Are You F&%@ing Kidding Me?Listen... I'm not the biggest fan of WoW.
I may or may not have mentioned that.
Despite that, I'm going to have to come to the defense of my brothers at Blizzard.
Don't get used to it.
WoW gets shit on a lot. Being one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world tends to make you a pretty big target.
But blaming WoW for people failing and dropping out of college? That's just plain retarded.
The number of problems with both this article and idea are so numerous, I don't think I could explain them all.
It'll be fun to try though.
1) College Students =/= Angels
What exactly did college students do before the evil video games were invented?
They must have spent all of their time studying, right?
I don't think so.
According to some very scientific documentaries, usually titled "[Insert Noun]s Gone Wild", it seems that many college students like to drink.
Where's the freaking article about that shit, huh?
Do you mean to tell me that the number of students playing WoW is so much greater than the number of students with severe drinking problems that THIS is the problem we need to focus on?
I realize them bad vidjeo games have become the whipping boy of today's society, but give me a break.
And drugs... Did we get rid of all the drugs while I wasn't paying attention?
How in the hell did video games become the biggest problem facing college students today?
I guess the message we're trying to teach young people is that it's okay to get addicted to drugs, become an alcoholic, and get yourself a couple of STDs.
Just as long as you don't have a level 80 Tauren Hunter.
Blood Elf Shaman? Not fine.
I really shouldn't have to explain how stupid this is.
2) College Students =/= Children
You should totally watch your ten year old son play video games to make sure he's not playing too much.
That's just good parenting.
You should not HAVE to watch your twenty-three year old son play video games to make sure he's not playing too much.
That's just... Well, that's just retarded.
These are freaking adults we're talking about here. If they can't manage to control themselves from playing video games, then they probably shouldn't have a college degree in the first place.
Would you even want an engineer building your building if he's going to spend all of the design time leveling his Paladin?
Just save yourself some time and put all of the building materials in a big pile.
If an adult can't control themself, then they have no business calling themselves an adult.
3) College Students =/= Blind
The premise of this entire idea rests on one very large assumption: that the system itself is not the problem.
Gee, if you thought about it for a second, you might think that college students are starting to figure out that things are pretty f&%@ed up right now.
They might be realizing that the degree they're working on may not be the great future they always thought it was going to be.
They might be understanding that the world is moving on while the university system is stagnating instead of evolving.
No, no. You're totally right.
It must be the video games.
You know what? It's not even worth going into the rest.
I think I've made my point.
Honestly, do you know my biggest problem with the article?
Where the hell is FFXI? Why didn't we get a mention?
We can destroy lives, too, you know. We're trying.
Did you see we have colored chocobos now?
You should totally skip your economics class.
I mean, this whole thing is basically a huge commercial for WoW.
You looking for a good game? This game is so good it ruins lives!
We need to get up on that.
Yeah, yeah. People are failing out of school and their lives are spiralling down into nothingness.
Think how easy it would be to keep up with a Dynamis schedule.