"*Sigh* My fiance and I got into a fight about it because he played for 7 hours tonight and he got defensive and mean when I got upset about it. Why don't people understand how much this game hurts people?"
(from the "We Fucking Hate World of Warcraft" Facebook group).
If you've even lost a love one, or yourself for that matter, to World of Warcraft (WoW), then you are not alone. Blizzard Entertainment came up with this highly addictive massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in 1994 and now it owns more than 11.5 million brains internationally (aka monthly subscribers).
Those under the evil WoW spell enjoy living in wondrous lands with fantastical alter egos of themselves. In attempts to escape from Blizzard's grip, would be "freebrains" have resorted to things like Facebook networks such as the "We Fucking Hate World of Warcraft" group (wall message from one of the members above). This group claims some reasons to hate World of Warcraft includes:
It stole hundreds of precious hours of your life you could have been using to get drunk/high/laid.
It caused you to fail freshman English/ freshman Chemistry/ freshman year.
That nerdy kid down the hall wouldn't write your paper for you and instead played more WoW.
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Your roommate kept you up all night, every night, playing that game.
Your younger brother has epilepsy and died while playing that game.
Your boyfriend quit his job and locked himself in a room for a month so that he could play WoW.
You've never gotten laid because you've played too much damn WoW.
I think it's a hopeless battle and I just pray for the return of these lost souls. Even I have to admit there's something damn seductive about elves dancing like a hot French pop star (see dance inspirations above). WoW is parodied by all the cool programs like South Park and Barely Political/Digital (see above videos). And, for god's sake, the "Leroy Jenkins" raid has to be the funniest thing I've ever seen (see below). If you cannot beat them, join them, huh? Any thoughts.