Top 10 Tuesday: Ways to spend Valentine's Day with your partner in World of Warcraft


If you don’t play World of Warcraft, or a similar MMORPG, then you might not want to read this. You’re going to thin. But there’s actually a lot of fun to be had playing World of Warcraft with a significant other, especially if circumstances mean that you’re unable to be in the same place on the special day.

Of course, World of Warcraft holds its own “Love is in the Air” event, but we’re not just going to limit ourselves to that, oh no. There’s a whole world to see, so we’ll pick out some of the nicest spots. Click into the post to begin the countdown.

FCC Commissioner brands WoW as a leading cause of college dropouts


This is something that I’ve seen evidence of first-hand. The US Federal Communications Commissioner, Deborah Taylor Tate, has seen fit to label World of Warcraft as one of the biggest enemies of the education system:

“You might find it alarming that one of the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is online gaming addiction – such as World of Warcraft – which is played by 11 million individuals worldwide”

Now it’s true that World of Warcraft, when taken to extremes, can annihilate everything else in your life. However, it’s not an addiction – the vast majority of players know how to get the work/play balance right. Don’t condemn the many for the actions of a few.

(via Kotaku)

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