Gaming's Most Evil Pranks

MMOs have always been criticized for featuring too much grinding. We usually hate repetitive tasks, but we’ll make an exception for Age of Conan’s horse kick prank. Just park your mounted character along any path that overlooks a cliff or valley in a low level area. Patiently wait for a poor traveler to pass you, kick them over the edge with your mount, and watch them fall to their doom. Edit and loop your footage to the Benny Hill song, and you’ll have one of the funniest MMO pranks on the web.


Above: As with most pranks, it’s a lot funnier if it’s not happening to you 

What’s funny about a woman who died of a stroke? Nothing. Nothing at all. That is, until you start involving the shenanigans of a rogue guild in World of Warcraft. According to the lore on forums, an avid WoW player - who was an officer in a Horde guild on the Illidan server - suffered a fatal stroke. Her friends decided to organize a virtual funeral to say farewell. The meeting place was set in Winterspring and posts advertising the event explicitly requested that attendees be left alone.

Above: The opening image from the infamous video of Serenity Now’s raid sets the tone for what comes next 

This is where things got out of hand. It seems that the funeral’s organizers forgot that this “in-game” funeral for their “in-game” friend with her “in-game” avatar was set “in a game” – a game where players kill other players for fun. That’s how things work on a PvP server, so when the Alliance guild, Serenity Now, got word of the event, they decided to crash the Horde e-funeral. Hilarity ensued and many Honor Kills were awarded for Serenity Now’s most dishonorable attack.

Above: Yes, it was wrong. So why does it feel so right? 

When you think of deadly MMO professions, carpenters and lumberjacks don’t usually come to mind. But for a brief moment, roving bands of scrappy woodworkers made life miserable for many Ultima Online players. These lowdown thugs would gather lots of lumber, surround their victim, and quickly construct large pieces of furniture around them, trapping their mark behind impenetrable walls of fine cabinets and dressers.

Above: Lord British versus IKEA’s lovely GRANEMO Glass door cabinet

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  • Not Snake - July 28, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    That horse trick makes me want to play Age of Conan.
  • Zeb364 - April 19, 2010 12:41 a.m.

    I'm a little sickened by how hilarious I find these cause I know it wouldn't be funny if you were on the rceiving end. On the other hand...these are funny as fuck! There creative and hilarious and if you can't take a joke then that's your problem. Grow a sense of humour.
  • grimm-reaper - March 18, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    That Team Roomba thing was hilarious
  • Bri77777 - October 22, 2008 2:04 a.m.

    The Wow one was funny! Seriously, don't organize a funeral in a PvP game. Make a real one. Noone interupts those. Those people just wanted to save money. Bastards.
  • .molecule. - October 19, 2008 6:20 p.m.

    ok..ok ive gotta admit that the maze one is probaly the funniest since the little kids are now scarred for there life "woops"..... and the WoW one was absolutely hilarious with a excellent blend of music and action :D but im giving the top award to the death by horse as its the easiest to do...... now im gonna go scare my sister with the exorcist LOL
  • noofer7 - October 18, 2008 8:09 p.m.

  • adrenaguy - October 18, 2008 1:51 p.m.

    that was so funny, i am gonna try that!
  • KEEPFROMFREEZIN - October 18, 2008 1:47 p.m.

    omfg age of conan fucking halarious couldnt stop laughing
  • SmileyRob - October 18, 2008 10:29 a.m.

    LMAO! That was one of the funniest articles I've ever read. The TF2 vid was pure genius :D
  • lee123 - October 17, 2008 9:58 p.m.

    yeah team roomba are legends
  • phontonic - October 17, 2008 8:09 p.m.

    'What's the thing with the thing with the thing guuuyyyss?" hahaha I love that video I think it was already in a article on this site though.
  • Tasty_Pasta - October 17, 2008 5:54 p.m.

    Ha! GR strikes again with a fantastic article. I was laughing so hard during the videos. Great job guys. Griefing ftw!
  • CLusterTim - October 17, 2008 11:42 a.m.

    Wow there is absolutely nothing like a good evil prank to get things moving along! Jiff
  • RaIdEn - October 17, 2008 4:49 a.m.

    awsome. i know a few people that need the maze game. that wow thing was messed up.
  • Cwf2008 - October 17, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    Haha the Team Fortress 2 was freaken genius. TELL ME HOW THEY DID THE BUG!!
  • hun23 - October 16, 2008 11:29 p.m.

    Nice and funny article. i feel sorry for the scared children
  • georgeguy - October 16, 2008 10:43 p.m.

    god those were funny. the wow one was wronge but funny
  • Evenflow69 - October 16, 2008 10:11 p.m.

    Awsome articale, TF2 was a really good one!!
  • lava_lamp - October 16, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    the TF2 one was classic
  • lava_lamp - October 16, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    the TF2 one was classic

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