15 Minutes of Fame is our look at
World of Warcraft players of all shapes and sizes – both the renowned and the relatively anonymous.
In the course of interviewing WoW
players from the mainstream to the niche and from the casual to the hardcore, 15 Minutes of Fame
has developed an intriguing little theory: players who confess to being "obsessed" with WoW
actually have a pretty down-to-earth approach to the game. Oh, they love WoW
, it's true, and devote hours and hours to it on a regular basis. But it seems that the players who profess their love for the game the loudest have given themselves permission to indulge in WoW
as a hobby. While they dive into the game and related activities with complete abandon, they also seem to recognize that it's merely one part of their lives (albeit a fairly big one). In a nutshell, these aren't your fabled antisocial basement geeks; in fact, we find they tend to be downright warm, funny folks with a lot of interesting ideas and activities on their plates.
Take Kooz, the main tank of Fractured on Euro realm Bloodscalp and one of the creators of the O'RLY Show
(seen at WoW Radio
, along with the WoW Insider Show
). Kooz's energy virtually leaps off the page, even long distance from The Netherlands – he's a fun guy to talk to who sounds as if he's building himself a fun life centered around his passion for gaming.
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