Leeroy Jenkins is perhaps the most famous WoW character of them all, having reached out beyond the game itself and its fans and become a pop culture phenomenon. He has his own NPC, Hearthstone card, achievement and more, and some people haven’t realized the whole video was staged to this day. Now, Anfrony, one of the Pals for Life featured in the video, has come out with never before seen footage of the first take of the video in question, in order to raise awareness of the Net Neutrality issue.
I am releasing this never-before-seen first take/dry run of the Leeroy Jenkins video in hopes of raising awareness about Net Neutrality. I’ve been holding onto this for over a decade waiting for the “right” moment to make it public, and then last week Ajit Pai created his awful/condescending video and it riled me up so much that I decided it was finally time to unleash this gem of Internet history on the world to do my part to help out.
Hopefully some of you will find this interesting and/or amusing, and will take some time to research Net Neutrality and make a fuss about it. Here are some resources that will help in protecting a free and open Internet: h
I will be making a sizable donation to the EFF and other related entities if for some reason this video generates any significant ad revenue.
And here’s the original video for comparison:
If you want to know more about the video, you can check out this AMA with the co-creator or a recent panel discussion with all the Pals at the Art Institute of Colorado.