I spoke a bit the other day about Envy, specifically Achievement Envy. While I was writing it I started thinking about the other 6 deadly sins, and how they played out in WoW.
Lust in WoW?
Well yes and it manifests itself in a few different ways. I’m sure we all remember the bunny ears from the Easter event… Playboy anyone?
What about the difference in gear. Man Plate = full body defense, GirlPlate = cheerleader skirts.
What about the standard joke that the only people that roll female nightelves are teenage boys?
What about all the stories you hear about females preferring not to speak on vent for fear of revealing their gender and opening the door to unwelcome advances?
Free Mage food anyone? Ok, I guess that isn’t really the gluttony I am thinking of…
What about the need to stuff our selves to bursting and exhaustion on more and more content.
- Just one more quest
- Just one more raid
- Just one more honor kill
Greed appears in so many forms in WoW.
Gold greed, and the desire to fudge average sale values to increase profits.
Loot greed (or not Need before Greed). Taking those items for just one more drop, no matter what the impact on others.
Morons and Slackers. Boost me so I don’t have to do the work.
Grind for me so I can benefit from your time.
Gems… they have gems now? Can you lend me a few, I will give them back as soon as I am finished with them… I promise…
- Minus DKP anyone?
- Ever been called a noob by some angry player?
- Ever lost your patience, thrown your keyboard across the room?
I covered this in a lighthearted kind of way the other day, but envy has a darker side and has lead to guild explosions and loss of friends.
Are you showing off your mammoth, your T8.5 outside the IF mailbox?
Are you so proud that you won’t take a newbie on a run because it might spoil your flawless instance record?
Gnomer and Out!
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