World of Warcraft Fandom

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Make Love, Not Warcraft

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the Warcraft fantasy universe. This takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players control an avatar within a game world in third or first-person view, exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests, and interacting with NPCs or other players. This game requires the player to pay for a subscription by using a credit or debit card, prepaid Blizzard game cards or using a WoW Token purchased in-game. Players without a subscription may use a trial account that lets the player character reach up to level 20 but has many features locked To enter the game, the player must select a server, referred to in-game as a realm. Each realm acts as an individual copy of the game world and falls into one of two categories. The categories are Normal (a regular type realm where the gameplay is mostly focused on defeating monsters and completing the quest) or RP (works the same way as Normal, but focuses on players roleplaying in-character). The game itself was the world's most popular MMORPG and has received very positive reviews, but the fandom is very toxic for a number of reasons.

Why They Will Drown In Their Own Toxicity

  1. Let's address the biggest issue, there have been some players who are so addicted to World of Warcraft. In fact, they are the ones giving the game a bad name. One example is when a university English teacher named Ryan van Cleave played the said game so much that it controlled his life thus ignoring his own wife. Read more here.
    • Another example is when a woman rejected her kids just because of an addiction to World of Warcraft. Please think about it for a moment...
    • Heck, even some addicts become so obsessed with World of Warcraft, that they even commit suicide. One example is when A 38-year-old man also committed suicide because of his game's addiction. He died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head on October 14, 2013, after he had run out of savings and was facing eviction from his $350 per month apartment. A good reason why you should never treat a game like real life.
  2. Somehow, little kids are even present in the game which does not make sense because the game is rated T for Teen and they shouldn't play it.
    • Not just little kids, even trolls and mean people are part of this fandom as well.
    • Since WoW is a PC game released for Microsoft Windows and macOS, even the PC gaming elitists are REALLY present in this fandom
  3. every time a player single kills a mob, these idiots would show you the DPS meter after every fight thus trying to be superior to others.
    • On a similar note, they always love to brag about the gear and achievements they have gotten in the game.
  4. Some players even cheat in the game despite that cheating will receive harsh penalties according to Blizzard's In-Game code of conduct.
  5. There have been some cases where male players would pretend to be a girl character just for the sake of being a con-artist.
  6. It's pretty easy to find fanboys of the original and The Burning Crusade. They praise the hell out of these games so much that they will easily annoy you.
  7. You can find people who claim that they are more mature than others when it's just a bunch of baloney. In fact, that person who claims to be "more mature" can also be immature as well.
  8. Some players would think that they are better than everyone else, yet they don't understand that some of these show-offs are ignoring the flaws the player itself has in the game. Seriously, not everyone is perfect and you shouldn't reject your limits.
  9. Some would complain about the lack of content when they always don't realize that updates exist.
  10. They keep saying that WoW is dying when Shadowlands is supposed to be scheduled for a 2020 release. Also, if WoW is dying, then explain how WoW is the world's most popular and most played MMORPG? Besides, a game dying does not dictate the quality of a game.
  11. They cannot tolerate different views on the game.
  12. They lose their minds just because they are banned in the said game.
  13. They were so toxic that even Chris Metzen made an interview about the toxic fandom. This can be seen here.
    • In addition, even the South Park crew made an episode called "Make Love, Not Warcraft" which consisted of Cartman and company trying to stop a high-level player who goes around killing other players in World of Warcraft.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some fans are mature who are willing to acknowledge other views.
  2. There have been some people who talk about the toxicity of the fandom.
  3. Not all of them are mean people, trolls, little kids, addicts, or PC gaming elitists.
  4. WoW players are still understanding that WoW can cause so much addiction and they are providing tips for overcoming addiction.
  5. Some players who are banned can still live without World of Warcraft.
  6. They are right that the Warcraft movie is bad in general.
  7. They make a lot of epic cosplays and fan art. We mean, they look very well done.