It seems that celebrity WoW players are more common than we first thought.
WoW Wednesday: How the Sims Saved this Stranger Things Star from a WoW Addiction
The revelation was made during Netflix's Geeked Week last week, where Netflix showcased and indulged in all things geeky on their platform. Over the course of five days, the online event explored five pillars of nerdom including film, comic books, fantasy, anime/animation and gaming. Throughout, viewers could enjoy exclusive trailers, clips and celebrity drop-ins - which on Thursday featured the cast of Stranger Things in conversation with host Felicia Day.
During a segment that featured Harbour and co-star Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Harbour found himself grilled on an off-camera comment about his WoW addiction.
"In 2005 I played the…the **** out of this game. Ruined my life for like a year. I mean, I was, like, out of my mind." Harbour said. "I was a Night Elf Warrior called Norad. He was, like, the second tank of my whole guild." Pretty fitting for the guy who plays a character known for punching first and asking questions later.
"So you were a raider?" Came Day's response. "Oh yeah." Said Harbour.
Putting aside the fact that a year of WoW is rookie numbers, it's fun to wonder if we'd be currently experiencing a Hopper played by someone entirely different if Harbour had stuck with WoW for a few more expansions.
For what it's worth, Harbor later credited The Sims with providing his moment of clarity as he watched his Sim emulate his own life in-game, by refusing to work on his career to instead play video games.
With that, we must take Harbour's comment with a grain of salt. Any Sims player knows that getting your Sim to do one thing instead of another is a pretty simple process. But we're happy that Harbour managed to turn his life around either way - even if we do hope to see Norad floating around Azeroth at some point.
On a serious note - WoW can bring a lot of joy and much-needed escapism to a huge swathe of our readers. And it's important to have fun. But if anyone is having a 'David Harbour moment' and feels like it might be taking its toll, don't forget that support is out there.