Video: Verne Troyer hawking the World of Warcraft, where will it end?

We've seen the commercials. But the question is what celebrity would you choose to endorse your favorite class in the World of Warcraft? Mark Kaelin has some ideas for his Undead Warlock.

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.

By Mark Kaelin

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,, and TechRepublic.