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Breakfast Topic: Are you a WoW cross-dresser? {WoW}

Jan 7th 2012 11:33PM I think a lot of it with WoW specifically, had to do with Diablo 2 (never played D1 seriously). In that game you were *forced* to play a female Amazon (ranged hunter/ranger type) or an assassin (rogue/ninja type). After that, males accepted that it was OK play a female toon.

Ready Check: Raiding debuffs and the final key to synergy {WoW}

Mar 27th 2010 4:28PM "Druids can weaken the hearts of their enemies with a Demoralizing Roar. ("Rawrrrrrr you smell funny rawrrrrr.")"

So cute.

Sociologists using Warcraft to predict the future of human civilization; sell books {WoW}

Mar 27th 2010 8:43AM I'm not sure what you're getting so worked up about Shadowchaser. Science is such a broad field. Take for example Modern Medicine Vs Alternative Medicine. Or the Laws of Physics vs The Laws of your God. Modern Medicine may not cure people 100% of the time but there is a certain success rate. Alternative Medicine often show no improvement over a placebo from peer reviewed studies. The Laws of Physics can be shown to work near 100% of the time. The Laws of your God or whatever you believe can't be proved through human senses.

Sociologists using Warcraft to predict the future of human civilization; sell books {WoW}

Mar 26th 2010 3:43PM Shadowcaster, if you were a little kid and someone told you Santa wasn't real, and showed you men in fat suits; or showed you video footage of mum not the tooth fairy putting money under your pillow; or showing parents putting easter eggs around the place, not the Easter bunny, would you tend to disbelieve supernatural phenomenon? I'm not saying you can't still believe in Santa etc, I'm just saying less people believe when scientific data is in front of them.

Copernicus proving the Earth revolved around the Sun and not the Sun around the Earth as early Christianity claimed is another example of science putting doubts into the religious.

Scientific theories are made up by people but can be repeatedly proven to give the same result by independent testers.

Trust in your senses or the supernatural (beyond the explanation of science). It's up to you and I'm not making any judgments on what you decide.

Sociologists using Warcraft to predict the future of human civilization; sell books {WoW}

Mar 26th 2010 2:20AM WoW is not really a religion because while we might worship it, we know it was created by real people at Blizzard. But inside we play our toons as Avatars, and some classes like Priests and Paladins draw upon religion for their powers.

WoW is a way of life that is neither religion nor fact, but as mentioned, is fantasy. Studies have shown on average that people who believe in religion are happier than those who don't believe. So I think these fantasies are an important human tool for happiness, given as I suspect, that the more we learn about science the more people are lost to traditional religions.