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Who Do Warcraft Players Want As President?

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the give-the-orcs-a-voice dept.

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I'm not sure how many electoral votes Azeroth has, but it could be a key battleground state.

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Probably not worth a campaign stop (4, Funny)

beef curtains (792692) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576437)

I'm not sure how many electoral votes Azeroth has, but it could be a key battleground state.

I think that Azerothian voter turnout will be extremely low.

My predicted exit poll results:
- 55% Ignored the voting booths & farmed HKs instead
- 25% Didn't make it to the voting booths because they were AFK in the starting area
- 15% Made it to the voting booth, but instead of going in & voting, they jumped onto its roof and spammed /dance over & over
- 5% Were too busy repeatedly spamming /bg with "every sucks by me" and "just let them win" to even realize there was an election going on

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576631)

Is she illin with the panicillin?

Is she reelin in the panicillin?

Is it feelin with the panicillin?

Are you steelin in the panacillin?

Panka Panka

Is she liable no suitifiable no not on trial but so suitifiable

Is she viable no suitifiable pliable style is so suitifiable

so reliable no suitifiable shes not on file but so suitifiable

im on the dial its so suitifiable its like im liable but more suitifiable

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Clandestine_Blaze (1019274) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578951)

A sign of what's to come if Vanilla Ice ever tries to resurrect his career.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25580743)

Would some kind soul please explain; what the hell is "panka"?

> Panka Panka

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (2, Insightful)

pwolf (1016201) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576657)

you forget though, 90% of the American WoW player base are under the age of 14.. They can't vote anyway.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576857)

That might have been the case when the game was released.

Four years later... how old are those 14 year olds now?

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (3, Funny)

nschubach (922175) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577371)

12?

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (3, Funny)

pwolf (1016201) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578433)

they stopped playing cause they got jobs and are going to college.... no wait, you're right, my bad...

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Kingrames (858416) | more than 5 years ago | (#25579119)

I am reminded of the classic line. The best thing about high school girls is that the older you get, they all stay the same age.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#25583391)

Apparently not old enough to move out of their parents' basements.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (2, Funny)

Monsuco (998964) | more than 5 years ago | (#25579679)

you forget though, 90% of the American WoW player base are under the age of 14.. They can't vote anyway.

Tell that to ACORN.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25582437)

was it the pitbull with lipstick that ate Bill Ayer's Acorns?

did the Pitbull belong to Joe Sixpack or Joe the Plumber?

Is Joe the plumber really Jeff Gannon?

http://www.weeklyworldnews.com/election-08/october-surprise-alien-endorses-mccain/ [weeklyworldnews.com]

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

ucblockhead (63650) | more than 5 years ago | (#25582273)

And the other 10% are chinese gold farmers.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577387)

Brilliant post! My kingdom for mod points today!

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Jim_Maryland (718224) | more than 5 years ago | (#25583295)

Under the Achievement system (think located in World Events) they have a "Vote for Thrall" entry. When you do this, you gain rep with the Horde.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Malevolyn (776946) | more than 5 years ago | (#25587263)

Thrall WOULD make a good president, after all.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 5 years ago | (#25589999)

Thrall Schmall. All should vote/kneel before President Zod! [zod2008.com]

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577815)

And even more constantly zombie bombed the booths, killing the NPCs and turning players.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25579799)

QQ /uninstall and find another game, I'm sure plenty will happily take your money to not add any new content.

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 5 years ago | (#25581685)

Are you kidding? I'd be the guy zombie bombing. I can't tell you how many times I destroyed the Org bank, BMs, and AH.

Just about anyone except Fandral Staghelm (1)

SL Baur (19540) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578211)

I could never vote for a hordie, and I suppose a one-on-one election between Staghelm and an Orc would make for an interesting choice. The last time the hordies raided Darnassus and I was in the area, I went up to the top of the tower and danced on Staghelm's corpse. I'm not overly fond of the boy king of SW City, but I do not think Kings usually like to stand for elections.

Unless there is a Draenei running, I will probably sit this one out.

