i met my boyfriend in my cata raiding guild. we've been together for 2 years. ^_^
Little late for Catfish, but about 3 years ago I met this guy who just joined my guild. We instantly became best friends and we dated for a while, skyping every day. Never had the opportunity to meet due to work/school and the fact that he was from eastern Canada and I am on the west coast. Eventually we broke up though and went our separate ways. I still chat with him on Steam every once in a while, but our days of playing wow together are just memories now.
My boyfriend and I met WoW. We were in the same guild in BC, and as the token shadow priest he gave me a lot of grief for not being holy instead. Something about "Do what your class was intended to do"....
I doubt ill get on catfish (I don't really care :P) but i wish the best of luck to any other peeps goin for it!But that mount would be pretty cool
many friends many stories
before me and my friend became friends we were just some people who were in the same math class. One day i decided to bring a world of Warcraft book to school to read to learn more about the lore. He saw me and he decided to give me his battle tag. that night i added him we played with a few of his friends on Skype, and all of us have been friends since then.
I used to server hop and only play with a couple casual acquaintances but nobody very serious until I transferred to Arthas-US. I was playing a Paladin then and was hanging out in Stormwind when this guy came up to me asking If I'd tank Naxx (WotLK version) with him. I told him no because I had only ran one raid before and that was as ret in vanilla wow and I also didn't have gear to tank. He wouldn't take no for an answer and was being a real pain in the ass about it so I finally agreed and him and the guild bought me some Icebane gear. I joined the guild he was in which was called Twisted, which consisted of mainly him and about 5 others and we have known each other for 6+ years now. We've known each other for so long and have had so many experiences and seen each others lives progress in such varying degrees there's no where near enough space to type out even a glimpse of it. I can't explain the the deepness of the friendship my friends and I have made that I've met online, in some ways I trust and value them more then friends I know in person. The internet and video games can be positive and negative and I've had plenty of both due to them and myself but meeting the people I met in World of Warcraft and the experiences we made in game and out of game will stay in my memory until I lose it.
One of my great friendships in WoW was when I was on Galakrond and met this guy I never had any intention of meeting before. We met, had NOTHING similar about each other but we still had a friendship that grew over time. It just shows you how much a bond can create by hacking and slashing the horde scum. :P
I met my first friend on WoW (I'm antisocial) and i'm still friends with him today!
I met some wonderful guildies over the years who I've come to really get to know well. It moves past just the game and it feels like I know them in person.
When I first started playing WoW, back in the earliest days of Classic, I joined with some irl friends, and sadly found how flaky they were in real life translated to flakiness in-game, so I left the guild we created together and joined a new one. I quickly made friends in this guild, and it worked out well as I was a late-night person on the East Coast, playing and eventually raiding on a West Coast Server. The guild I joined made changes over the years, some guildies came and went, and even a civil war broke out with most of the guild leaving and we reformed into a cooler, stronger more connected guild named Evolution. Even when we made alts on other servers, we told the guild so they could join in on the fun. Years passed, friendships grew stronger, even an in-guild irl marriage or two (Miss you CeeCee and Ghebee) and we even had a cross-country party or four, usually meeting in Washington State. One of the last parties Evo-parties was the one I was able to attend, and the people I only knew from chat, pictures, and distant voices over Ventrilo were the same people in real life. Though most have left Evolution after game-malaise set in, going to other servers permanently, other guilds, or other games entirely, we still talk: phone, Facebook, meeting up in Borderlands or other new flavors that we as a group still try out. I'll never forget those raids, late-night Vent sessions, dirty jokes, lame memes, recurring gags both in and out of game. They may fade, but as long as the nostalgia remains, the friendships will never die. Life lesson: Don't forget the people you play with are more than just 0's and 1's across the vastness of the Twisted Nether and expanse of miles and kilometes around the Earth. They could be your next best friend, drinking buddy, bro, lover, or person you enjoy kickin' it with in game.
