World of Warcraft’s Leeroy Jenkins was a fake, “dry run” video shows

It will likely be like a lump of coal in their stocking for some world wide web denizens that need to think that wayward Alliance paladin Leeroy Jenkins definitely did wipe his World of Warcraft guild greater than 12 years ago. But, I am sorry, Virginia: It was all staged, as a brand new video has been released showing a trial run produced prior to the official version was ever posted.

The dry run was released by Ben “Anfrony” Vinson, the player that was operating the camera that day back in May 2005. He mentioned that he had been holding on to it for some time, and was waiting for the “right moment,” however the recent FCC ruling repealing net neutrality seemed just like the very best time to do it to show support for keeping the ISP restrictions. Chairman Ajit Pai’s condescending video also provided some impetus, Vinson mentioned in the YouTube post.

The guild, Pals for Life, came up with thought for the video soon after all the failed runs via one of many common raids in the time, Upper Blackrock Spire. “We did not assume any person would think it was actual,” Vinson told Kotaku by means of e-mail. “We believed it was so certainly satire, but we have been incorrect.”

For all those unfamiliar with the raid, there was an region where stepping on eggs while creating your way via the area would spawn dragons. They were quick to prevent in the event you knew what to accomplish, however the guild nonetheless ran into men and women they would bring with them that didn’t understand how to avoid them. The Leeroy Jenkins video was meant to poke enjoyable at that.

“We woke up the next morning and our buddy had a nasty e-mail from his ISP about having to shut down his server as a consequence of a lot of bandwidth usage,” Vinson mentioned about the day following the video was released,” and at that point the video was already everywhere, it was out of our hands.”

With all of the time which has passed, Vinson and Leeroy (real-life name Ben Schulz) decided the FCC ruling was the right cause to have the dry run video out there now.

So there it really is. Just after all of the speculation of fake or genuine, moron or hero, we now have our answer.

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