And back again…

So I haven’t posted in a while. This is due, in no small part, to my apparent addiction to World of Warcraft. It is funny how addiction works, and even funnier when it is related to a video game. It sounds pathetic, I know, but I can assure you it is quite real, and affects a lot of people. My recent bender regarding World of Warcraft started at the launch of the latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.

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An experiment in leadership.

I recently decided to undertake a unique challenge in leadership, a challege which most people will deem silly and pointless, to lead my own raiding guild in the game World of Warcraft. Before I get into the meat of this post, I recognize that WoW is just a game, and as such most people dismiss the fact that it has any real world value whatsoever. This I will agree with as it is, just a game. However, I do feel that real world value can be taken from it.

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Reward Systems and Instant Gratification

Imagine a world where everyone was on time and fully prepared to do their job to the absolute peak of their ability each and every day. Imagine a world where people made excuses to their friends and family to get out of social activities just so they would not miss a day of work. Imagine a world where people worked countless hours of overtime, seven days a week, just so they could do their job better. Imagine a world where all of your co-workers help you, no matter what, to better yourself.

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Professional Gaming

I recently had a conversation with one of my friends about the realm of professional gaming. Now, I don’t think that at this point anyone can argue against the fact that gaming professionally is actually becoming a viable way to make money, however, I often wonder where some people priorities are.

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