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11-04-2008 @ 6:53PM
Yep, ppl might say playing a game is pointless but so is a lot of things like mentioned sports. Brings me to, what does it matter if it's pointless as long as you enjoy it? Actually then again, it isn't pointless. Because you enjoy it.@Zep, that's where I would say you're wrong. Surprisingly as I've come to see more and more through my 3 years of Wow, is how Wow applies to everyone and people will have all kinds of relationships through this game. Couples, parents and kids, RL friend groups, families, old ppl, young ppl, famous ppl - you name it. That's one thing. The other is how many significant stories I've heard, like the one of Ezra (google it). Lastly is how I've seen it up close; two of my friends made a girl friend through Wow at about the exact same time, and they don't know each other. Also both of them are serious relationships, one friend visiting his GF in england for the second time now, soon moving there (from Norway). The other friend has his GF visit him from Sweden for like the second time. Both of my friends are ppl I wouldn't picture in relationships really, one is a total antisocial while the other is a guy with very special interests and attitude, yet the both found matching GF's through Wow. I think that's a bit too coincidental, so Wow has really convinced me of it's power.
11-05-2008 @ 8:01AM
I don't think it's coincidental at all. In fact, if you think about it, it's actually EXPECTED. WoW, after all, has gone beyond being just a game, it's a virtual world; and, as such, people will create and interact in all sorts of relationships. These relationships are very much human... even Normal. My mother and both my sisters play wow, not to mention my wife (I'm awash in a sea of virtual oestrogen, but that's another story). Our online relationships are somewhat different, but no more different then if I had a working relationship with one or more of them. I think this is because WoW has become another way to interact with people. It's not that WoW has some sort of "Power" to bring people together, it's more that people will develop relationships (even romantic ones) wherever they are if given enough time to interact. It has happened over AIM, through message boards, over the phone... hell, even snail mail has had its share of romance.In short, this kind of thing does not remotely surprise me.
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