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ESPM400
ESPM400

Honestly, one of the only ones I can actually stand. Probably because it rings pretty close to home with my gaming tenancies... I mean really, one of my favorite tactics in BF3 (I think it was BF3) was to run out into the middle of a crowd yelling, "I'm a distraction! I'm a  distraction!" While my friends came in behind me and killed anyone whom I actually distracted... If only you got assists for that.

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

It was also in Mass Effect. Private Jenkins who dies charging in very early in the game at Eden Prime 

Fragzoon
Fragzoon

Hey...... how did I end up on Jess' shoulder in that video?! RwlRwlRwlRwl!!! (Google translate: Hair smell good!!!) ;D

Death-Enforcer
Death-Enforcer

TBH I cant enjoy Leeroy Jenkins after discovering that it was indeed all setup.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This is one of my favorite memes!

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

I cant decide whether Leeroy is a complete jerk or the coolest guy ever, maybe a bit of both.

xerberus
xerberus

Photobomb, level = Ryu's ass

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

omfg.  This joke was staged originally.  The fact that it got so popular, and revived here is a monument to weak sauce.

Koozwad
Koozwad

I don't get it! How is this funny?

Codebreaker-X
Codebreaker-X

Is this also where the term "EPIC FAIL" was coined?

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

I've never played WOW, but I know enough about it to appreciate this video when it was new.  I still laugh at it even now.  First there is the non-sequitur of the moment where he shouts and sprints off.  But then it only gets better for me as all the other guys stammer and have no idea what to do.  The whole plan just falls apart.  I love it.

solartiger
solartiger

"Archaic unwanted news by annoying head tilt woman..."  Wow, I thought she was rather cute!?!

gibbey531
gibbey531

that girls has never watched a viral video in her life....she's in the age group that says "teen mom is the best reality show around"

TehMasterer2
TehMasterer2

"....Long after WoW has faded into obscurity..."
Heh. That sounds too good to be true.

VR_Verdugo
VR_Verdugo

I'll always remember Leeroy Jenkins because I was playing a (lolret) paladin at the time. I never charged into a dungeon recklessly but I never lived down the time me and a friend came under attack on a boat while he was AFK and I did indeed bubble-hearth to my eternal shame.

Also that is a handsome murloc you've got there and Jess is kind of cute too.

Zloth2
Zloth2

The meme pops up all over the place, too!  Remember waaaaay back at the start of Mass Effect 1?  You're on a team with a couple of other guys and one of them promptly gets himself killed?  Prvt. Jenkins.

So I guess "The cake is a lie" is next up?

Claus_DuBois
Claus_DuBois

Damn I think I'm losing my hearing.  I only understood about evry 5th word she mutterred.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Archaic unwanted news by annoying head tilt woman.

Hbsbeachbum
Hbsbeachbum

Oh man I remember this all too well. My guild, when i was still playing, would always have someone that would replicate this move after we've wiped a few times due to sheer frustration to get everyone to laugh. While WOW has long since been dead to me I still laugh every time I see this. I have a feeling this will last for as long as raiding and MMO's are still popular.

Gojomez
Gojomez

Anybody else notice Ryu's ass to the right of her??

SuperMassive20
SuperMassive20 moderator

Haha love that meme, so good plenty of times I've used that in bad situations, both in and outside of games! :P

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

I didnt know Leeroy was an actual human player that screwed up a raid :P

Kinda cool that he got famous this way!  they even named an achievement after him lol :)

WDBmasamunezero
WDBmasamunezero

its funny that he even was in Dark Souls, Paladin Leeroy. The dude was even kind enough to help you to kill the Pinwheel boss.

Which later he prolly died in the tomb of giants (which is very easy to do) and came back as black panthom, kill him and you get the weapon Grant and shield Sanctus.

What about ''praise the sun'' is that a big meme?  or ''lets have some jolly co operation''?

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

Pulling a Leeroy occasionally in Counter Strike is pretty funny. Especially when you get shot first xD

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I actually learnt something today :|

DEAR GOD.

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

I don't get it. Why was it such a big deal?

smylexx
smylexx

Jessypoos, i'm not sure things are going to work out between us when your clingy, green ex boyfriend is still hanging around. That plus the 8,000 mile distance thing is potentially going to drive a wedge between us. tut!

Zero_Echo
Zero_Echo

The only thing better than Leeroy Jenkins, was pulling the same stunt on my friends.

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

I only watch these because of Jess. Just like I only watched Start/Select because of Jane Douglas.

psuedospike
psuedospike

If you don't know where these obvious memes came from, maybe you just shouldn't...cause they're dumb.

Overseer76
Overseer76

@Koozwad Well, first, she forgot to point out that this type of raid (or whatever the proper term for it is) spawns very rarely, so the whole clan planned to be there at the same time, they worked out a detailed battle plan, and were in the middle of going over the details while Leeroy was AFK. When he came back, he immediately ran inside, triggering the start of the event before everyone else was ready.

If the producers/editors are listening, you should know that it's important to EXPLAIN the meme if you're going to do a historical look like this one. The entire point of the Leeroy Jenkins thing is so underserved here that Koozwad (and I'm sure others) have no idea what's going on.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@Claus_DuBois You're wearing your headphones inside out!  I admit, it does look pretty cool, but sometimes you have to take function over fashion.

Pemobian
Pemobian

@PinchySkree Well, the name of the feature is "Gaming Meme HISTORY." As for the so-called annoying head tilt, which I did not take notice of, it's unlikely you are being forced to watch (though I suppose not impossible).

Overseer76
Overseer76

@Gojomez I was wondering what the eff is up with that for the entire video.

Geogyf
Geogyf

@shanethewolf  gamespot editors fail in that regard. WoW is a lot about raiding in dungeons with party members.

tactics how to defeat the raid bosses are needed so a little preparation is needed in the form of a leader giving a pep talk and explaining the strategy needed. 

In that example, Leeroy charged ahead and tried to kill the entire raid. he also pulled nearly all the monsters by going all around and that was a total TPK (wipe).

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@Geogyf @shanethewolf You're totally right, I should have included the significance of raiding. Thanks for clearing it up!