Re:Just about anyone except Fandral Staghelm (1)

Eleed (97915) | more than 5 years ago | (#25581887)

I agree with you. Draenei would make a great leader, imho

Re:Probably not worth a campaign stop (1)

Artuir (1226648) | more than 5 years ago | (#25588353)

You know, we used to eek out wins in Alterac Valley with that 15%. I quit for a year and come back to everone /dancing.

Figures!

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576483)

It's obvious. The answer is The Lich King.

Voting (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576565)

Probadly Barack Obama, since WOW players just sit on their ass all day, and would like a nanny to wipe it.

Re:Voting (2, Funny)

Kral_Blbec (1201285) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576843)

Sad, but true. How do you expect them to pay the monthy fee if we dont let them get on welfare?!?! Its not like they have time to work.

reminds me of the bumper sticker I saw the other day.. "I'm a Republican because not everybody can be on welfare" I gotta get one of those.

Re:Voting (1)

I_Voter (987579) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577561)

non-citizen Kral_Blbec wrote:
"I'm a Republican because not everybody can be on welfare"

----

I'm with you brother! But I think there may have been some Republicans involved.

First it's $700 billion for mortgage giants and banks. Then its free low credit from the federal reserve.. Now look at what those sneaky Democrats plan to give to the poor and unproductive.

".. the administration is working to speed the distribution to automakers of $25 billion in factory retooling funds authorized by Congress last month, the official told Reuters."
SOURCE:
Treasury not negotiating aid for GM merger

http://tinyurl.com/6qwx6n [tinyurl.com]

I_Voter

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Re:Voting (1)

aurispector (530273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25591443)

In 1929, people lost everything because the banks went under.

Who employs people so they can take home a paycheck?

Where does the tax money come from?

What part of this don't you understand?

Re:Voting (1)

I_Voter (987579) | more than 4 years ago | (#25595057)

I would tend to agree with all of it. My comments were just a satire on the previous posters comment about "all" registered Democrats favoring of welfare. I was just pointing out that the Republicans were now quite willing to give welfare to broke and unproductive economic entities.

I_Voter
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The vote was for a non-fictional candidate (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25578387)

Surely, I would choose mexican-fascist Jesse Ventura as President, Ron Paul as the jesuit Vice President, and the rest will fall into place by theirselves...

Barack Obama isn't even a real man. What does he have as 2years a Congressman, and everyone says he's an African American. My daughter says Barack Obama is 40% white, 40% sand-nigger, 5% mother-Africa, and 5% jew kike. Of'course with a pedigree like that, the body just goes haywire with that 5% jew kike blood that it riggs the election to convince everyone that it is a vocal dominant minority of 10% African (where jewry comes from, not to be confused with actual Torah Hebrews from the House of Judah).

So there you have it, Barack is a white arab that grabs his crotch and asks the ladies to shake that ass while he pretends to listen to that Los Angeles ghetto booty nigglet mouthfarting skviddly spooch bump noise that lets them qualify for all the government benefits. Meanwhile, a poor white folka like me has to wait 20 minutes for a 2MB file to transfer from my Apple PowerPC Mac through USB to my iPod.

Heil Steve!

Tassadar! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576575)

Oh wait, wrong game universe.

Re:Tassadar! (4, Funny)

bar-agent (698856) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578089)

Spawn more Democratic Overlords.

No battleground state (1)

KasperMeerts (1305097) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576607)

If Obama has 63% and McCain only 16%, then this is no battleground state. Obama would just own the place without any hiccups.

Also, I wonder why so little Priests voted on Obama and so little hunters on McCain? Is this because the number of people interviewed is way too low or is there any real causal relationship between your WoW character and your political affiliation.
And why on Earth is there a HUGE difference between Alliance and Horde.

Can anybody shed any light on my questions?

Re:No battleground state (2, Funny)

reikoshea (1160155) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576727)

Everyone knows that the horde is full of left wing nut jobs, DUH! -Level 70 Troll Rogue

Re:No battleground state (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576909)

And why on Earth is there a HUGE difference between Alliance and Horde.

