WoW's Top Political Moments

December 28, 2008 -

If you thought that World of Warcraft was apolitical, think again.

WoW Insider recalls the popular MMO's top political moments of 2008:

  • The New Year's Day Ron Paul campaign rally (covered in person by GP)
  • Gay & lesbian WoW guilds
  • In-game issues of sexism and racism
  • Obama gains presidential achievement
  • WoW-themed parody of Iraqi tossing shoe at President Bush (covered on GP)

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 This list is also quite personal. We were thinking of the moments that were etched indelibly in our own minds, the quotes that still echo years after the fact. There are many historic events on the list, but it was not intended as a list of the most consequential events of the past 50 years.

Instead, this was our bid to come up with a collection that would capture the diversity of political life — the soaring moments and the absurd ones, the valor of politicians and their frailties.

Inevitably, there is a parlor-game quality to trying to come up with our favorites. That’s as it should be, since politics should be fun. But this list also makes clear that at the end of the day, politics is not just sport — it is about the serious choices by which a nation charts its course.

 

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Anybody know where the World of Warcraft European servers are located? Someone said they are all in Britain but I am not sure. Would they have some in Germany, some in Finland etc?

I am trying to do a business plan for my own massive multiplayer game and was wonder how they spread out the resources. 

 

WoW Europe Gold

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It's sad that there are 'gay' and 'lesbian' guilds. The entirety of this political movement is based upon being helpless to your own emotions and being helpless in your relationships. While it certainly isn't the root cause, and the problems started in straight relationships, it's a symptom.

This politically and socially correct helplessness in choosing who you are, who you love, and what you want to be is the root cause of this. It might be because I'm in a state that the reaction and perception of anyone showing gross displays of affection in random public places would be that they're trashy. I personally don't want to hear about anyone's romantic relationship, or what they do with their genitalia, it's their business and not mine.

I'm damn tired of seeing this kind of crap taken as some sort of civil right, and I'm tired of being told I have no choice or control over my emotions or attractions. I'll choose who I want to love and commit to. If others can't choose someone of their own gender, and do so without beating their chest, without guilt, without ringing the bells, and without screaming for acceptance, then maybe they just might be wrong. People tend to fight the hardest when they know they're wrong.

As I'm sure people will very happily demonstrate in replies to my post, not everyone has to, or will ever, agree with what you say. Everyone is free to form opinions about others.

...not the kind of rant you'd ever expect from a furry.

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If I read your post correctly (and please correct me if I'm wrong) you're making the "homosexuality is a choice argument."

Ok, let's go with that:

Please tell me exactly when you CHOSE to be heterosexual. No need to be really specific, a year or approximate age will do.

Do you really think that you could, tomorrow, decide you were sexually attracted to another man (or woman)? And that would be it.

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The whole Gay & Lesbian thing is...how old?  Wasn't that back when it was on the LJ page?  I remeber that.  i don't remember how the resolved that, so far as the ToS thing really closed the book on them.

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I'm tired of these people standing in a preverbal cycle and cheering how wonderful their choices are, blah blah blah. Your sexual preference has no impact on a game where there is no sex, and to make an issue out of it is completely retarded. Sex belongs in the bedroom, and unless I'm standing there with you, I really don't care how you swing.

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Where's that pic from? Where can I see it full size?

--------------------------------- Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

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I've been trying to get that achievement for.... oh wait i dont play WoW.

Still a great picture though.

 
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