WoWPod: a self-contained hut for WoW players


48 Responses to “WoWPod: a self-contained hut for WoW players”

  1. Anonymous says:

    For those of you worrying about the plumbing and the sanitation facilities, “You should really just relax.” I think it’s safe to say the POD is about 3 feet tall from the photo. “It’s only a model.”

  2. urshrew says:

    Moderation? She’s dead, sir. She never made out of the mid-20th century.

  3. Anonymous says:

    this is cool and sad at the same time.

  4. olmsteader says:

    Perhaps the “WoWPood” would be a better name?

  5. spazzm says:

    Baba Yaga.

    Just add chicken legs.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There’s a sink in the Night Elf version. It also has vegan meal options and sparkling wine.

    For the Alliance!

  7. malex says:

    I think some of you are taking this a bit too seriously.

  8. Phikus says:


    Tongue in cheek? I should think there’d hardly be room for otherwise.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s very much working though …

  10. Anonymous says:

    Cati Vaucelle is a SHE.
    She also has a great blog called Architectradure.

  11. cinemajay says:

    How fitting that as I’m writing this, Comedy Central is playing the WoW Southpark episode.

  12. Dillenger69 says:

    I read the headline and thought “If it doesn’t have a built in toilet they didn’t do it right.”

    Then I read on and it’s got a toilet. sad

    I just kicked a multi-year WoW habit and am always jonesing to go back. Things like this really help me to stay away.

    Thank you.

  13. wolfiesma says:

    Antinous, that’s for me to know and you to find out. :)

  14. Phikus says:

    Malex: Really? Do you know any WoW players?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Seems like a bit of a weak ripoff of Tom Sachs’ Grand Theft Auto “Delinquency Chamber”

  16. nosehat says:

    This anticipates Eric Cartman’s strategy of Hot Pockets and Toilet.

    Well done.

  17. HotPepperMan says:

    This is beyond sad. The term “Get a Life” comes to mind.

  18. highlyverbal says:

    The very best BB! items parody themselves.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Vaucelle is not a “he” but a “she”!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    The idea of integrating food into the game was kinda funny as a novelty, but the toilet is just taking it too far.

  21. clockbound says:

    While as a Horde player I must applaud the designer, I realize that dedicate Alliance players would never want anything to do with this.

  22. elfspice says:

    awesome! i can imagine a themed internet cafe booth designed upon these lines.

    the thing about all the derision people lay on WoW all comes down primarily to the fact it’s so popular and addictive. in fact it’s so popular that problems have constantly plagued the game from its beginning relating to overpopulation – i’m only recently playing a lot, i played a long time ago and through ignorance of game mechanics got bored of skinning and leatherwork and gave up. i’ve resumed at the prompting of an irl friend (zomg amazing) and now have after running a second character through discovered that level 9-15 or so, the quest areas in durotar are constantly filled with players who are getting in each other’s way denying each other quest items and objectives.

    it’s fascinating just how a set of rpg rulesets play out in a big population, imo the data gathered from players in wow will greatly inform the next generation of mmorpg’s.

  23. jokel says:

    The article is a little light on details, but I wonder how he effected the link between the game and the outside devices, given that any user-controlled interaction with outside programs is impossible with the normal game scripting and a big nono EULA-wise. (Yes, I get it’s not dead serious, but surely it must to something interesting for the viewers that at least simulates to do what it claims?)

  24. Anonymous says:

    There’s still something missing, a door wit a bolt on the outside.

  25. dainel says:

    So you sit on the “throne” all the time. When will office cubicles turn into this?

    And where is the sink to wash your hands after using the “throne”? Or is it that WoW players normally do not wash?

  26. vamidus says:

    Fantastic! I’d love to see Alliance version of this.. Clockbound, I’m sure there are Alliance players out there that would enjoy building/using something like this.

    Great skills at work.

  27. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Another whooshfest.

  28. erissian says:

    I was going to make a joke about a built-in toilet, but there actually is one! I’ll have to settle for:

    Go `way, `batin’!

  29. Stefan Jones says:

    “Only connect.”

  30. wolfiesma says:

    What the felch are you guys on about now?

  31. wolfiesma says:

    I’m really sorry. Really. It just slipped out.

  32. dculberson says:

    Erissian beat me to it, but I was going to say:

    Up next on the Violence Network, and all new Ow! My Balls!

  33. Moriarty says:

    Does it come in a big fat guy version?

  34. Halloween Jack says:

    Let me get this straight. You have a toilet in the same place where you cook your food. You have a toilet, with no place to wash your hands or even some way of getting rid of the odor, where you prepare and eat your dinner.

    And people go to MIT for this? It took three MIT students to come up with this? Really?

  35. Chris L says:

    I have a friend who just sold his account for about 500 bucks. Doesn’t quite cover his expenses considering he had it on and off for years now. But I imagine you could turn a little profit given the proper accoutrements and a few monkishly devoted employees.

  36. HotPepperMan says:


    Wicked Old WC

  37. Anonymous says:

    And where is the sink to wash your hands after using the “throne”? Or is it that WoW players normally do not wash?

    Real WoW players don’t wipe

  38. Anonymous says:

    You people do know that this is fake right?

  39. ornith says:

    It figures that the toilet-kitchen-no-wipe-or-sink thing would be Horde-themed visually.

    Way to reinforce the stereotype, guys!

  40. Cassandra says:

    This is one part of a multi-part exhibit at the MIT museum regarding technology and social interaction.

    It’s all very tongue-in-cheek when you see it.

  41. Anonymous says:

    At least it’s got chicken.

  42. grimc says:

    Isn’t there some rule about not sh*tting where you eat?

  43. Anonymous says:

    “You have a toilet, with no place to wash your hands or even some way of getting rid of the odor, where you prepare and eat your dinner.”

    QFT. This is an (unintentional?) parody of WoW players

  44. Phikus says:

    If you can’t break away from something for bathroom or meal breaks, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your life.

    Washing up? Why, who takes the time for that anyway when there’s virtual creatures to kill? Where is the fold-out cot so you can game in your sleep? Where is the IV of Mountain Dew so you avoid it? I’m sure somewhere already someone has a little fridge next to their PC and wears a catheter/ adult diaper. (They’re not just for astronauts anymore!)

  45. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant! But what happens when a Fire Mage cuts loose, and immolates himself? Judging from the food items offered, I’ll bet that toilet has a lot of methane in it…

  46. Anonymous says:

    I suddenly have the urge to stop playing. This is beyond pathetic. I hope it is a joke.

    Does it come with bandages to patch up the pressure sores you will get on your ass from perpetually sitting?

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