Because only assholes play alliance.

I kid! I kid!

Re:No battleground state (1)

Scarletdown (886459) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577023)

So, which side has the mavericks? (takes a drink).

Personally, I would write in a third party candidate: Lord Recluse. :)

Re:No battleground state (1, Insightful)

Xiroth (917768) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577129)

For the same reason that more people play Alliance than Horde - because the Horde are the 'bad guys', essentially. Republicans are reasonably accurately portrayed as seeing the world in a fairly black and white fashion - Americans and allies are good, opponents are bad, so help the good guys, smash the bad guys, call it a day and go home happy. Liberals, on the other hand, see things much more in terms of shades of grey - Americans and allies have a history of doing bad things at times, their opponents are frequently trying to do what they think is right and/or are just average people stuck in a bad situation (enemy soldiers, for example). A more realistic viewpoint, perhaps, but one that also frequently results in paralysis due to the lack of a truly good answer.

Bringing that back to the topic at hand, it's no real wonder that the Horde don't have a lot of Republicans, as how many people really want to be the bad guy? On the other hand, the liberals have much less of a problem playing as the Horde as they can see them with a more sympathetic eye (and, I think sometimes when feeling cynical, love being the underdog as it lets them bitch about being disadvantaged). Also, given that liberals likely play both Horde and Alliance, while Republicans would almost always go Alliance, it's no real wonder that there's more Alliance characters than Horde on most servers (although note that this is, of course, not the only mechanic in determining this - just a big one. And it does apply to players from other countries as well).

Re:No battleground state (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577295)

Actually it turns out to be becasue alliance has prettier toons.
This is why they added the pretty blood elf. Actually, Blizzard has a lot of interesting demographics they monitor and check.
I would love to be able to work with their player data and character data. There is a lot of data to carve up and a lot of suprising trends, from what I hear from me friends that work their.

Re:No battleground state (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25583405)

Your completely way off base. Liberals are wusses( i'm refraining from profanity here ) and therefore must be allies. My friends and I are die hard Republicans and choose horde because undead and trolls are punks. Which greatly reflects what the Horde are.

Horde do not care about meaningless votes and prefer to take over with might rather that doing whats rights. Therefore, allie, you are a Liberal. Allies are typically nicer.

Horde are punks...Republicans are punks...The attack on Syria by G.Bush proves my point. I am a punk undead and proud of it.

Yes McCain is a moron btw. Independents and typically stupid...as portrayed in the video. If it takes you 20 months to decide...your vote should be counted. Haha

I chose Horde because they are the bad guys. They reflect my attitude and I have never seen them as weak or good.

Re:No battleground state (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577325)

Since the sample and methods look to be crap. I wouldn't put too much stock in the numbers.

You do pose an interesting question, but I would be suprised if there was a casual relationship between the two.

Bearded Mustachioed gnomes for Obama!

Re:No battleground state (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577457)

The type of player that plays a game to be the good guy smashing the "bad guys" without a second thought is likely to be the guy who votes for a president who does the same. Other players who see that not all the apparent "bad guys" are actually "bad guys" but rather might be a normal person that is portrayed as a "bad guy" by someone else play horde - and are willing to vote for a person who doesn't just point at shoot at the first thing he doesn't understand.

OH MY GOD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576617)

why is this on the front page...

No Gankzor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576659)

I would have totally ganked that tauren if she tried coming into my realm's SW in her birthday suit.

Re:No Gankzor (1)

aliquis (678370) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577163)

How do you gank someone on your own? You're that guy with 20+ accounts playing your own party on your machines? :D

Re:No Gankzor (1)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577967)

I believe the standard way to do solo gankings is as follows:

  • Spend an ungodly amount of time raiding and playing battlegrounds to get the best gear possible.
  • Enlist the help of your guildmates to further enhance your character.
  • Use any means possible to temporarily boost your character further (once again, guildmates are a great source of magical enhancements).
  • Go somewhere where there are few players from the other faction and that isn't a world PvP "hotspot" (so that they won't be ready to defend themselves.
  • Sneak up on the unsuspecting player and hit him/her as hard as you can, throw everything you've got at the poor bastard.
  • Repeat this until your temporary enhancements start to disappear.
  • Call in your guildmates to keep a constant corpse-camp for the next few hours, bonus points if you also station a few at the nearest graveyard (in case your victim attempts to resurrect there).

