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I rarely talk about my addiction on this blog, but tonight is special.

I’ve been playing a human hunter on World of Warcraft for about 43 levels since they upgraded to the newest editon.

That is about half way up the ladder.

They have dumbed it way down in this newest edition.

Situations that were hard previously, situations where you had monsters to fight before you could even begin to finish your quest, are now rollover situations. Just go in, kill a few monsters and you are done.

I don’t know whether they are doing this because new recruits to the game are 9 years old or whether the general population can’t figure it out.

But I know that WOW, as we call it, is are getting bigger. There are now about 12 million players.

My question to them is, are you going to let it get to the point that there is no challenge in the quests for anyone above 9-years-old?

It is kinda the same question you ask the school system. Are you just going to teach the test, or are you going to teach kids to think?

I remember many years ago when I was in school that my favorite classes made me think. I wasn’t any good in calculus, but I loved Constitutional law.

I loved international relations. I loved history.

There is some wishy-washy there and it makes you think.

Let’s take the second amendment to the constituion as an example.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

You have two ideas here.

One is that there should be a regulated militia to secure the freedom of the state – in this case the United States.

The second is the right of poeple to bear arms should not be infringed.

They didn’t have the National Guard back them. They didn’t have assault rifles or machine guns. They had people with their bear-shooting-guns that took a long time to load and they had the British coming over the hill.

Now the gun people put the emphasis on the second part. But in that time, the emphasis was on the first part.

They need a militia, not some wingnut runnning around with an AK-47.

If you read English, you will recognize that the last part of that sentence is dependent on the first part.

Yet we have a whole bunch of people who disagree.

Some of them think that the Constitution gave them arms to take up against our own government.

That is like Mastercard saying if you don’t pay, we will be afraid.

So, why, WOW, are you dumbing it down?

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Written by Charles Keefer

December 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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