Here’s a story of a recruiter instructed not to refer World of Warcraft players:
He replied that employers specifically instruct him not to send them World of Warcraft players. He said there is a belief that WoW players cannot give 100% because their focus is elsewhere, their sleeping patterns are often not great, etc. I mentioned that some people have written about MMOG leadership experience as a career positive or a way to learn project management skills, and he shook his head. He has been specifically asked to avoid WoW players. (source)
I totally understand the expectation that avid WoW players have poor sleeping habits or lack focus. After all, there are other compelling games like Civilization or SimCity (in my opinion). Read more
The sheer awesomeness of this WoW player’s 36-box setup is even made more staggering by the cost of his geekery (at least $5711 a year for subscription costs). We can only imagine how much his electric bill is. And surely it must be hot among all those computers! Check out the pics below while trying to pinch yourself awake (click on the thumbnails for full-res versions).
To think that the crazy dude considers this a hobby. Wow.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to realize that spending the whole day playing WoW a fat gamer makes. With a little creativity however, it’s easy to imagine a treadmill hooked up to a PC, use for exercise within the game world! The benefits of such a setup, at the very least, are substantial. Read more
Well, it’s hard to blame Wired for reporting on that rumored WoW terror plot. Slow news days are always a problem for any website, including this one. Here’s the money quote:
Toavs, for one, believes that spies will have to spend more time in virtual worlds like WoW, if they want to have a hope of keeping tabs on what goes on inside ‘em. Which means, some day soon, we might find secret agents in World of Warcraft, along with the druids and orcs and night elves.