From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made
World of Warcraft a part of their lives. How do you play
WoW? We're giving each approach its own 15 Minutes of Fame.
Readers constantly bombard us with tips and requests for features on famous people who play WoW
. So here's the deal ... Frankly, guys? Sometimes the hottest celebrities, the ones who seem the most exciting, the really bigger than life types -- they're really not all that exciting to talk to about WoW
. They turn out to be pretty much like the rest of us -- they go to work (albeit, more glamorous work than ours), they come home, and they flop down in front of the computer to grind and pug and raid just like the rest of us. They equip their WoW
pants the same as anyone else.
And then sometimes, famous people just don't want the spotlight shone on their gaming habit. Even today, when everyone plays some sort of game on Facebook or their phones or a console or somewhere
, some people consider gaming their dirty little secret. Others are afraid that their privacy will be compromised. Despite not needing to divulge a single identifying detail about their characters, they still don't want to risk anyone being able to figure out the identities of the Azerothian alter egos.
Yet over the years, 15 Minutes of Fame has talked with some pretty enthusiastic WoW
players who also happen to be somewhat (or very) famous. You'll find some of them in last week's roundup of WoW
-playing authors. And we've talked to plenty more -- and so to stoke your curiosity, we've rounded up a list of some of the more high-profile WoW
players we've featured.
Didn't realize Mr. or Ms. Famous So-and-So plays your game
? Click past the break and get the inside scoop.
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