A 12 year-old Norwegian boy saved his sister and himself from a moose attack using skills he picked up in the online role playing game ‘World of Warcraft.’
Hans Jørgen Olsen and his sister got into a spot of trouble when they encroached on the territory of one of these antlered cold weather staples (otherwise known as a moose). When the beast went on the offensive, Hans knew the first thing he had to do was taunt it 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 he was a target, Hans remember another skill he’d picked up at level 30 in ‘World of Warcraft’ — he feigned death. The moose lost interest in the inanimate Hans and wandered off into the woods. When he was safely alone Hans ran back home to share his tale of video game-inspired survival.
Make fun of video games all you want, but if one can teach you a skill that saves your (and your sister’s) life, then we’d say that was a video game worth playing.
“Now who says video games are waste of time!!!” 😉