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‘World of Warcraft’ goes offline to Czech forest


Ruzicka (centre) and Zuzana Vondrakova (left) both dressed as characters from the computer game 'World of Warcraft' stand on a field before a battle near the town of Kamyk nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. — Reuters

Ruzicka (centre) and Zuzana Vondrakova (left) both dressed as characters from the computer game 'World of Warcraft' stand on a field before a battle near the town of Kamyk nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. — Reuters

PRAGUE: Czech web developer Vojtech Ruzicka ditched his laptop and urban Prague lifestyle and decamped to the forest dressed as a blue-faced shaman for a World of Warcraft reenactment game.

The 26-year-old was one of around 150 people who took part in a two-day live action battle between orcs, elves, knights and other fantasy characters from the online role-playing game that has become a cultural phenomenon since launching in 2004.

   

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