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#1 Nov 17 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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So, I was thinking about the Monty Python move, "The Life of Brian" and the song from the final scene, "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" came to mind, I hummed a bit and remembered the final verse...

"So always look on the bright side of death!
Just before you draw your terminal breath.
Life's a piece of ****, when you look at it.
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true!
You'll see it's all a show.
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!"

... and I realized how many of my funniest MMO moments revolved around death. So, here's the idea for the thread:

Share your favorite, funniest, death story. Feel free to change names to protect the innocent (or guilty) but be honest if you caused the death, and please, no insulting people who share their mistakes (which we all make sometimes).

I'll share mine, it's actually somewhat recent...

My friend J. and I were duoing a leve in Gridania, at Camp Tranquil with me running lead... as we entered one of the glades...
Ailys : "Be careful... I've seen Morbols here before."
I almost ran right into the backside of a Morbol while typing, and I screeched to a halt. The Morbol turns around and looked at me as if it were saying, "Oh, THERE'S my lunch." I turned and started running away, J. was already beating his retreat.
Ailys : "OMG I totally didn't see it! It was camouflaged!"
J. : "Yeah, as a Morbol!"
My death quickly ensued.

Looking forward to hearing some of your funny death stories!

Ailys Foxglove

#2 Nov 17 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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It would have to be so far. Quite early on in the game, me and two friends exploring.

Went something like this.

Me: Oh look! A Cactuar!
T: Does it aggro?
Me: I dunno lets check.
/em dances around Cactuar
Me: Nope, seems Ok
L: Wait!
Me: lets kill it, it's only blue
(starts hacking away)
L: Guys?
Cactuar uses 1000 Needles
Party wipes.
Me: Oh yeah, I forgot about that :(
L: /sigh

Lesson learned. :)
#3 Nov 17 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hmm tough call.

Was it the time I was in a party, and we were heading to the crabs S W of skull valley. We were about 3/4 of the way there, and I saw a Goobue, so I targetted it, and it conned blue. So I told my party "let's kill it". Needless to say, it was a con bug, and we wiped.

Or, was it the time I had just finished a carpentry leve and decided to go kill some dodos (I'm trying to make em extinct). I found a dodo, and engaged it, only to realize that I had forgotten to switch to a combat class. I disengaged, and made a hasty retreat, only to get hung up on a fence. I sure wish I coulda jumped over that fence, I mighta lived.

#4 Nov 17 2010 at 6:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Not too long ago, after the sp nerf for casters, some friends and I were going to start an sp pt. They were a rank ahead of me, and I was just under 500 tnl. They had to go afk for a bit, so I decided, since they were close enough to provide the sp bonus, that I would try to catch up. So I find a monkey (they conned orange solo at the time). It was the only mob near them, so I had to make it last. I easily bug the mob by moving it a few inches from it's normal pathing spot, so that it keeps restoring it's health, and just whack away at it.
After about 20 minutes of smacking the mob around, I was fairly close to the 500 sp mark. I was getting ready to kill it when my friends come back from afk. They asked what I was doing. After telling them, one laughed and said "Wouldn't it be funny if it killed you?" After which I promptly lag and find my guy dead on the ground. I was so mad I hit return, and they killed it. Only after arriving at the Aetherite did I realize I could have stayed for my sp when they killed it. Sure I was mad at the time, but after an hour or so the irony creeped in, and I couldn't help but laugh.
"Abashed, the devil stood, and felt how awful goodness is..."
#5 Nov 17 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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20 minutes for 500 sp ?

that is funny

#6 Nov 17 2010 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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#7 Nov 17 2010 at 7:19 PM Rating: Good
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Pre-patching, any death that resulted in a "You defeats you" was always good.

Then there was the time I made it to where I can only imagine the zone line to Ala Mhigo will be. I didn't find a zone line, sadly. Know what I found? A sheer rock wall, an expired camp fire, and this:
Final Fantasy XI Character(s)
Name: Satisiun
Server: Carbuncle (RIP Gilgamesh)
Jobs: 99DRG, 99PLD, 99RDM, 99WHM | Everything else: 50-60

Final Fantasy XIV Character(s)
Name: Satisiun Desain
Server(s): Sargantas (primary)
DoW/DoM/DoH/DoL: 50
#8 Nov 17 2010 at 7:26 PM Rating: Excellent
I've got some strange but somewhat funny ones:

During beta I recall Goobue weren't aggressive, they just stood there. Well in retail I didn't know this changed so when I saw one I figured why not get a picture with it!
Me: Say cheese!
Goobue: *grins showing teeth*
Me: Now hold sti-*gets squished*

Not too long ago in an SP party I was back-up healing (Sort of.) along witn this one Lalafell named after a beer. As we're fighting black efts near Nine Ives he started pulling aggro from these buggers and getting nearly one-shotted in the process. Fair enough I thought, probably pulling too much hate with his nuking. Well this becomes more frequent so he lets up, soon he's just drawing aggro from just casting a single spell! He died on one particular one but we manage to kill it. As he comes back to the scene our tank Provokes a black eft. And without warning, without even casting a single spell the eft ignores everyone else and hits the poor Lalafell with a tongue attack. Here he did, just wander back up there as we were fighting something and it goes straight after him without provocation! As with the strange fleeing bug the eft then runs back off causing us to retreat since we couldn't kill it since it would continuously retreat to recover HP. As we're resting up one of the party members makes a comment:
"efts must like beer."

I feel bad for the guy but I couldn't help but laugh.

Another one is when I was using my alt character with an LS member. For RP reasons I decided to join him on a leve killing peiste in Thanalan. Now, he can easily solo these things with little trouble, and they can effortlessly one shot me with little trouble. Keeping this in mind I watch him engage a peiste and I draw my bow. I shoot once, okay, it's ignoring me, good. I shoot twice, great! Meanwhile this guy's still laying into the Peiste with nukes and healing himself being a Thaumaturge. So I go in for one more shot. Suddenly it turns around and before I can say "OH SH-" it bites my face off for over 2.5K than what my health would allow. Here's a master of stealing lifeforce whailing on this beast and it decides to eat the Miqo'te in the corner just poking it needles. I had a feeling I might die but wasn't expecting that!

Later on after another death from pulling hate the same way I return just in time to see the peiste take one final bite out of the Thaumaturge. Just as the Thaumaturge eats dirt so does the peiste! Punishing Barbs dealt the last bit of damage taking it down with him.
Sair Gammonari - Hyur Midlander Male - Conjurer (Somewhat retired.)
Mihana Zhralyia - Miqo'te Seeker of the Sun Female - Archer

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