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8-16-2009 @ 9:13PM
I'm not an RP'er. That's probably why I can't see WoW as a reflection of life. Depending your beliefs, there are no corpse runs and more specifically, WoW really can't reflect the real losses that we handle. Losses like these. (to me)I applaud you for the perspective though and I'm sorry for your loss. I appreciate seeing things in a different light. My difficulty with RP is finding where it's a reflective enough of life... I try to get in the mindset but it's just not for me so I give a thumbs up to those like you who can make the connections and offer me a perspective I'm not unique enough to have. See, my mother had been battling with cancer and I too moved home for a while to look after her and the family and WoW became my own little world (at home) for a short period but only because it was easier. Much easier than life. My mom gets a disease and there's no cleansing totem that could pulse it away, there's no gear I could give her to buff her resistances or food to give her extra stam to deal with her pain. I couldn't do anything but be there. I was powerless. More importantly, I couldn't fight the culprit that cast the darn thing on her. My frustration with it all is what leads me to a virtual world to escape when I can't leave the house. But not to be who I want to be because in the game I am always me but it's to do what I want to do. Risk it all and die but never lose. Be infected and instantly cured. Be weaker and grow way stronger. Single-handed battles with things that aren't recommended to be taken on along. Not just because I can, but because in real life, if I could... I would. Understanding what I can do with my limitations is what makes me a gamer, but I don't know how to translate that enough to allow a virtual world to be my reality... if but a moment. I don't even know if it's ok to RP as yourself. I'm really in the dark when it comes down to it. If it is ok, then maybe I'm a little closer than I thought. In any case... again... thanks for the perspective. I like perspectives that are different than mine where I can 'see' it even if I don't fully understand it.
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