Few years ago I got into this Finnish guild, and we keep having our annual IRL meetings: renting a cottage by the lakeside, having beer and chilling for the weekend. Also one of our officer's account got hacked, and when he got it back we bought him an authenticator and sen it via post to him. Stay safe mate!
What a nice yet possibly scary idea.I bet we'd all like to meet Leeroy Jenkins though.
I met a nice girl who actually invited me to my first guild. We are still friends after 5 years of playing together.Just friends though -___-
It was in cata times, I had just joined a new horde guild and barely knew anybody. When the Brewfest event hit, I had some achievements to get in order to finally get the purple protodrake. And I saw a guildmate who was discovering the game and all the event-based achievement - I started by replying to her questions in the /g and then we begin to complete the achievs together. Every year we drink and dance in the center of the brewfest ring party to commemorate this day :-)
I have met many different people in WoW over my years playing the game. I even met most of my ex girlfriends over the years aswell even if the relationships didnt last im still friends with some of them. I have also met some people that i consider my best friend and we have leveled many characters together in many games and not just WoW.
Every year, when the new expansion is released, I park myself in my super secret special pond location to level my fishing first before I level my toon, it's just my thing. Last year, decked out in my fabo fishing RP outfit I headed to my super special secret fishing pond only to be greeted by a scruffy dwarf wearing the EXACT same outfit, CZR was new and he was equally surprised to see me, a female Draenei dressed like him in that location. Turned out for all the years I went to that location in my fishing outfit he did the same thing, not to win realm first, we both got close once but to level fishing first, so weird to think before CRZ on a kind of parallel wow universe we were doing the same thing at the same time. After a few hours chatting, laughing, fishing and swapping btags it was obvious we were doppelgangers, it was freakish and we've remained friends ever since.Anyway even though we play on different realms and live on opposite sides of the world we still chat every time we're both on and I'm so happy I met Chris and that we became friends because it's very cool having a friend who digs the little quirks of wow that I like, makes game play that little more hilarious for me.EDIT: Also wanted to mention just recently I made a fellow pet collector friend in wow, same realm, both horde mages. We met and bonded over the mutual frustration of Garnia's Ruby Droplet drop rate, funnily enough we were fishing during this bonding process (waiting for Garnia to spawn.) Turns out my new friend, Force, also enjoys the hilarious little touches in the game so now we always have a laugh if we log on at the same time (again I have made a friend who lives in a different country so there are times we aren't on at the same time.) Force recently surprised gifted me the Ruby Droplet so when ever we get up to some mage mischief we have our droplets out as a little nod to how we met and became friends.So if it wasn't for WoW I would have never met these two friends..... thanks wow :DTriple-double-multi edit because I wrote this in the early AM hours and only now have I picked up on my juicy typos, mmm juicy.
I met my best in-game wow friend when i was farming rep with Sporeggar around 4 years ago (11/10/2010) Got the achievement same day we met..Anyway, i whispered my old friend Mikael but it wasn't him who responded - it was his irl best friend Benjamin. We began to chat and moments after i was told to add his name to my friendlist, which i did. I got his skype name and we began to skype together. We could talk for like 5 hours in a row where all the talk was laughing and having fun. Was amazing! We usually ran Stonecore together because i wanted the mount and we always had fun running that dungeon :) Not very long after that we began to text eachother and as always we texted for hours :PI've never met him irl but we live in the same country, not more than around 2 hours apart from eachother. We're talking about meeting eachother irl some day, even tho we don't speak much together anymore. We still keep in touch in spite of that, but we both have our "irl" lives ;) He's my best friend when it comes to a friend i've never actually met and he's a part of my life that'll never disappear :)
I've been playing with a lot of the same people since vanilla WoW. I love logging into Ventrilo after work and just chatting the night away.
One of the 'best' online friends I've had quit the game back in December... it will be strange to not see his name on my realID list anymore, especially since he used to play a lot. In the 5-or-so years that I've known him (as far as you can really get to know someone online, of course), we've had many chats, both about silly things and serious things. We thought/felt the same about many things and there was some sort of connection that made me quite comfortable with him. We often talked about meeting up one day, but even though there's only the Channel between us (he's British, I'm Dutch) neither of us had the money to make the trip. We still keep in touch through FB, but I'll miss having a buddy online - and someone who could help me out when I wanted to run old raids for mogging gear, hehe.Sure, it'd be nice to have someone/a tv station pay for our trip to finally hang out together, haha... but I wouldn't be fond of having my face on the telly for thousands to see (and I don't think he would, either). Plus, people might think there's romance involved, which absolutely isn't the case. o.O
i met this crazy pvp rogue helping me and my gf when we were dooing daily's on isle of thunder.we 3 manned 6 alliance togheter that had been bothering us in the dailys, the friendship still blossoms, and i often ask him for help in pvp situations to this day :) /honor tolgus
I met lots of people and got their facebook or their yahoo ID .We started a relationship , but haven't gotten any result so far :) :P
I have never been the type of person that keep in touch with people online, I usually grow bored or just stay at a distance, only to play by either myself or mates I know from before. However a while back I decided to camp the spirit beasts on my newly dinged hunter. I started with the tiger that spawns in Hyjal, and another fellow hunter showed up to camp it. The hunter started to chat with me a bit about the variety of rarepets that existed. I had already been there for 6 hours, and decided to give Ghostcrawler a quick check. Of course the tiger spawns and the other hunter gets it, feeling that he's a good person I don't really mind, however he feels guilty and decides to help me out. He and his girlfriend kept an eye out for pets for my sake, and it was only a matter of time before I ended up having almost all of the beasts and two new friends.But really, it wasn't about getting free stuff. I was able to talk to them as I would talk to any other of my friends, and I realized how refreshing and fun the game can be. It motivated me to keep on playing, and it's often I just sit around in a city just to chat.
2 years ago I entered a new raiding guild. This officer and I developed a great friendship as I rose through the ranks to become a fellow officer through thick and thin. Though the guild is no longer around, we switched servers together and chat quite frequently. Though never having met, we're even planning to do some real life travelling together in future!
WoW has made me many friendships over the years, and I remember a Orc Shaman I made my Officer became a great friend of mine.
I'm not very chatty online; but my son has made lots of friends in game and has met some irl when they came to sight-see in our area.
My guildmaster, his live-in gf, and i are close friends, although we live like 5 states away from each other.
I started playing Warcraft to help my wife with her Masters degree. No, really.As part of her Masters in Educational Technology, one of her s included gaming technology, and required everyone to log in to a trial account and begin playing in the class guild. They also had to try several other MMOs, as well as table top games, and pen-and-paper RPGs. My wife got me started playing WoW, because she had never done any RPG gaming before, and thought It's Dangerous to Go AloneSeveral years later we got our children into it, and it has become a great tool for some family time. Ultimately we met a lot of great people through the class guild, and seven years later we are still friends with many of them, including some other couples who also play with their children.
I've met a guy in BC times, he was suggesting an event, which I found interesting. Over time we'd become best friends, and even though he doesn't play anymore, we still connect in real life quite often.
I've actually met quite a few people from wow in real life. All of them have been really good friends. Hell I was in the wedding party when one of them got married. It's what happens when you've been playing with the same guys since classic.
Ive met some good friends in the game, meeting a few in real life would really cement the friendship I think, especially if its over a beer, lol.