Good news for the MMORPG enthusiasts out there: Democrat Colleen Lachowicz won her race for a state Senate seat, despite a campaign to convince voters her World of Warcraft hobby rendered her unfit for public office.
In the run-up to election day, someone created a website called “Colleen’s World,” which complained that, “In Colleen’s online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments…. Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world.” But it seems the residents of Maine were unconvinced. The AP reports she cinched the race with 913 votes.
Everquest, however, remains beyond the pale.
Is no Internet community safe from the outrageous depredations of the hackers? The latest victims of their villainy: World of Warcraft. Forbes reports that, on Sunday morning, a mysterious attack swept through the game, slaying thousands of avatars.
It was as swift and terrible as the coming of Ringwraiths.
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Colleen Lachowicz is a Democrat campaigning for Maine state Senate and an avid World of Warcraft player. Republicans supporting her opponent have a real problem with Ms. Lachowicz’s activities and therefore have gone all out to make sure voters learn the evils of the online world she inhabits.
If you spent the entire weekend slumped on your couch deep in the wilds of Reddit or mindlessly clicking the Stumbleupon button, here is some good news for your Monday morning: According to a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Internet addiction is supported largely by anecdotal evidence, so “It’s not a clear enough syndrome that you can say at this point it’s clearly a disease.” Huh. Read More