‘World of Warcraft’ almost its own nation

Wow
World of Warcraft
is now 10 million players strong, and would be the 82nd most populous country on Earth (more than Hungary, less than Serbia) if it weren’t an imaginary nerdscape full of Orcs and magic swords. Just thought I should mention that before WoW players form a parliament, launch a tourism ad campaign, and declare war on Neverwinter Nights. Which, come to think of it, isn’t even possible. According to WoW’s subscriber demographics, it’s clearly a province of China.

—Posted by David Kiefaber