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In a stunning display of absolute idiocy, an 18-year-old Indiana boy announced his intent to hijack an airplane while playing World of Warcraft.

There are a lot of stupid things you can do while playing WoW. You could forget to dismiss your Hunter pet before jumping off a ledge, pulling an entire dungeon's worth of enemies to your party. You could spend six thousand gold on the Auction House for the wrong item. You could accidentally attack a boss while your raid was preparing for the fight, getting everyone killed. These are all stupid mistakes WoW players have made in the past.

And then there's using the game to publicly announce your plans to commit an act of violent terrorism. That's a very special kind of stupid right there. One might even call it astoundingly idiotic.

The 18-year-old from Johnson County, Indiana, said that he "was going to board a plane at 7:30 to Chicago and that (he) was going to try and kill as many Americans as possible," reports Destructioid. Apparently, the moron in question repeated this claim more than once, which I imagine is similar to smashing your foot with a sledgehammer, then repeatedly doing it over and over again to see if it'll still hurt.

Predictably, Blizzard employees saw the announcements and notified the proper authorities. The teen quickly backpedaled, claiming that someone had hacked his account, but that didn't stop the FBI from seizing his computer to investigate the incident further.

In all seriousness, what the hell did he think was going to happen? Did he think that everybody would respect him for being edgy? That they'd see him in Dalaran and fearfully whisper, "Oh hey, there's that badass who said he'd be a terrorist in real life" to their friends? It's hard to even fathom the mindset of somebody who could not foresee just how spectacularly this would backfire.

Ten bucks says he was a Blood Elf Death Knight.
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i just thought it was lol worthy.
 

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yikess i live in chicago wouldve been scary to see the sears tower going down from my window.
 

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Considering how Blizzard usually report people who threaten to kill themselves (ingame/forum), it's not surprising that they would report someone who threaten to kill others.

That guy took the term "e-thug" to a whole new level. A stupider level.
 

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if he's smart (but, considering what's said, he's not), use it as an opportunity to make fun of how scared our world is right now. Probably not gonna happen, though.

..and, we have a bit of a reason to be worried, but the paranoia is probably worse.

oh eh..
*authority disclaimer: I do not intend to blow earth up. You can get free coffee if you still want to investigate my house, but don't abuse that, please.
 

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I'm not rich enough to fly over to your house but if I were I'd gladly have coffee at your house!

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im gunna blow up ngemu. and kill you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RANT RANT RANT!



BLAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH


rotflmao
 

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omg dont blow ngemu, take over emutalk instead ;)
 

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if he's smart (but, considering what's said, he's not), use it as an opportunity to make fun of how scared our world is right now. Probably not gonna happen, though.

..and, we have a bit of a reason to be worried, but the paranoia is probably worse.

oh eh..
*authority disclaimer: I do not intend to blow earth up. You can get free coffee if you still want to investigate my house, but don't abuse that, please.
Black please ;)

But yes, it's the paranoia that I'm mostly afraid of, something politicians gladly make use of.
 
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