WoW players make great employees

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.

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  • Becuase they are used to doing the same thing over and over and over without loosing interest?

  • The Rich

    I think it’s just grandstanding to say that he would rather hire an avid WoW player than an MBA grad. I mean, it all depends on the particular position available to be filled. If you are trying to fill a CEO’s position heading up a multimillion a year company, of course you’d rather hire an MBA grad than a WoW player. On the other hand, if I’m looking to replace the burger cook at McDonalds, a WoW enthusiast is an obvious choice when compared to the MBA grad.

  • Vorastra

    loose != lose

    Maybe it was just an honest spelling mistake.

    Sorry but I hate it when people do this. Your !=you’re, it’s !=its.
    The grand daddy of them all, ALOT != A LOT.

  • SnowWar


  • Vorastra

    +1 to you, sir.

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