Know your audience

Looks like the World of WarCraft will be celebrating Lunar New Year. I expect whining about Blizzard catering to “Chinese Gold Farmers” to commence on the forums in exactly negative two days.

I find it interesting that this holiday happens to come after the news that racism has come to Azeroth. Some misguided players believe that all non english speakers are Chinese gold farmers. They have resorted to a “screening” process that involves proving that English is your native tongue. This proof is demonstrated by typing one or two sentences with correct grammar and spelling.

Of course, this process is entirely dependent on whether or not the screeners know that a semicolon is not a part of your lower intestine.

Having played World of WarCraft, I predict that this practice will lead to a dramatic decrease in the number of groups, and perhaps eliminate groups entirely.