No, I am not lying.
While trespassing into moose territory with his sister in a forest close to home, 12-year-old Norwegian boy Hans Jørgen Olsen and his sister encountered a wild moose on their journey. The moose tried attacking the two, but Hans saved himself and his sister’s life thanks to skills he learned while playing the popular MMO World of Warcraft.
As the animal attacked the sister, Olsen “taunted” the moose to turn it away from his sister. In World of Warcraft, taunting enemy NPCs makes them focus their strikes on you instead of lower level teammates.
The taunt succeeded, and from there, Hans pulled another trick out of his magic hat of skills: Playing dead. As a result, the moose lost interest in Olsen and his sister, and eventually walked away from them. Once the moose was out of sight, the two ran straight home and shared this epic among epics.
And people say video games are bad for you. Silly people.
Now considering Hans his personal hero, Robbie Key proudly serves his post under “Reviews and News” for Analog Addiction. He is also Stephen F. Austin State University’s new Entertainment Editor, a blogger for IGN, has a passion for those cryptic things known as video games and most importantly, he is American. You can follow his completely relevant Twitter updates and watch his awesomtacular YouTube videos. Be sure to look out for his future Wii U reviews as well.