Yeah, there are way to many teenagers out there with too much time on their hands...

/Mikael

Re:No Gankzor (1)

aliquis (678370) | more than 5 years ago | (#25581697)

But doesn't gank mean "gang kill" or something?

Re:No Gankzor (1)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 5 years ago | (#25582469)

Nah, Ganking generally either means a group attack or someone attacking someone who is weaker and unprepared/unable to defend himself. Classic places where this takes place are "Ganklethorn Vale" and the Hillsbrad foothills since they both are contested zones and there are lots of little nooks and crannies to hide in (of course, there's always the classic "lvl 70 on epic mount chasing lower level playing on regular mount" game).

/Mikael

Re:No Gankzor (1)

aliquis (678370) | more than 5 years ago | (#25587127)

So it's even a wow-word and not general word?

WoW (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576685)

Yep, a bunch of folks who spend all their free time on an online video fantasy world game are a perfect example of how the election will go in America. The rest of the population spends all their time in front of a video fantasy world. In other words, the electorate is a bunch of uninformed couch potatoes who are voting based on their perceived strengths in a candidate: nothing based on past records or current platforms.

Our country deserves everything we're going to get.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to take shit and wipe my ass with the Constitution and then vomit.

Re:WoW (1)

DerWulf (782458) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577343)

You got your ass so far up your as it's actually your head again. Amazing, a doctor of somekind should take a look at you ...

Re:WoW (1)

The Living Fractal (162153) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578977)

Because someone's past is always indicative of their future........

And because current platforms are always what the elected candidate ends up actually following......

I believe the old Slashdot saying applies here, slightly modified.

Welcome to America. You must be new here.

Who to vote for? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576725)

Thrall. duh.

where are the outtakes? (1)

SeeSp0tRun (1270464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576767)

I want to see the number of tries in stormwind where that one teenager couldn't get enough ganking on the naked Tauren warrior...

Re:where are the outtakes? (1)

DarkProphet (114727) | more than 5 years ago | (#25579069)

It was probably done on a private server.

Straight Horde ticket (3, Funny)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 5 years ago | (#25576805)

Hey, Thrall ain't perfect, but he's a warlord and he'll soon put an end to the war in Crossroads. He's exactly the sort of murderous bastard we need in troubled times like this. And have you seen the floating castle that just showed up outside Thunder Bluff? That's obviously the result of 8 years of failed Alliance rule. You want four more years of that?

Re:Straight Horde ticket (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25577353)

We don't know enough about this Thrall. I think he's a gold farmer!

Re:Straight Horde ticket (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25577447)

Thrall once ran SFK with Ur_mom, a know griefer. Ur_mom was killing quest givers when Thrall was still level 3. Can Thrall be trusted?

Thrall, wrong on Ur_mom, wrong on the Horde.

I'm Zxxxhaz and I approve this message.

Re:Straight Horde ticket (1)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 5 years ago | (#25580061)

Hey, Thrall ain't perfect, but he's a warlord and he'll soon put an end to the war in Crossroads. He's exactly the sort of murderous bastard we need in troubled times like this. And have you seen the floating castle that just showed up outside Thunder Bluff? That's obviously the result of 8 years of failed Alliance rule. You want four more years of that?

I just don't think I can vote for a green-skin for president. Plus, I keep hearing these rumors that Thrall is secretly a Muslim.

Re:Straight Horde ticket (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25586669)

Nefarious Wheel said:
"He's exactly the sort of murderous bastard...."

You lie! Thrall is kind & just!

who (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25576887)

who the fuck cares?

