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1-30-2011 @ 8:09AM
Most times these days pugs end up a horror show, but during Wrath, before the dungeon finder tool, I had an awesome pug experience. I was asked by someone I had met in a pug to heal him and a couple fresh 80 guildies and help those guys gear up. I had nothing else going on so I agreed. Starting a H VH and running all over Northrend with these guys, I ended up talking for hours with one in particular, the fresh 80 hunter. Now, nearly 2 years later, he and I are married, still play together and raid together. He's moved on to a bear tank and we still pug occasionally when the guildies aren't around, and we have met some awesome, funny individuals and groups, and had our share of omfgwtf groups, but nothing compares to accepting a random invite to do some heroics and meeting the love of your life.
1-30-2011 @ 8:29AM
congratulations! =)This story totally made my day!
1-30-2011 @ 9:02AM
Wow!! Talk about an amazing way to sart the day. An awesome case of the warm fuzzies! Thank you for sharing that, and imo you should share it next time blizzard has one of their 'what has warcraft done for you' moments.
1-30-2011 @ 9:34AM
Sure beats E-Harmony
1-30-2011 @ 9:37AM
The chances of meeting a perfectly matching personality on the internet is pretty slim as it is. Meeting one in a PUG? Wow, you got very, very lucky! Congrats to both of you.
1-30-2011 @ 9:42AM
Thanks guys :) Definitely will have to share it with Blizz they'll probably do one of those here this coming month I would think!
1-30-2011 @ 9:51AM
Thank you for a great start to the morning. I checked this topic to see what I assumed would be the same horror stories I have had, and was really surprised to see it begin this way. Congratulations to you both!
1-30-2011 @ 11:29AM
I almost have to call this first post BS.....or more tactfully too good to be true.
1-30-2011 @ 12:00PM
This story adds a new dimension to "Pick-Up Group".
1-30-2011 @ 1:05PM
@Tim -- no its not BS. Sorry you're so negative to think that something like this cannot be reality and that all the people who play are complete jerks and bsers. Just not the case. Its all about attitude. I am very happily married and was totally lucky to meet the most amazing man via a pug. Its not really any different than going to the club and meeting someone from out of town. We raid on US-Elune, with the guild Socially Awkward, alliance side. All in all be nice to your pugs, you never know what kind of friendship may spark from it.
1-30-2011 @ 1:39PM
@ItaniusI'm trying to think of a pre-made group where you find your love.Not thinking of anything... :DLets just call this an epic story, and pray to god that more tanks and healers queue. My warlock and hunter need groups! I'm too used to instant queues on my hybrid classes.And because I'm feeling especially bubbly from the OP, more emoticons!^.^ :D o.0 =] *-* >.> :O
1-30-2011 @ 5:44PM
Stella,Thank you for your insightful post! You hit the nail on the head, IMO. For those of you who can't be bothered to read long posts, I'd urge you to reconsider for this one!+1!
1-31-2011 @ 1:12PM
Stella,You have put my exact feelings into words. Thank you for this and I really do hope that it hits home with the people who have the authority to make the right call.In TBC when I first started it went like this ..LFG builds friendshipsFriendships build guildsGuilds build the communityAnd the community is why I logged on every day.I used to feel a part of SOMETHING. Now, I just feel like I'm playing a video game with a bunch of strangers who are out for them selves, f*** everyone else. It used to be so much more than this.
1-31-2011 @ 1:25PM
Stella:Amazing post, and absolutely true. I wish I could give it more thumbs up.
1-31-2011 @ 3:00PM
Stella,That was a really long way of saying "Things were better when it sucked." Was it cool to bond with the people in pugs? Sure. Was it cool to spend an hour spamming LFG, assembling the group, and traveling to the dungeon, only to have the tank drop? No. Was it cool to never finish those dungeons quests at an appropriate level? No. Was it cool trying to pug your daily heroic, only to sit in Dalaran spamming trade for 45 minutes? No.I'll take the LFD tool all day, everyday.
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