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

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

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by Bill Fawcett
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932100846
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2006
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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Battle for Azeroth: Adventure, Alliance, and Addiction - Insights into the World of Warcraft 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy is so right, WoW is the funnest game is present gaming...even Halo 2. LOVE IT LOVE IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.