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2-13-2012 @ 12:06PM
You are to WoW what the Sportcenter people are to sports. You help the rest of us playing a game get more out of that game, by helping us know what's going on, what to look for, and speculating about what might happen. The NCAA brackets are our talent points, but we at least get to play in the games.
2-13-2012 @ 4:19PM
Exactly, that's pretty much the issue. Good luck explaining something to someone who doesn't really care. I have ZERO interest in anything sports related. You can try explaining it to me, but I won't learn it unless I actually want to. Quite a few people feel that way about WoW and video games in general.
2-13-2012 @ 5:05PM
There's even a term for it, which has gotten out into the larger idea-space: "insider baseball." (ie, stuff that's only interesting and/or comprehensible to those who already know something about the game.)
2-13-2012 @ 5:30PM
If someone has no usable frame of reference you won't be able to make an analogy to what they know. That's separate from them knowing about but not caring about something.If you have seen a few minutes of a sports show, you'll at least have that frame of reference. Someone can then say "I do something like _blank_" and you know what they're talking about. If someone doesn't have any frame of reference, has no interest in it "It was ok, for a cartoon" you can either explain everything to them, or just use the generic words that Anne does "I do computer stuff."
2-13-2012 @ 10:43PM
- "There's even a term for it, which has gotten out into the larger idea-space: "insider baseball." (ie, stuff that's only interesting and/or comprehensible to those who already know something about the game.)"So, under that terminology, most of what we talk about here would be "Insider-WoW". . . . Would that make us WoW Insiders?/duck
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