Just when we were basking in the warm glow of the charitable deed that World of Warcraft fans banded together to perform
, someone decided to remind us that just as people can be really, truly awesome, people can be really, truly reprehensible.
Two days ago WoW
player Justin Williams decided it was a reasonable (or at least viable) course of action to stab his neighbor in the chest to convey how important the game is to him. According to Canoe
, Williams was having a loud exchange of ideas about the game both in-person and via headset when his neighbor showed up and told him that there was no need to be "freaking out about World of Warcraft
," that it was "just a game." Williams took that remark rather poorly and responded with, "It's not a game, it's my life," before grabbing the neighbor by the throat, punching him in the face, and then stabbing him in the chest.
The neighbor was hospitalized but appears to have since been sent home, hopefully to an abundance of flowers and extremely sincere "I'm sorry I put you in the hospital" notes from Williams.