Ryan Mathews let this tweet fly today:
rmathews24 Meetings, food, then.!! Then in the world!! Blackrock!! Clydez!!
For the five of us in the crucial World of Warcraft Charger fan crossover demographic, this tweet let a couple veeeery interesting tidbits out into the wild. He plays on the Blackrock server and his character name is Clydez. Cue the armory link:
Ryan Mathews' WoW Character is a (max) level 80 female undead assassination rogue that does not mess around. Having played a rogue myself for three years, my heart went all kerfluffle when I saw he played one too. Rogues are the melee damage dealers in the group. They get up close and personal to bring the pain. His equipment shows he plays the highest level dungeons on the most difficult setting and spends serious time playing PvP. This is not a causal pastime for him (I was really suprised by this)! What does this mean? Well for one, he's much less likely to be scuffling with internet skanks or getting busted for DUI. This is because he's far more likely to spend his friday nights at home grinding for raid consumables or chasing that next achievement. On the other hand, there is a slight cause for concern about how he manages his time when he's off the clock. I'd be quite interested to find out if being a professional has cut into his gaming time. I need to get with John to see how impossible a WoW themed interview would be to obtain.
Oh, and a macho guy playing a chick character isn't a big deal in MMO circles....everyone does it. The prevailing attitude is "if I'm going to stare at a computer animated ass for 20-30 hours a week, it might as well be a female ass."