The Daedelus project
recently posted an article dealing with MMORPGs and the superstitions we build as we play the games.
Seeing as how we as people love to finding meaning in seemingly random events, World of Warcraft
has its fair share of superstitious players.
I might even go so far as to say we all are superstitious about some things within the game.
Despite the prevalence of superstitions
in game, we always seem to see others' quirks as crazier than our own.
Now we're not talking about religion or spirituality here, we are talking about how players create meaning where there is none.
Here are just a few examples that Daedelus brought up:
The spawn dance
There are many players out there that subscribe to the particular belief *cough* Maelis *cough* that a special dance will help mobs spawn faster. I have never myself attempted to use a spawn dance, but I have found that I tend to run in a clockwise direction when I am farming because somehow the mobs seem to spawn faster. Or perhaps it's just because I can't turn left.