Back in the day, way back, long before my time, nobility was the big thing. Bloodlines were serious business. These days, I laugh at people who think who their parents were is something special. But back in the time of kings and princes and titles, you were a noble or you weren't. It wasn't earned or granted or even luck. You just were or were not.
This is the kind of elitist I am. I'm a tank and therefore I am better than other people. This privileged position allows me to mock anyone I feel like, except for other tanks of better lineage. By that I mean, from better guilds. Unless they're total asshats, in which case, I declare war, marry his daughter, kill their sons, and then burn down their castle while they're trapped inside. I try to be nice, but I can be spiteful. I'm pretty sure I just described the Nexus War.
Also I've been playing since vanilla, so I can trace my lineage back pretty far.
The other type of elitists are the capitalists, the landowners or merchants with their money and property and silly ideas of being anything more than peasants who don't know their place. These are of course the people who use gearscore and DPS meters. Ha. The peasants think their silly numbers make them worth something! Oh they amuse me.
If these capitalists attempt to take over society, I'll do what any sensible person does: start a socialist revolution, then betray its ideals in order to grab personal power. Have I mentioned that I once did an analysis of Stalin's leadership skills? Big surprise: he was terrible. That was a fun presentation. I didn't stand out all that much, since someone else did Martha Stewart.
But yes, by this analogy I will become a healer, intended to spread the heals and keep the group alive. Instead I'll be spiteful and let anyone die who I don't like. Before long the meters people will come in and remove me. But I'll be back. The nobility never go away forever.
And there we have it: a projected personal WoW story as symbol for Russian history.
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