World of Warcraft Players Pay Homage to National Museum of Brazil

General Discussion
In 2 of September, the day when the decree of the Brazilian Independence was signed by the Empress Leopoldina, happened that a fire accident destroyed the Brazilian National Museum.

Thus, players of the game World of Warcraft, which today has totally Portuguese game in Brazil and exclusive servers for Brazilians, had an idea of an homage to the National Museum.

It all started with a post on Facebook, which a player named Victor Murta gave to participants in the World of Warcraft Brazil group, a closed group that is a reference in the individuals who play World of Warcraft in Brazil.

It was not long before the players paid tribute to the National Museum, and both the Horde and Alliance players came together for the homage, which was to be held at the Hall of Explorers in Ironforge.

Horde players created level 1 dwarf characters to honor the museum, a lot of participants screamed "PELO BRASIL!" which means "FOR BRAZIL!"
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The building of the Museum have 200 years of history: it is the only building on South America that became the official residence of a European royal family (House of Bragança - Portugal); it's the building where the Brazilian declaration of independence was signed; was the official residence of the Brazilian royal family through 80 years; also, was the ceding the oldest scientific institution of the continent, the National Museum of Brazil founded in 1818.

The Museum stored the biggest historical, cultural and political collection of the country; had pieces from Rome, Egypt, Paleolithic Age and meteorites from space; had rare maps, literary works, periodicals, the personal library of Emperor Peter II; the Egyptian mummy of Princess Kherima with 3 thousand years, also another 700 pieces from Egypt Archaeology; a original Roman fresco from Pompeii; and finally numerous historical objects from Brazilian History.

All burned to ashes.

SOURCES
  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/brazil-museum-fire-destroys-collection/10195034
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Brazil
  • https://wowhu3.wixsite.com/wowhu3/blog/jogadores-brasileiros-de-world-of-warcraft-prestam-homenagem-ao-museu-nacional
Trite political BS... Socialist can mean anything including the rather nice governments of England Denmark and Sweden. This is not a political forum!
It can also be a warning if you want your country to be ruled by socialists, as the Brazilian Museums started to get serious underfunding after the left-socialist parties started to rule the country. So, if you vote socialists to the government, do you want to the original document of the America Declaration of Independence to be burned?

This right here is where you became a moron.
South american socialist is fascism not true socialism.
Dictatorships love to masquerade as for the people because as long as the people believe it they can do what they want with out judgement.
Socialism on it's own is a society adjusting overtime and correcting it's self via laws or general way of life attempting to give everyone equal starting point in life I.E public services like education, medical treatment.
They say a design is finished not when there's nothing left to add.. but when there's nothing left to remove.

Op, you shoulda removed the last paragraph from your work.
09/04/2018 01:20 PMPosted by Magnata
Trite political BS... Socialist can mean anything including the rather nice governments of England Denmark and Sweden. This is not a political forum!
The reason of the post is to share the tribute made by players in this game, the genre of thing that happened a lot of times, like in the Charlie Abdo massacre.

The 'political' part of this post is to explain what happened, and how happened, as this accident is just a big notice in Brazil.

And when I said socialists rule Brazil, I mean socialists... Rule Brazil, what's not the case of Sweden which needs to share the power with other parties.
09/04/2018 01:27 PMPosted by Snowfox
Op, you shoulda removed the last paragraph from your work.
I'll remove the last paragraph to avoid political !@#$storm here, like... "This was not true socialism".

Who want to discuss with me this matter, add me on Battle.tag: Rodrigo#14133
09/04/2018 01:20 PMPosted by Magnata
Trite political BS... Socialist can mean anything including the rather nice governments of England Denmark and Sweden.


"Nice" isn't the best thing a state should aspire to.
It should also be functional, sustainable, and safe.
99% of the population never heard of that museum before the fire. People just pretend to care because it looks good in social media and generates click bait content.
09/04/2018 01:31 PMPosted by Lauxes
09/04/2018 01:20 PMPosted by Magnata
Trite political BS... Socialist can mean anything including the rather nice governments of England Denmark and Sweden.


