In WoW, the war can never be one. They gain nothing by attacking the funeral other than their own amusement. If it was some stupid roleplayer funeral where no one really died, I could understand that motivation, and I too would join in on the laughter.
Are you arguing against me or against the concept of WOW altogether? What, should PVP cease altogether because no one can finally “win”? Serenity Now are in fact the apex of good roleplaying; it is those seeking to turn WoW into a chatroom with graphics that need to piss off.
However, a real life was lost. Would you go streaking someone’s funeral, in front of their friends and family, in real life because you didn’t like the guy? No, but of course we can’t hold internet behavior to the same standards as the real world, but I think this one qualifies. It’s an act of disrespect towards the recently deceased and the bereaved, for no other reason than to be disrespectful.
You know what the act of disrespect was? The ridiculous ceremony in the first place. I’m SURE this guy will be remembered for his life etc and not for the retards that tossed his body up in the midst of a free for all. It reminds me of the Ayatollah’s funeral procession back in the day when he was torn into Khomeini McNuggets by people desperate to acquire a relic. Personally, the moment you separate from real life into a video game, any memorial should reflect the spirit of the video game (if you absolutely must have one). This one did, once Serenity got involved. Really, the only downside was that the mourners were such a bunch of pansies.
However, I don’t really understand what the hell these people were thinking having it in a contested zone. They pay the price for their own stupidity.
Exactly. Be a loser in a safe place, if at all. Don’t take your buddies into the ghetto to celebrate your birthday, unless you come looking for trouble.