GOP forces have outed Maine State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz as a hardcore, level 85 rogue of orc descent—meaning yes, the world of politics has completely gotten all World of Warcraft on us.
The convergence of the two worlds culminated with the Maine Republican Party sending out a mailer on Thursday stating that Democratic candidate for State Senate, Colleen Lachowicz, "has been living a time-consuming double life as a member of the World of Warcraft Community" reports Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray and Donna D (picture below). It's supposed to be a smear, not because WoW is addictive and time-consuming and could possibly ruin your social life, but because her character in the World of Warcraft likes to stab things and steal from people.
That, of course, is sort of silly. Seriously, think of all your friends who always cheated when they were in charge of the bank in Monopoly and think for second of how weird people would think you were if they ever found out what you did to your Sims.
What's also revealed in this Lachowicz-WoW kerfluffle is that the left-leaning Daily Kos has its own WoW guild—for non WoW players, a guild is basically the team or gang that you belong to. Some guilds, like the Kos's Wreck List, make you apply in real life. So yeah, there's a pack of Kosians unleashing terror in a fantasy world. Lachowicz even fundraised on the site. "So let's all pitch in a few bucks to help Colleen get elected so she can unleash some serious DPS on LePage," again in non-WoW speak, DPS = damage per-second. Being unable to unleash lots of DPS on someone in the World of Warcraft is sexy.