My original guild (that came over to vanilla WoW from EQ1) had real life meet ups for 4 years or so and I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything. I made a lot of great friends, many of which I've kept to this day. Warcraft doesn't feel as close-knit (to me) as it used to, reputations don't mean what they once did and there are so many alts and random pools you may not run into someone close enough together to build anything. Battletags help; I hope this show helps a bit as well.
I've met many people in the game;some of them were from my country and others from foreign countries! With some of them we still talking and meet in real life,playing some football or go for a coffee together while with others i dont speak anymore(maybe someday will :P)! But that's one aspect of the game that makes it so interesting;playing and talking with people that are many kilometers apart....or only some meters away :P
I met a player ough 8 years ago by joining a guild. One of those players that you rarely meet, but when you do it's 2-3 in your game life that are always there when someone needs them, always placing others in front of their own interests and time. We started talking as you normally do in some game down time and I discovered that she was a mother or three ranging from my own age to four years younger. As she was a mother she kinda took me in as her very own, and I did consider her as my, strange to say by adopted mother. We both knew how to listen and talk to each other. Even though we were and still are separated by few countries or 2h of flight time sent parcels for xmas and birthdays, her whole family became my family and it grew into a very nice friendship and more than that. Years rolled on and after 3 years I became a father and she hence became a grandmother. Presents for the little one came rolling in and even though my baby boy didn't know who sent them he was nevertheless happy about it. We all kinda got to that phase in our lives I guess and my adopted brother got his first, I got my second and year later he got his second. Our family grew, presents flying from here to there and from there to here increased in size and cuteness .) and it's a lovely ongoing relationship of two families that got together only due to WOW. She stopped playing a while back, but just a glitch in one channel that we communicated through, nothing more.From advices to sound reason, from late night talks to helping out in any way possible I got a whole family and a friend for life. I still think of her as my adopted mother and she thinks of me as my adopted son. We congratulate on birthdays, anniversaries, happy occasions, holidays and whatever comes to mind - guess it's a good excuse as any to celebrate and be happy. I even send presents and postcards when I'm on business trips; I am sending them home :) Not a week goes by in our busy lives that we don't communicate, especially now when my son is starting to ask questions about his grandmother abroad, cause he does play with his birthday cards that we collected for him on his 4 birthdays.My only regret is that we never had a chance to meet in person, probably no time or the means, but here's to the future, luckily WOW was the base, we took over.Well that in short is my story, glad it's an ongoing one and that it happened.Cheersroc
I remember a brief stint of alliance play a few years ago, when all my horde friends quit. I ended up meeting a warrior and his wife while running black rock spire on my rogue. He decided I was friend worthy because I got sick and tired of waiting for the tanks to pull the instance so I pulled it for them and we had a record clear of the zone. After we got talking and ended up playing together a lot. Playing with him and his wife were some of the best times I had in wow. He even called me once to prove he was actually from Croatia. His wife was a Maxim "home town hottie" as well and he used to brag and send me pictures (I never believed it since I was never able to meet them in real life). I remember one time a guildie went over to visit them IRL. He never logged back into WoW again after that and I told everyone new we met during raids that the couple had stashed the body in their freezer which got a laugh from everyone. Good times.And just so no one freaks out the guy who never logged in again was a friend on MSN so i knew he was ok :P just got bored of the game like everyone else and quit. He plays rift to this day. Still a fun horror story though
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This might be an interesting show to watch. All those awkward moments. Or maybe some real cool meet ups. Hope they pull it off well. I met a good friend online. We talked a lot in raids, yelled a lot too. had a lot of fun and even went to each other just to talk about things outside of WoW. While we've lost contact with each other it was always nice to find someone you could be friends with in and out of the game.
When I first started playing wow, there was a guy shouting in guild that he needed help downing Lady Naz'jar in Throne of Tides so he could farm charms for Love is in the Air. No one responded to him, and I wasn't doing anything, so I went to help out. Silly boy tried to pay me in embersilk bandages. That was 2 years ago. Now he's one of the best friends I've ever had.A few months later, during Golden Lotus dailies, another guildie was asking if anyone wanted to do Golden Lotus dailies. I started doing them everyday and eventually, I was logging in just so I could play with him. Later, I realized that he was the guy that came back for me when I was lost in Naxxramas. After spending so much time in game together, we decided to meet in real life. I picked him up at the train station, and after a few trips back and forth, he moved up here a month later. We're a family now (with my little wow playing daughters), and he makes every day brighter and better. And the best part is that he tells me he will always come back for me.
Back during the early Burning Crusade days when I hit max level on my first character I finally begun to look for a guild. After a few days of looking around I joined a decent raiding guild that had many active players. I remember becoming friends with almost everyone that raided with me and so I had a great time during that expansion as well as WOTLK but near the end of that expansion and beginning of Cataclysm many people quit the game and only a few of the original players remained. Eventually Cata came to an end and after years of playing, only one person from the guild was still actively playing. I took almost a year off but after Mists was released I decided to try it out and to my surprise the last active guild mate was still on. She convinced me to start playing again and to get into raids. So here I am back as a hardcore player thanks to my friend from my very first guild.
