Another Day IRL
Okay first, I did a really bad job of cropping that photo. I was hoping to avoid revealing that I bought a leather couch when we have two giant, clawy, dogs. I know, what was I thinking. It’s been covered up with unattractive covers since it arrived. Yeah … I have no idea. But anyway, there we are waiting.
So yesterday I had a quest irl. The furnace has a device attached to it that magically clears the air of sinus-headache causing bad juju for me. THE LIGHT WAS BLINKING! SYSTEMS FAILING! CALL THE LEARNED MAGE!
Oddly I didn’t know at the time that that is just what I was doing. What the hell am I on about? I met another WoW player IRL! First time … well I don’t count my son-in-law. I’ll refer to him as Tichondrius to protect his identity since he’s on a PvP server and I don’t want anyone ganking him on my street or anything.
It was so nice to talk WoW irl and interesting too. He said he frequently sees people playing WoW when he arrives on a call. What was interesting was that they are never his age, they are probably closer to mine. Not that close, but still.
Interesting also was many of his friends moved on to other games on the release of MoP, one of the complaints seemed to be the big changes to talents and some classes play style. On that one I’m no judge, I have an extreme case of “it is what it is.” I guess a lot of people don’t want to relearn their class every expansion. It probably depends on what you play. I really enjoyed all the changes to Warlocks, your mileage would vary depending on class.
He’s on a realm with a queue! I didn’t know they were out there! I don’t think Fenris has had a queue since it was born. I told him about Drak’Tharon, if he was looking to transfer to a quieter PvP server well that would be it. Definitely no queues there.
I asked if his wife played, he said she did show an interest when she saw a female Blood Elf, so I guess those Blood Elves were a good call.
We commiserated about finding a good guild. My opinion is that is was a lot easier pre-LFD, LFR, as you got to know people when you grouped before joining a guild. Not that I don’t think those were great additions but they cut down on interaction with other players on your server. World bosses seem to be the group quests of today.
He thought he’d give League of Legends a try. I of course went to read about it, sounds interesting. Hmm … I don’t know, I might just have a look sometime.
See! Real life can be exciting too sometimes! Today is another rl day. I have to go to the vet’s and get groceries. What do you think? Should I wear a WoW t-shirt in the hope that my vet will finally reveal she’s a Resto Druid? I mean really, that’s what she’d have to be. I’ll bet she is. She’s the right demographic apparently … older.