Man Suing World Of Warcraft For Being Too Slow

California man, Erik Estavillo, is suing Activision Blizzard, makers of World of Warcraft, for one million dollars because he claims the slow game pace is designed to take the player longer to get where he needs to go. He says the slow game pace is causing him anxiety, agoraphobia, depression and Crohn's Disease.

Lest you think that was the highlight of the suit, just wait until you hear the witnesses he is calling on his behalf: Winona Ryder and Martin Lee Gore, the founder of Depeche Mode. He thinks Winona's interest in Catcher In The Rye makes her qualified to discuss alienation and that Gore's songs make him an expert in alienation because he is "sad, lonely and alienated, as can be seen in the songs he writes."


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Agoraphobia? .... How to you develop an overwhelming fear of marketplaces and large spaces from a game running too slow? That's just called being antisocial and a shut-in. I would love to hear that Blizzard permabanned him, and so did the courts.
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He doesn't understand law. I guess we can all sue the news for giving us anxiety, the government for causing us depression (for having to pay taxes), etc..

Also, crohn's disease isn't caused by videogames. Its genetic-based, and exacerbated by environmental conditions (like pollution and diet), not MMOs.
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