Warcraft Identity of Obama's FCC Transition Team Co-Chair Revealed, Analyzed


43 Responses to “Warcraft Identity of Obama's FCC Transition Team Co-Chair Revealed, Analyzed”

  1. BlindKarma says:

    Resto Shaman? I hope he has to take a Psych profile because the man must be a total sadist. Atleast go Ele under the guise of helping out your casters.

  2. monitorhead says:

    always the healers that have the advantage.

  3. Axx says:

    F*ck! He’s horde.

    This isn’t looking good, guys.

  4. boingaddict says:

    the author forgot to add that angsty teenagers often choose horde.

    Good horde is a dead horde

  5. Not a Doktor says:

    so there must be something about the cow-man that appeals to his liberal guilt.

    Or maybe he’s just a furry.

  6. Spherical Time says:

    Okay, that’s definitely awesome.

  7. Vanderath says:

    He might just like the dance…

  8. alreadytaken17 says:

    I guess he’s been busy, still level 70..

  9. demidan says:

    Anyone know what server he is on? I want to join his guild,,,ThoB in Silverhand is a good guild but,,,

  10. Locobot says:

    Yeah MDH, I do have a nice troll, he’s a lvl 77 warrior and he’ll take all comers. Let me go ahead and formally throw down the gauntlet and challenge you to an arena match. We can even go 2v2 so one of your guild mates can carry you when you turn fey.

  11. Takuan says:

    umm, “lighting bolt! lightning bolt!?”

  12. Anonymous says:

    Resto shaman is a great healing spec for raids (probably the best spec)

    At least he is not a pally

  13. padster123 says:

    I need William Gibson to come along and explain to me what this actually MEANS. There are just a few too many layers of virtual irony for me to penetrate.

  14. franko says:

    i have to say, locobot’s point is very well founded. the point is, boing boing needs some gamers to write the gaming posts here. or else tidier research before posting gaming-related posts.

    for the record, my 68 human mage would get creamed by his 77 troll warrior. but i am reaching across faction to defend him. who says alliance and horde can’t get along? : D

  15. BoingingSince2008 says:


    Note, the blogger wrote “Jamaican like” monster, not Jamaican looking monster. Quite simply, you fail.


  16. acx99 says:

    Liberal guilt?

    It’s a long time since i played WoW, but..FTH!

  17. finisterre says:

    Wait, what exactly is a “Jamaican-like monster”?

  18. Oskar says:

    @Finisterre: Trust me, they look totally jamaican.

  19. mdh says:

    make Boing Boing look extremely ignorant when it comes to

    locobot – You’re casting more heat than light. What’s your point? Have something to share other than indignant attitude??

  20. NefariousWheel says:

    That’s all very well, but I backed Thrall for President. Barack Obama was considered as a good distant second, but he wasn’t sufficiently the murderous bastard we need to finally bring peace to The Crossroads, which seems to always be under attack. And where is the public outcry, I hear you ask? (I don’t? oh…)

    GM “The Voodoo”

  21. Guysmiley says:

    For the Horde!

  22. JivesTheButler says:

    Having walked the same path as Mr. Werbach in my WoW days I feel he is perfectly suited to represent my interests. He knows what it means to be rejected from a party for being a hybird. He knows what it means to fight over loot with almost every other class in the game. He knows what it means to walk the challenging path of the PvP resto shaman (although he is PvE specced at the moment). Most of all though, he knows the deep sadness of a class with no crowd control.

    Hopefully this man will take the same action that I would in his position. Namely: nerf warlocks.

  23. aphexddb says:

    #8 It’s promising to see he plays a Horde character. Primarily children and simpletons play Alliance.

    For the Horde!

  24. Locobot says:

    MDH – My point, which should be obvious but apparently needs to be spelled out for you, is that Boing Boing purports to be a hi-tech blog which reaches out to the gaming community. When posts are made with incorrect and insulting terminology it makes Boing Boing look bad and alienates the very people they are trying to reach out to. It’s kind of like how you might feel if your grandma asked to use your “google box.” A minotaur is a figure from Greek mythology, a tauren is a similar yet different creature imagined by Blizzard games at some point in the 1990s. A “Dwarf” is an insensitive slur against little people, in a fantasy context they’re called “Dwarves.” Neither of these are the correct label for a video containing a Gnome.

  25. demidan says:

    ,,,Also, if he lets me join his guild he can ride on my Mammoth…

  26. urshrew says:

    Finally, someone in charge of some aspect of the Internet who may actually use the internet.

  27. franko says:

    #18, i’m neither a child nor a simpleton. FOR THE ALLIANCE!

    anyway, i hope that this info leaking out doesn’t ruin the game for him. he deserves somewhere where he can just play in peace, and now that’s probably been forever altered.

  28. Cool Products says:

    “Gentlemen, we are dealing with someone here who has absolutely no life.”

  29. phquaryn says:

    demidan, I suspect you’re kidding, but he is on Eitrigg.

  30. mdh says:

    Wait, what exactly is a “Jamaican-like monster”?

    Jar Jar Binks springs to mind, so THANKS for asking.

  31. Anonymous says:

    As a fellow tauren resto shaman, I say… fuck yeah!

    The resto shaman has long been the underdog amongst wow healing classes. It takes someone who really loves the class and loves healing to stick with that spec. I’m so proud!

  32. BlindKarma says:

    Ok, but want class does Obama play? Druid =)
    Change ( Healing Tree) Nationalized Health Care
    Change (Bear) Look at the market lately?
    Change (Boomkin) Pakistan hiding Osama -Moonfire spam-
    Change (Kitty!) Malia is allergic to doggies

  33. Ray Radlein says:

    I assume that the “Jenkins” is a tribute to Leroy?

  34. lakelady says:

    hope he doesn’t have the same strategic skills as Leeroy.

  35. mdh says:

    please, I said without the indignant attitude. Nice troll though.

  36. Thrishmal says:

    The Jenkins in his name is simply a title earned through an achievement system in the game. It really just shows that he has an appreciation for internet culture.

  37. nosehat says:

    One of his two guilds is “composed primarily of academics and other thinkers who study and write about virtual worlds.”

    That’s pretty cool!

  38. Antinous says:


    You’re making a spectacle of yourself. A rather entertaining one, too.

  39. mdh says:

    epic LAN parties are found in the West Wing of Warcraft.

  40. Anonymous says:

    If I see him in Wintergrasp I’ll lolstomp / wtfpwn him with my 80 Dranei DK. One-shot, ftw.

  41. Locobot says:

    Okay a Tauren is NOT the same thing as a minotaur. Minotaurs have human bodies with bull heads. Tauren are humanoid bovine creatures with tails, hoofs, and furry bodies. This and the above post calling a gnome a dwarf (OMFG) make Boing Boing look extremely ignorant when it comes to gaming.

  42. Anonymous says:

    This should be interesting.

    With a avid gamer as an advisor for FCC matters, there should be another battle brewing with notorious FCC critic, anti-gamer, and kook, Jack Thompson.

    Paranoia Strikes Deep

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