Sunday, January 11, 2009

The future of gaming...

So, if you don't know already, I've jumped into the World of Warcraft. At first, I was going to use it as a sort of jumping off point for some sort of social research into the nature of online communities and whatnot.

Big mistake.

It's incredibly fun to wander around, skinning beasts and enchanting weapons. Maybe a little too much fun.

But I was intrigued when I found this story about a craft fair in Azeroth. What a great idea. Now people can get together without having to kill a bunch of fel dragons and vampiric mistbats. Instead they can sit around an congregate and socialize with their community in a wholesome fashion. I've heard stories of church meetings, dance parties, and fishing tournaments as well. When will Facebook combine with Warcraft so we can pass little green patches and snowballs with fellow trolls and orcs now?


1 comment:

ECL said...

Funny thing about Facebook, just when you think your just jumping on to see whats what you find an open window to an old friend's life. We have much to talk about my friend, and lots of catching up to do. But first....

What server? Horde or Alliance? Names please!

Neci - 80 Human Priest - Lothar
Mishrak - 72 NE Druid - Lothar

btw...I've bookmarked your blog