The Warcraft series has been embarrassing normal gamers (and enthralling nerds) for 15 years. That’s one-and-half decades of orcs, elves and archmages. With more than 11 million players regularly getting their crawl on, World of Warcraft is easily one of the most successful computer games of all time. And we’re all the poorer for it — both literally and metaphorically.
In our humble opinion, World of Warcraft combines the worst aspects of gaming into one horrendously nerdy package (indeed, it topped our Videogame Shame File list, which is really saying something). The hackneyed D&D mythos, the tedious grinding, the Leetspeak, the elf babes, Leeroy Jenkins... there’s a lot to be ashamed of here.
But far be it for us to besmirch the festivities. To mark this ignoble occasion, we’ve collated a gallery of the most embarrassing WoW-based art in existence. (Did we say ‘embarrassing’? We meant awesome.)
Disclaimer: In case there is any confusion, the following slideshow is meant to be satirical. We obviously have the utmost respect for World of Warcraft and its diverse community of players. After all, how could 11 million people be wrong?