Have you ever wanted to email Ghostcrawler? Maybe send him a message ranting about the state of enhancement shaman AoE, or send him one of those awesomely tacky ecards to thank him for giving rogues their 8 billionth legendary? What if he actually responded to your emails? If your name is Micah Whipple, codename Bashiok, this dream is a reality.

Blizzard's A Day in the Life series just published A Day in the Life of Bashiok, one of Blizzard's community managers. CMs can have the dubious distinction of being the third most oft-cursed names by World of Warcraft players, next to Ghostcrawler and possibly Mike Morhaime. They're the players' links to the world-spanning organization that is Blizzard Entertainment and thus the easy target of a lot of hunter angst.

Thankfully, despite some of the bad coming his way, Bashiok's Day in the Life shows a man who truly loves his job, though he doesn't seem to love waking up for it. He does a really good job of explaining what exactly a community manager is, and his story is worth reading just for that.

We also learn from Bashiok that a lot of what Blizzard employees do is sit in meetings, and that some of those meetings aren't actually fun. Surprise! I don't know why I imagined every Blizzard meeting as a bunch of middle-aged men with monocles and pinstriped suits counting their money and laughing at the 99%, but I totally did. Much thanks to Bashiok for killing that dream.

On a side note, do the pictures in this story remind anyone of Women Laughing Alone With Salad? Bashiok Laughing Alone With Computers (and Salad).

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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