The Priest as Destroyer of Guilds

March 22, 2007 by at 7:42 am • Filed Under Etc. 
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I wasn’t going to post this World of Warcraft thread because I’m trying to be Mr. Sensitive-Gamer this week, but some of the replies are too humorous to let pass: WoW is destroying my relationship! (Ya, I know. Get in line, buddy.)

Flash, level 6 posting alt of the Shattered Halls realm wrote:

I started playing this game around 2 years ago, my fiance was always !@@%%ing about it. till one day I she finally sat down to play (on my account, sorry blizz)
She loved it so much that she went out and got a new computer, and the game.

We started playing together, joined the same guild. then we had a disagrement about an item. (we are both warriors)

She went as far as transfering servers and changing names. . “We are cool and all, and I love you” she said, “but Idont want to play with you”

She is having “to much” fun chatting with her new guildies. 🙁

She plays around 16 hours a day on her days off. I dont see her anymore.
and she has gained a few pounds, her hair is a mess, and she dresses in sweats now?

Damn 🙁 I feel like crying

any advice?

Today’s winner of the Internet, Reply #11 by Listen, level 6 posting alt of Kul Tiras:

Do what thousands of women have done when their man chooses WoW over a healthy relationship.

Roll a priest, join her guild, and create drama.

That actually explains alot about some of the healers in my guild.



Comments

14 Responses to “The Priest as Destroyer of Guilds”

  1. roXet on March 22nd, 2007 7:54 am

    I can say, from experience, that if you going to play with your significant other, do NOT, under any circumstances, play the same class! I mean, WTF is wrong with this guy (assuming it’s true)? My wife and I play together and we try to make it a point to not even play classes with the same armor type.

    But I do remember the time she totally hosed me on the Staff of Dominance back in the day. =)

  2. Gemma on March 22nd, 2007 8:03 am

    Priest don’t always work like that. In my case it was my guild that destroyed me, the bastards.

    I dont understand why she went ‘as far as changing her name’, too much of a sentimental tie to the good ole times perhaps? It’s not like he couldn’t find her… it sounds like they live together or at least (used to) spend a lot of time living together.

    By her reaction, I’m guessing it was him that won the item :p

  3. Rose on March 22nd, 2007 9:16 am

    “Priest don’t always work like that. In my case it was my guild that destroyed me, the bastards.” For me, it’s Blizzard that destroyed me. Trust me when I say you are far better off as any other class in this game than a priest. Even shamans don’t have quite a big target painted over their heads.

    I usually quit the game rather than the guild, to save the guild from needless drama. Back when I first started playing WoW, I became an officer in another guild, and quit the game altogether (gave my account away) just so I didn’t have to take part in the constant loot whoring and complaints about raid slots. Hey, one less character means one more spot for y’all.

    I do admit that I was a bit less inclined to give my fiance sweet lovin’ when I was deeply mired in one video game or another. Now that I’m “in between games,” it’s quite nice. I never went so far as to make my hair a mess, though. That’s just unthinkable.

  4. wearfannypacks on March 22nd, 2007 11:34 am

    This stuff scares me, no joke.

    WoW is a great game, and I will always play it.. but I had to quit for a while and get back into some very involved life activities before I could go back. I now play, and it’s not so addictive that I pass up other things.

    A good relationship is one of the best things you can ever get in this life. It the fastest way to learn temperance, service, charity, focus, selflessness, altruism, ambition, and a strong will. Being alone, one can do that too, but it’s harder and slower. If a game is tearing that up, you WILL no doubt regret it. Flame if you will, but don’t come back sad in 20 years when you have no one.

    That being said.. I think that WoW is amazing and fun. I’ve learned that I enjoy it best when I quit playing each play session at a peak. If I play until I’m sick of it… I play too much and it leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

  5. Converge on March 22nd, 2007 3:06 pm

    ^^^^
    Well put

  6. Tormentus on March 22nd, 2007 4:21 pm

    here here!!

    /raises tankard of Mulgore Stout

  7. Gemma on March 23rd, 2007 2:19 am

    I guess I should be thankful my guild put me off my priests before Blizz could do it then, eh :p The guild was IRL friends and nonfriends and all the complications that it brought along. Yeuch.

    My SO played very casually up until recently when I left the guild with all his friends in, now he’s pretty much lost interest which I think will make him more sensitive to the amount of time I spend playing… but currently we’re doing the long distance thing anyway. If/when it comes to it, all he has to do is say the word: he is definately my priority.

  8. Gemma on March 23rd, 2007 2:21 am

    Um, that was me ^ honest. It’s friday, I’m not paying attention…

  9. celerie on March 23rd, 2007 5:50 am

    I’ve learned that I enjoy it best when I quit playing each play session at a peak. If I play until I’m sick of it … I play too much and it leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

    why? there’s nothing more frustrating to the other 4/9/24 ppl who have to replace you in the middle of the raid because you left right as everything was the most fun. stick it out until the end and make it up by raiding less often, imo.

  10. gesikah on March 23rd, 2007 7:24 am

    I can say, from experience, that if you going to play with your significant other, do NOT, under any circumstances, play the same class! I mean, WTF is wrong with this guy (assuming it’s true)? My wife and I play together and we try to make it a point to not even play classes with the same armor type.

    But I do remember the time she totally hosed me on the Staff of Dominance back in the day. =)

    Lrn2DKP, nub.

    Love you.

  11. Legolas on March 23rd, 2007 7:51 am

    Ran my wife’s gnome warrior through Gnomeregan the other day. She’s level 28 and she just wanted to get that instance out of the way, pugless.

    Anyway, the Supercharged Battleaxe drops.

    I tell her “Nice axe. But you’re almost 30, it’s only level 24, and we’ll get you your Warrior class Whirlwind Axe in just 2 more levels. So please just send it to Sparky, my Draenei Shaman, who’s only level 18 now.”

    “Sure,” she says. “Cool,” I think.

    Next day I get home. She’s on her Gnome, turning in quests, and ain’t it the damndest thing, she’s got that axe equipped.

    “Hey. Isn’t that the axe you’re supposed to mail to my Draenei?”

  12. Relmstein on March 23rd, 2007 8:44 am

    good stuff.

    It may suck sometimes that drama is created but if couples didn’t play together then I think half the priest and druid population would dissappear overnight.

  13. Cyndre on March 26th, 2007 6:23 am

    Ya… so, umm what moronic guy who has his better half actually gaming with him wouldn’t pass on every single item to keep her happy?

    Social Darwinism is what we call that in my neighborhood.

    Hell, I would run around in full Twill Armor set if it was going to be the difference between my wife quitting WOW or me getting my next piece of loot.

  14. Rose on March 26th, 2007 7:25 am

    I prefer to solo on my healers even though I often play games with my fiance, so I doubt it has anything to do with anything. We both prefer soloing, as it’s just more exp efficient and it’s our gaming style, but we’ll group together for group tasks.

    In other non-news, my 70 priest is officially dead, as her account expired last week.

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