Blizzard, the company behind the behemoth MMORPG World of Warcraft, is running a series of commercials with celebrities endorsing the game and a particular class inside the game. The latest is Verne Troyer (of mini-me fame) and his professed affection for his Gnome mage.
The series of commercials has gotten me thinking (always a dangerous thing) about what celebrity would be best suited to be an Undead Warlock like Elkwinkarma, my main character in Technologia. I think my number one choice is Charles Montgomery Burns. He is nearly undead already and he definitely has a bit of demonic empathy in him.
The only other worthy consideration I can come up with is the Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis) from the X-Files. I think he fits the bill in too many ways to count, but I'm not sure I would believe him as a player of MMORPGs.So what celebrity would you pick for your favorite class in the World of Warcraft?
P.S. I published a TechRepublic Photo Gallery of some of the latest Technologia antics — check out what we've been up to.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.