Mr. T and William Shatner World of Warcraft Ads Make Us Want to Be Level 70 Mohawks

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Most of my friends play World of Warcraft. I don't. I suspect that these hilarious new spots featuring cult icons Mr. T and William Shatner are aimed at me—if you're not a geek or know nothing about the game, they have little appeal, like an earlier spot. But they're going to be national TV ads, leading me to two conclusions: WoW's popularity is peaking/has peaked. So they're wrangling the offbeat pop cultural status its South Park episode cemented to try to lure in people of my ilk. Or maybe I'm just reading it wrong. Either way, catch at least the Mr. T ad after the jump. It rules.

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I was an EverQuest addict for several years, and there's no way I'll ever devote that much time to any game again. On the plus side, when I quit playing, I sold off all my virtual stuff for around eight grand, so I sort of actually did make profit off it. The eight grand was way more than the service fees and expansion pack costs and such. And I parlayed that eight grand into a small business venture that nets me about $35k/year after taxes. So I have few regrets. Still, I probably could have been a more productive member of society than I was during my EQ years. No interest whatsoever in beginning any WoW years, despite these commercials. (Mr. T > Shatner!)