Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in by Anthony R. Palumbi

By Anthony R. Palumbi

In 2005, the game World of Warcraft struck the cultural panorama with tidal strength. 100 million humans have performed WoW within the twelve years since.

But these humans did greater than play. They labored, they fought, they triumphed, they held complete online game servers hostage, they even married one another in genuine lifestyles. They constructed new identities, swapping their workaday selves for warriors, mages, assassins, and healers. They equipped groups and rose to guide them. WoW was once the world's first mass virtualization: prior to fb or Twitter, hundreds of thousands of individuals confirmed on-line identities and needed to reckon with the results of their genuine lives.

Blood Plagues and never-ending Raids explores this wild, particularly advanced tradition partially in the course of the author's enticing own tale, from absolute neophyte to chief of North America's most sensible Spanish-speaking guild, but additionally in the course of the tales of different avid gamers and the game's builders. it's the definitive account of 1 of the world's greatest popular culture phenomena.

World of Warcraft is greater than ones and zeroes, greater than strains of code, and so its heritage has to be greater than pushing buttons or slaying dragons. it is the story of a major and passionate neighborhood of individuals: the connections they made, the studies they shared, and the affection they held for one another.

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