John Chu is a “sherpa”—a paid guide to online role-playing games like the popular Call to Wizardry. For a fee, he and ...more
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It also has an engaging, snarky tone, but unlike either of the above titles, it doesn't contain any of the careless white dudebroness ...more
This book was about video games - simplistically - on a deeper level it was about society, gender, race, technology, identity and cyber-life. All those topics tackled in what feels like a love letter to video games, specifically "Massive Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Games" MMORPG's.
That's the whole setup for the story. Some guy with 88 fake EverQuest accounts gets a contract to show a mysterious client how MMO's work. Our hero has at least 88 accounts that he can use, due to some of them getting closed down now and then by customer service. The title of the book becomes a throwaway, we never ...more
I picked this up because I was a big Warcraft player back in the day, and my husband and I have recently started again with Classic WoW. This novel is set in a virtual world that allows players to experience MMORPGS (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) in the physical space, much like in Ready Player One. The game that dominates is Call to Wizardry, which may as well be Warcraft, although there's a great glossary in the ...more
A guy running a Sherpa business for a fully immersive vr "World of Warcraft" gets hired to be a tour guide in all the leading mmorpgs by a seemingly powerful Korean leader. Full of humor and cyber slang, references to some of my favorite shows and video ...more