Saurfang/Saurfang '08! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25577077)

Saurfang the Elder for President, Saurfang the Younger for Veep! The only safe choice!

Easy... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25577109)

LEEROY JENKINS!

Re:Easy... (1)

rfuilrez (1213562) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577243)

Let's Do this shit!

Re:Easy... (2, Funny)

Doc, the Weasel (827155) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577545)

My vote is for Leeroy because he doesn't get stuck in the gridlock of analysis that paralyzes our leaders. While they are discussing which of their special interests (tanks and healers) will get what earmarks, Leeroy is taking action.

for kalimdor! (1)

floatingrunner (621481) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577159)

i for one welcome our dryad overlords..

oh wait..

can i change my vote?

The more important question is... (1)

tomd123 (1007793) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577209)

which race will you choose? orc or human.

Re:The more important question is... (1)

floatingrunner (621481) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577493)

nightelf

Honest question: (2, Insightful)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 5 years ago | (#25577971)

Is there a demografic less likely to vote, than WoW players?

Charged question: (1)

duckInferno (1275100) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578345)

Is there a demographic less worthy to vote, than people who ride judgemental bandwagons?

Re:Honest question: (1)

isBandGeek() (1369017) | more than 5 years ago | (#25578873)

None, except the disenfranchised. Because the stereotypical WoW player plays 24/7 and thus has no time to vote.

Re:Honest question: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25580577)

Hey, they do maintenance every Tuesday morning. They might be bored enough to leave the house.

THIS! (3, Informative)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 5 years ago | (#25580767)

Servers'll be down for half that day, plenty of time to go vote AND stock up on cheetos.

Re:Honest question: (1)

archen (447353) | more than 5 years ago | (#25582285)

Who needs to leave the house? I just voted using absentee ballot. No way I'm standing in line to vote.

It also gives me a chance to see who's on the ballot and do some research online to election posts I'm unfamiliar with. Overall I don't really pay much attention to politics or the media, so that's about as close to an informed decision as I can make.

Re:Honest question: (1)

dcowart (13321) | more than 5 years ago | (#25582129)

It's early voting time in FL! I voted, and I play WoW. As a 35 yro though, I probably don't fit in the normal WoW demographic...

Re:Honest question: (1)

us7892 (655683) | more than 5 years ago | (#25582569)

The the average WoW male is 28.3, and 32.5 for females, according to these WoW stats,

http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001365.php [nickyee.com]

And Night-Elf hunters are the most common race and class combo, in case you're wondering about in-game demographics.

Over 35 players are a decent percentage I would venture to guess...

Isn't it obvious? (1)

dghcasp (459766) | more than 5 years ago | (#25581879)

The Lich King! Write in Cheney!

Thrall (1)

ukyoCE (106879) | more than 5 years ago | (#25584077)

We can not let this alliance of fairies and unicorns continue to take our land and enslave our people.
.

Vote Thrall 2008!
.

For the horde!

Chuck Norris vs Murlocs (1)

ZirbMonkey (999495) | more than 5 years ago | (#25584137)

Not sure how trade chat discussions end up on other realms, but the voting will inevitably be narrowed down between Murlocs and Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris would be the obvious best choice, however Murlocs would stay in the race and present a hard battle due to their sheer numbers and ability to throw spears through walls.

Vote Obama (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25584303)

I vote for Obama. That way I can live off win fall profits and just sit at home and play wow all day. Obama Promises 1000 dollars a month to each family and thats plenty for me and my wife to live on and play wow all day. Hooray for Obama!!!! Soon as he gets voted in, I quit my job at Chevron. I'm ready to live off the backs of the big companies and play Wow all day. I wonder how much winfall profits Obama can get out of Blizzard. Anyways thats what I am hoping for.

What's "president?" (1)

uvajed_ekil (914487) | more than 5 years ago | (#25586905)

I overheard my mom talking about this the other day, when I took a 2-minute game break to come up from the basement and grab a ho-ho. She brought my dinner down to me (duh) so that was all I heard. Is there like an election or something? Meh.
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