South Park: “World of Warcraft”

Best. South Park. Ever.

Well, not really. At least, not unless you got sucked into World of Warcraft for a bit.

If you have, it is a damned funny episode. And accurate in that South Park satirical fashion. Going on a 15+ hour quest is not all that uncommon, especially not at the higher levels.

Which is really why I stopped playing at lvl 54. It became a job. A fun job, but a job none-the-less. All that planning, coordination, managing and strategizing, etc… is actually quite amazing.

For those that don’t want to commit a sizable chunk of their lives to the rather excellent experience that is WoW, Joi Ito has written quite a bit on the subject. He is both a talented writer and has devoted enough time to “go deep” in the game. I was even in “We Know” and “We No” for a bit. Was a lot of fun.

2 Responses to “South Park: “World of Warcraft””

  1. Spyhunter says:

    The Sword featured in the episode is actually a real WOW item with a different name. Comparison shots here:

  2. WOW Gold says:

    Agreed, I have been watching SP for the past 10 years and this was one of my favorites. Being a WOW player probably was part of the reason for my enjoyment of the episode, but I think anybody that has ever played a computer game could relate.

    I kind of wonder though if Blizzard might have paid to have this episode made, I mean it did mock WOW a bit but it was also great publicity for the game.

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