WoW is my daily Shakespeare

May 26, 2011

I have spent the last 4 hours of my life working on my essay, It’s a King Lear essay… talking about the character development of King Lear. Miserable, I know. Unfortunately, I haven’t really been much into it, I have mostly been focusing on the idea of WoW and how I miss it. Sitting at this computer knowing that my little Siarah Druid is only a click away is heartbreaking, because honestly at this point I don’t have the time to play her. But, my mind is still focused on WoW and I have come to a big realization.

WoW and Shakespeare are pretty much the same.

  1. They both kind of have their own languages. Shakespeare old fashioned and ridiculous ex: “Pillicock sat on Pillicock Hill. Alow, alow, loo, loo” (honestly WTF) and WoW modern and awesome Ex: “GTFO L2P”, both requiring some sort of previous knowledge to understand anything that is going on.
  2. They both talk about made up things. Okay, so there is WoW, you have Elwynn Forest, The Blasted Lands, Shatrath, Ironforge…. All of which are made up. Also, there are the made up characters and kings and bad guys. All of which also take place in Shakespeare’s writing, where you have the crazy made up kings and angry kids and battling countries.
  3. They both require hard work and understanding to achieve success. WoW, you need an understanding of characters and setting to play your character successfully but in Shakespeare you also need the same understandings to achieve success in learning the play overall.
  4. Each character in WoW and Shakespeare are individuals. Each WoW character is unique, based on talent points, gear, haircuts and Shakespear’s characters are also the same, each an individual to create a unique character. All the characters in his plays work together to create conflict and resolve it, same as WoW where the characters work together to resolve conflict whether it be clearing Deadmines or killing Kel’thus.
  5. They both create a LOVE/HATE relationship. I love wow and I love Shakespeare, both are awesome requiring detailed understanding, but once you understand it, it’s amazing. You can play well and you can read well and know exactly what is going on. But also, I hate WoW and I hate Shakespeare, both are time consuming, tedious and frustrating but still I play/read them both.

Honestly, the thing the most similar between these both for me is that I love them both. I am more than willing to spend the time and energy to understand both even if I am frustrated. I get a satisfaction out of understanding how my druid works, knowing that I put the time and effort into making sure that play the best druid that I can. It’s the same for Shakespeare, there is something amazing about his writing, I mean there is a reason he is so famous but there is just a huge feeling of accomplishment when I read his writing and know that I understand it.

 But we all know i’m not going to read a new play everyday, so I guess WoW is just my daily Shakespeare.


I guess I  should get back to it…



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