft. No moose here.

  37. Marc

    what a noob.. we all know he should have just feared the moose and then lol’d @ it.

  38. Dan Rubinsky

    Smart, clever and brave boy…. Congratulations. You did what you have to do without fears.

  39. Anonymous

    The translation above is not correct — possibly even fabricated.

    View the original article translated by Google Translate:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nettavisen.no%2Finnenriks%2Farticle1453635.ece&sl=no&tl=en

  40. WoWchicka

    lol @ All Comments.

    Oh well he cant be horde he didnt get bloodlust must be Alliance.

  41. Kate

    LOL … good to know all the time I have wasted playing that game might come in handy someday.

  42. Dr. Alban

    Cool the guy saved bambi from gettin killed by his crack ass sister.

  43. Reddeath

    I don’t believe it scene when can hunter taunt, unless it was distracting shot this it makes sence.

  44. hmmmmmmm good jop kid
    but remember games not every thing

  45. Clock Man

    Clocks ahoy!

  46. Pickwickman

    Damn, that’s lucky, seeing Feign Death has a 8% miss chance :x

  47. guest

    Good thing he doesnt play a mage, this whole situation wouldve turned out quite differently. Frost Nova! Invisibility! Ice Block!

  48. hmm

    He could just have tamed the best! GOD!
    tho if he wasnt BM he would get pwnd!

  49. Brad

    Feigning death also works at staff meetings. Taunting, not so much. (I’m usually the target.)

  50. Fear is better than using taunt and feigned death, but I guess he had a hunter

    DK rulez