Deaths of real life people immortalized in ‘World of Warcraft’

Matt Hawkins Contributing Writer, Video Games

Sometimes when a player of World of Warcraft dies in the real world, their friends will erect a memorial in-game. And here’s a video that highlights just a few.

When I first saw the following on Kotaku, I thought the tributes were for characters that had passed away, not the people who controlled them. So instead of goofy causes of death, like eaten by a dragon or smother, it’s something very real and not exactly funny, like cancer.

I know it’s an odd choice to kick a Monday off with, though I’m confident many will appreciate the clip nonetheless. Also, when I die, I hope some blue wizard shows up to my gravesite and does a spell so flowers grow and deer can graze upon the grass that’s nearby…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK44XQIzLos?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

But still, I can’t help but be reminded of the follow, of the epic WoW funeral crashers. Perfect for those who want a hearty laugh, especially after the rather somber and admittedly depressing video above.

For those who don’t know the details: someone beloved in a clan passed away (again, in the real world), so everyone decided to have a funereal in game. Thing is, it took place in a PvP server, and because they decided not to come armed (for whatever reason), it left them WIDE open.

It also features the best use of a Misfits song, ever…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_og14JAlBk?rel=0&w=640&h=480]

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