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WoW the Next "Golf"?

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the can-i-use-my-employees-as-gold-farmers-then dept.

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TheGrapeApe writes "1up has an article about the possibility of World of Warcraft becoming the next "Golf": A place where friends, acquaintances, and perhaps even business partners will meet up to "talk shop" and swap stories. Personally, I can't wait until I have my next job interview in the Deadmines. " I demand extra healing and mana pots from all my employees.

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Heh...maybe (0)

bassgoonist (876907) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681064)

And the awful orcish garb! Just like golf!! Well...at least after a round of golf you can go get a beer at the clubhouse... I just don't think I could sell my boss..."meet me at (good WoW meeting place here), we'll discuss the latest figures"

Re:Heh...maybe (1, Funny)

IcyNeko (891749) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681125)

Sure you can.

LFM for "Figures Exchange". Meetup at 2nd Floor Meeting Room Instance.

And Stock Market?

WTS 3x[STocks of CSCO]. 19.59 OBO!

Re:Heh...maybe (3, Funny)

skoaldipper (752281) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681644)

It's not so hard to believe. Afterall, Illuminati high priests regularly meet with the Council on Foreign Relations members in Everquest 2.

Uh, no (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681066)


Agreed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681390)

This is just retarded. I don't know any suits that have even heard of WoW.

Not Gonna Happen! (5, Funny)

ABaumann (748617) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681071)

golf is good because it's long walk long walk. It's not like people can make business contacts when people are screaming "OMFG! HEALZ!"


Hellsing (60 Disc/Holy Priest) on Icecrown

Re:Not Gonna Happen! (3, Funny)

Frymaster (171343) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681164)

golf is good because it's long walk long walk.

golf is good because you can cheat... or, more importantly, let your boss cheat. it's easy to turn the other way when the vp of sales kicks his titelist back onto the fairway.

in wow, however, such "curtousies" are hard to pull off.

remember, golf was invented so that upper management could feel good at something and so that we could have something to screw up deliberately to stroke their egos.

Re:Not Gonna Happen! (2, Funny)

the phantom (107624) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681314)

You got the quote wrong. Golf is not a "long walk long walk;" it is a pleasant walkd through the park, ruined.

new tool for HR (2, Insightful)

joejor (578266) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681078)

it would be the perfect way to determine if a prospective hire is a team player or a lone wolf

Re:new tool for HR (2, Interesting)

HTL2001 (836298) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681197)

I would love to see the day when game attitude etc would be considered for employment - I believe its a good indication of character. And it would also cut down on the lamers in games (hopefully)

Re:new tool for HR (1)

the phantom (107624) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681342)

There are far too many 13 year olds who don't care about employment for this to have much of an impact.

Re:new tool for HR (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681238)

Yes it would.
All the people who admit to playing are the loners whilst the real go-getters are out playing golf ;)

Re:new tool for HR (3, Funny)

Average_Joe_Sixpack (534373) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681340)

it would be the perfect way to determine if a prospective hire is a team player or a lone wolf

Employer: "... by the way do you play MMORPGs?"
Me: "Why yes I do"
Employer: "HELP SECURITY!!!"

Re:new tool for HR (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681448)

Mod parent up!

Re:new tool for HR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681376)

Or perhaps whether they have nasty bigotted tendencies that only come out when they think they're hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. Not good to start calling your potental boss a fag and making other homophobic remarks punctuated with badly spelt swear words.

RP and PvP Servers (1)

Halloran (182820) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681088)

I can see this on conventional servers. Guessing on a RP server you Roleplay with said people. "Doth thou have a plot of land for mine hotel?"

Or perhaps on a PvP server you kill said people. "This is for taking the last cup of coffee punk!"

