Escapist 56: When The Online World And Real Life Collide
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Issue 56 of The Escapist deals with online gaming and its relationship to real life. Featured articles discuss racial stereotyping in games, the effort required to run a guild in World of Warcraft, the decrease in gaming enjoyment resulting from placing real world monetary value on virtual items, and the overuse of profanity in multiplayer discourse.
From My Second Job:
Someday, it will be fun again. I can only dream that someday it will click, and everyone will realize how much a few leaders sacrifice so the rest of the guild can enjoy the content we all enjoy. Someday, a boss kill will result in a smile from me instead of the dread of "oh God, what kind of loot am I going to have to deal with now?"To check out this issue of the online magazine click on the link below.
The Escapist: Issue 56
For now, I'll do it because I love to see us succeed. I'll do it because I take pride in knowing that I helped build my guild. Although I find myself afraid to log in and face so much work, it's just like when you wake up on Monday morning, staring down a work week in a job you love; but there's still that dread. But I always know one thing: There are good people and good friends there to help make everything go smoothly. If it weren't for them, this job would be nothing more than a pain in the neck.
This is my success, this is my job.
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