WoW players make great employees

WoW players get preference over Harvard MBA students

January 4, 2013
World of Warcraft news

If you thought all those hours poured into World of Warcraft weren’t adding up to anything, you’d be wrong.

Research has explained that hardcore WoW players are more ideal for employment opportunities than that of highly qualified Masters students.

“I would rather hire a high-level World of Warcraft player than an MBA from Harvard,” said John Seely Brown, a computer scientist and researcher.

“Why is a game, a massive multiplayer game that has maybe 12 million people or more playing it like World of Warcraft so important at both the individual level and maybe at the corporate level?” Brown adds. “To understand these massive multiplayer games like World of Warcraft, do not think about it as just gameplay, but look at the social life on the edge of the game.”

Brown also credits the structure, management qualities and open-ended meritocracy-based elements of guilds, which help in developing skills to use in the real business world.

Leeroy Jenkins has some job offers coming his way.

Check out the full video.

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