Blizzard's World of Warcraft is the biggest MMORPG ever. So big, in fact, that everyone and his mother is playing it… literally.
It used to be that a boy could play his favorite game all night and mean old Mom would be none the wiser about it.
But when WoW's so popular that Mom's playing too, Junior runs the risk of getting busted. In the thread linked below, little boy Brion makes a rather innocent-sounding forum post at 3:30 AM. Trouble is, his mother notices because she reads that same forum. She responds:
"Pardon me for hijacking the thread, here.. But, Brion - if you don't want your mother to know you were up and on the computer at 3:29 in the morning - DON'T post on a forum that she reads. Busted. Grounded."
Sure, she could have just told him he was grounded when she saw him in the morning, but where's the fun in that? Mommies feel the need to dish out occasional pwnage too. It's so much more 2005 to run your family virtually anyway.
"Son, go fetch me a switch… from Burning Woods."