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streamweaver has blogged about these; I'd seen 'em before, but didn't have time to post about them. Anyway, although I know they're sort of preaching to the choir, I think these two new World of Warcraft commercials are pretty funny:

Mr. T:


William Shatner:


They also prompted fun conversational fodder in the car on the way to South Carolina. Which celebrity would best fit each class? If Actor X played World of Warcraft, what would be his or her main character? We also speculated about friends who don't play the game (mumpish, we believe you'd make a very good warrior, given your strong spatial relations skills).

Famous folks that are confirmed or rumored to play:
  • Ben Affleck (Was in the WoW beta. No idea if he's still playing, he's been pretty busy between his new movie and fatherhood, but he likes games. I remember a Vegas dealer telling us about him.)

  • Bill Amend (FoxTrot)

  • Asia Carrera (Big time gamer. Also into Unreal Tournament. Video games are supposedly very popular with adult entertainment stars.)

  • Dave Chappelle

  • Stephen Colbert

  • Jonathan Davis (Korn's lead singer.)

  • Felicia Day (former player; recurring role on BTVS. Now makes a YouTube series called "The Guild" that satirizes WoW.)

  • Vin Diesel (I've read that he also likes D&D.)

  • Shawn Fanning (created Napster)

  • George Fisher (lead singer of some band called Cannibal Corpse)

  • Topher Grace

  • Hulk Hogan

  • Yao Ming (Yes, really. He plays a hunter, and was upset about a tauren warrior kiling him and his pet. I believe he's on a PvP server.)

  • Masi Oka (He's on the Spinebreaker realm, or was. Given his time as a digital effects artist, it would surprise me if he didn't play.)

  • Edward James Olmos

  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone

  • Daniel Radcliffe (I've heard mixed reports about this. Some say he prefers EQ2.)

  • Brandon Routh

  • Curt Schilling (baseball player)

  • Jessica Simpson

  • Jon Stewart

  • Senator Ray Tenorio (I can confirm this, 'cause he plays his dwarven priest on our server. Matter of fact, he offered one of my characters a slot in an instance run, but I was just about to log. Nice guy, from the brief conversation I had. Personally, I'm delighted, and hope he can talk some sense into our less computer literate reps.)

  • Jennifer Tilly

  • Tom Welling

  • Robin Williams (The man is no newcomer: he's a gaming nut.)

  • Elijah Wood


And ... not a celebrity ... just the rather famous Napoleon Dynamite Blood Elf male dance:

Winner of the Blizzcon 2007 Dance Competition:



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mumpish
Nov. 27th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what you are talking about and am also out of bunnies and pancakes.
pointedview
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
I love Oolong, the pancake bunny!

What I'm talking about ... in brief, there are nine classes in World of Warcraft from which a player can choose. The Wikipedia entry explains it pretty well here. Given your flight experience, your cycling, and your driving affinities, you have strong spatial relations skills. This is an extremely valuable trait for someone playing a warrior, because you have to know what's going on around you at all times, when adversaries may be coming at you from all sides and you have to pull 'em off the squishy healers and casters. Remember the scene near the end of Serenity when River stood tall in the midst of a heap of Reaver corpses? That's sort of what being a warrior feels like: you're surrounded, and you come out victorious (with the help of your team mates, of course).

Edited at 2007-11-28 03:11 pm (UTC)
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