China to join The Burning Crusade; the proletariat looks hot on a flying mount

Red China loves MMOs. It’s a proven fact. In surveys conducted last year, it was found that the Chinese only value backbreaking hard work and delicious noodles above wasting one’s life in an Internet Cafe, and Blizzard, the developer behind World of Warcraft, is working hard to funnel as much yuan into their coffers as possible.

The9, the company that has been in charge of the localization and administration of World of Warcraft for the current Communist mecca has been tapped to handle the same duties for Blizzard’s WoW expansion, The Burning Crusade. In addition to the standard release protocol, all of The9’s hardware will get an influx of cash from Blizzard to upgrade their hardware and provide 24/7 tech support to the 3.5 million WoW players whose electronic testicles will be in a vice to upgrade to the expansion.

As Destructoid’s poster child for WoW addiction, I’d like to be the first to offer China a nametag and a scone at the impromptu NarcAnon meetings we’ve been holding in the forums. If you guys ever need a hug or a shoulder to cry on, we’re here for you.

Earnest Cavalli
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