Battle for Azeroth: Adventure, Alliance, and Addiction - Insights into the World of Warcraft

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Overview


Aimed at dedicated fans of the role playing game World of Warcraft, this dynamic collection of essays explores the undying fascination with a game that is a welcome escape from reality for millions of people around the world. Gaming experts, developers, and bestselling sci-fi authors examine the overwhelming success of the game and the underlying motivations for gamers to spend, on average, as much time as they would at a part-time job battling in the world of Azeroth, and address issues ranging ...
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Overview


Aimed at dedicated fans of the role playing game World of Warcraft, this dynamic collection of essays explores the undying fascination with a game that is a welcome escape from reality for millions of people around the world. Gaming experts, developers, and bestselling sci-fi authors examine the overwhelming success of the game and the underlying motivations for gamers to spend, on average, as much time as they would at a part-time job battling in the world of Azeroth, and address issues ranging from economics and psychology to addiction and game ethics are addressed, as are the outstanding design of the game and the histories of several main characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932100846
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Series: Smart Pop Series
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Fawcett is a cofounder of Mayfair Games, a board and role play–gaming company, as well as an award-winning board and computer game designer. He has also edited more than 50 anthologies. He lives in the Chicago area.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The game
Elegant game design : fishing for those missing hours 1
Underworld of Warcraft 13
World of Warcraft : timesink of the gods 33
LFG ... and a little more 61
Reframed relationships : MMORPGs and societies 81
The economy of World of Warcraft 97
Ancestors and competitors 107
Maps and mapping 123
Should we sell World of Warcraft by prescription only? 131
Altaholics not so anonymous 143
I play like a girl : yes, that level 60 night Elf Warrior is mine 155
Advice to the WoWlorn 177
Pt. 2 World of Warcraft classes
Paladin 191
Priest 203
Shaman 213
Druid 225
Rogue 235
Mage 247
Warrior 257
Warlock 267
Hunter 277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2006

    Addict!

    This guy is so right, WoW is the funnest game is present gaming...even Halo 2. LOVE IT LOVE IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2006

    Lol

    I'm getting tired of this stuff. You have a choice to play or not play. Addiction is all in your head. It's called will power.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    Spend more time on your addiciton!

    Face it, you're already hoplessly hooked on playing WoW and you know that there is no escape. Just give in and get this book so that you are reassured that every other player is feeling the same. This book really goes over many asspects of the gaming culture, including the history of MMORPGs. My favorite essay has to be the one by Jody Lynn Nye offering advice to the non-playing partners of gamers very funny.

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