In Related News (4, Funny)

Siberwulf (921893) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681090)

Pepsi stock has taken a harsh beating today, after allegations of "Corpse Camping" by the Coke Guild. When approached for comments, Pepsi replied "AFK bio"

Yeah sure (5, Funny)

Anonymous Crowhead (577505) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681097)

Gregarious people are surely going to trade face to face time for a game. "Hey, let's go get a beer after we play." "Ok, I'm headed up to my fridge, tell me when you got your beer and we'll have an online toast."


Fowr ... no make that WAR (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681104)

Somehow I can not picture 50 something WASPS sitting around in silly outfits discussing Business and the best Tactics for their next raid .
"oh my old boy , who gave that Ork membership to our club , I will have to take this up at the Bi-anual meeting"
Considering Golf clubs for Business men often like to exclude people of Ethnicity's , non Protestants and homosexuals .. I don't think it would work given Blizzards Rules.

Re:Fowr ... no make that WAR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681275)

and you know this how? i'm constantly disapointed by folks telling you 'how it really is', and they have no basis in fact. seems more like an excuse to me.

Time to drag out this old chestnut: (2, Insightful)

This Old Chestnut (759273) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681567)

"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has"

Re:Fowr ... no make that WAR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681574)

Golf clubs are in place to exclude dirty, smelly hippies.

Therefore the GP has always felt slighted.

Undead Stratholme (with your Boss) (5, Funny)

the_tsi (19767) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681106)

One guildie relates this story:

"My coworkers and I were in a particularly heated meeting recently. Our management team had thrown a ridiculous project our way, and later yelled at us for not completing it to their non-existant specifications. When we met to discuss possible ways to satisfy this lose-lose situation, no one had any plausible ideas. During a break in conversation, I said, 'What we need to do is five-man the Baron'.

At least four people present laughed, including my boss."

I know I saw the TeamSpeak icon on a coworker's laptop the other day, and came very close to asking him what game it was for. Boy, it would be disturbing finding out he was on the same server; especially if he were a member of the other faction...

Re:Undead Stratholme (with your Boss) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681385)

I've found that playing the opposite faction from your friends/coworkers is a great way to alleviate any tension that might build up in other aspects of your relationship :)

Uhuh (2, Funny)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681109)

WoW is as much a substitute for a sport as it is for a social life.

Re:Uhuh (2, Informative)

BaudKarma (868193) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681200)

True, but golf as most weekenders play it isn't much of a sport either. Drive around in a cart drinking beer, get out every couple of minutes to swing a stick and cuss, then get back in the cart and drive off to find your ball.

I get more exercise taking the elevator at work.

Re:Uhuh (1)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681345)

You're right, but at least there's fresh air and natural light involved.

Also, sport is as much about the drinking as it is about the actual exercise element these days. Drinks in the club house and all that. Just ask any university team member. You might not get a response though, as they're likely to be unconscious with vomit dribbling down their chin. ;)

The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializing (2, Insightful)

snotclot (836055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681114)

Very interesting. Signs indicate, then, that MMORPG's are becoming Role Playing Games for our REAL lives? People play MMORPG's and RPG's to escape, not to role play their own lives... Perhaps we will see two types of MMORPG's: one where you remain 'anonymous' (like the ones nowdays) and ones where its a virtual reprentation of the REAL YOU. In that sense, the latter is basically a VERY fancy virtual chatroom. No different from nowadays. Except maybe instead of *just* chatting you can chat over a friendly game of, virtual golf, virtual fishing, etc. The latter idea has already been explored, and I don't think it has caught on. I doubt it will until the graphics become SO good and there are so many "virtual" socializing activities that people cannot resist it. Also, chatting via typing SIMPLY will not do... how about integrated N-way Skype-type chat (like those headset thingies for Counterstrike).

Re:The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializ (1)

snotclot (836055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681134)

And ARGH. I hate it when I always forget that pagebreaks need explicit

Re:The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializ (1)

snotclot (836055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681168)

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Re:The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializ (1)

snotclot (836055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681205)

oh my god i wasn't even trying to BOLD that last one!!! I was just explicitly spelling out pagebreak notation: HAHAHA this time it will SURELY work. I HAVE YOU NOW SLASHDOT! YOUR FINSIHED!

