Everyone on the team is completely dedicated

July 29, 2012

Do you have a “dream” dungeon or encounter that you’d like to create if you had the opportunity? I’ve never felt that I haven’t been able to do the things I want to do. Everyone on the team is completely dedicated to giving us unlimited opportunities to make epic and awesome experiences. But, if I have to mention something, it would be huge giant death robots. We had Mimiron in Ulduar, but you just can’t have too many death robots. World of Warcraft helps older people World of Warcraft isn’t just for nerds and Mr. T, it’s also great for older folks. TG Daily and other outlets have discovered a study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior that found older adults who played the online game saw their cognitive skills improve.

Researchers split 39 men and women between the ages of 60 and 77 into two groups. One group played “World of Warcraft” and the other didn’t. Compared to the control group, some who played the game showed improved focus and spatial orientation. The difference was especially clear amongst those who scored poorly before playing the game. “We chose World of Warcraft because it has attributes we felt may produce benefits – it is a cognitively challenging game in a socially interactive environment that presents users with novel situations,” Dr. Anne McLaughlin, an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State and co-author of a paper on the study told TG Daily.

Unfortunately, Health News Daily notes that playing “World of Warcraft” didn’t seem to help participants’ memory. This isn’t the first time gaming has seemed to help older people. According to a survey by Saga, one in 25 people over the age of 50 play Nintendo’s Wii Fit game, which could provide some fitness benefits (though the researchers fromMichiganStateUniversitypoint out that the benefits are not as great as a traditional workout.) If you don’t have a sufficient amount of wow gold available, you can not totally enjoy the game. And as we continue to prepare for Cataclysm, in relatively few global cooldowns compared to what we currently have in the game.