WoW is a game I never thought I would meet someone on but I did. We are together 4 years now, getting engaged in the summer of 2012. We met because i was opening my mouth in stormwind about being a hotshot in pvp ( which I can openly admit im not but I was alot younger =P ) She kicked my butt and we fell in love. Now thats amazing but she never lets me forget the day we met , she owned me >.>
It really hasn't played that much other than allowing me to spend time with friends who are at great distances that I cannot easily spend time with outside of video games. Overall I do know people who have met others through Warcraft and various other videos games and have became close friends.
For relationships wow really hasn't been a huge thing for me but a close friend was originally the one to get me into wow.
i met my husband in world of warcraft during BC . He was a lvl 10 priest looking for a leather worker and i happened to be one. He was new to the game and i invited him into my guilds vent and we started talked and just really hit it off. Over the course of a few months he finally asked me to fly out and visit him. I did and it was the best decision i have ever made. MMOs are a place to find friendship and even love because it allows you to get to know someone without having to worry about physical appearance. You get to know that person for who they truly are without the pressure of trying to impress that person face to face. But i would like to thank Blizzard for making this game because it has lead me to the love of my life and many other life long friends. And that is what its all about, making friends and having a good time.
World of warcraft is this big thing my boyfriend and i share, we have a lot of fun together, he is not just my best friend, my every day company, my love... he is also my arena partner :D So i got to say that our love for video games and WoW has been a very nice sharing activity in our relationship.
It's funny, how Online Gaming can both kill, forge, and even strengthen friendships. It's hard not to lose a few friends now and again, certainly not once you jump into the amazing and fantastical world's of Azeroth or any of the countless others out there, but I've found that I've actually been making a lot of friends through online gaming, whether it be bumping into someone in the "real" world, as those of us who spend much of our time living in pixels call life, who also happens to play the same game as me or just coming across a kindred spirit or just someone who seems alright in said game(s).I've found that online gaming has grown to become a major cornerstone of the modern "social life", that you can now have hundreds, thousands of friends online and never have to meet them and rarely have to deal with the drama that might come with dealing solely with a small group of "real world" friends; you can quite literally never be alone once you jump into the world of space conflicts and dragon slaying.
Got married in game a week before my husband and I got married IRL :) Even have a wedding video somewhere :)
It's truly amazing how online gaming helps you with relationships. It's similar to online dating sites in a way; you meet new people you otherwise would have never met, and although you don't type in your 'interests' and your 'turn-ons', just playing this game that you enjoy for almost the same reasons instantly connects you to not only that one person you have the 'hots' for, but everyone around you. I've noticed that, either it be female or male, when I find out a person plays the same game as me, it instantly connects me to that person, and we begin talking as if we've known each other for years! As posted in the comments above, some of them have found true love with World of Warcraft (or other MMORPGs), but I think the most important relationship is truly friendship. You start having 'friends' shortly after you've made human contact outside your domestic household, and those friends help you become comfortable with yourself, and when your comfortable with yourself; you can truly open yourself up as a person and connect with someone deeply in a romantic relationship. Thus ultimately, friendship leads to love, and therefore I think that without friendship or societal acceptance, we could never form the bonds we have with that special someone. This age has forgotten that having a 'relationship' with someone can also simply mean a friendship, and it has mistakenly been usually referenced as 'romantic relationship'. It is imperative for societal progression that we see the most paramount relationship, in which is truly friendship (which, as previously stated, leads to romantic/intimate relationships). Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Single's Awareness Day! Don't forget to show the one you appreciate and enjoy having in your life extra kindness and companionship as you would wish upon yourself. Even just saying "Thanks for being my friend." will, no doubt, not only be a positive factor in that person's day and potentially week, but yours too!