Re:The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializ (1)

garcia (6573) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681179)

What I see more and more of, perhaps just because of the communities I'm involved with, is a lot more "crossover" from online communities to normal face-to-face communities.

I can't say that I will ever play WoW and I really don't believe that it will be the next "golf" but I can certainly see "Foo" (carried out online) crossover as an activity that any group might engage in while in person.

So, remove WoW from the equation and insert whatever online community you are involved with and carry on.

Re:The Future of MMORPGs, rather, Virtual Socializ (1)

snotclot (836055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681255)

The thing with what you said is, that most of the time the "Foo", in this case WoW, is the lowest common denominator for the group. Which is great, people like meeting other people with possibly diverse interests.

But often times groups that meet face-to-face have a particular interest; if they "switch" and "stop" playing WoW, boom, there goes their common denominator. Unless they 'hit-it-off' in some other way, the group will most likely wither from lack of commonality..

Are you on drugs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681119)

Investors, businessmen, people that own (real) jets and make shit happen - do NOT play WoW.

I hope this was in jest. Business happens on the golf course because you can meet people and see their personalities, and how they react. Business is about people. I wouldn't trust a person's demenanour in a video game any more than I'd trust it from an e-mail.

Nobody asked me, but... (5, Insightful)

squidguy (846256) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681126)

...this has to be one of the dumbest and most inane posts I've seen in a long, long time.

Re:Nobody asked me, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681399)

...this has to be one of the dumbest and most inane posts I've seen in a long, long time.

Boy, that's for sure!

Why did you have to press the Submit button?

OMG who thinks of this garbage? (2, Insightful)

Tweekster (949766) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681128)

Yeah right a video game is gonna replace the real life experience of being on a course...not to mention the fact they are two different games. Jesus, who is freebasing in such large quantities to think of these idiotic rantings?

I used to hang out with an old college buddy... (5, Funny)

CaseM (746707) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681139)

via WoW. Until he met a girl and she kept him from hitting 60. What a loser.

Annoying (1)

CosmeticLobotamy (155360) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681147)

It's going to be very annoying when I have to create a character on the boss's server and play it up to his level before we can talk.

Re:Annoying (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681492)

Nah, you'll be able to buy a "level 60 manager" account on expenses.

No (1)

JackDW (904211) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681152)

  • Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself.
  • Or play World of Warcraft.
Can you really have a proper job and play WOW?

Re:No (1)

vision864 (712184) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681274)

Yes, As soon as i figure out how to load Wow on a Emco MAXXturn 95 or Falcon, ill make both keyed shafts and MC runs.

Re:No (5, Funny)

Cyclopedian (163375) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681365)

Choose a race. Choose a class. Choose a profession. Choose a guild. Choose a fucking big sword, choose rings, cloaks, engineering trinkets and electrical hats. Choose good HP, low SPI, and soulstones. Choose auction house re-selling. Choose a starter inn. Choose your friends. Choose twill and matching vendor trash weapons. Choose a three-piece armor set in a range of colors. Choose gold farming and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that AH bridge watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing n00b talk, stuffing fucking junk mage food into your mouth. Choose leveling away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable inn, nothing more than an blink to the selfish, fucked up alts you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose WoW... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose WoW. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got noggenfogger?


Re:No (1)

Xentor (600436) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681656)

Yes. Yes you can, and yes I do. I'm a total WoW addict, and I work for a major Wall Street firm (Which I won't embarass by naming here)...

