Last week’s gaming news was all about Democrat Colleen Lachowicz, candidate for her state’s senate, who happens to play World of Warcraft in her spare time. Rowan from I Have Touched the Sky describes how Republicans built a whole website around her, filled with quotes from her on gaming blogs and other social media, clearly meant to prove she is unfit to represent the American people. Oh no, “[Lachowicz] gets away with crude, vicious and violent online comments”! I don’t want to bore you with my (not too positive) thoughts about American campaign strategies, but I’m astonished at how people fail to see a distinction between virtual reality and real life.
If someone writes:
And yes, (…) rogues are fun! You get the hang of stabbing after a while.
clearly they aren’t talking about themselves in their American environment (anyone seen any wild rogues lately?). If I would like to start a political career myself, will I fail because I wrote about how I like to burn things here on iRez?
Either way, be sure to check out Rowan’s thoughts on the matter, both as an American and as a gamer.