My fiance and I met during BC in an SSC pug we were doing. I needed a vitality enchant and he was the only person in the raid with it. We chatted a lot on and off after that. He helped me farm a lot of my pets and achievements. He even did over 1 million damage in a day or two on blue dragonkin in Azshara to get me an azure whelping :) I think they had maybe 5-6k HP at the time, for reference! He kept asking me to join the guild he was an officer in for months, and when my guild fell apart, I joined. It was only a month or two after that we fell in love. A year and a half later we met, and got engaged shortly after. We've been living together ever since. Our wedding is set for December 15, 2013, which is exactly 4 years after we met for the first time IRL. :D
When I moved in with a friend, he went to work one day and I installed WoW on his computer, he came home and freaked out because "the plague" was on his pc :DThree years later we are engaged and both playing WoW, he is a mount collector with 161 mounts and I am a pet collector currently at 162! (he is also an achievement wh0re) we do many things together in game, he helps me farm new pets and I help him farm mounts :D Team work is a great thing for a relationship and WoW helps with that no matter how odd that sounds.He has farmed pets for me whilst I have been ill and brought me pets as gifts when I have been feeling down, I guess WoW is just another way for us to show each other we care in silly little ways, even to the point of paying 250k for a mount for him XD
Just a head's up, going to do one more day on this before I pick a winner =)
I met my wife playing Dungeons and Dragons Online about 6 years ago now. We ran with the same group of people. Eventually we formed up into a real guild and her and I talked quite a bit...there were always feelings but we were both seeing people so they were never really allowed to become substantial. Then one day I broke up with my girlfriend and when I logged on, my now-wife was very upset that her and her boyfriend had just split. I talked with her, helped to console her as best I could, and over the next few weeks the subject came up of us meeting. She lived in Michigan and I in Ohio so it wasn't a far drive, so we went for it...I took her out to dinner, we had a nice evening, and by the end of the weekend together we were completely enraptured with one another. A month later we moved in together, 2 months later we were engaged. We've now been married for over 2 years (had a long engagement) and still going strong, we play WoW together now for the past 5 years and it's fantastic!
More importantly: I do not allow online gaming to affect my relationships.
Getting the girlfriend to play with me was a great move in so many ways. Most importantly it decreased the amount of stress I was causing by spending a lot of time away from her (with people she hadn't considered "friends", thus adding a jealousy factor). When she joined the game all that negativity disappeared; when she finished leveling up and started raiding with us she was ecstatic (and a heck of a DPSer too :) ). Obviously this doesn't work for all women, but you should be dating gamer girls anyway.
I met a very dear friend of mine 3 or so years ago when I was doing my usual route through Nagrand with a 70 twink I had fun playing I happened to fly over the arena there and so did she and I tried killing her since I saw red name. But I took a quick recap and saw she was a blood elf dk so I held myself back from killing a fellow hordie after that I decided to talk to her and say sorry for almost doing what I was going to do and we just hit it off. We talked from there on and till this day I'm her wow buddy. Makes me glad to have been a 70 twink around that time or I would've missed out on a great relationship.
If it wasn't for MMO's i wouldn't have made so many friends across the globe. A lot of my WoW friends now play rift or starwars but we still keep in touch via msn :)
Both me and my wife play wow together. It has been a wonderful bonding experience.
Without online gaming, I literally never would have met my beautiful, wonderful wife! Three years ago, my Blood Elf Warlock met a sassy-sweet female Orc Hunter in the Blood of the Scribe World of Warcraft guild on the Boulderfist server. We were both in the high-sixties / low-seventies levels at the time and both still learning a lot about the game. But little did I know this Orc was played by the woman who would become my future wife :^). Of all the online games, all servers and all the guilds, fate brought us together across time and space as she was in Canada, I in the U.S. and today we are happily married. Thank you, thank you, thank you online gaming for making it possible for me to meet the Love Of My Life!
I was in WoW and saw someone asking for a tank, I responded to the message and raided. A few days later the same person needed a tank for something else and sent me a tell asking if I could go. I eventually became this person's tank in a sense and did not mind at all. We became friends and me and her exchanged facebook at first. After a few months our relationship grew stronger from there and we became very close. Long story short, 3 years later we just got married and I still tank for her :)
I have played wow since it first came out, When I met my husband 5 years ago I downloaded wow to his PC so he could play with me. He instantly fell in love with it and we have played together ever since. We have an 85 of nearly every class now and we always make pairs so we can level together. Online gaming has been a connection between the two of us since I introduced him to wow.