Wizards of the Coast’s anti-MMORPG Ad

Boing! Boing! links to a scan of an advertisment that Wizards of the Coast has been running in gaming magazines ripping on massively multipler online roleplaying games. The ad shows a young man in a darkened room sitting in front of his computer with the copy,

If you’re going to sit in your basement pretending to be an elf, you should at least have some friends over to help. Dungeons and Dragons: Get together. Roll some Dice. Have Fun.

The only problem is that the ad’s message is a bit diluted by the fact that Wizards of the Coast has licensed an official Dungeon’s & Dragons Online MMORPG.

As far as that game, I doubt it will cut into WoW’s player base that much. One of the red flags in reading interviews with the developers is that so much of the content will be geared to groups of 4-6 players. I rarely play with more than another person, and like a lot of people spend the majority of my time soloing. I don’t want to be forced into doing group projects just to get through the bulk of the game.

3 thoughts on “Wizards of the Coast’s anti-MMORPG Ad”

  1. Yeah, plus now they seem to have the “if we can’t beat them, we’ll join them” attitude with the 4th edition and its online component clearly going after people who when they think “roleplaying” think WoW before D&D.

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