I re-subbed after a 2+ year hiatus right around when patch 5.4 hit. One day, while waiting for Huolon to spawn on the Timeless Isle, I saw a modest female blood elf trying her hardest to jump up the broken structure near the bridge, Timeless Isle's own little "jumping puzzle". Having spent many hours camping Huo for his mount, I had become quite adept at how to successfully navigate the entire structure.I started helping her first by example, then by actually PMing some pointers for more confusing parts (no this 'jumping puzzle' is not extravagant, but it can get annoying for first-timers). By the time we made it to the top, a friendship had already been formed.A few months gone by now and we rarely see eachother in-game but thanks to Battle-Tag/RealID we keep in touch regularly (her main is actually alliance on another server). She introduced me to some of her family and close friends that also play WoW and I've even started to dabble in raiding thanks to them. Her and I have even both gone through some big(ish) real-life changes and were there to help the other out with advice and support.Cheers to her and to anyone else who's found a good friend(s) in or out of WoW. =)
had a friend back when i started in classic wow it was just simple dungeons and bgs things like that but through BC and WOTLK it grew to more in a simple aquantince we had some real heart to heart talks things we liked or wanted to do and what our real lifes where like and just socializeing and haveing fun but when cata came out he stopped playing for awhile i took some breaks from the game from time to time but i have never seen him since
Back in the days of vanilla, we used wow as a way to keep in touch with friends and such that moved away or couldn't hang out. Things have changed from back then though. We used to go out paint-balling, bowling, and out to the movies as a guild. Things eventually broke up and people moved on, but I still have the memories of us hanging out in RL, and on wow. Good memories.
I have made many friends on wow, but I have also made many friends outside of the game that I have come to find out play as well. I moved away from where I grew up for school and then work, the game really helps me stay close to some of my friends. Whether it is doing dungeon runs or just chatting over the message system, I am grateful that this medium exists to help me maintain the bonds of those friendships.
I lucked up and managed to meet a really, really nice guy on WoW. We haven't met irl yet, due to infuriating craziness in our lives/schedules, sadly. I really hope we get to meet soon, it's been a long time coming.I've met plenty of really cool friends on WoW, who I'd love to meet with in real life one day, but I've missed out on every chance, thusfar, due to IRL craziness. :(I'm certainly not the type to want to meet for the first time on what seems to be a reality TV show, but I suppose I hope you find your people!(Sidenote: That Iron Skyreaver mount is awesome!)
Have to say i have many friends in wow. Also they have similar interests, so it works out pretty well since there's lots of things to discuss and talk about.
I had a pretty close guild of friends during Vanilla and the BC and Wrath expansions. We raided on a regular basis, and enjoyed our time in Azeroth. I've known them only in-game for years. I grew closest with a mage, Amelan, his shaman wife, Linnea, and a druid that played the Big Bear song on Ventrilo as he tanked our raids named Der (I'll leave their real names out). I still play Starcraft 2 with my druid friend and we exchanged phone numbers. I am Facebook friends with Amelan and Linnea to this day even though they quit playing. We actually had a Catfish moment too. After years of playing together, and only living 3 hours apart at the time, my wife and I finally met up with Amelan and Linnea for lunch at a bar-b-que joint in Rochester. We talked WoW, life, and how weird it was matching faces to Ventrilo voices and WoW avatars. We left the restaurant a few hours later with a new set of IRL friends and not just internet strangers. If we lived closer, I bet we'd hang out. I text Der often, but have never met him IRL. Maybe one day.
Hm....can't actually say I've made any lasting friendships in WoW- mostly because I'm a person of few friends and prefer to make friends face to face.But I recently ran into someone from my old server in an ordos group that I used to farm warbringers and bones with... does that count? lolSome nice stories on here though.
Not going to lie, I used to hate WoW! Hated it for so long my reason was the foundation for some of my relationships. "I would NOT date a guy who played World of Warcraft." It all started from a guy I had dated who had played WoW who seemed to had forgotten we were dating for two and half month. Needless to say we broke up. For years this fuel for my "NO WoW" fire.Until I met my current fiancee. We met by chance on an online dating site. He was charming, sweet, and dorky. Perfect in other words. It wasn't until I was already a smitten (cinder)kitten he admitted he did like and play World of Warcraft. Mental anguish! Oh What to do? Do I break my own rules or do I walk away?Instead, I decided to be fair. I gave World of Warcraft a chance. He bought me an account. He taught me how to play; five years later I am HOOKED. Hard core hooked. We have had to give it up for some hard times here and there, but always we return together. Even planned a grooms cake to be a Murlok for him. So while we might not have MET over Warcraft, it was Warcraft that made us a better couple. He changed my mind and I am thankful.