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Who Do Warcraft Players Want As President? 82

Posted by samzenpus
from the give-the-orcs-a-voice dept.
I'm not sure how many electoral votes Azeroth has, but it could be a key battleground state.

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Who Do Warcraft Players Want As President?

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  • by beef curtains (792692) * on Thursday October 30, 2008 @05:19PM (#25576437)

    I'm not sure how many electoral votes Azeroth has, but it could be a key battleground state.

    I think that Azerothian voter turnout will be extremely low.

    My predicted exit poll results:
    - 55% Ignored the voting booths & farmed HKs instead
    - 25% Didn't make it to the voting booths because they were AFK in the starting area
    - 15% Made it to the voting booth, but instead of going in & voting, they jumped onto its roof and spammed /dance over & over
    - 5% Were too busy repeatedly spamming /bg with "every sucks by me" and "just let them win" to even realize there was an election going on

  • If Obama has 63% and McCain only 16%, then this is no battleground state. Obama would just own the place without any hiccups.

    Also, I wonder why so little Priests voted on Obama and so little hunters on McCain? Is this because the number of people interviewed is way too low or is there any real causal relationship between your WoW character and your political affiliation.
    And why on Earth is there a HUGE difference between Alliance and Horde.

    Can anybody shed any light on my questions?
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by reikoshea (1160155)
      Everyone knows that the horde is full of left wing nut jobs, DUH! -Level 70 Troll Rogue
    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      And why on Earth is there a HUGE difference between Alliance and Horde.

      Because only assholes play alliance.

      I kid! I kid!

      • So, which side has the mavericks? (takes a drink).

        Personally, I would write in a third party candidate: Lord Recluse. :)

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Xiroth (917768)

      For the same reason that more people play Alliance than Horde - because the Horde are the 'bad guys', essentially. Republicans are reasonably accurately portrayed as seeing the world in a fairly black and white fashion - Americans and allies are good, opponents are bad, so help the good guys, smash the bad guys, call it a day and go home happy. Liberals, on the other hand, see things much more in terms of shades of grey - Americans and allies have a history of doing bad things at times, their opponents are

      • by geekoid (135745)

        Actually it turns out to be becasue alliance has prettier toons.
        This is why they added the pretty blood elf. Actually, Blizzard has a lot of interesting demographics they monitor and check.
        I would love to be able to work with their player data and character data. There is a lot of data to carve up and a lot of suprising trends, from what I hear from me friends that work their.

    • by geekoid (135745)

      Since the sample and methods look to be crap. I wouldn't put too much stock in the numbers.

      You do pose an interesting question, but I would be suprised if there was a casual relationship between the two.

      Bearded Mustachioed gnomes for Obama!

    • by Fluffeh (1273756)
      The type of player that plays a game to be the good guy smashing the "bad guys" without a second thought is likely to be the guy who votes for a president who does the same. Other players who see that not all the apparent "bad guys" are actually "bad guys" but rather might be a normal person that is portrayed as a "bad guy" by someone else play horde - and are willing to vote for a person who doesn't just point at shoot at the first thing he doesn't understand.
  • WoW (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Yep, a bunch of folks who spend all their free time on an online video fantasy world game are a perfect example of how the election will go in America. The rest of the population spends all their time in front of a video fantasy world. In other words, the electorate is a bunch of uninformed couch potatoes who are voting based on their perceived strengths in a candidate: nothing based on past records or current platforms.

    Our country deserves everything we're going to get.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going

    • by DerWulf (782458)
      You got your ass so far up your as it's actually your head again. Amazing, a doctor of somekind should take a look at you ...
    • Because someone's past is always indicative of their future........

      And because current platforms are always what the elected candidate ends up actually following......

      I believe the old Slashdot saying applies here, slightly modified.

      Welcome to America. You must be new here.

  • I want to see the number of tries in stormwind where that one teenager couldn't get enough ganking on the naked Tauren warrior...
  • by Nefarious Wheel (628136) on Thursday October 30, 2008 @05:51PM (#25576805) Journal
    Hey, Thrall ain't perfect, but he's a warlord and he'll soon put an end to the war in Crossroads. He's exactly the sort of murderous bastard we need in troubled times like this. And have you seen the floating castle that just showed up outside Thunder Bluff? That's obviously the result of 8 years of failed Alliance rule. You want four more years of that?
    • Hey, Thrall ain't perfect, but he's a warlord and he'll soon put an end to the war in Crossroads. He's exactly the sort of murderous bastard we need in troubled times like this. And have you seen the floating castle that just showed up outside Thunder Bluff? That's obviously the result of 8 years of failed Alliance rule. You want four more years of that?

      I just don't think I can vote for a green-skin for president. Plus, I keep hearing these rumors that Thrall is secretly a Muslim.

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  • Easy... (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 30, 2008 @06:20PM (#25577109)

    LEEROY JENKINS!

    • by rfuilrez (1213562)
      Let's Do this shit!
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      My vote is for Leeroy because he doesn't get stuck in the gridlock of analysis that paralyzes our leaders. While they are discussing which of their special interests (tanks and healers) will get what earmarks, Leeroy is taking action.
  • Honest question: (Score:3, Insightful)

    by blind biker (1066130) on Thursday October 30, 2008 @07:54PM (#25577971) Journal

    Is there a demografic less likely to vote, than WoW players?

    • Is there a demographic less worthy to vote, than people who ride judgemental bandwagons?
    • None, except the disenfranchised. Because the stereotypical WoW player plays 24/7 and thus has no time to vote.
    • by dcowart (13321)

      It's early voting time in FL! I voted, and I play WoW. As a 35 yro though, I probably don't fit in the normal WoW demographic...

      • by us7892 (655683)
        The the average WoW male is 28.3, and 32.5 for females, according to these WoW stats,

        http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001365.php [nickyee.com]

        And Night-Elf hunters are the most common race and class combo, in case you're wondering about in-game demographics.

        Over 35 players are a decent percentage I would venture to guess...
  • The Lich King! Write in Cheney!

  • by ukyoCE (106879)

    We can not let this alliance of fairies and unicorns continue to take our land and enslave our people.
    .

    Vote Thrall 2008!
    .

    For the horde!

  • Not sure how trade chat discussions end up on other realms, but the voting will inevitably be narrowed down between Murlocs and Chuck Norris.

    Chuck Norris would be the obvious best choice, however Murlocs would stay in the race and present a hard battle due to their sheer numbers and ability to throw spears through walls.

  • I overheard my mom talking about this the other day, when I took a 2-minute game break to come up from the basement and grab a ho-ho. She brought my dinner down to me (duh) so that was all I heard. Is there like an election or something? Meh.

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