Jul 9th 2010 3:04PM My spouse didn't start playing wow for about a year after I did. He just couldn't figure out how it held my interest so well, until he tried it. But, by the time he started, I was max level and raiding, and he was just learning. For almost a year I left him mostly alone, I was busy raiding and he was becoming an auction master, but his play skills were definately not at a raiding level. Then 'disaster' struck - my guild moved on without me. So, guildless and raidless, i finally took the time to work with him on his spec and rotation and group play. Wow what a difference a little time made. I'm so luck to have a patient spouse - and i should have been running with him more all along. He's still not really a raider, but when we're short a person he's always willing to fill in, and to step out when needed too. I'm so very very proud of his generosity. So, what started out a bit stressful has worked for us. Of course, we have 20 years of marriage practice to help out :)
Jun 29th 2010 2:21PM My hubby and i are just about your age - he's 64 and i'm 52. i got hooked on wow thanks to some folks i used to work with, and he started playing to keep me company. He doesn't read well, so learning the game has been a real challenge for him. For a long time i left him to his own devices, but eventually i started helping him with research and information, and spending more time just running together. We're still learning to game together, but it's certainly been fun. He's getting pretty good - especially for a person who never even used a pc much. We're in a great guild together, and our guildmates just love how helpful and patient he is with everyone. He is a master of the auction house, knows the prices for everything and makes lots of gold buying and selling there, which he uses to help our guild and friends. He also is doing well enough in raids to be our pinch-hitter, the person that is always willing to come and fill in for whoever is missing, no matter how far along we are (or arent) that particular week.
Occasionally we run across the arrogant and unkind players - but, to be rude to him is to bring down the wrath of an entire guild. On our small server, that's something :)
May 28th 2010 2:41PM I wish it were as simple as 'horde this' or 'alliance that'. In this game, just like in real life, there are bullys. Some of them are very skilled, and the theory that what goes around comes around doesn't seem to pan out. It only takes a few very dedicated psychopaths to make life miserable for an entire faction. Cases in point: the druid who daily camped the portal into org picking off lowbies who came in flagged, for months. The priest who camped the hodir questing areas with serious pvp gear and skill, maintaining a war for months. The guild group that shut down the entire walrus men questline by taking and keeping control of a certain cave in borean tundra for the first several days of wotlk. The druid who followed a young player (like, 12 yrs old) all day killing him again and again, until he logged.
I left the pvp server, cost me nearly $100 to move all my toons. But it let me get back to the game i love, without the griefers. Why do people think its fun to do something like that to someone? With total anonymity and no repercussions, people do terrible things for entertainment.