Muse on MMOs.

Welcome to a new feature here on KiaSA, Muse on MMOs, where we analyse the lyrics of popular English alternative rock band Muse and show that they are all secret gurus of the MMO genre and have subverted the indie music scene with their hidden messages of advice and insight for MMO players around the world.

First up is the song New Born, lets have a look at what its lyrics tell us.

Link it to the world
Link it to yourself
Stretch it like a birth squeeze
The love for what you hide
For bitterness inside
Is growing like the new born
When you’ve seen, seen too much
Too young, young
Soulless is everywhere

A valuable lesson for all on the idolatry and linking of loot in guild chat, I think you’ll all agree.

Hopeless time to roam
The distance to your home
Fades away to nowhere

A damning indictment of Lord of the Rings Online’s travel times there, I fear.

How much are you worth?
You can’t come down to earth
You’re swelling up
You’re unstoppable
Cos you’ve seen
Seen too much
And too young

Ah, the endless dangers of ego inflation and inevitable burnout among raiding Main Tanks.

Soulless is everywhere
Destroy the spineless
Show me it’s real
Wasting our last chance
To come away
Just break a silence
Cause I’m drifting away
Away from you

It shouldn’t take one of England’s finest bands to tell people to defend their flag carrier in Warsong Gulch, but they do it anyway, thus helping hapless Alliance players everywhere. Such is the greatness and the generosity of Muse.

Proof, if ever there was made up proof, that Muse are secretly preaching the MMO gospel through the medium of progressive electronic rock opera.

See you next time on Muse on MMOs.

3 thoughts on “Muse on MMOs.

  1. Caspian

    Muse of course continue their MMO advice in ‘Starlight’

    ‘Far away, this ship has taken me far away’ (This undoubtedly refers to travel between WoW’s two principal continents, although Matt Bellamy will have been surprised at ending up in Booty Bay)

    ‘Far away from the memories of the people who care if I live or die’ (A not so subtle dig at healers who DPS spec, and are therefor in some way accountable for repeated respawning)

    ‘The starlight, I will be chasing your starlight’ (A note to people not be debuffed with anti-stealth spells)

    ‘Until the end of my life, I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore’ (He has finally been overwhelmed by undercutting in the dangerous world of the auction house)

    ‘Hold you in my arms, I just wanted to hold you in my arms’ (It’s not the most effective crowd control I can think of, but you have to work with that you have)

    ‘My life, you electrify my life’ (Puzzling here, as I would have thought that the preferred mage spec would have been fire)

    ‘Let’s conspire to re-ignite’ (Please see prvious line – probably dual speccing)

    ‘All the souls that would die just to feel alive’ (This is almost certainly the game mechanic where people will suicide to get a quick trip back to the respawn point)

    ‘I’ll never let you go’ (He’s talent specced crowd control to a high degree)

    ‘If you promise not to fade away, never fade away’ (A dig at rogues this time, clearly he’s been ambushed from stealth and stun-locked to death just once too often)

    ‘Our hopes and expectations’ (His love affair with fantasy MMO’s is coming to an end, crushed by bad healers and lethal rogues)

    ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ (So he subs to Eve Online)

    I hope this is helpful…

  2. FraidOfTheLight

    I look forward to The Bible/The Koran/The God Delusion/ on MMOs.

    I mean, the first chapter of the book of Genesis is clearly a description of the process of creating an online world.

  3. Fuzzy

    When I read the title, I was hoping deep down inside that you were referring to the band. Huzzah.

    *gets sucked into the mmo supermassive*

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