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1-08-2009 @ 8:06AM
Keep her away!
1-08-2009 @ 10:03AM
You should get her to play WoW, specially since she seems interested in the game and in your activities.I can tell you from the other point of view (I'm a girl.. and after about 2 years of playing it I convinced my boyfriend to play too). And it's great! The game is a whole lot better now, since we enjoy it together. Think about a normal day... you're at work 8 hours + 2 hours on the road back and forth. When you get home.. you should be doing something together as a couple. If you go raiding.. she watches TV.. it's really not that cool as when you do something together. :)There are slight drawbacks (I bought him 3x epic flight skills up to now.. for each new cool main he decided to play).. but then again, after 4 years of WoW making gold is no longer an issue.And really, the benefits of playing together compensate more than enough the slight drawbacks you might have in the game!
1-08-2009 @ 11:58AM
I'm in the same boat as Esk up there. Started playing WoW before my boyfriend, and eventually convinced him to come join me. Before that, I was in a relationship with a guy who played WoW a fair bit, and I always found it somewhat isolating since my computer was too poor to run it.However, now, I really enjoy having my significant other available to play with. You've always got someone who can help you out, and who you can help. It's exciting to watch each other progress, and surprisingly, you still have a good deal of personal freedom on WoW. I could go make my Draenei shaman [male] dance nekkie on a mailbox and since we're not constantly glued together, he would have no idea.If you think it's something you would enjoy, definately introduce her. It's worth a few epic fliers, dontcha think?
1-14-2009 @ 1:34AM
My wife and I both work busy schedules and rarely have time to spend together, when we do we chose to slay the horde together and raid with our guild this is "our" activity is that wrong?
1-08-2009 @ 1:31PM
I'm the same as Esk and Pyornthe. I played WoW for quite a while but was very casual and usually only played over summer and winter break so I could focus on school. (I should really start doing that again, but, I'm an addict.)I kept trying and trying to convince my boyfriend to play, but he would have none of it. He teased me for playing something so nerdy and was more of a console guy. At the time, he also didn't have a computer as good as mine. (Yes, how horrible for him. His girlfriend had the better computer.)Finally, for Christmas, around the time BC came out, I bought him vanilla WoW. He was like, oh man, why did you buy this? But he played the trial and ended up liking it. Although for a while he thought the idea of paying monthly for a game was absurd, so I think I bought him a subscription card whenever I wanted to play so he would play with me. I was totally an enabler.Now he plays more than me, and it kind of ticks me off that he's better than I am. I've never been a great gamer, I guess, but I still know things he doesn't: yesterday he didn't know you could hit ESC to stop attacking Maexxna and we wiped partially because of it - but he's the one the raid leaders whisper to group with, not me. It's a bit annoying. Partially it's the class (he's a rogue, I'm a warlock), partially it's his tenacity (he'll stay in LookingForGroup ALL DAY and run things as often as possible, while that starts to wear on me after a while and I'm shy to advertise in LFG sometimes) and partially it's because I have to go to school and he's currently sitting on his ass unemployed. The other day I asked him to /played and he's logged literally twice as much time into his level 80 than I have into mine, though even with school and alts I got to 80 just a few days after him.So, it's fun to play together, but be aware there will be little issues if she's the type to get jealous if you progress faster than she does (or seemingly so). But I mean, I don't give him that much crap. I just try that much harder to be a better player, you know? I don't regret introducing him to the game. Usually. ;P
1-08-2009 @ 3:04PM
well, i play with my boyfriend, and honestly this game would be much too boring if i didn't
1-08-2009 @ 3:12PM
I play WoW with my fiance who got me into it three or so years ago, and we love playing together! We have a daughter who's not quite a year old, so she goes to bed very early at night. Our leisure activities, however, have to stay at near silent level so as not to wake her.. so WoW with headphones is something we love to do :).That being said.. if you feel you need your virtual space, but she's interested in playing and wants to learn more about the game, I'd encourage her to roll on a different realm. Maybe one you have a few alts on so that you can spare her 50g here or there, but nothing where you'll have to have your main running to help her all the time if you think it'll come to that.
1-09-2009 @ 7:45PM
My vote is leave it up to here. If she wants to then there is one more thing in common that you can do, but don't make her play. But be forewarned. BO NOT WAKE HER UP AT 3AM TO FILL THE LAST SLOT IN YOUR RAID!
1-09-2009 @ 9:13PM
Same boat here as well!It's better the 2 of you play because it is a form of communication.I still remember the old days when I don't play WoW. My boyfriend was raiding for 3+ hours. That's suck.
1-10-2009 @ 10:04PM
I'm myself a girlfriendWe have our "alone toon" and some that we wait the other to be there to level it upHe now prefers to play with me, and its keeping him from addiction, cause I control more the time we playHe helps me level mine too, cause he wants to raid with meWe try to have professions that will help both but don't go in competition, so we kinda do everything we need without having many many toons eachIn conclusion, play with your girlfriend is fun for both, but both have to love it
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