Apr 15th 2010 10:27AM Wow... you really paid money for the Spectral Tiger? I wish I could have found it just so I could sell it to all the idiots that are willing to drop 1500 bucks on a VIRTUAL item. I am a pet/mount whore and I will probably buy this mount, but if I had ever gotten a Spectral Tiger card... the potential pile of cash would very effectively stop me from ever redeeming the card. That kind of money I'd much rather spend in real life.
Jan 15th 2010 1:09PM @Caliea: I actually reported it to Google before reporting it here... and I'm sure I'm not the only one who did. Hopefully not too many people fell for it!
Jan 15th 2010 1:08PM Awwww, I must have not been the only one to send this in... no credits for the tip!
Jan 2nd 2010 2:00AM I'll take one! Just don't know which.
Dec 29th 2009 1:46PM MMmmmmmmm /roll (100-100). This would be so awesome to win! I didn't get to go this year but having the pet would be cool.
May 19th 2009 3:12PM This definitely applies to me. I lost a lot of my RL friends when I left my husband, as most of them had been mutual friends and they sided with him in the split. So my friends in-game became the closest friends I have. Unfortunately I live in Canada and my closest friends live in OK, TX, NY, CA and SC.
A year and a half ago my company sent me to a course in the US for work, and I was able to choose my location between Dallas and Chicago. It just so happened I had three guildies in Dallas and four more just a few hours north of there, so I chose Dallas and made plans to meet those guildies. We had a drunken good time in one guildie's backyard/swimming pool and the married guild members even brought their kids!
Now we've all gotten together three times. The first time there were 8 of us, the second time 12, and the third time we had 14!! More guild members come every year and we have a blast. I've taken to using my vacation to go there; I can't afford to go anywhere exotic, but I can afford one plane ticket once a year. My trips down to Texas to party with the guildies are pretty much the highlight of my year now and I can't wait to go again.
We don't even play WoW when we get together... and when we are playing WoW together, we all talk about RL stuff like kids, work, houses, etc. I know when my friends move on to a new game I will probably move with them; it's not about WoW at all but really about the people I met there. The game is fun but the people are far more important to me.
And yes I do have RL friends around home now, but still haven't met anyone I've gotten as close to as my guild friends. We've had our drama moments and even some soap opera moments but the core group of the guild is a group of friends that I think will stay together through thick and thin for a long time.