Warcraft Social Network Launches

Posted on November 7, 2006

Mashable reports that a new social network has launched for World of Warcraft players called the Warcraft Social Network. The social network lets people create profiles about themselves and their Warcraft characters. Here are some of other features of the new social network.

  • Share information with online friends and guild members.
  • Find people to play with on your server
  • Connect on a more personal level by viewing photos of other warcraft players
  • Look up the jerk who just ganked you.
  • Some might wonder why an interactive game would need a social network but Mashable points out that WoW's MySpace page has 100,000 friends.
    The bigger question, of course, is whether virtual worlds need social networks - aren't they social enough already? It's tempting to say that Warcraft users might not be crazy about MySpace-style sites, but that doesn't appear to be the case: WoW's MySpace page has over 100,000 friends and some excellent tools to customize your profile. There are also plenty of popular forums related to MMOGs, so there's an outside chance a social network could work.
    WoW gamers are also very active Internet users. They use social networks and even blog about their WoW characters. The Warcraft Social Network is not associated Blizzard, the developers of World of Warcraft game.

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