Argent Dawn (RP):
Orp - 60 Gnome Rogue
Rikket - 55 Human Paladin
Caab - 49 Night Elf Druid
Cyari - 33 Undead Warrior
Nwerp - 32 Gnome Mage
Relvar - 31 Human Warlock
Tychen - 24 Dwarf Hunter
Belryn - 24 Night Elf Priest
Taksal - 16 Troll Shaman

Golf??? (1)

tbone1 (309237) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681169)

Wait, does this mean that the guys at perlmonks will try to recreate WoW in as few keystrokes as possible? Or that the people playing it will be oblivious and dress funny? <--- PUNCHLINE HERE ...

Gee, I'll bet (2, Insightful)

courtarro (786894) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681182)

Let me start by saying "yeah right". The next golf? The reason businesspeople play golf is not for the game, but to chat and talk politics (office or government) while having some sort of distraction outdoors. WoW is hardly a decent place to have an office meeting. Face it, most people (will) grow out of video games.

$subject (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681201)

Is $this the next $that? $publication is running an article that suggests that $this could become the next $that. $this mirrors that because $weak_correlation[0] and $weak_correlation[1]. Futhermore, $fluff_item[0] and $fluff_item[1]. In conclusion, $conclusion[int rand(10)].

Re:$subject (1)

KingVance (815011) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681236)

dude, that kicked ass.

I actually work in a media outlet and THAT is EXACTLY how shit goes.

Fluff is what I call it.

Far too involved. (5, Insightful)

HaloZero (610207) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681225)

World of Warcraft is far too involved, compared to the game of golf. In golf, you can sit back, take the game at your pace, your parties pace. You all are doing roughly the same thing, and can find common ground. A warrior and a mage have no common ground, save for, well... literal space sharing. WoW is far too fast-paced in comparison.

It's also an effing cartoon, for those nubs who haven't yet realised.

So... No. Not happening.


Next question, please.

This is a Joke Right? (5, Insightful)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681244)

Golf is standard issue for the managerial class: folks who being extroverts is a job requirement. For peons/techs/engineers there's still the time honored Afterwork Beer. Getting excited to run off into isolation and talk to people through magical cat-5 ain't the same. It implies a discomfort with being in the proximity of other meat popcicles and people notice that. Most people live out there in the Big Blue Box.

No freaking way. (2, Interesting)

JGBPhilly (825475) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681247)

The movers and shakers in the real world with real money and power don't have hours of spare time to spend on MMORPG games. Maybe peon deals can be cut in such a format, but to compare this with the kind of money that revolves around golf is ridiculous.

differences (3, Insightful)

[cx] (181186) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681263)

The biggest difference is golf is actually a sport, and you communicate face to face. WoW is a niche so small it makes lawn bowling look like a national sport.

As to say its the next way people are going to get together and hang out and schmooze it up is ridiculous, because nobody that is a real businessman wants to be dealing with people in a virtual game. If you cant look someone in the eye, why would you discuss anything serious with them?

I doubt anyone over the age of 20 even thinks this is an intelligent assumption.

WoW is the next everquest, not the next golf.

I'm sure a Diablo MMORPG will drop in 07-08 and we will all be like "Diablo is the next Golf" lolzz

Never work (2, Insightful)

nickgrieve (87668) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681266)

In golf, you can display your wealth and not be any good at golf, and thats fine. They can see your a man of power becasue of the car you arrived in, the dimond tiped golf shoes and the caddie with a mobile drinks bar.

But in WoW if your new to the sport, or suck at it, you'll probably find that others who have less wealth and power in the real world can and probably will, have more in the World of Warcraft... egos don't like that

Re:Never work (1)

Brushfireb (635997) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681568)

I think it works both ways. Those who have no real money or power in the real world also use WOW in order to help themselves feel better. After all, who cares about the real world when you are the #1 warrior on a server.

I cant tell you how many of my friends spend more time on WOW than they do their own careers.

Boring (0, Troll)

muffen (321442) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681279)

I really dont understand how so many people can still play WoW.
IMHO, WoW is the McDonalds of MMO's. A lot of people like it at first, but play it enough and you get fed up.

