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Breakfast Topic: Meeting WoW folks


I've met some really cool people playing World of Warcraft. With the exception of a small handful of my RL friends, most of them are just friendly voices on Ventrilo. I had the opportunity to hang out with a guildie last spring. It was an awesome time.

We had been running lowbies on a new server. We had a Warrior, a Rogue, a Warlock and a Shaman that we were leveling together. All but the Warlock player live in Las Vegas. decided to spend part of his spring break with us. I went to pick him up at the airport holding a sign with his character name on it- probably not the strangest thing you'll ever see at McCarran International Airport. With the exception of a couple dinners out, we spent the entire weekend playing WoW. No casinos, no strip, no shows, no clubs- just WoW. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

We set up a four player LANin the spare bedroom, along with a fridge full of beverages and an air mattress should we ever decide to sleep. We got a few levels, four-manned some instances, pwned some n00bs*, and laughed a lot. I wasn't sure what to expect. He was a good guy in game, and I had my trusted companions along with me if anything went awry. It's definitely an experience I wouldn't mind repeating.

Have you ever met any of your WoW buddies outside of game?

* As we were running into Uldaman, a full group of the opposite faction tried to gank us. Even they out-manned and out-leveled us, we still took them down. It was beautiful.

Filed under: Events, WoW Social Conventions, Virtual selves, Breakfast Topics, Instances

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