Tag: world of warcraft

Filthy Hobbitses

About a month ago, I was seriously considering getting back into World of Warcraft. Even though there are so many things I dislike about the game, most of which stemmed from being on a PvP server, there are also many things that I like about it. I stopped playing almost a year ago, but I was never very hardcore. My…

‘Rape’: More Than a Word

One of my pet peeves of gaming culture (and I guess culture in general, since I’ve heard non-gamers use the word this way) is how gamers use the word ‘rape’. I recently read a blog post which explains that: To some people rape is just four letters put together to make a monosyllabic sound… To others it is an invisible…

WOW Has Entered My Workplace

I am a known gamer in my division at my company. It’s one of the few “personal” things that I will talk about*. Whenever a games-related news item penetrates the mainstream media, people come up to me and talk about it**. When there was an article about taxing virtual income, the Technology Policy Counsel forwarded it to me. When there…