October 05, 2012
World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political Row

As a Canadian, I heard something about a WoW “controversy” today but basically ignored it, until a friend posted this link from the BBC: World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row.

As part of its campaign efforts, the Republican party in the state created “Colleen’s World” - a website that compiles information about Ms Lachowicz’s orc rogue Santiaga. An orc is a mythical human-like creature, generally described as fierce and combative.

In a statement that accompanies the webpage, Maine Republicans said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a “bizarre double life” that raised questions about her ability to represent the state.

The page also detailed some of the comments Ms Lachowicz has made while talking about her orc rogue, in particular it highlights her affection for Santiaga’s ability to stab things and kill people without suffering a jail sentence.

Seriously… this is the crap that America is concerned with right now? Please start working the fuck about things like educating children, feeding and housing your homeless, getting medical care to the sick, and being better people, not what people do in video games. I’ve killed tens of thousands of people in video games and I’m pretty sure that my joy at getting a gauntlet kill after a rocket jump playing CTF is not a reflection of anything other than playing a video game.

End Rant.

Posted by Arcterex at October 05, 2012 12:23 PM