I am an avid World of Warcraft player. Ever since my husband introduced me to the game a few years ago, I have enjoyed spending evenings with my friends online. To keep a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) fresh for players, the developers come up with major expansions and, In between, patches with small doses of new content.
There was a new patch yesterday, and I wrote a little guide to the changes on the game’s farm. Today, I was reading forums to see what people have to say about the patch, and I came across something that at once made me sad and a little excited because, as a journalist, controversy is good.
It turns out that a small, unannounced change was made that has made it impossible for a blind player to participate in Player-versus-Player (PvP) content. Many people asked how a blind person could even play a video game, but the answer is: with a little technology and a lot of supportive friends.
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PS: This was posted a little after midnight because I was exchanging email with one of Jarrod’s guildmates. More to come!