Yes, those are World of Warcraft credit cards. Yes, puppies will start dying soon.
There was a time when I thought the maker of World of Warcraft had a soul. But I recently found out yet again that a corporation cannot have a soul any more than a Mac user can have respect for a PC user.
Do you realize what they’ve done? They’ve combined crack and heroine to form a new drug called the World of Warcraft Rewards Visa®. We all know that when a kid gets his first credit card, his life is a downhill slope from there, yet we still strive to teach financial responsibility.
It’s so tempting to buy useless goods with that shiny piece of holographic plastic just because we can. We don’t need any more reasons than just that one. Blizzard, on the other hand, knows they’ve got a choke-hold on 10 million+ kids who suffer from the disease known as “WoWchoholism”, with common side effects including declining grades, sensitivity to real sunlight, rapid weight gain, and dizziness. So, they figured they had something there, but apparently it lacked enough evil. That’s when, BOOM, it hit them, “Let’s give the kids another reason to use their credit cards that they’re already having trouble not using, by telling them if they do we’ll give them more crack! Brilliant!”
Actually, it is pretty brilliant.