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#1 Oct 05 2012 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
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This headline grabbed my attention this morning....

State Senate Politics enters 'fantasy world'

The story is about politcal attack adds made against a woman running for state senate. She plays WoW.

The KJ wrote:
State Republicans have created a website and released a corresponding mailer detailing the online gaming history of District 25 candidate Colleen Lachowicz of Waterville.....

The Republican site links to Lachowicz’s gamer profile, showing her character, Santiaga, and attributes a long list of blog posts on liberal website DailyKos.com to Lachowicz.


They've also found, and put up on their site, some disparaging remarks that Lachowicz made about Maine Gov. Lepage on a dailykos blog. The remarks are pretty tame considering the target, none-the-less they're not good statements to be made public when running for elected office.

Would you vote for a gamer for state senate?

I might vote for a EQer, but prolly not a WoWer....Smiley: lol
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#2 Oct 05 2012 at 6:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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I don't really care what they do in the spare time so long as its not something illegal. If it became well known that they were walking around in leet gear that could only be obtained by the hardcore, 16+hour/day players, I'd likely change my mind and vote against, but otherwise, couldn't care less.
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they were walking around in leet gear that could only be obtained by the hardcore, 16+hour/day players

Well, that cuts out EQ players.

I wouldn't vote for an FFXI player. I'd be all "What is your plan to reduce the burden of state property taxes for corporations while still maintaining the state workers pension benefits they've paid into?" and they'd be all "lolbifrons".
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#4 Oct 05 2012 at 7:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
I wouldn't vote for an FFXI player.
I disagree. When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.
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Jophiel wrote:
Uglysasquatch wrote:
they were walking around in leet gear that could only be obtained by the hardcore, 16+hour/day players

Well, that cuts out EQ players.

I wouldn't vote for an FFXI player. I'd be all "What is your plan to reduce the burden of state property taxes for corporations while still maintaining the state workers pension benefits they've paid into?" and they'd be all "lolbifrons".


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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


Snagging that for my sig now.

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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.

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#8 Oct 06 2012 at 3:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Apparently its news worth throwing a hissy fit over that Dem politicians post on the Dem political website DailyKos.

As to the WoW thing... I think this will come up more and more often. There are worse hobbies people can have. The odds of a politician being caught in a really racy sex tape gown down with the amount of MMOing they do.
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#9 Oct 06 2012 at 3:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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I can't wait til the first Republican roleplayer is caught cybering an underage boy.

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It was worth it! That staff was my ticket to leetness. Smiley: mad

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It was worth it! That staff was my ticket to leetness. Smiley: mad

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Samira wrote:
I can't wait til the first Republican roleplayer is caught cybering an underage boy.
But will it happen before the first Democrat guild master is found to be having an extra-marital affair with a trainee raider?
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#16 Oct 07 2012 at 11:08 AM Rating: Good
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Are you better off now than you were four raids ago?

Are you kidding? Do you know how many times I was turned down gear upgrades for somebody else's alt??
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#18 Oct 08 2012 at 7:54 AM Rating: Good
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Samira wrote:
I can't wait til the first Republican roleplayer is caught cybering an underage boy.
They're more into LARP.
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Samira wrote:
I can't wait til the first Republican roleplayer is caught cybering an underage boy.
They're more into LARP.

I don't know. There are some I can think of that would fit right into the community that sits around Goldshire on Moon guard.Smiley: laugh
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#20 Oct 08 2012 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
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This headline grabbed my attention this morning....

State Senate Politics enters 'fantasy world'

The story is about politcal attack adds made against a woman running for state senate. She plays WoW.

The KJ wrote:
State Republicans have created a website and released a corresponding mailer detailing the online gaming history of District 25 candidate Colleen Lachowicz of Waterville.....

The Republican site links to Lachowicz’s gamer profile, showing her character, Santiaga, and attributes a long list of blog posts on liberal website DailyKos.com to Lachowicz.


They've also found, and put up on their site, some disparaging remarks that Lachowicz made about Maine Gov. Lepage on a dailykos blog. The remarks are pretty tame considering the target, none-the-less they're not good statements to be made public when running for elected office.

Would you vote for a gamer for state senate?

I might vote for a EQer, but prolly not a WoWer....Smiley: lol


Whether or not the person is a gamer is irrelevant, depends what they stand for.

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I don't really care what they do in the spare time so long as its not something illegal.


For me, it depends what the illegal thing is.
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#21 Oct 09 2012 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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I only care if it's amusing. For example, Weinergate was funny.
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