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  • You’ve spent 2300 hours in World of Warcraft. Is it more than a game?

    Posted on March 26th, 2010 keving 3 comments

    “Like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, WoW isn’t just escapist fantasy. It’s posing alternatives to the world we actually have today. It raises questions about environmentalism and colonialism; it asks how people are going to be respectful of each other in a world in which there aren’t enough resources.

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    One of my daughters gave it to me for a present. We had played games as my two girls were growing up and this one really clicked for me. When you look at it, it really is the fulfilment of a cultural tradition in science fiction and fantasy. WoW acknowledges debts to Dungeons & Dragons and I link that back to the 1920s novel The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. When I was 12, I made a version of that which was a chess-like game. So, in that sense, it goes all the way back with me in a very personal way.”

    Sir, if you’re addicted to WOW, just admit you’re addicted to WOW! Many otherwise very proud people are! You don’t have to justify it!

     

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