Happy you all!
i am thankful for my friendsand my father, who has worked so hard to provide me with endless opportunity, i am truly thankful
I am thankful for... my heater? yes!
I've made plenty of friends on WoW, an ungodly amount, actually.But, what I'm most thankful for is for the time I was able to spend with a friend of mine who was killed in a car wreck. We were attending the same high school, and we both loved WoW. We spent tons of time together playing, and we even secluded ourselves from the rest of our friends to play "just the two of us" on a completely random server, away from our main characters and everyone else.We only got to level 35, but we had a blast doing it. We'd alternate between Warcraft 3 (mainly DotA) and WoW, and spend all day together playing both.Sadly, he was killed in a car wreck, and I miss him so much. But, if it wasn't for the World of Warcraft, we would have never spent as much time as we did together. I think about him all the time, and I just have so many great memories from in-game with him. :)*Edit* For some reason, after reflecting on this post, a memory popped in my head very clearly.I was driving us two to the bowling alley one night, and he brought up the fact that we needed mounts soon.Him: "We are almost 40, how are we going to both afford getting our mounts?"Me: "Well...uh... I remember that the whiskers from those cats in STV near Nesingwary sells pretty well, but they don't drop too much."And we went on and on scheming on how to make money for our mounts...Sadly we never got to 40, but that conversation is a great memory for me.I am thankful for this blog entry, because it made me realise just how thankful I am for getting to spend time with Joe in WoW.Happy Thanksgiving, all!
What a touching read, thank you for making me feel warm and fuzzy inside :)/group hug
That was a good read, Malgayne. You should post it on that WoW addict's site and see how they react to it.
Damn good thread,,,,DAMN GOOD/bowBut instead of saying the same ole I am thankful for... stuff i have to ask a quick questionyou worked with AUDIOSLAVE?how nice is chris cornell?
So many things I was thankful for this year... as they relate to wow? Well...I stumbled upon WoW while working for a short time with the Geek Squad, after a few years out of the IT industry and wanting something low-stress, to slide back into techy stuff. And even though retail is crap to work, I found alot of guys with similar tastes at Geek Squad, and the only big difference was the fact that I, and I alone it seemed, was not a big gamer. My previous experiences with games were getting killed in under 30 seconds regularly at Counter Strike in Internet cafe's while travelling to New Zealand, or years before that, setting up 6 man LAN parties in my bedroom of my parents house and having friends camp out for 4 day weekends playing Age of Empires or Diablo II, both of which THEY got me into. The networking was my thing, still is.So the other Geek Squad agents pretty much peer pressured me into giving WoW a try. I was amazed, and had NO idea there was a game this massive, all inclusive, and enjoyable no matter what mood I was in, or how much time I had to sit and play. I still get amazed almost every day I log on, to find MORE depth that I didn't realize was there! Of course this gave everyone at work alot of conversation material, which led inevitably to everyone learning more about each other as people, co-workers, and friends. Great bonding for the whole team.When I started playing, it also grabbed the attention of my wife, who had recently decided to stay at home and not work full time. She gave it a shot on my account to see if it was fun, and when we realized we wanted to play together, she got her own account. Followed quickly by our kids. To this day we all play as a family. Infact last night, our foster son was one of the raid leaders, my wife the OT healer, and me in a DPS slot, as we took down Exodar and Darnassus bosses! Amazing way to keep closer to our kids. While the average household conversation is not what most would expect... we do have conversations, and we do get to directly affect how our kids learn to deal with people, situations, responsibilities, and we know their source of entertainment and can make sure it's on track with our desires for them.And finally. Blizzcon. I was completely knocked back by the attendance to Blizzcon 2007. I missed the first, but the whole of Geek Squad went. I heard so many fun stories after I started playing, and found out I could have had a pet murloc damnit... I decided, we ARE going if they have another. And they did. Me, the wife, our 3 kids. We were in a very small, very lightweight raiding guild to give that aspect of the game a shot at the time, and when we found out some other guildies were hoping to go but couldn't afford hotel costs on top of tickets and the drive up from San Diego, we opened some floor space in the living room for the nights before, and during, as we live close by. Those nights were spent talking with new friends, and bringing faces to screen names, changing the way we saw things on the screen from then on. They way we saw these "characters" we played along side of.In the past months, one of those friends passed on. While not a surprise, it was definitely hard for his friends and family, and it does hit me a bit harder than I would imagine a "casual" friend passing would. He was a very nice guy. A good person. An thanks to World of Warcraft, we had the priviledge of meeting them while they were here. His brother, we still see online, and plan to get together with in the next few months for a sit down dinner, hanging out and relaxing from work/kids/stress ... and probably a Kara or BT run!What do I hope to be thankful for next year? Well, shortly after working with Geek Squad, I got a call and was tapped for an AMAZING JOB. I love computer networks. I now support a large data network for NASA. Rovers on mars? I talk to em. Yeah, it's awesome. But next year, and I'm 110% serious ... I'd like to be thankful for Blizzard for actually "reading" my resume and letting me join their network team. Because I honestly think THAT would be on of the best teams to be a part of, that I can imagine.PS: Thanks wow head. Because of you I found Mankrik's wife!