Because hugely successful things are always the primary targets of anyone who wants to poke fun at popular culture through stereotyping, etc. They become symbols. If some other game had become more firmly placed in the culture than WoW then the jokes--primarily pointed at the entire genre--would be about that.
Otherwise, people wouldn't understand the joke. If you want to make jokes about the video game industry in particular, then you need a game that people who don't game will recognize. You could substitute Skyrim, as an example, for World of Warcraft but no one outside of gaming would then understand what you were talking about.
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Can you show us how Blizzard is $17billion in debt?Being 17 bil in dept is hardly successful.
If someone shuns you for playing games, remind him how much time this person is wasting on worthless TV shows.
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WoW is one of the most popular games on the planet, So like LoL & CoD people hate on it, cause apprently its cool to hate on successful games. No matter how old they are.
People just wanna follow the crowd and never do there own thing, If a new game comes out everyone plays it and if its not successful they just ditch it and hate on the game aswell. There alot of other good MMOs out there, but cause they didn't dethrone the WoW. Those other games get shit on by the ones who were originally supporting them.
When a game is as big as WoW or LoL or CoD you will always have does kind of people.
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It really comes down to people hating things they don't understand/do in general. Ask some WoW players why they hate on people with other more obscure hobbies (anime/mlp) and it will be the same answer too. Does that make them hypocrites? It does in my eyes, but it's just people being people in the end.
I think this comes down to humanity as a whole being selfish (or if that's a bit harsh, at least self-oriented). People's judgement of you is measured in what you provide or potentially provide to them. I'd say sports stars more or less work in the entertainment industry, since what they're doing isn't of itself productive, but it's a spectacle to be watched. People see that path as "worthwhile" because they provide entertainment for others. The average person though looks at a gamer and thinks "what you're doing doesn't provide me with anything at all" and is therefore worthless. Well, what we do entertains *us*, it has a worth to *us*, but that's not good enough for them. They want to know what the value is FOR THEM.
Funnily enough, I'm not even sure where these standards stop and start. Even if you have a well paying job and you're "contributing to society" and paying your own way, if you're using your leisure time to play WoW, that's looked down upon. It's not even a question of what your career is, your own private leisure time has to contribute to the social whole as well, it would seem.
In a conversation about Wow being popular and successful, how did you go from that to talking about the amount of debt the US has?I meant the USA, and its actually 17 trillion.
The two are completely unrelated.
Yeah, plenty of people can play this game responsibly. But at the core, the design of this game doesn't favor a social life.
People out there are just idiots.They hate on people that play WoW because they have no clue how fun it is. They're like "$15 a month just to play?No thank You". Little do they realize that to play you spend 180, could be cheaper if you paid 12 months at once and not month by month. $180 a year + the usual Xpansion every 2 years (might be faster now), so 400 bucks for 2 years.That's only 6 Console games (Since most of "cool" players play CoD, BF and GoW and so on, on console). The thing is, you cannot pay for fun that'll last for 2 years elsewhere.
Because they know that in a decade noone will watch their idiotic TV shows.
What impresses me most, is that kind of feeling that in 21st century every god damn person thinks he has rights to judge any activity in the world. Why the fuck do they care if people are playing computer games? Who the fuck they think they are to make fun of any different to them group of people? Idiotic hypocrites.
Sitting around all day eating and playing a game makes you a loser.
Sitting around all day eating and watching a sports game is acceptable.