There are two kinds of creatures in this next story. One group revels in a lawless world where they’re free to slash and burn and loot everything in sight, consequences be damned. The other one plays an Orc in a harmless video game:
The Week— A REPUBLICAN campaign to expose a Democratic candidate’s penchant for playing the World of Warcraft has been described as “absurdly pathetic” by gaming fans.
Colleen Lachowicz, who is running for state senate in Maine, is a level 85 orc in the ‘massively multiplayer online game’, which is set in a fantasy world where characters learn skills, join guilds, fight one another and complete quests.
But as part of its election campaign against Lachowicz, the Maine Republican Party has accused the Democrat of living a “bizarre double life” and has set up a website to ‘out’ her participation in the game.
I would think sheer statistic would be enough to drive the point of this double-edged sword home, i.e., there are millions and millions of current and past WoW players in the US alone. But as logic and presumably mathematics are not a Tea Party strong suit, I’ll say it this way: fair warning, I happen to know to a 100% metaphysical certainty that democrats are not the only partisan players in Azeroth by a long, long shot. In fact there are entire families who play this game, from nana to mom, pop, little Mikey and sweet baby Jane Doe.
That’s just for WoW, there are many other video games, some of which would come off a lot bloodier and lot more violent to the laypublic than World of Warcraft, in large part because they are more violent. Do you conservo-creeps really want to make this an election issue?