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4-23-2010 @ 10:29AM
Ah, this one hits a bit close to home for me. You ladies gave Raging some good advice. If he keeps nagging and pushing his friend, then he's going to lose his leveling partner really fast.My similar bit o' drama:My best friend and I started WoW together. We'd played City of Heroes and Final Fantasy XI together, but WoW was going to be 'our' game, one we would get into together, learn together, and really experience as a team. In the cases of CoH and FFXI, we dragged each other into games where we already had high-level mains. Much fun was had, but still.We made a couple ally characters as a way to test the waters. Human warrior for me and human mage for him. We had a great dynamic for noobs. We didn't rely on any web sites to teach us, just going by gut feeling, what the tutorials could tell us, and friendly advice from higher-level players. We were still noobs, but we were having fun with it. We saw the world together and it was awesome.We leveled together, the only time we played was if we needed to gather mats (I was a blacksmith and needed about 7000 pieces of Thorium). No questing while the other wasn't around, and minimal killing of mobs.We had some great times, and enough fun experiences that I could probably write a book (or at least a long magazine article). But, things change. Specifically, he became soulbound while I'm BoE and still waiting to be equipped.Suddenly, he wasn't around as much. Not a problem for me, as I had plenty of solo alts. But then I saw him online... he'd leveled. he was doing things with his wife on what was "our characters". Going to dungeons I hadn't, experiencing parts of the game I hadn't, and leveling faster than me so I couldn't keep up. I'll admit I was hurt. ... Okay, that's an understatement. I went full-blown emo. At about level 73, we agreed to try to stay close to each other even if we couldn't play together. Still hurt any time I saw him running a dungeon with her while I was running around the Tundra or Dragonblight. But, we were still talking in-game so that was something. Thankfully, I managed to extract my head from my posterior and learned to just have fun with the game. The three of us started doing dungeons together and I learned how to be a better tank. Wife unit is a healer so we didn't have a hard time finding a pug. We also had our fair share of arguments, but it was generally fun playing with them. My friend and I managed to find a night when we were both free. we were both 79 and both had a good number of quests in Storm Peaks. So, naturally, we did them together... and managed to ding 80 on the same quest hand-in. A perfect end to our leveling pact, even with the bumps along the way.~~~~~I'm sure it sounds like I've got a vendetta against my best friend's wife. I admit we've had a few arguments (especially when she told me I wasn't "playing the game right" because I wanted to quest and skip the dungeons), but we've become close friends since then. She's still my healer of choice when it comes to dungeons and raids.~~~~~TL;DR : "Dude needs to chill."
4-23-2010 @ 10:35AM
I'm glad that had a happy ending. I was worried for a minute.
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