"Nice" isn't the best thing a state should aspire to.
It should also be functional, sustainable, and safe.


Do you think ANYTHING people are involved in can be that way? Don't think so.
Yeah, shove your political agenda on a thread about ANOTHER of our cultural losses. The nerve...
It's sad that so much was lost. I hope they are able to save more than it would appear at 1st glance.

It's nice that some players paid homage to the National Museum. I hope the Horde players were able to survive their trip to IF :)

EDIT: Saw the post about removing the last paragraph so will remove my remarks commenting on it.
09/04/2018 01:34 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
99% of the population never heard of that museum before the fire. People just pretend to care because it looks good in social media and generates click bait content.
First question? Do you live in Brazil?

Second question, why the number of people that knew/did not know matter about the symbolic value of the institution, and the tribute made by players?

Third question, how the building which was the official residence of the chief of state by 80 years cannot be heard by more than 99% of the population?

I don't know Brazil entirely, but I lived in Rio de Janeiro, the city of the Museum, we all there learn about this building in the history lessons, and also every year we've school excursions to go there.
They don't even know the cause of the fire yet.
The cause of the fire does not matter, what matters is that the institution that was responsible by the museum, UFRJ (University Federal of Rio de Jaineiro) is ruled by declared socialists and did not get the application of funds from the university rectory.

The university's rector faces accusations of using University money to political campaigns. The museum got only =~ 2.000 to fire protection in the last 5 years. The university receives from government =~ 162.000 dollars by year.
09/04/2018 01:43 PMPosted by Pontifice
09/04/2018 01:34 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
99% of the population never heard of that museum before the fire. People just pretend to care because it looks good in social media and generates click bait content.
First question? Do you live in Brazil?

Second question, why the number of people that knew/did not know matter about the symbolic value of the institution, and the tribute made by players?

Third question, how the building which was the official residence of the chief of state by 80 years cannot be heard by more than 99% of the population?

I don't know Brazil entirely, but I lived in Rio de Janeiro, the city of the Museum, we all there learn about this building in the history lessons, and also every year we've school excursions to go there.


1. Yes. OK, I'll subtract some amout of that 99% to consider RJ state residents.
Still, my argument is valid. Most people only pretend to care because it's what showing at the mainstream midia. Your post is the true example of this. Why bring this to the US forum? Tragedies happen worldwide (even worse stuff with human casualties) on a daily basis, and we don't see in-game manifestation for them. Should they exist, it'd be relevant only to the country where it had occurred.
Happy Independence Day, Brazil.

ps. I <3 the music. Jobim, Lins, Neves. Legacy & Alchemy on repeat. =)
09/04/2018 01:55 PMPosted by Vixie
Happy Independence Day, Brazil.

ps. I <3 the music. Jobim, Lins, Neves. Legacy & Alchemy on repeat. =)
Haha, thanks!
09/04/2018 01:55 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
Why bring this to the US forum?
Because it's an international forum and I think it could be kind of cool you guys see the the event news.

09/04/2018 01:55 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
Tragedies happen worldwide
How much of them got World of Warcraft events made by players?

09/04/2018 01:55 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
and we don't see in-game manifestation for them
'cause of that I don't make posts about tragedies which did not get World of Warcraft attention. Look, this tragedy hurt the national soul of Brazilians, and I just though could be cool share with you guys that Horde and Alliance players left their difference aside to make an in-game trobute about the destroyed museum, in an in-game museum. But, again, sorry if you did not like.
Who cares? Brazil sucks anyway
09/04/2018 01:34 PMPosted by Xarantaurus
99% of the population never heard of that museum before the fire. People just pretend to care because it looks good in social media and generates click bait content.


I'll admit, I haven't heard of the museum before this event but it's always a tragedy when priceless artifacts are lost. When you lose things like that they're gone forever, along with all of the culture and history attached to them. I think that's worth lamenting even for a minute.

09/04/2018 02:08 PMPosted by Kenth
Who cares? Brazil sucks anyway


Oh, shut up.

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