I was sitting at the back of a funeral in a church a few months ago, and I heard three guys a few rows infront of me talking about how to kill magmadar in Molten Core.
I went home, cancelled my account, uninstalled the game and will never ever install it again.

I was getting tired of it even before that incident, that just pushed me to finally cancelling my account after playing the game for six months.

If you like WoW and its your first MMO, go try out some other ones, there are many that are much better than WoW!

Re:Boring (2, Interesting)

dhakbar (783117) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681402)

I've played MMORPGs since MUDs, worked on some of the bigger MMORPGs in the market today, and I think that WoW is far and away the best MMO released yet. It just has a higher level of polish than anything else in terms of stability and gameplay.

If you really think other games are better, which ones are you referring to? I've probably played them and I'm curious what you think is better about them.

Re:Boring (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681444)

Can I have your stuff?

Can someone explain this...? (3, Funny)

AdamTrace (255409) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681300)

From TFA:

"Warcraft is like a really, really well-designed UI for real-time, ad-hoc group collaboration and management of tons of people."

What exactly is he referring to, here? The guild/party window? Guild chat? Are those "really, really well designed"?

Am I missing something?

Grow Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681312)

No self-respecting businessman is going to ask another businessman, lets chat on WoW and see if we can work out the contract. And then maybe hack some orcs.

This article is lame.

Re:Grow Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681472)

Agreed. Lame indeed. People who think this is a good idea have obviously never held a real job.

But, you get to play golf with these guys... (2, Funny)

Gruneun (261463) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681341)

The one that always has a new set of clubs and loves to talk about how great they are.
The one that's late for tee time and spends half the day on the phone, while everyone waits.
The one who pretty much sucks, but tells everyone how they should play the ball.

Oh, wait...

WoW is not Golf (5, Funny)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681349)

If World of Warcraft was like golf, then WoW players would:
  • obsess over every single detail of the game
  • have others complain about wasting money on such a frivolous pasttime
  • spend endless hours comparing equipment and bemoaning the lack of funds to acquire upgrades...

Wait a second...

not exclusive enough (1)

hchaput (544841) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681467)

Golf is for the rich and powerful to meet and talk at length without dealing with the non-rich and non-powerful in anything other than servile roles. Golf is useful because it excludes the riffraff. No offense intended, but WoW is the riffraff. WoW might be the new bar, or the new mall, but it's definitely not golf.

Say what? (1)

Saint Mitchell (144618) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681468)

A place where friends, acquaintances, and perhaps even business partners will meet up to "talk shop" and swap stories. Personally, I can't wait until I have my next job interview in the Deadmines.

Deadmines? Deadmines? Which entry level position are you trying to obtain?

What the hell is golf? (1)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681479)

I've never heard of any online game called "golf". Who the hell would want to play golf online?

Joi Ito is an exception, or the start of a trend? (2, Interesting)

mcguyver (589810) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681481)

Joi Ito is a rare breed of Warcraft player. He's a very successful entrepreneur and it's doubtful he has many peers online. Just because he plays Warcraft, does that necessarily mean Warcraft is accepted as a good place to talk shop? I would like to be in the presence of this guy and would play the game (again) for a chance to shoot ideas off him, but more likely than not any chatter on Warcraft is going to be about someone's day doing tech support.

won't replace golf (2, Interesting)

MrJynxx (902913) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681508)


About 5million ppl worldwide play WoW. I'm sure many more people play golf. I suspect maybe MMORPG's can be used for team building, but not building new business contacts. How are you to know the guy on the other end isn't a 10 year old kid.

This posting did kinda make me laugh. I personally play WoW with a boss who is two levels above me, so it's definitley helped break the "oo your to high of a manager to talk to" gap. It also provides me with a way to discuss shop outside of the normal bounds, but that doesn't happen very often because we use WoW to escape the BS at work.. :)


Yeeeeeah....no.... (1)

monoqlith (610041) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681512)

Reasons why this isn't true:

1) Golf, unlike, WoW, is capable of increasing productivity and improving communication between co-workers and businesspeople while maintaining a recreational atmosphere.

