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Demand Player Sovereignty [tr Istanbul + WoW]

ISEA Istanbul presents Demand Player Sovereignty Workshops by Third Faction :: September 10-13, 2011: See times and venues here (presenting for the first hour live in Istanbul and then continuing the program in World of Warcraft. To participate please join us on Demon Soul server (US) and message Myriammoore on the Horde side or MataHari on Alliance).

Demand Player Sovereignty or DPS is a movement in civil disobedience led by Third Faction. Our goal is to gain greater autonomy for the players of the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft not only to support the diverse and creative play styles that are created by the players, but also to earn the players a voice to change the rules of the game itself. The Third Faction Collective, will lead its members and volunteers in active engagement within both the game environment as well as outside it.

The rules of World of Warcraft are strictly designed to keep the player’s actions within the expected experience engineered by the game’s creators. That engineered experience however is one of war and conflict. Attempts to push the borders of acceptable gameplay are met with resistance on the part of the game creators. At best, the game is patched to remove the offending potential actions. At worst, the player is punished and their account taken away. The Terms of Service, which must be agreed to play the game, exist to control the social mores of the players. To achieve our goal, we subvert the deliberate factional conflict within the game, participating with our supposed enemies, exploring peaceful modes of play, and bringing the ideas of political player resistance to the in-game public forum.

Saturday Sep 10 11pm (PST) –9am (Istanbul) world times
Sabanci University Karaköy Communication Center, Istanbul Turkey 1st floor (2nd floor US) Toplantı Odası Room (map)
Meet in Orgrimmar

Sunday Sep 11 11pm (PST) — 9am (Istanbul) world times
Sabanci University Karaköy Communication Center, Istanbul Turkey 1st floor (2nd floor US) Toplantı Odası Room (map)
Meet in Stormwind

Monday Sep 12 Midnight (San Jose) — 10am (Istanbul) world times
Bankalar Caddesi 2, Karaköy, 34420, Istanbul Turkey (map)
cross-factional – Near Stonetalon

Tuesday Sep 13 4 am (San Jose) — 2pm (Istanbul) world times
Bankalar Caddesi 2, Karaköy, 34420, Istanbul Turkey (map)
Slutwalk! Orgrimmar.

For those in San Jose, the CADRE Laboratory for New Media SJSU will host players in Art 241 (at SJSU) will be set up to host people locally with machines that run World of Warcraft.

If you cannot find us please email info [at] thirdfaction.org


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