You are dreaming you’re in a big indoor mall full of people, you are in a rush to get to the far side of the mall to shop… so in your dream you pop into flight form and fly over the crowds.
You sit down and work out your finances for the year, analyze the receipts for how much money you used to spend on new video games, movie rentals, dinners out, evenings at the pub, concerts and events on weekends, and realize hiding in your basement and playing WoW has saved you a net $15,643.22 over the last year…
… And when you see the receipts for your wife’s scrapbooking expenditures, you plot ways to get her hooked on WoW, too.
You are in a conversation at work, a co-worker walks up and starts interrupting with inane bullshit, and your first thought is to put him on ignore. Then you get irritated when you realize, you CAN’T. It takes you a few minutes to remember, you’re in the real world, where waking far away from idiots works. Thinking about this later causes you to spend 15 minutes wondering which would be better; a /ignore function for idiots in the real world, or a “volume lessens with distance” in WoW for Trade and Global Chat.
You’re thinking about your last company meeting, and start contrasting how your co-workers all fit into various WoW guild member stereotypes. Then you spend a few minutes daydreaming about /wkicking that whiny prick from the Spouting production line. Thinking of all this brings to mind all the reasons you can’t fire complete asshats as easily in the real world as you can in a guild. Then you start wondering what would happen if a guild member of a famous, successful raiding guild that made money from sponsorships got kicked, and hired a real world lawyer to argue that it was unfair discrimination and fought to reverse the decision based on lost revenue. Then you scream in terror at the horrible, horrible vision, and go have a cup of coffee.