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    Maine Republican party launches attack ad against candidate for playing WOW

    Here is the printing proof of the mailer that they're sending to everyone in her district pulling quotes from her guild's page from 2005-2009.

    http://imgur.com/a/8Rx6f




    And the blog for the guild she founded

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/1...E-State-Senate

    It's tiring when your hobby seems to be constantly misunderstood and villainized.

    Edit: Some media coverage:

    Bangor Daily News

    Huffington Post

    NBC News

    The Escapist

    Kotaku
    Last edited by texaport; 2012-10-04 at 09:26 PM. Reason: Added media coverage

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    I love how dps = deaths per second

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    lol - I live in Maine. I'm gonna vote for her now

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    Who knew DPS stood for Deaths Per Second?

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    That ad looks like it was put together using MSpaint
    One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.

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    I have no words.

    I'd imagine someone (guildie?) made a buck or two by selling her out.

    Edit: Nevermind, her guild posted about it. Heh, well, she had to know something like this would happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhrizzle View Post
    Who knew DPS stood for Deaths Per Second?
    As the Reddit thread pointed out, she plays a rogue, so that may very well be true.

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    Damn. This might not make me vote for her if I lived in Maine. But it sure as hell would make me NOT vote for her opponent. WTF does this have to do with ANYTHING relevant to a real election?!?!
    All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.
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    ... man, and I thought Romney's ass-covering attempts after the "47%" leaks were pathetic politics. This trumps that by miles.

    Seriously, who the HELL cares what she does in her off-time? I like playing Mario games - does that mean if I run for office I'll have pro-turtle lobbyists on my ass? If she played a paladin, would they praise her for her sense of duty and religious devotion?

    If her playing an orc rogue is the worst dirt her opponents can dig up, then she's got this election nailed down.
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    hahahahahaha. That's priceless. Who gives a shit really. if you don't live in that district, it doesn't matter in the end.

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    What a low blow xD

    She's awesome If I could vote, she'd have mine!

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    hahahahaha i'm laughing at this, yikes some people need to get some air(the reps) do note, i'm not even American. xD
    if i was i could vote, she would have my vote.

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    While the ad is fairly ridiculous, I think this lady has some issues. "I can kill stuff without going to jail!" Why would you even say that? Grow a brain, especially if she typed that out somewhere online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    While the ad is fairly ridiculous, I think this lady has some issues. "I can kill stuff without going to jail!" Why would you even say that? Grow a brain, especially if she typed that out somewhere online.
    Context? joke? Could be any number of reasons. Why does it matter that she said that in a game?

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    I guess politicians are not supposed to have free time? If her opponent is this desperate she must be getting doing very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    While the ad is fairly ridiculous, I think this lady has some issues. "I can kill stuff without going to jail!" Why would you even say that? Grow a brain, especially if she typed that out somewhere online.
    True. I was a bit puzzled by that too. But issues? Nah

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    this type of stuff is when i lose all respect for ANYONE who thinks politics is something you should care about as an average citizen. it's people with money and privilege who never got past the terrible twos. every election is who can bash the other the most. it's pathetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    While the ad is fairly ridiculous, I think this lady has some issues. "I can kill stuff without going to jail!" Why would you even say that? Grow a brain, especially if she typed that out somewhere online.
    Maybe she has a sense of humour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhrizzle View Post
    Who knew DPS stood for Deaths Per Second?
    This is certainly news to me.

    I know that if I lived in Maine my vote would certainly go for her I thought we were past the villianization (???) of games and gamers.

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    haha, this is to fucking awesome.

    DEATHS PER SECOUND DDD

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