A good pally and excellent friend of mine online, I'd love to get a beer or scotch with him!
My friend met his girlfriend on wow, and I've never met anyone i knew online but we do play different game and talk a lot.
I met my wife playing wow during the end of Wrath. Our old guild leader invited her to come heal for us during our raid nights and the first time I heard her on vent all I could think of was "Damn she sounds hot!" A few months later we decided to meet and long story short I ended up being married to my best friend whom we have a 2 year old together and are working on a second little terror!
During my 8 years playing WoW, i've met both my boyfriend and most of my best friends that still remain today. Myself and my best friend, whom I met within my first year on the game, have been through break ups, home moves, bereavements and many other real life issues together, and although we've only met once in person, I can't even begin to imagine my life without her there. I really couldn't have asked for a better group of like-minded friends than the ones I met through WoW; as a small town nerd girl, living in a lonely world, it's not like I could just take the midnight train going anywhere to make friends! :D
I don't even have friends IRL let alone on WoW. Ok that's probably melodramatic exaggeration but I never found it easy to make friends on WoW. It seems like people are more likely to get pissed at me for under preforming or rolling lucky. Either you're amazing at what you do in WoW or you don't come along and "be friends."
The most meaningful relationship to me would have to be meeting my brother in Wow. Not a brother related by blood but from experience. I was in and out of the hospital due to being sick and he always was there for me no matter the time of day. It could be 4pm or 2am I knew I could count in him. Now it is a mutual support as I am better. He can seek me at any time. I can talk to him about anything and vice versa. Now we have built a guild that is our family. The officers have all become a major part of my life. I have gained 2 sisters and 3 brothers that have my back and I theirs. I can truthfully say that I love them and without them World of Warcraft would be am entirely different experience for me.
It was 2008 in Australia, me and my brother were playing World of Warcraft, It was late so my brother went to bed. After he had left i was bored, so i decided to randomly select someone from chat to speak to. i selected the letter "W" and noticed there was someones character called "Watermaiden" so i struck up a conversation and we hit it off straight away, I found out she was canadian and that she has played WoW since day 1. After countless hours of playing together online we decided to add each other on Skype which enabled us to literally talk and see each other and after not so long we decided to become more than friends. It was extremely hard having such a long distance relationship however after about a year of just talking and playing wow together she flew down under to meet me.... in person. even though we had been talking for the past year and knew everything about one another... i was still nervous as hell. its a weird feeling knowing someone so well but being nervous around them. she stayed in Australia for approx a year, then on her 18th birthday i proposed to her, she obviously said yes :). then on 3rd of july 2010 we were married and have been happy ever since. We love telling our story and how it happened... we mainly like to think that this gives hope to other people that are in same or similar situation to not give up! :).
1st played in BC where I met a mage in a horde guild. We have been chatting ever since as we have played since then. Now on real id we chat even more regularly. WoW is a great friendship starter.
Given I was RAF'd into the game, my entire guild apart from one person are dudes I have met via this game.
I met my best friend who was a few miles away from me in real life :)
i remeber i met a guy back in BC because his nikname was form a character of a manga i taked for a guild name, we doing dailes and talk about where we live and what we liked. :)
Having met many great people from WoW irl over the years, the most interesting event of all would be finding out that the annoying horde priest that I hunted down in every WG event just happened to be one of my co-workers. We worked together for 2 years before ever figuring out that while great friends irl, we were archenemies in-game.
I started playing in BC alli side and the guild I was in the gm left so he passed lead to some random guild member. She asked me to help her run the guild and became my closest friend. Always help each other and do stuff together. I remember bringing her to her first raid in wrath, ICC 25. The only unfortunate part is she doesn't have time to get on much at the moment because of work.
I've made friends in each of the guilds I've been in. Some I still talk with, others I never see, but without WoW, I never would have had the chance to meet them so there you go =).
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I had great friendships but unfortunately I think the whole anonymity of wow becomes to great and most ended badly or if I was lucky just faded out from lack of playing.Oh wow how you break my heart :PIf I could meet anyone from wow... It would be my old guild that I was guild leader of on Wildhammer - Beyond dead back in vanilla moving into TBC as a social guild. Had some really awesome folks in there and we were a pretty tight knit mini community but then a few bad apples spoil the bunch and some people moved on. Those guys though they saw me through my first few years of wow and it was a really magic time for me, being a newb, running a guild and having such a friendly bunch guiding me on the path to less newbness :PI would also like to meet up with the guys from the guild I joined after my guild dissolved. We did have one guild meet and you guys were awesome but again all good things come to an end but it would be nice to catch up with folks again if they even still play wow.These previous guys and my current guildies are guild mates that I truly got on with and it was just people moving away from wow doing other things that caused us to lose touch.I've had some sort of long term friends on wow but they never were who they said they were and friendships ended badly.
