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The Culture of WoW

Discussion in 'WoW Stratics Announcements' started by Skycapp, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Skycapp

    Skycapp Slightly Crazed
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    As one of the largest MMORPG’s in the world, this game has literally created an empire that expands beyond the horizons of the gaming world.** One can not forget the infamous Leeroy Jenkins video, which became a Jeopardy answer.* There have even been various international commercials for the game that have featured such personalities, as Mr. T, Verne Troyer, William Shatner, Jean Claude Van Damme and Willy Toledo.*

    The games popularity and culture are ever expanding to various media, like the trading card game, board game, comic books and novels.* Even and episode of South Park cashed in on the popularity with its episode “Make Love Not Warcraft.”* Toyota also used the games popularity to advertise its Tacoma trucks.

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    YouTube has numerous player created videos for the game from the various dances to other in game home spun creations, and more are added daily.* The various commercials, ads, even the South Park Episode and more are available on the YouTube site.

    Though some may view the game’s popularity as an addiction and have even blamed it for marriage troubles, family issues etc.* On the other end of the spectrum it has led to the unification of couples and families as well.* Families play together and enjoy knowing where their kids are along with the quality time.* People have met spouses and girlfriends/boyfriends alike within the game and have even had in game weddings.* There are even services, such as Datecraft, which are specifically geared to match make couples that play.

    Overall, one cannot ignore the phenomenon that is World of Warcraft.* The following it has created has a loyalty and fan base unto itself, which has crossed countries, cultures and races in a way that unifies people unlike anything I have witnessed.*

    When I journeyed to BlizzCon in Anaheim this year this was certainly evident.* Just in the group of Fan Sites, there were people from all across the country, the United Kingdom, France and even Australia to name a few.* I have a feeling as technology advances; in the future the gaming world will keep expanding in this manner.

    *Sources include Wikipedia, YouTube, and Datecraft.com