WOW: The Noob Who Pwned

The Ballad of the Noob, a tale from the game World Of Warcraft that’s told using the song A Boy Named Sue, which was made famous by Johnny Cash. I laughed.

Some explanation to those who don’t get it:
– WOW (World Of Warcraft) is a multi-player online game where you live vicariously through a fantastical character you create. You accomplish quests and kill enemies to advance in level. The game has a lot of depth.
Noob stands for “newbie”, meaning someone who’s obviously new to an experience, demonstrated by the silly things that may do or ask.
Pwned stands for pawned or owned, a taunt directed at someone for losing at something or doing something stupid.

Even though I’ve been using the internet forever, I’ve never used those terms. I’ve seen them a lot, but I never was immersed into the internet culture that much to adopt them; however, now that I’m playing WOW and using its chat system, I find myself writing LOL and “ty” (“thank you”) much too often, and that bugs me for some reason.


5 Replies to “WOW: The Noob Who Pwned”

  1. Jenny’s addicted to Civilization IV. Perhaps because I spent several years reading Arnold Toynbee’s A STUDY OF HISTORY, I’m not at all engaged by the game, though it’s supposed to be the best video game every made. Is “WoW” the same kind of thing? I’m looking forward to the next Need For Speed (the current “Carbon” version doesn’t cut for me).

  2. Wow is nothing like civ4. I found civ4 lacking. Like, the computer players would do this that would benefit me more than them. Like I’d put it on conquest mode and I’d have a couple of cities taken by the enemy so I’d suggest a peace treaty, AND THEY ACCEPT IT. So stupid. The comp clearly is not playing to win.

    Wow is more from a first/3rd person perspective of a person, running around hacking up gnomes and stuff. Getting better gear for your individual so you could hack up bigger gnomes easier.

    Here’s another good video that’s well-done:

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