I met some guys in freshman year of college, and found out they also played WoW. We eventually became roomates, and they were both groomsman at my wedding. I didn't meet them through WoW, but it was the catalyst for our friendship!
I'm a rogue, I like to stab things. He was also a rogue, he likes to stab things too. It was a match made in heaven...
When I started playing WoW it was through my brother-in-law who was in this guild.That was 7 years ago and since then I am still in the same guild - actually now the GM and have made many friends a lot of them from Sweden who we have even gone to visit and the same with them coming to England to visit.Its been a great way to meet people that you would not normally get to meet especially in other countries.
I started playing WoW since Cataclysm. When I entered Magtheridon I didn't know anyone, but after some time I've met one man, good man, and we are still friends. We survived Cataclysm together, and this MoP :)I will not name him (D), but he will find himself in this post (if he see it) :DP.S. I don't need mount (pet is okay), but If I do win it, I would like to gift it to my friend :)
In all my years of playing wow I have met 3 people that I regard today as some of my best friends, I have been lucky enough that even in times that either of us take breaks from wow or have real life stuff going on that we always keep in contact, if anything, Wow has certainly always been an awesome place to meet people and to go to when you feel lonely
I've played WoW for quite a long time now. In vanilla on realm Quel'dori i met a priest named god we have continued to be really good friends all these years, in wotlk he introduced me to a former roommate of his that had recently started playing wow as a frost dk on realm velen. We became very close over just a couple years of playing. Me and god even transferred our characters to velen.(this was before cross realm obviously) we would talk on the phone and video chat quite often. after a few years i took a bus from the west coast to the east coast to meet this guy. The plan was to stay for a week and get to know him a little in person. We already seemed to be pretty in love before i even met him in person. When i finally made it and met him we fell even more in love. I ended up staying in the east coast and we lived together for over a year and are now happily married! the priest i met in vanilla wow even moved from florida and is our roommate now! We still play wow and we all three even run a guild together on velen.
I had just started playing wow and when I joined my first guild I was allowed on the 10m raid team. There he was the other hunter in the guild that was talking about the difference between American girls and British girls. During raid progression I would whisper him for advice since I had never raided before. Other times I'd whisper he making fun out of raid leader or other raid members. After raid we'd talk on vent about random stuff. After we downed Lei Shen in guild raid he let his subscription drop and since raiding wasn't the same with out him I dropped mine as well. We didn't talk during our hiatus from wow but I'd think about him often. A few months later I had reupped my sub and so did he a few weeks later. We've both joined different raiding guilds yet we're still competitive. Although he is currently closer to a garrosh kill yet I out gear.He's my hunter hero. Always there to bother and be smug with.TL:DR Met a hunter who I thought was *!@#$% but ended up becoming a great friend who has helped grow as a raider.
I was first leveling my warrior ( main ) and decided to make a guild and would link the guild in area chat while i was on flight paths. This priest whispered me back saying he wanted in. He became a founding member and brought a bunch of good people with him. We meet up about a year later when I was visiting my mother in Chicago ( Im in DC ). He played with me right up until real life problems caused him to cancel. Great guy. Still in touch with him. ^_^
So a few years ago I met a guy that was having the same problem as me (we couldn´t get into any raid because of our gear score ) so we decided to create a guild to help this kind of ppl having difficulty with getting into raids. We turned out to be great friends and we still talk to each other through Teamspeak (the same channel we created for the guild xD).We really bonded back in those wotlk days :D
Long, long time ago, during The Burning Crusade, a little pally met a hunter. A huntress, to be exact. It was love friendship at first sight. Or kill steal. Whatever.They clicked instantly, their relationship crossing the boundaries of Azeroth in no time. Countless texts were send, wasting cash more efficiently than repair costs of full epic gear. However, though very close friends, the pally and the huntress never met in person.At the time, it didn't matter. They were happy to hang around in-game, to drop by to Karazhan or slay one Gruul or another while heroically humming original Battle Carols (yes, they were a thing). Yet soon enough everything started to crumble, when it became obvious that pally's tight schedule would prevent her from taking part in most of guild activities. Over the course of few weeks the huntress came to don a almost exclusively epic armor whereas the only purple item that the pally owned was . Being prevented from attending to guild's biweekly SSC run, the duo gradually drifter farther and farther away... aaand that's how I lost contact with the only in-game friend I haven't met IRL beforehand.(Not exactly the greatest story ever told, is it.)
I knew a lot of ppl online... And met some of them, I started a irl relationship with one and now we are great friends.
Rather interesting idea, and I will have to check it out.