2) Golf doesn't require complete 24/7 devotion to compete effectively.

3) Golf, unlike WoW, doesn't cause your muscles to atrophy after a week of playing it non-stop.

4) Golf (for most people) stops at night, whereas WoW goes on and on and on and on.

5) Golf, unlike, WoW, doesn't function like crack.

This is coming from someone whose brother is obsessed with WoW.

Unconventional (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681533)

Knock it for whatever reason you want, but I think having business meetings in WoW would be cool.

One word (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681537)


Who gets to play what in the WOW version of it?

More WoW...and it's not even good. (-1, Troll)

nate nice (672391) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681582)

Seriously Taco, all your stories are references to WoW.

It's not a good game. It's insanely popular because so many people who have never played one of these games got into it because it's a blizzard game

The classes stink, the balance is off and the general setup is carebear garbage.

Some of the dungeons were OK but overall it's a game that has you doing a lot of mundane things to get crappy items.

Please stop posting these stories. It's not "news for nerds" as it's news for lusers because any real nerd has better things to do and better games to play than WoW.

It's not "stuff that matters" because it doesn't matter.

This game is a waste of time. Mainly because of the users in it. May, many, many morons and twits. It's what you expect though, being as large as it is.

Lets just say I stopped playing this game after a month when I found at level 45 I could dominate most of my competition and in multiples, usually of higher level. This was due to hvaing a poor community of gamers and of being able to easily put together great PvP characters which apparently many people couldn't figure out. Also, you could win fights with algorithms so that took challenge out. If me and a few friends were together we could take out groups of 10. This is pathetic. Most people just start running, etc. there is next to no competition in this game.

Luckily DOTA is available for people that actually enjoy playing a game in their games. It's also free. Oddly it's modded off of WC3. Also leveling is for lusers.

Um no (1)

Jack9 (11421) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681597)

There's no indication that this is true. A couple suspicious anecdotes, serving to hype the game, do not qualify.

Not the next golf but... (1)

killermookie (708026) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681601)

How about creating a WoW in-game Golf? Where Alliance and Horde can tee off and play a few rounds over the game land?

What's this "Golf" video game, am I missing out? (1)

javaxman (705658) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681613)

Oh... wait. I get it. They're talking about that old white man ( and Tiger Woods ) thing where you wear lame clothes and hit a tiny white ball around a big, expensive, manicured lawn.

Dude, I don't care if it's WoW as long as *something* replaces that kind of thing as a business tool... I couldn't afford green fees as a kid, and I'm not about to learn to golf *now*.

I am shocked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681619)

This is easily the worst use of slashdot I have ever seen. Of all of the interesting articles and news out there today, we get this?

If I find an article stating that Counterstrike is the next Olympics will that be considered news worthy?

I feel that I would have been better off reading thesuperficial today. sigh.

Quite the opposite (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14681651)

I think the contrary is true. I predict that within a year we'll be seeing Tiger Woods off-tank adds and Vijay Singh (sp?) dish out mad DPS with his 1337 epix. Now if that damn caddy would just throw a heal or two...

Can we not steal more links from other site? (0, Offtopic)

Swift Kick (240510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14681663)

This story was on Fark yesterday. I mean, come on....
Fark links the story on ExtremeTech by the same author:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1922776 ,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532 [extremetech.com]

and TheGrapeApe is using the 1Up link:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3147826 [1up.com]

They're the same exact story.

I have an idea: to make /.'s editors' lives easier, why don't you just use a crawler and every hour, you copy one of the Fark/Joystiq/Kotaku/Gizmodo/Engadget links? That way, you still have some 'news', and they might actually be a little less behind.

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