Blaz' first comic here on the site hits on an important topic. It's no secret that the MMORPG is missing the latter half of its moniker more often than not. I mean, aside from unofficial role-player servers, it's rare that you actually see people playing the role of their character. Instead of local chat between players enjoying the world and getting into the spirit of things, you usually just see area-wide chat channels filled with discussion about how this game is better than that game, and what exactly Chuck Norris is famous for. I think it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: I appreciate the dedicated role-players out there. They really do makes these worlds more interesting to be a part of.
But then there are those sort of role-players that maybe take it a bit too far. Azeroth needn't be used as a dating service, though I'm perfectly happy when I see two gamers meet and fall in love via their favorite past-time. Just maybe... I dunno, use Second Life if you've got to get that far into character. Elwynn Forest is a public place after all, unless you're into that sort of exhibitionism. Let's just keep the mounts out of it, okay?
-Bill Murphy, Managing Editor of MMORPG.com