Oh the amount of people that i could mention for this if i wanted to participate, if this would had happened say 1 year ago, i could probably be meeting the love of my life who knows :P But we dont talk anymore, people change and when you dont make that leap of distance fast enough eventually things just end up dying and everything ends up like a little flick. I can say that one of them married for money, another is just too blind to realize she lives a #$%^ty life, and another one is ok with being cheat on because she is too scared to try something new.
this would not only fulfill a dream my guildie and i have had but it would finally get me to the west coast!
A really close friendship between me and a sweet Missourian woman ("Luna" is her account name.) started almost a year ago on Wyrmrest Accord. I was playing on my Orcish protection warrior, (Korgoth) Steeledge, riding around on a black wolf, when I ran into her character "Irìsa Dalanar". I ended up roleplaying with her and the guild she was in over a few months, and between those, just chatting up with her. As we talked, we both exchanged what was occurring in our lives, such as her hating one of her jobs so much, she woke up crying on one of her work days, to which I replied I would gladly punch the guy responsible for it in the face. While I was still in California, she eventually was able to move to Missouri and found work at a bank. Now while all this was happening, at first, she seemed unsure of herself while doing Dungeon Finder, or Raid Finder. Heck, I even remember running an instance of Stratholme with my Goblin Shaman (Elemental) her level 40 Holy Paladin, one of her friends, and a random tank and third DPS. I noticed when said tank and random DPS were starting to insult her for her "poor-ass healing" and calling her a "guy in real life", I decided to go off on them, almost yelling at them for being such &*!@#$-bags to her, and how Luna was in fact, a woman. The instance group ended up not working after that, but the original three of us (Luna, her good friend, and I) were still together, though I can't remember much of what happened after. Another raiding incident happened while she was healing for ICC 25, and her guild mates at the time yelled at her to leave, because of something I can't remember her telling me, (no, I was not there, but she told me about it.). I tried to comfort her by impersonating an angry player, WoWCrendor style, through text, and it did help a bit.Now I myself had similar feelings about Raid Finder, while I was playing Korgoth Steeledge, especially when some random DPSer wanted to be Battle Ressurected, since he was "carrying all of sorry asses" in the Vale of Eternal Sorrows. I told Luna about this and similar incidents over the months, and she always told me to not be so hard on myself as a tank, and the people who get petulant like that should not matter to my tanking.At one point, I was curious to imagine what she looked like in real life, so I first asked the question of what she thought I appeared to her in real life, to which she said I looked like a surfer dude but a bit whiter and leaner with glasses. I then apparently guessed her appearance with 90% accuracy, with the exception of her not wearing glasses, and having freckles.I would be lying if I said I never had my ^&*!@#-bag moments around her and a few of her friends, but it was mainly from my internet connection, and latency issues which got me up in a knot (I swear, I have no idea how those things happened when I had the modem practically in the next room).Other acts of kindness toward each other included me lending her 900g to get her a fan from the Auction House for Irìsa, even though she wanted to pay me back, to which I didn't really mind if I did, but she gave me 900g in thanks for my help. Now during all of this, starting at June of 2013, I started to develop feelings for her to the point of arguing with myself in my head about whether or not I really loved her, keeping the emotions bottled inside me. On one hand, she was extremely sweet, and even blunt with me at times, and on the other hand, she was living halfway towards the other side of the country. On the day after Christmas, while Luna and I were on Irìsa and Steeledge respectively, I decided to just say it, since I doubted I had another chance afterward. "I know this may be awkward, but I'm saying it anyways. I am in love with you Luna." She responded to me with basically saying even though it was sweet of me to tell her, she really wanted to just be really good friends, since she did not want to hurt me emotionally by entering into a relationship at such long physical distance, the latter of which I agreed to. She even encouraged me to find someone special who was more local to where I lived.Even after that declaration of love, Luna and I remained good friends online, even when she moved Irìsa to the realm Zul'jin, due to GoT roleplaying (seriously, the Alliance community doing that is bad enough, let alone the HORDE side.. blasted Blelfs and Silvermoon.) Since then, we have both gained more confidence in ourselves, and I have been tanking consistently as Steeledge ever since. Just a few days ago, she was getting an operation on her back, since she was having issues with it, and I offered to pray for her.One more thing, Luna, if you are reading this, aside from asking to forgive me for some hiccups and plot holes in this, I want to say to you, you are the most gorgeous woman on the inside I have ever met, and thank you for your friendship. It is reward enough for me.
Years ago when WOTLK were still out, i met 2 people. Lucas and Jonas, I don't speak with Jonas but I speak to Lucas everyday. Someday at cataclysm Lucas and I decided to ask our parents (we were 13 or so) to meet up, both of them wanted to know what we were doing and such things. But they decided it was a good idea, so we met up at his place on a vacation. I were with him and his parents, and we became best friends and are still talking to each other and are still best friends. And we will always be friends just because of World of Warcraft. I wanna thank you Blizzard for making this possible. I just thought I would share this moment with you guys. Thanks for everything Blizzard! You have done a great job making a game!