Why the heck does mainstream media think WoW is a dating site?

In Probably the most slap-dash article ever written on the topic, The Toronto Star has once again confused the World of Warcraft with a dating site.
WTF? I mean really, if you are going to do an article on WoW at least have the decency to play the game for more than 15 minutes before making sweeping generalizations or delarations about “What a world we’ve built for ourselves!”.
And why approach it from the perspective of an online singles bar?

You can read the article yourself, (It took me several runs at it to make it through), but you would think that with a subject like the largest online game ever created; you could do better.

6 Comments so far

  1. RandomWarlock (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    my favorite line was when he was like “a warrior said in general chat “I got my voidwalker!”, I assumed it was a piece of armor”
    LOL what a herb.

  2. Xoruka (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 7:45 am

    I kinda like that. It mentions the virtual wasteland that is Goldshire.

    My 7th level Warlock is there ONLY because she has to be. I can’t wait to get out of that hellhole.

  3. Xoruka (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 7:46 am

    Something else I realized: in the two years I have been playing WoW, this is the first time I had to “deal” with the scum of Goldshire. I swear, they need to allow both Horde and Alliance to raze it to the ground and kill anybody in that town.

  4. veronica (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    I have to assume that this article is a joke. Probably written to bait WoW nerds such as ourselves. It seems written in the same vein as this post from NotAddicted:


  5. whatarethey (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    It could have actually been written better, sans the WOW stuff. The syntax is awful…

  6. Jason (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 8:01 pm

    Other winners:

    “But this is massive multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG). We’re supposed to be immune to the slings and arrows of public ridicule.”

    “But do they love? […] That’s exactly what I aimed to find out in my social experiment — without crossing that fine line into creepiness, of course.”

    “Another girl, who looks strikingly like the last girl, is promisingly named Fluzie. I chase her through the castle, and then out into the woods, before losing her completely. Although, at moments, I swear she looks back at me with seeming interest.”

    The further I read, the more I have to agree with Veronica. It’s a schtick.

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