first off, I was pretty stoked they were doing something so contemporary, very few shows these days do something so offbeat as this; though it’s only a matter of time before the simpsons does something similar – even if they seem to be stuck in perma-90s.
here’s a little blurb about the ep, if you haven’t seen it.
I thought it was pretty crappy. so many things in the ep aren’t even allowed in the game – trading equipped gear to other players, killing boars for xp lvl after lvl after lvl, pvp in elwynn, out of touch parents playing…. I doubt they have played it at all and were just going off of the hype and blizz went along for the ride for the extra publicity, and why not. also disappointing was the entire ep taking place in elwynn forest with the short stint in arathi (boooring..)
however I did like the fluidity of the SP boys’ wow avatar’s gestures/movements, that was neat; oh and the sword thingy was cool lookin’ too (specs hilarious). besides that, I’ve seen a lot of SP’s that were actually funny, this was contrived and pretty piss poor in comparison. sure it had it’s moments, but I wanted more. it was obviously written from and by the perspective of a newb (or noob, nub) despite the boys eventual hardcore antics.
at least in a superficial sense, I, and many others like me, look fantastic in the real world compared to what stan,kyle,kenny,cartman turned into after playing for weeks on end. it was disgustingly humorous, especially the part with cartman – “mom, bathroom!!” “ohh what a big boy..”