Over the long weekend, the World of Warcraft community has become obsessed with a random platforming challenge that involves jumping off one of the highest points in Dalaran and landing in the well that leads to the Dalaran Underbelly. The leap has been dubbed the ‘super hole-in-one.’ Missing the jump by just a fraction leads to the character going splat on the streets of Dalaran, so it requires some very careful precision. The team at Blizzard seems to have taken note of the craze and decided to give it a try for themselves… They could probably use some practice.
The jump video posted to the official World of Warcraft Facebook and Twitter accounts features a character disguised as a Murloc riding a mount off the roof top, making the leap, and transforming back to a regular character body when they don’t quite stick the landing and end up dead on the street. Not a bad showing for an early attempt though. We’re sure they could get there with a bit of practice.
Here’s a look at the super hole-in-one attempt from the official Blizzard World of Warcraft social media accounts…
Hey /r/wow this 'Super Hole in One' thing… are we doing it right? 😅😅😅 pic.twitter.com/aVOD6DSRre
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) May 29, 2017
The hole-in-one fad will likely be a thing of the past after another day or two, but it has certainly been a fun weekend watching the videos on Reddit and seeing the bodies pile up at the well in Dalaran while in-game. One of the first players to post a video of the leap claims that it took them about 15 tries before successfully landing in the Underbelly. Will this trend go down in WoW meme lore like 50 DKP minus and Leeroy Jenkins? We’ll have to wait a few years and see if it ends up inspiring a Hearthstone card or two…
What do you think of Blizzard’s attempt to recreate the now iconic leap? Have you tried the jump on your character yet? Let us know in the comments.
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