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I Would Not Like to Fight 300 Naked Orcs, Personally

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The chances of me getting this wrong are pretty high, but let give it a try: Gamon is an 85th level NPC in World of Warcraft. He’s part of a low-level quest as someone who’s pocket you have to successfully pick — and in gameplay terms, this means you can also attack him, but you’ll get your ass handed to you because when you meet him you’re invariably super low level. That is, unless:

…unless you get 299 pals, all 1st level, to wail on him with you. Apparently, that exactly what the 300 ingenious bastards did — they gathered 300 “naked orcs” (naked in the sense that they only have the weapons and armor the class starts with, which I gather is not much) to find Gamon and wail on him til he died under the assault. Frankly,  I could not support these type of MMORPG shenanigans more, because it is super funny to me. Also the word “naked” is involved, which is like the delightful icing on the bastard cake. (Via Nerd Bastards)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.