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Warcraft - Red Shirt Guy Sings

Say what you want about Warcraft, I think it's great when people can find that level of passion and interest in any hobby or pastime - which I guess sort of goes without saying after one look at the Preserve. I myself would probably play more if I had more hours in the day, and if my other hobbies weren't so all consuming. Alas my level 46 character will likely never reach the nose-bleed inducing heights of 80, or whatever the new expansion is going to allow.

If you try to either look for or to avoid Warcraft news, chances are that you've seen the saga of 'Red Shirt Guy' over the past several weeks - a very focused and dedicated gamer who took the actual game developers to school on a fine point about the characters in their own gaming world at the recent Blizzcon gathering. He became an instant sensation, and has proven to handle his sudden celebrity with more grace than many would have likely guessed. Strangely, my wife is pretty sure that she sat next to him on a recent train ride to Washington DC. And, you know you've really made it in Internet land when an Autotune song is made from your video, and today showed me exactly that - observe:

The game's creators were sufficiently impressed and humbled that they have immortalized RSG with a new character, "Wildhammer Fact Checker", which I hope makes this guy supremely happy. One reason I jumped the hurdle from just enjoying the video to posting it was actually a comment that one of the readers made, that lept from the screen like an arrow in a sea of otherwise mundane prattle:

"...He's like a lil kid lost in the wood, with all his knowledge,
facing the incompetence of his gods."

I really like that, and wanted to share it - thank you, unnamed commenter, thank you. You've made my day.

Posted by charlie on November 10th 2010, 10:09 AM
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